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Benchmark International Awarded Cross-Border Deal Of The Year ($10MM - $25MM)

Posted on November 17, 2022 By

Benchmark International was awarded Cross-Border Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM) for the sale of Summus Group to Sia Partners at The M&A Advisor’s 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

The awards are widely respected as a pinnacle of achievement in the industry and recognize excellence in dealmaking, restructuring, and financing, celebrating the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals.

 Summus, LLC is an award-winning management-consulting firm for enterprise and global clients primarily in the Financial Services and FinTech sectors. The company’s main areas of focus include business and technology transformation, risk advisory, digital change, modern project delivery, and information security.

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Sia Partners is a leading international, independent management and AI consulting firm offering a unique blend of AI and design capabilities, augmenting traditional consulting to deliver superior value to clients. It has 2,200 consultants in 18 countries and expertise in more than 30 sectors and services. 

The M&A Advisor serves the world's leading M&A, financing, and restructuring professionals. It was founded in 1998 to publish insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. Since then, they have been serving the world's premier organization of M&A, turnaround, and finance professionals. It is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, honoring achievement, presenting thought leadership, and facilitating connections among the world’s leading dealmaking professionals.

Gregory Jackson, CEO of Benchmark International, said, “Congratulations to our team for another outstanding accomplishment. Every day, their focus and dedication raise our standards to the next level. I look forward to seeing what else we will achieve in the future.”  

The awards were celebrated at an exclusive Summit and Awards Gala on November 15, 2022, in New York City.


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Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $8.25 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the #1 Sell-side, Privately Owned M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.





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