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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Between Impact Communications And Imagination Works, Inc.

Posted on November 4, 2022 By

The seller, Impact Communications, is a Cleveland, OH-based full-service production company specializing in in-person and virtual event experiences, video production, museum and exhibits, and interactive applications. With over 40 years of providing services to some of the largest brands in the country, Impact Communications has established a stellar reputation for delivering quality projects.

“Our 40 plus year history of successful projects was possible because of the outstanding team we had developed. It was critical to me that we come up with a new ownership solution that would keep that team together and build on the momentum we had created. Benchmark was instrumental throughout the process in finding the perfect new owners that valued that and wanted to build on it.” – Founder of Impact Communications,
Bob MacDonald.

The buyer is a partnership group of industry leaders led by Impact's own Bob Foley. Bob and his two partners, Josh Johnson and Andrew White, add an arsenal of quality resources and a combined 80+ years of industry experience to the Impact family.

"It's an honor to have the opportunity to build on the legacy and culture Bob MacDonald has created at Impact Communications. He is a fantastic mentor, and we are grateful to carry the torch." – Bob Foley.

"Such a warm welcome into an amazing family of creative professionals. Sky’s the limit regarding the opportunities ahead with this incredible team." – Andrew White.

“Impact’s Founder, Bob MacDonald, has built an incredible company that attracted a lot of interest in the market. Ultimately, this talented team rose to the top of the list because of their synergies and vision for the next chapter of a great company (Impact) and the people that make it so.” – Matthew Kekelis, Director, Benchmark International.


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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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