Benchmark International sponsored and attended the 2018 Texas ACG Capital Connection event in Houston, Texas from March 28 to March 29. Texas ACG Capital Connection is known as the most significant private equity and debt capital event in Texas and the Southern United States. It is also one of the largest ACG Capital Connections in the United States.
Benchmark International’s Managing Director, Kendall Stafford, feels that these types of events are essential to the team’s professional development and growth, and offer Benchmark International the opportunity to present their clients’ opportunities to many buyers. “These events allow us to connect with financial buyers across several industries, states, and countries at the same time,” she said. “Additionally, members of our team can attend keynote speaker sessions and they can share what they learn with the rest of the team, so we can focus on trends in today’s M&A market.”
Stafford further explained that, as an investment banking sponsor, Benchmark International was able to schedule one-on-one twenty-minute meetings with potential buyers, so they could pitch their clients’ opportunities. This intimate interaction with buyers furthers Benchmark International’s brand awareness as well. Stafford stated “attendees we come in contact with really get to learn more about our company and the services we offer. They get to see the depths of our reach as, not only a national organization, but an international one as well. This allows us to continue to be the ‘go to’ option for private equity seeking new investments.”
Attending events such as this can place Benchmark International at the table with key players in various industries. It allows the Benchmark team to sit with the buyers our clients seek.