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Benchmark International Shortlisted for Three Prestigious M&A Awards

Posted on September 28, 2023 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted for three awards, two at the Insider Dealmaker Awards and one at the Mergermarket M&A Awards 2023. The winners will be announced on the 12th October and 28th November respectively.

The categories in which Benchmark International has been nominated in are below:

Deal of the Year (Sub £10m), Insider Dealmaker Awards
Acquisition of Macro Works by APEM

Benchmark International Cork worked on behalf of Macro Works, an environmental consultant specialising in landscape and visual impact assessment for planning permission. This sector is growing in Ireland and the services Macro Works offers are an essential part of the planning process.

A niche industry, the team found many high-quality buyers with serious interest in the sector.

Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year, Insider Dealmaker Awards

The Benchmark International Manchester Corporate Finance Team has been shortlisted for its work on deals such as the sale of James Hamilton Group Limited to Zeus Packaging Limited and the sale of Gottlieb Packaging Materials Limited to MacFarlane Group plc, amongst others. An unprecedented year for the team, it has achieved several growth records in comparison with previous review periods.

The Insider Dealmaker Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of leading corporate financiers, accountants, bankers, funders, lawyers, and M&A professionals. This will be the 29th annual awards and is the biggest date in the region’s professional services calendar.

Benchmark International has also been nominated for Ireland Financial Advisor of the Year at the Mergermarket M&A Awards 2023 – Europe.

Mergermarket is the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, and the nominations are based on Mergermarket league table analysis with the top firms by volume, top by value, plus the highest-ranking local adviser(s) for the country categories shortlisted. These candidates are then invited to provide their submissions for the awards.

Finally, the expert panel of judges review these submissions and choose the winners. With only one winner per category, an M&A Award from Mergermarket is true recognition of the best in the M&A field.

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Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 /

Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 /

Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / 


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 $10 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 Global M&A Network as well as the #1 Sell-side Exclusive M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.

Benchmark shortlisted for 3 M&A awards


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