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Benchmark International’s Kendall Stafford Wins SHE For SHE Leader Award

Posted on April 19, 2023 By

Our managing partner, Kendall Stafford, has been awarded the SHE for SHE Leader award by the Global M&A Network's Fifth Annual Top USA Women Dealmakers awards. The awards honor and celebrate brilliant, highly respected, and inspirational women from the United States deal communities, from boutique, middle-market firms to large-cap segments. The SHE for SHE Woman Leader award honors an influential woman from the private equity, venture capital, M&A, and restructuring transactional communities. 

The award is a definitive confirmation of professional accomplishments. The selection is based on expertise, transactional experience, and the standing of the dealmaker among her clients, colleagues, peers, and the industry. It recognizes the unique achievements of women dealmakers and compliments her firm's commitment to fostering gender balance and her proactive role in supporting diversity and women's advancement in the wider business community. 

Winners must have a demonstrable track record for completing value-generating transactions, be with the firm for one year, have 15 years of industry experience, and exemplify Distinction in Dealmaking qualities.

As Managing Partner, Kendall Stafford has led some of the industry's most extensive and most complicated deals. Her day-to-day responsibilities include the careful oversight of our Southwest territory. In addition, she is accountable for our client experiences, brand recognition, team development, and deal production. She is also a member of our Major Transaction Team and works closely with our teams focusing on transactions with $100M+ in transaction value.

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The Global M&A Network is a diversified media network that produces high-quality "intelligence forums." Their gatherings are the place to gain strategic intelligence and solutions, build profitable relationships, and celebrate worthy achievements.

The awards will be officially announced and honored at a ceremony on April 27, 2023, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The entire Benchmark family congratulates Kendall on yet another impressive accomplishment.


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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 $9.4 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.



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