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Succession Planning In The Current M&A Market

This article has been produced to give the reader, some insight to developments within the mergers & acquisitions industry, as well as tips when considering funding.

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The Impact of the EU Referendum on M&A

The looming EU referendum has undoubtedly created much discussion and debate. While headlines have predominantly focused on two issues. Firstly, whether a Brexit would cause a dip in rates of employment and secondly, the position of influential figures and celebrities in the discussion.

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M&A Bridges the Gap Between Millennials and Television

Over the last few years, television has gradually lost its dominance as a source of entertainment, news and information. Viewers, and in particular the millennial generation, are now looking to digital platforms to access their favourite television shows, films, news broadcasts and sports fixtures. With this, television sets are slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past, as viewers increasingly turn to laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

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How Business Owners Can Affect M&A Deals

At first glance, business owners are best-placed to oversee the sale of their company. After all, they are the ones who have been at the helm since the very outset and are likely to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the business’ history, finances, employees past and present and all of the key ingredients that have gone into its success.

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M&A Success: When Failure Is Not An Option

We often hear about the significant and market-changing deals that take place, however it is important to remember that there are those that don’t succeed. A study by the Harvard Business Review (HBR) showed that the average rate of M&A failure is at a substantial 80 percent.

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M&A Activity on the Menu

When it comes to M&A, the food and beverage sector has seen some interesting activity in the first quarter of 2016. This follows a record breaking 2015 which notably saw H.J. Heinz Company merge with Kraft Foods Group in a deal which is expected to result in the company posting revenues of around $28 billion.

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Why Cyber Security is Essential in M&A

As M&A activity increases worldwide, unfortunately so does cyber-crime. Now whilst the two are in no way related, there is no hiding the fact that there has been a number of high profile incidents in recent times, with major companies such as eBay, Target and Yahoo! all being the victims of such crimes.

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How M&A Impacts Your Staff

When businesses consider the possibility of a merger or acquisition, the benefits of the change are examined; improved profitability, availability of new markets and enhanced/strengthened competitive position. Now, while it is difficult to argue that these aspects of M&A can be extremely good for a company’s bottom line, the same may not be true for the business’ employees.

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Middle Market M&A

While there is much focus on large M&A deals, as well as a vested interest in start-up acquisitions, the middle market can at times be overlooked.

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Benchmark International Advises On The Acquisition Of Titan New Lifts Limited By Elevator Engineering Enterprises Limited

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that a deal has been agreed for the sale of Titan New Lifts Ltd to Elevator Engineering Enterprises Ltd.

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Good Health for M&A

2015 was recording breaking year for M&A healthcare, with over 1,400 transactions taking place and amounting to roughly £389 billion globally. We take a look at the recent surge in healthcare acquisitions and whether they are set to last.

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Benchmark International Advises On The Sale Of UPS Systems PLC & Data Centre Response Limited

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that a deal has been agreed between UPS Systems PLC and Data Centre Response Ltd.

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Benchmark International Advises On The Sale Of Spokemead Maintenance Limited To Bilby PLC

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that a deal has been agreed between Spokemead Maintenance Ltd and Bilby PLC.

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Benchmark International Advises On The Sale Of Programmable Systems Design Limited To Innovative Control Systems

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that a deal has been agreed between Programmable Systems Design Ltd and Innovative Control Systems.

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Benchmark International Advises On The Deal Between Tricorn Systems Limited And Valuechain.Com

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Tricorn Systems Limited to Valuechain.com.

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Melpass Limited to Vil Holdings Limited

Benchmark International is pleased to have advised on an agreed deal for the sale of Melpass Limited to Vil Holdings Limited.

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Pocketbond Limited to Bachmann Europe Plc

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Pocketbond Limited to Bachmann Europe Plc.

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Underground Vision Client Testimonial {video}

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of CH4 Gas Utility & Maintenance Services Limited to Smart Metering Systems Plc

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of CH4 Gas Utility & Maintenance Services Limited to Smart Metering Systems Plc.

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What’s on the Menu for 2016 Food & Beverage M&A?

Acquisition activity in the global food sector was hot during 2015 and is expected to remain strong in 2016.  Two such examples of acquisitions in the sector last year include the announcement of the megamerger between AB InBev and SABMiller at £71bn - a deal expected to be formally completed early this year - with AB InBev reportedly selling a number of bonds to finance the takeover. The second quarter of 2015 saw the acquisition of British chocolatier, Thorntons, by Italian family-owned company Ferrero, which saw the latter acquire a 70% stake for £70 million in a deal that valued the entire group at £132 million.

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Berriewood Wholesaler LLP to VioVet Limited

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Berriewood Wholesaler LLP to VioVet Limited.

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Bailey Morris Client Testimonial {video}

https://vimeo.com/121610256

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Deal values rise despite a drop in merger and acquisition volumes

A report recently released by Experian has indicated that the volume of merger and acquisition transactions across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific region dropped by 8% in April 2015. The total number of deals fell from 1,838 in March of this year, to 1,787 in April.

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Complete Limited to Sparks Commercial Services

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Complete Limited to Sparks Commercial Services.

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Yeovil Plumbing Supplies Limited to the Bradfords Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Yeovil Plumbing Supplies Limited to the Bradfords Group.

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MSA Software Client Testimonial {video}

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