Benchmark International is Showered in Recognition

Posted on May 29, 2018 By

2018 has proven to be a year of great activity for Benchmark International. Benchmark International won awards from Corporate LiveWire, ACQ5, and International Advisory Experts. These awards are proof of the commitment Benchmark International places on setting the standard for quality performance and client satisfaction.

corporatelivewire2018 MID-MARKET M&A FIRM OF THE YEAR

Corporate LiveWire awarded Benchmark International with the 2018 Mid-Market M&A Firm of the Year. As stated on their website “Corporate LiveWire provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate finance sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The resource offers regular up to date information on an array of subject areas such as corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in legislation.”

The Global Winner’s publication, by Corporate LiveWire, will be distributed to more than 90,000 businesses and professionals. Benchmark International will be a featured listing in this publication. The organization accepts nominations from its readers and analyzes industry best practices and track records for success when considering candidates for awards. Moreover, a third-party panel of judges is used to determine the final winners for the various award categories. The Corporate LiveWire Awards identifies the successes of businesses, finance firms and individuals who have led the way in every sector across the corporate finance world. Corporate LiveWire readers nominated Benchmark International, and after a review by the judging panel and the number of nominations considered, Benchmark International was chosen as the winner of this prestigious recognition.


ACQ5 is a leading corporate magazine and news site. It is a finance sector news source for CEOs and CFOs and other corporate finance and private equity executives from all corners of the globe. ACQ5 hosts a legitimately independent nomination process and all award winners are chosen by the industry itself. Benchmark International was chosen as the International Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory of
the year.

Screen Shot 2018-05-24 at 9.30.36 AM2018 ACQ5 GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR

In addition to company-wide awards, Benchmark International employees get individual recognition through awards as well. Gregory Jackson sets the bar high for the competition with his category win as the International Gamechanger of the Year from ACQ5. “This is a commendable accomplishment,” he said. “Again, this is a testament to the value we place on our clients and the services we provide to them. We really do put our clients at the front of all we do.”



Managing Director, Kendall Stafford was chosen as an International Advisory Expert Award recipient. The International Advisory Experts is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial, and consulting firms that is committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements. International Advisory Experts notes “all nominees are researched by our research team and group members and potential winner shortlists are created for each jurisdiction and IAE publications. All nominees are then analyzed by an independent panel and winners are chosen and informed.”

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Stafford’s inclusion as an award recipient demonstrates the determination of Benchmark International to be the best in the M&A industry. “I’m glad to have been considered for this award. I think it is a testament to the values we instill here at Benchmark International. We strive to be leaders in the mergers and acquisitions industry, and that is the standard I hold myself to,” she stated.

Awards are one form of tangible proof that can be used to show a company’s standard of expertise and expectations. Benchmark International always puts its clients first. It is not easy to achieve the level of recognition Benchmark International receives year after year. However, it is fuel to achieve more success the next year. Benchmark strives to be the pinnacle of
mid-level M&A.


Call Benchmark International today if you are interested in an exit or growth strategy or if you are interested in acquiring.

Schedule a call to speak to an Analyst

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Benchmark International’s global offices provide business owners in the middle market and lower middle market with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. To date, Benchmark International has handled engagements in excess of $5B across 30 industries worldwide. With decades of global M&A experience, Benchmark International’s deal teams, working from 13 offices across the world, have assisted hundreds of owners with achieving their personal objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses.


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