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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Of Recruiters Websites By Haley Marketing

Benchmark International successfully guided the acquisition of Recruiters Websites by Haley Marketing.

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Benchmark International’s Wins Private Equity Deal Of The Year For The Americas For Sale Of KGM To Compass Group Equity Partners

Benchmark International was recognized by the Global M&A Network for its role in arranging and brokering the sale of KGM, an Oklahoma-based natural gas infrastructure distributor, to St. Louis-based private equity firm Compass Group Equity Partners. The coveted "Private Equity Deal of the Year for the Americas" was awarded at this month's 14th Annual M&A Americas Atlas Awards at Manhattan's Metropolitan Club.  

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Benchmark International Wins Investment Bank Of The Year (Small Mid-Market Americas)

Benchmark International has been honored with an M&A Atlas Award from the Global M&A Network for Small Mid-Market Investment Bank of the Year (Americas).

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Benchmark International Wins Several M&A Atlas Awards: Investment Bank Of The Year (Small-mid Market), Deal Of The Year (Small-mid Market), And Logistics Deal Of The Year

Benchmark International was honored with several M&A Atlas Awards by the Global M&A Network, including:

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Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction Between Gem Drugs, Inc. and Vital Care Infusion Services

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Gem Drugs, Inc. and Vital Care Infusion Services. The reason for targeting was strategic expansion.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Strategic Growth Partnership Of Invision Architecture Ltd and The HFW Companies

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful facilitation of the strategic growth partnership between INVISION Architecture Ltd and The HFW Companies.

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News From The Global M&A Network Conference In NYC

Deal Makers from around the Americas got together at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan to discuss the degree to which M&A markets have changed and are likely to change, given the recent and primarily negative changes in external economic factors. A few key takeaways included: 

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What Could Go Wrong?

The majority of sellers within the lower middle market only go through the sale process once in their lifetimes. Sellers often hire an M&A expert to help guide them through the sale process and advocate on their behalf. While M&A experts have a wealth of experience, they do not have a crystal ball.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Flowstate Branding To Decision Sciences Research Associates

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction between Flowstate Branding and Decision Sciences Research Associates.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Prima Yorkshire Limited and Duraweld Limited

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bradford-based Prima Yorkshire to Scarborough-based Duraweld.

Prima Yorkshire is a manufacturer of bespoke packaging solutions for retail products, storage, and stationery, providing a complete design and manufacture service using materials including PVC, corrugates, boards, and papers.

Established over 60 years ago, Duraweld employs around 50 staff and designs and manufactures a wide range of packaging and stationery products for customers, working across sectors such as healthcare and retail.

The acquisition of Prima Yorkshire by Duraweld is an excellent strategic fit and will help the buyer expand its customer base. Duraweld is also set to benefit from the additional capability to auto die-cut and fold as well as glue cartons by way of Prima’s manufacturing capabilities.

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Prima’s former owners are being retained as consultants to the business, and the company’s branding will be retained.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Herrington Consulting Limited and Environmental Protection Services Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Canterbury-based Herrington Consulting to Cambridge-based Environmental Protection Services (EPS).

Established in 2005, Herrington Consulting offers a comprehensive service offering with expertise across four areas: flood risk management, surface water and drainage management, daylight and sunlight impact assessments, and coastal engineering and risk management. Employing state-of-the-art computer modelling to unlock some of the most technically challenging sites the company has the ability to serve a range of clients including architects, local authorities, and housing developers.

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Established 20 years ago, EPS has extensive experience through a diverse range of geotechnical and environmental consultancy projects for a diverse range of clients in the residential, retail, industrial and petrochemical sectors. The company offers a UK wide geographical coverage from its offices in Cambridge, Leeds, Bristol, and Glasgow.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between W. A. Imports And Forever Cheese

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Illinois-based W. A. Imports and New York City-based Forever Cheese.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Acquisition Of KES Excavating Services By Bug Tussel Wireless.

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of KES Excavating, a Wisconsin company by Bug Tussel Wireless (Hilbert Communication), also a Wisconsin company.

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What Type Of Research Might A Buyer Conduct On My Business?

Before completing a deal, buyers may conduct a variety of different research on a seller’s business to better understand its complexities of it prior to due diligence. This research is an important step to ensuring that due diligence is carried out. Business research occurs in a variety of different ways.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated A Transaction Between Cookie Do, Inc. And NeilEats.com

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between New York City-based Cookie DO, Inc. and NeilEats.com, also based in New York City. Cookie DO is an innovator in the confectionery industry with a variety of unique, handmade flavors of edible and ready-to-bake cookie doughs. The company features an ever-growing product selection that includes its famous edible cookie dough, baked goods, baking classes, a proprietary cookbook, merchandise, cookie cakes, and baking mixes and flours.

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Current M&A Outlook Into 2023

In 2021 and early 2022, we saw record-breaking levels of M&A activity in the United States and around the world, and many business owners are wondering how long this cycle
will last.

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Global Artificial Intelligence Industry Update

The global artificial intelligence (AI) market was valued at $93.5 billion last year and is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.1% between 2022 and 2030. AI is proving to be a transformative factor in today’s digital era and is being applied in every area possible, from self-driving cars to life-saving medical equipment. The big tech giants continue to invest in research and innovation that is driving the adoption of advanced AI technologies in industry verticals, including healthcare, finance, automotive, retail, and manufacturing. AI offers better efficiency, and many companies are also adopting AI technology to offer better customer experiences.

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Global HVAC Industry Report 2022

In 2021, the global heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market was valued at $156.44 billion. The market is expected to be valued at $231.11 billion by 2027, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.72% between 2022 and 2027.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Acquisition Of B. Carlson Heating & Air By Radiant Plumbing And Air Conditioning

Benchmark International's client, B. Carlson Heating & Air Conditioning, a provider of HVAC and Plumbing Services, has been acquired by Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, a Texas-based portfolio company of The Riverside Company.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated A Transaction Between D.T. Woodcrafters Corp And Hollywood Woodwork, Inc.

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Hialeah, Florida-based D.T. Woodcrafters Corp (“Woodcrafters”) and Hollywood Woodwork, Inc. (“Hollywood”), headquartered in Hollywood, Florida. Woodcrafters creates custom woodwork for a high-end customer base that includes banks, offices, restaurants, hotels, and homes. For over 25 years, the team’s craftsmanship has allowed it to distinguish itself in South Florida. Hollywood is one of the nation’s premier millwork and casework companies, with over 150 employees and a leading position in the Florida market.

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Don't Miss Our Deep Dive Into Strategic Buyers

One of our Managing Partners at Benchmark International drafted an exclusive publication detailing many of the attributes that are unique to strategic buyers and how those attributes can impact   business owners in the sale of their business. 

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Of Huco Consulting, Inc. and Montrose Environmental Group, Inc

Benchmark is pleased to announce the transaction between Huco Consulting, Inc and Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. The reasons for targeting were strategic expansion and the added value that Huco would bring to the table.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Of A Collection Of Jimmy Johns Franchise Restaurants To A Private Investor

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of 6 Denver metro Jimmy John’s franchise restaurants, known as Rupp Enterprises, to a private investor.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Of A Coastal Packaging And Lachemont Group.

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction of Coastal Packaging and Lachemont Group. Coastal Packaging is a custom packaging and liner covers company offering turnkey, flexible packaging specializing in plain and printed roll stock for form fill and seal machines, open mouth bags, custom fit container liners, and pallet covers. They have flexible minimum runs, which is an advantage.

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Benchmark International Ranked #1 Sell-Side-Exclusive M&A Firm In The World By Pitchbook

Pitchbook has released their Q3 2022 global league tables, and Benchmark International remains an esteemed leader in the M&A world.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between ProMaxx Tool And Milton Industries

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of ProMaxx Tool by Milton Industries.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Spatial Acuity, LLC And Bowman Consulting Groups Ltd

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction of Spatial Acuity, LLC, to Bowman Consulting Groups LTD, hereinafter referred to as Bowman. Spatial Acuity, LLC is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company provides high-definition scanning, 3D modeling, and reality capture services for owners, developers, and operators of private and public infrastructure. Utilizing advanced geomatics equipment, Spatial Acuity delivers interactive, three-dimensional digital models, thrusting their clients to the forefront of the digital twin revolution.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of ProCon LLC And Southwest Material Handling Inc.

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the sale of ProCon LLC, hereinafter referred to as ProCon, to Southwest Material Handling Inc. ProCon, headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is an award-winning exclusive dealer of JCB construction equipment and a provider of value-added service and parts. ProCon operates in the western region of the US, including Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Nevada.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Seasons Home Health Care And Jetre. A Schuler

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction of Seasons Home Health, which consists of a group of four entities. The entities provide personal home care to children, elderly, or disabled patients in Southern Texas. Located in the Rio Grande Valley, Seasons Home Health helps individuals in need of personal home care to live securely and comfortably in their own homes.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Quantum3 Aluminium Limited and Burke Porter Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Killaloe-headquartered Quantum 3 (Q3) by Michigan-based Burke Porter Group (BPG).

Established in 2000, Q3 manufactures a range of lean and flexible aluminium profile and framing systems, featuring patented connector blocks, for manufacturers in the medical and life sciences industries. Leveraging its unique modular flexible aluminium profile and framing systems, the company designs lean assembly and production line solutions that enable customers to optimise their workflows and realise process improvements in cleanroom and other demanding environments.

Over the last 20 years, Q3 has served clients in Ireland, the U.S. and Costa Rica.

Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, BPG is a leading global supplier of automated diagnostic, testing and production solutions serving life science and speciality industrial end markets. BPG focuses on automating high-precision processes, leveraging its capabilities in microfluidics, optical design, additive manufacturing, motion control and software to develop solutions tailored to its customers' needs.

BPG maintains close proximity to its worldwide customer base through a global footprint of 45 locations to provide responsive and local supply, service and support.

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Following the acquisition, Q3 founders Pat Hayes and Paul McGrath will remain with the company, working closely with the BPG leadership team and Rich Carone, who leads BPG's Medical and Life Sciences Division.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Stria, LLC And Bitwise Industries

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction of Stria, LLC, to Bitwise Industries. Stria, LLC. The company works with key third-party platforms to provide classification-as-a-service (CaaS), content service platform support, workflow automation, document scanning, records management, and reprographics services.

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What is Net Working Capital?

What is Net Working Capital?

Introduction

Working capital also called net working capital, measures a company's financial security. According to Jensen and Meckling, authors of the new famous Theory of the Firm (1976), the components of working capital measure the firm's shareholder value. Working capital helps evaluate a company's short-term health, liquidity, and ability to invest and grow its operations. Working capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities. Current assets often include cash, accounts receivable, customer unpaid bills, and inventory, with current liabilities encompassing accounts payable and short-term debts, to name a few.

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What Is The Denominator Effect?

When it comes to selling your business, and you are considering waiting or pausing, there are several factors to consider, such as market conditions and interest rates. But there is also something called the denominator effect.  

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Metro-tech Electrical Contractors, Inc. To Michael Bowman

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction between Metro-Tech Electrical Contractors, Inc. and Michael Bowman.

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Benchmark International’s Brittney Zoeller Wins Emerging Leaders Award

The M&A Advisor announced the winners for its 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards, and Benchmark International's Global Creative and Brand Strategy Director, Brittney Zoeller, is among the winners.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Dealtop Limited and The Go-Ahead Group plc

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the acquisition of Exeter-based Dealtop T/A Dartline Coaches by Newcastle upon Tyne-based Go-Ahead.

Beginning with eight vehicles in 1987, Dartline has grown its operations over its 25 years of trading and now possesses 84 vehicles, employs 118 people, and provides a comprehensive range of transport services. In addition to coaches and buses, Dartline runs special education needs taxis.

Established in 1987, Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s leading public transport companies with operations in the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Norway, and Germany. Formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange, in 2022 it was purchased by Kinetic Group and Globalvia.

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In the West Country, Go-Ahead has grown rapidly. From its origins as Plymouth Citybus, the group expanded into East Cornwall in 2014, and again in 2020 through an eight-year contract to deliver rural bus routes from Lands End to the Tamar for the county council, creating Go Cornwall Bus. The combined operation was given a new corporate identity as Go South West.

Following the acquisition, Go South West will operate 380 vehicles and employ 90 people under four customer-facing brands: Dartline, Go Cornwall Bus, Go Devon Bus and Plymouth Citybus.

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The Public-To-Private Trend For New Paths To Growth

Many individuals at large institutions that trade in the public markets are turning to private ownership and pursuing majority equity positions in lower middle-market companies and even creating their own funds. This public-to-private trend is partially being driven by current and expected public market volatility over the next few years, combined with individual business circumstances, all with the expectation for a brighter future. The recent stock market instability is presenting attractive opportunities for companies that may perform better in the private market. Private equity and private investors have ample capital available to them at a time when public market valuations are sinking. The interest is coming from both private equity funds and strategies, as private markets are gaining ground on public markets. Take-privates are on pace for the second year in a row at $100 billion or more in deal value. That is a first for the industry in more than a decade.

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Benchmark International Awarded Corporate / Strategic Deal Of The Year ($10MM - $25MM)

Benchmark International was awarded Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM) for the transaction of Performance Equipment to Mid State Restoration in The M&A Advisor's 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

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Benchmark International Awarded Cross-Border Deal Of The Year ($10MM - $25MM)

Benchmark International was awarded Cross-Border Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM) for the sale of Summus Group to Sia Partners at The M&A Advisor’s 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

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Benchmark International Named Leading Specialist M&A Advisory Firm Of The Year 2023

Benchmark International has been named Leading Specialist M&A Advisory Firm of the Year 2023 in the United Kingdom by Acquisition International's Leading Adviser Awards.

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