Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between The Leadership Factory Ltd and Tack TMI UK Limited

Posted on February 2, 2022 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Stirling-based The Leadership Factory by London-based Tack TMI.

The Leadership Factory conducts leadership, management, and organisational development programmes with services aimed at increasing clients’ existing management capacity, enhancing leadership, developing structural efficiency, and engaging employees.

Tack TMI is a training provider that focuses on learning in sales excellence, customer experience, leadership and management development, personal development, change and innovation, and safety culture. The company was acquired in 2016 by GI Group, Italy’s largest multinational staffing company. As part of GI Group, TMI Tack operates across over 55 countries and in 37 separate languages.

The acquisition further enhances Tack TMI’s UK coverage and strengthens the leadership development and executive coaching capability within its global learning offering.

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Dr Andy Kelly, managing director at The Leadership Factory, said this about working with Benchmark International: “Worked with Andrew Roberts to sell our consulting business. Great service, great communications, great result! Andrew is a pleasure to work with and takes the emotions out of the process.”

Regarding the acquisition, Dr Kelly added: “The Leadership Factory is excited to be joining the Tack TMI network of companies. Joining a global learning organisation operating in 55 countries will allow us to grow and develop our offerings in leadership development and executive coaching to a wider audience. We believe we have found the perfect home for our talents in a business that shares our values and enables us to build our expertise with major blue-chip clients. Looking forward to working with our colleagues from all across the Tack TMI network.”

Tack TMI CEO, Jim O’Brien, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Leadership Factory into the Tack TMI network. TLF brings a wealth of expertise and experience, as well as best-in-class know how, which perfectly complements our existing offerings and solutions. In addition, the team, led by Dr Kelly, shares the Tack TMI values and philosophy. In terms of our strategic aims, TLF provides us access to specialised niche markets and geographies which will allow us to maintain our current high levels of growth.”

The sellers were also advised by KBL Solicitors. 

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