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Benchmark International wins Team of the Year award

Benchmark International’s corporate finance team was the proud recipient of the prestigious ‘Team of the Year’ award at the Insider Young Professionals Awards 2014, beating off competition from fellow nominees KPMG and Savills.

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BlueForge LLC acquired by ARGO Systems LLC

Posted on April 22, 2014 By in Deal completions

Acting on behalf of BlueForge LLC (“BlueForge”) and its shareholders of St Petersburg, Florida, USA, Benchmark International successfully facilitated the sale of BlueForge to ARGO Systems, LLC (“ARGO”).

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Congratulations to all the winners at The Private Equity Awards 2014

Last night Benchmark International was proud to sponsor and attended the annual Private Equity Awards, hosted by RealDeals.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated the Sale of Cable Accessories to Dalroad Norslo

Posted on April 9, 2014 By in UK M&A + Dealmaking

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the sale of Cable Accessories, based in Suffolk, to Dalroad Norslo, a Bedfordshire distributor of automation components.

Founded in 2001, Cable Accessories was set up to distribute products made by electrical parts maker Grote & Hartmann after the closure of its UK manufacturing facility. It was originally based in St Albans but moved to Leiston in December 2006.

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Risk averse buyers causing lower mid-market to lead M&A activity in 2014

Posted on April 9, 2014 By in Blog

Lower mid-market deals have been driving M&A activity through the first quarter of 2014, a trend that is yet to show signs of shifting. The primary reasoning behind this trend appears to be a matter of perceived risk.

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Cable accessories acquired by Dalroad Norslo Group

Posted on April 8, 2014 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of Cable Accessories to Dalroad Norslo Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Benchmark International shortlisted for ‘Team of the Year’

Posted on April 8, 2014 By in Blog + #BenchmarkAwards

Benchmark International’s corporate finance team has been nominated for the prestigious ‘Team of the Year’ award at Insider’s ‘Young Professional Awards 2014’.

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Creative exit solutions

No two companies are ever the same, as is the case with their owners. For this reason it makes no sense to adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to deal structures as a solution which may work for one company and the personal objectives of its owners may not be suitable for another.

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10 indicators that tell you when you may need to have the 'EXIT' conversation

At Benchmark International we always encourage that business owners to plan their exit in advance, as businesses which are ‘deal ready’ often attract the highest values.

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Network Technology Solutions (UK) acquired by Capita IT Services

Posted on March 21, 2014 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of Network Technology Solutions (UK) to Capita IT Services for an undisclosed sum.

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TJR Global acquired by private investor

Posted on March 21, 2014 By in Deal completions

Acting on behalf of TJR Global and its shareholder of Tampa, Florida, USA, Benchmark International successfully facilitated the sale of TJR Global to a private investor.

TJR Global (http://www.tjrglobal.com/) operates as an authorized distributor of computer peripherals, network equipment, electronic components, and hardware. The company, established in 2008, supports some of the largest, most recognizable OEMs and EMS providers in the world. TJR Global is established as a trusted partner in the industry and supports its customers across the supply chain.

The acquirer understood TJR Global’s attractive footprint in the industry and identified the value in the company’s distinguished relationships with suppliers.

Deal Leader, Andrew Bilodeau, stated, “It was a pleasure working with TJR Global to find an acquirer who fit the strategic visions of the company. The acquisition provides the resources and personnel to take the company to the next level, which was the owner’s ambition.”

Everyone at Benchmark International would like to thank both parties and wish them the very best of success going forward.

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St. James’s Place Budget Report 2014

Posted on March 20, 2014 By in Blog

The Chancellor, George Osbourne delivered his 5th and final pre-election Budget yesterday with a continuing pro-business agenda underlying it.

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Budget 2014: What this means for your business

Posted on March 19, 2014 By in Blog

George Osbourne’s 2014 Budget has picked up where its predecessor left off for business owners, many of whom should continue to benefit from the government’s commitment to ensuring Britain remains one of the world’s most hospitable business environments.

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Value isn’t the only important component in a successful deal

The majority of our clients instruct Benchmark International with the task of generating the highest possible value for their company. Although this is our primary objective in any case, it is fully understandable that an outgoing business owner would wish to secure maximum value for what is possibly their most significant asset – it’s human nature, after all.

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Benchmark International selected for Deal of the Month in Finance Monthly

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that one of its several recently completed deals, in which 4 Sight Consulting was successfully acquired by Wilde Analysis, has been selected by Finance Monthly’s editorial panel for their ‘Deal of the Month’ feature in the April edition of the magazine.

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Private equity buyers a viable option for business owners considering a sale

Posted on February 26, 2014 By in Blog

 

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Dry Powder reaches $1 trillion – Middle-market business owners set to benefit

Posted on February 19, 2014 By in Blog

According to leading alternative assets industry data and intelligence provider Prequin, ‘dry powder’, typically defined as capital that has been committed to investment organisations which generally has to be invested within 7 years, has now reached record levels and is estimated to be just over $1 trillion.

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DataMentors receive investment from Brook Venture Partners

Posted on February 14, 2014 By in Deal completions

Tampa-based, full-service data quality, data management and business intelligence provider, DataMentors LLC (www.datamentors.com), has received investment from Wakefield, MA-based private equity firm Brook Venture Partners (www.brookventure.com), along with co-investors Bay Capital (www.baycapllc.com) of Providence, RI and Ride’s Crossing Capital (www.pridescrossingcapital.com) of Wakefield, MA.

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Middle-market expected to drive M&A activity in 2014

Posted on February 13, 2014 By in Blog

The middle-market is expected to drive M&A activity through 2014 according to M&A news (www.themiddlemarket.com). In a poll of M&A professionals including strategic buyers, private equity investors, investment bankers / corporate finance professionals, accountants and other advisers, it was highlighted that middle-market M&A, which saw a flurry of deals in Q4 2013, will accelerate through 2014.

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Benchmark International sponsors UK Mid-Market 2014 private equity event

Posted on February 10, 2014 By in What's happening at Benchmark

Benchmark International was pleased to return for a second successive year as sponsors of the Real Deals UK Mid-Market 2014 private equity event.

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Seafood Sales & Service Inc. acquired by Eastern Poultry & Food Distributors

Posted on February 4, 2014 By in Deal completions

Acting on behalf of Seafood Sales & Service, Inc. (“Seafood Sales”) and its shareholders of Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Benchmark International successfully facilitated the sale of the majority stake in Seafood Sales to Eastern Poultry and Food Distributors (“Eastern”).

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Preparing a business for sale

Whether a decision has been made to sell a business or not it is always beneficial to consider how a prospective buyer would perceive your business. Viewing the intricacies of your business from an outside perspective is typically the best way to identify areas within your business that could possibly reduce overall value upon an eventual exit.

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Increase in H2 2013 deal values confirmed in study

Posted on January 27, 2014 By in Blog

In a recent study of the lower mid-market M&A landscape, conducted by CASS Business School, it was revealed that both deal values and volumes increased significantly in the second half of 2013.

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Factors driving deals in 2014 and trends to look out for

Posted on January 23, 2014 By in Blog

As we have previously mentioned, many M&A professionals will look upon 2013 fondly as the year in which confidence returned to the market. Following a slow start to the year, multiples and volumes of deals increased significantly throughout H2 2013.

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Congratulations to Coronation Street on their success at the National Television Awards

Posted on January 23, 2014 By in Blog + What's happening at Benchmark

Today we received a very nice letter of gratitude for our help from Coronation Street following their success at the National Television Awards 2014 which took place last night.

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Benchmark International feature in Experian Advisor League Tables 2013

Posted on January 13, 2014 By in What's happening at Benchmark

Following a fantastic year in 2013 in which Benchmark International achieved a record number deals completed, highest average deal value and multiple and the prestigious ‘Deal of the Year’ award at the Insider Dealmakers awards 2013, our achievements have also been recognised in Experian’s 2013 Advisor League Tables.

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Letter of Testimony - Arrow Supplies

Today we received a very nice letter from one of our recent clients, Chris Cowan of Arrow Supplies. Chris recently sold his company to an Internationally operating, Danish acquirer, in a deal which he was very pleased with.

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Arrow Supplies acquired by Nilfisk Advance Group

Posted on January 6, 2014 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has advised the shareholders of Arrow Supplies on the successful sale of the Company to Nilfisk Advance Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Albors & Alnet acquired by Interpreters Unlimited Inc.

Posted on January 2, 2014 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has advised the shareholders of Albors & Alnet on the successful sale of the Company to Interpreters Unlimited Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

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2014 M&A Outlook

Posted on December 18, 2013 By in Blog

An improving global economy coupled with decreasing uncertainty, large cash reserves and attractive acquisition and investment opportunities saw confidence in M&A return in 2013. A continuation of these factors promises to run through 2014 with increasing competitiveness for opportunities from corporates and private equity acquirers driving deal values back to pre-recession levels.

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2013 Summary

Posted on December 18, 2013 By in Blog + What's happening at Benchmark

2013 will be looked back on as the year when confidence truly returned to the M&A industry. After a slow start, buyers returned to the market in droves in H2 2013, with a strong focus on quality opportunities, backed with unspent cash and driven by pent-up demand.

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Text Marketer acquired by PE backed trade buyer

Posted on December 12, 2013 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has advised the shareholders of Text Marketer on the successful sale of the Company to Esendex, backed by Darwin Private Equity for an undisclosed sum.

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2013 Autumn Statement - Key points for business owners

Posted on December 9, 2013 By in Blog

Chancellor George Osbourne has presented his 2013 Autumn Statement which, on the whole, can be seen as positive, especially for business owners. Economic growth forecasts have more than doubled from 0.6% to 1.4%, however, the Chancellor was evidently keen to emphasise that there is still a lot of work to be done and achieving a ‘responsible recovery’ will be done through the austerity plan that has granted the results to date.

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Primera Healthcare acquired by Adept Medicare

Posted on December 3, 2013 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has successfully advised the shareholders of Primera Healthcare on the sale of the Company to Adept Medicare for an undisclosed sum.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction of Monitor Environmental to Protec Group

Posted on December 3, 2013 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has successfully advised the shareholders of Monitor Environmental Limited on the sale of the Company to Laboratories Protec SA, part of Protec Group for an undisclosed sum.

Established over 30 years ago, Monitor Environmental provide a full range of asbestos related services including consultancy, management surveys, refurbishment and demolition surveys, fibre counting, bulk sampling and producing asbestos registers, either as a written report or on an electronic database, and providing asbestos awareness courses.

Established in 1997, the Protec Group is one of leading environmental companies in France. The company is specialized in key environmental issues. Protec’s companies provide an array of services and products: from performing analysis to instrumentation for quick measurements on site to health and hygiene protective equipment.

Benchmark International would like to thank all parties involved and wish them the very best for the future.

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Record month at Benchmark International as ten deals complete

November saw Benchmark International’s UK Corporate Finance Team; based at the company’s Greater Manchester head office, complete a record ten (10) deals.

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A seller’s market: Why now is the time to sell your business

Posted on November 27, 2013 By in Blog

Following three years of gradual growth we now seem to be firmly within the growth phase of the M&A industry lifecycle which is great news for business owners who have been putting off the sale of their business for a time when they are better placed to receive the best price.

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Tee Times USA acquired by private investors

Posted on November 25, 2013 By in Deal completions

Acting on behalf of Tee Times USA Inc (TeeTimesusa.com) and its shareholders of Flagler Beach, Florida, USA, global company sales specialist, Benchmark International, successfully facilitated the sale of Tee Times to two owner operators, Adam Wachter and Marc Bender. The transaction was completed with a growth strategy in mind.

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Verplas acquired by Indutrade

Posted on November 25, 2013 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has successfully advised the shareholders of Verplas Limited on the sale of the Company to Indutrade AB for an undisclosed sum.

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Crane services acquired by REEL

Posted on November 20, 2013 By in Deal completions

Benchmark International has successfully advised the shareholder of Crane Services on the sale of the company to REEL for an undisclosed sum.

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