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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between ARC Technology Limited and Software Circle PLC

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Byfleet-based ARC Technology by Manchester-based Software Circle.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Taglicht Media GmbH and a Group of Private Investors

Cologne, Germany – In a strategic move to support its further growth, Taglicht Media has announced a minority change in ownership facilitated by Benchmark International. The transaction, completed in February 2024, sees a group of private investors from the UK and Germany acquiring a minority stake in the company, while former owners and managing directors Uli Veith and Bernd Wilting will stay on board, not only as majority shareholders, but also as managing directors.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Demetrius Of Forty Churches, LLC, DBA Ahlers Meals And A Private Investor

Benchmark International is pleased to announce a private investor’s acquisition of Demetrius of Forty Churches, DBA Ahlers Meals, a leading home-delivered meal service.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Digital Prism Advisors, Inc. And Mod Op

Digital Prism is a management consulting firm specializing in digital strategy and transformation guidance. Digital Prism helps its clients achieve their growth strategies through technology-driven improvements, enabling market expansion, product innovation, customer acquisition, and efficient operations.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Kegelmann Technik and Handtmann Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of automotive supplier, Kegelmann Technik, by Handtmann Group.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Cornelsen Group and Rivus Capital

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of water treatment specialist, Cornelsen Group, by Rivus Capital.

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Litson Group Client Testimonial

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the acquisition of Litson Group. Watch as founder Mike Litson shares his experience selling his company with Benchmark International.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Premier Grease Recycling & Services LLC And Texas Feed Fat Co., Inc.

Premier Grease Recycling & Services LLC is a waste oil and removal company headquartered in Abilene, Texas. The company provides recycling services to their clients, supplemental container system installation, and repairs at client facilities.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Data Science Automation (DSA) And Blackford Capital

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Data Science Automation (DSA) and Blackford Capital.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Espresso Parts, LLC and Diversified Foodservice Supply, LLC

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Espresso Parts, LLC and Diversified Foodservice Supply, LLC. The target reason for the acquisition was strategic expansion.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Awnclean U.S.A., Inc. And The Valcourt Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Awnclean U.S.A., Inc. And The Valcourt Group.

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Earn-Outs: Good or Bad for Sellers?

James Robinson, Senior Director in our Manchester Transactions Team, has drawn from his wealth of completed deals to give a balanced view.

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2024 M&A outlook

2024: A Return to Confidence

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) happen when dealmakers possess not only cash but confidence. In 2024, that's the transformative combination we expect to see.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Kevco Builders, Inc. And A High-Net-Worth Individual

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kevco Builders, Inc. And A High-Net-Worth Individual.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between ZinCo and Holcim

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of ZinCo by Holcim.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between A.D.A. Supplies & Leasing Services Inc. TO Safety Supply Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of A.D.A Supplies & Leasing Services Inc. to Safety Supply Group.

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Financial Due Diligence: Understanding Both Perspectives

For buyers, the financial due diligence (FDD) exercise is a major fact-finding exercise that will, hopefully, reinforce the assumptions that have underpinned their offer. For sellers it’s an opportunity to showcase the business and to reinforce the opportunity to the buyer. For both, it’s a pivotal exercise for informed decision-making, providing protection from unexpected risks and uncertainties. Essentially, FDD allows both parties to complete a transaction with their eyes open.

Johann Haasbroek, Transaction director at Benchmark International South Africa, answers some of the key questions raised by seller clients.

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Benchmark International Dominates ACQFIVE Global Awards 2024

Benchmark International's triumph at the  2024 ACQFIVE™ Global Awards,  underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence on the global stage, winning in the following categories:

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between George W. Evans & Associates, Inc And Nationwide Brokerage Solutions Insurance Agency, Inc.

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of George W. Evans & Associates, Inc And Nationwide Brokerage Solutions Insurance Agency, Inc.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between epa Dosiertechnik GmbH and Private Investor Andreas Leitze

Cologne, Germany – In a strategic move to support its further growth, epa Dosiertechnik has announced a significant change in ownership facilitated by Benchmark International. The transaction, completed in January 2024, sees private investor Andreas Leitze acquiring a significant majority stake in the company, while former owner Robert Pauli retains a minority interest, together with managing director Uwe Langner.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Total Office Solutions, North east Ltd and National Business Machines Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Monaghan-based Total Office Solutions, North East (TOS NE) by Cork-based National Business Machines (NBM).

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Avian Mobile Limited and Nationwide Fleet Installations Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Avian and Nationwide.

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Interest Rate Cuts Are On The Way

Now that 2024 is underway and the economy is healthy, we can also look forward to some good news for the markets. Top banks and economists are forecasting that interest rates will be cut starting in late Q1 into Q2.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Insight Vision and The HEICO Companies.

Insight Vision's product lines include sewer inspection push rod camera systems and mainline sewer inspection crawler systems. Insight Vision also offers in-house service, repair, and aftermarket support. Their money-saving modular camera design, knowledgeable factory technicians, and industry-leading service times help the company stand out from their competitors. The Insight Vision team is enthusiastic about meeting customers' needs by assisting them in saving time, money, and effort.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Management Buyout Of United Wholesale Supply, Inc.

Benchmark International, a leading global M&A advisor to the middle market, proudly announces the successful management buyout of United Wholesale Supply, Inc., a prominent provider of cabinets and appliances in the Puget Sound region. This strategic transaction marks a new chapter in United Wholesale’s legacy, ensuring its continued growth and innovation under the stewardship of its dedicated leadership team.

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What To Expect For Middle Market Company Valuations In 2024

The 13th annual survey conducted by Citizens Bank regarding the M&A outlook for 2024 points to the highest levels of optimism in several years for dealmaking activity this year. Solid expectations for the U.S. economy and rising enthusiasm among buyers underscore this much-welcomed optimism.

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Business & Industry Trends of 2024

As we move into 2024, here’s what to expect to be the biggest focuses for businesses across various industries on a global scale.

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When Is The Right Time To Sell Your Business?

When it comes to selling a company, quite a few factors need to be considered to extract the most value from a sale. 

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Labplan Limited and ADDvise AB Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of County Kildare-based Labplan by Swedish-based ADDvise.

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A Guide To Preparing Your Business For Sale

You can take several steps to prepare your business for a sale that can significantly improve the amount of value you extract from a buyer. The factors that affect how potential acquirers will perceive your company apply whether you plan to exit your business in the short, medium, or long term.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between RubLine Marketing, LLC and ‘corePHP’, LLC

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of a leading outdoor recreation marketing agency, RubLine Marketing, by ‘corePHP.’ 

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Make The Most Of Selling Your Company

Deciding to sell your business is a big deal, and while you might be a bit scared by the endeavor, there are more important reasons to get excited about it.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Trident Lifting Solutions Ltd and Statom Group Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of leading tower crane hire specialist, Trident, by Statom.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between WJ Project Services Limited and Amcomri Group Limited

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of electrical test and commissioning company, WJ Project Services (WJPS), and Amcomri.

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Navigating The Unpredictable: A Recap Of M&A In 2023

Midway through the year, I published an article titled "Don't Panic – The M&A Outlook in 2023," which aimed to calm nerves amid the prevailing uncertainty in the market. As we approach the close of the year, it is evident that the US economy has defied the gloomy predictions that loomed at the beginning of 2023, steering clear of a recession. The resilience is remarkable, and a deeper dive into the dynamics reveals some interesting trends. 

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Unlocking Buyer Types: On-Demand Webinar Now Available

Missed the live event or eager to dive back into the insights shared by industry expert Dara Shareef? We are thrilled to announce that our webinar, "Casting a Wide Net When Pursuing an Exit - An Examination of Other Buyer Types," is now available on demand!

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First Impressions Matter: Preparing for the Initial Meeting with Potential Buyers

Getting ready to meet potential buyers can be a daunting task. The purpose is for you and the buyer to understand each other's businesses and explore potential fits, and it’s normally better that valuation discussions are held separately.

Here are some important considerations for that initial meeting.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Mission Data, LLC And Growth Acceleration Partners

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Louisville, Kentucky-based Mission Data, LLC, and Austin, Texas-based Growth Acceleration Partners.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Prolist, Inc. And JAL Equity

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Frederick, Maryland-based ProList, Inc. and Sarasota, Florida-based JAL Equity.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Trimcraft Of Ft. Myers, Inc. And American Stair Company

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Fort Myers, Florida-based Trimcraft of Ft. Myers, Inc. and Stuart, Florida-based ASP Stair Parts (DBA “American Stair Company”).

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