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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Dyson Energy Services to the Duality Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Dyson Energy Services to the Duality Group.


CEO of the Year: Greg Jackson, Benchmark International

Greg Jackson, CEO of Benchmark International was named as one of 2016’s top CEOs of the year by AI Global Media. As a part of the award, Jackson was featured in AI Magazine’s November issue, an honor only a few come to achieve.

“I am honored to be recognized as CEO of the Year given the immense amount of talent in the industry.  Benchmark International has grown exponentially in recent years by providing clients with a global offering backed by unquestionable experience, expertise and talent. Our trailblazing business model has set new expectations for the industry as a whole. The driving force behind our success is centered on our relentless desire to ensure our clients are at the forefront of everything we do.”


How the Recent Election Result May Impact the Value of Your Company...

Posted on November 10, 2016 By in Uncategorized

Now that we know Donald Trump will lead THE UNITED STATES for the next 4 years, please see how some of his proposed changes may affect the value of your company. VIEW THE DETAILS HERE

There are TWO impending critical issues every business owner should consider when planning an exit or growth strategy.


October hits record high for global M&A

In the last week of October alone, five multi-billion dollar deals contributed to an unprecedented month of mega deals for M&A. In particular, renewed confidence in the US economy has buoyed deal activity, despite the impending presidential election, with over half a trillion dollars’ worth of deals announced globally last month.


Barking Mad for M&A: good businesses are acquired, whatever the sector

Eyebrows were raised earlier this week when one of the U.K.’s largest dog-walking franchise businesses, Barking Mad, was snapped up by AIM-listed Franchise Brands for almost £1 million. While the deal highlights a booming sector in the U.K., it also points to the attractions for acquirers that go beyond particular sectors or industries and gives crucial insight for business owners who are exploring options for partial or full exit from a business, or turning to outsiders for investment.



Benchmark International has successfully negotiated the sale of Action Concrete Pumping, Inc. (“Action Concrete”) to Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc. (“Brundage-Bone”), a portfolio company of Peninsula Pacific Strategic Partners, LLC. The transaction represents the strategic expansion of Brundage-Bone throughout the Southeast US and further consolidation of the concrete pumping industry.


It was October Dealfest at Benchmark International!

October was a fantastic month for Benchmark International and we are proud to announce that our teams in the UK and US have completed deals with an overall, combined transaction value of $160,000,000.


What do slowing sales and a growing services business mean for Apple’s M&A appetite?

This week, Apple has once again commanded the attention of global media following its latest quarterly financial report. While the technology giant’s previous financial reports have typically generated headlines for its record-breaking sales, the latest financials have significantly fuelled the global M&A rumour mill.


Benchmark International Facilitates the Transaction between Computer RX and RX30

Posted on November 1, 2016 By in Uncategorized

One of Benchmark International’s Major Transaction Teams, led by Managing Director Kendall Stafford, successfully facilitated the merger of Rx30 and Computer-Rx which closed on October 6, 2016.In June 2015, it was announced that GTCR had made a strategic equity investment in RX30, another deal facilitated by Benchmark International.

Computer-Rx, headquartered in Moore, Oklahoma, is an innovative pharmacy software platform focused on community pharmacies. Rx30, headquartered in Ocoee, Florida, is a leading national developer and supplier of vertical enterprise software that offers pharmacy management software solutions to the independent, hospital, long-term care and specialty pharmacy markets.


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Each platform will continue to run independently while leveraging the combined experience and innovations of both companies. The Founder of Computer-Rx, Roger Warkentine, will remain on as an advisor and the current COO, Lauren Warkentine, will become President of Computer-Rx. Steve Wubker, CEO of Rx30, will lead the combined businesses.

Roger Warkentine commented, “The Benchmark team was invaluable throughout the deal. They recommended that we use the same attorneys they previously worked with for Rx30. With Benchmark and the attorneys’ combined knowledge of previous deals and industry standards, we knew that they would be the only representatives that would be able to agree to a great deal on our behalf while keeping our priorities in mind. The combination brings two companies with similar cultures and philosophies together to provide better resources for our clients.”

Benchmark International's Chairman, Steven Keane, commented, “We are delighted with the outcome we were able to achieve for the Warkentine family. They were great to work with and were very deserving of the deal they received. It was a swift deal with obstacles the team had to overcome, but all parties were committed to a successful outcome. ”


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