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How To Sell Equity In Your Company

Selling equity in your privately owned company can be an effective tool if you plan to grow your business or begin to plan your exit strategy

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2024 Global Education And Government Industry Report

The global government education market was valued at $558.49 billion in 2023 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8% between 2024          and 2030.

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How To Find The Right Business To Buy

Why You Should Buy an Existing Business

It's the unfortunate truth. More than half of all new businesses fail within the first few years of operation, and 90% of the latest companies leave within the first four to five years. Those are some scary odds. This is why acquiring an existing company can be much safer and more intelligent than building a new business.

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The Biggest M&A Trends For 2024

This year, there is a great deal of optimism for M&A dealmaking for several reasons. Financial markets are improving as inflation slows, and interest rates are expected to see much-anticipated cuts. There is also a pent-up demand for deals, combined with an excellent supply of deal availability. Additionally, many businesses have strategic needs to evolve and remain competitive; for these companies, M&A deals can be their best friend. And while mega deals may be down this year, small and mid-size deals are where the action can be found.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between MyKnowledgeMap Limited and Everfield UK Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of York-based MyKnowledgeMap by London-based Everfield.

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2024 Global Healthcare & Medical Industry Report

According to Verified Market Research, the global healthcare market will reach $665.37 billion by 2028. The healthcare sector is primarily segmented into pharmaceuticals, services, devices, and others. By application, the industry is categorized by cardiovascular, oncology, anti-infection, central nervous system, respiratory, and others.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Bitco Telecoms (Pty) Ltd To Link Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of BitCo Telecoms, a leading provider of business wireless and voice over IP solutions, to Link Africa, one of the leading cost-effective independent fibre network operators in South Africa

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Deluxe Plumbing & Heating To Homex Services Group

Deluxe Plumbing and Heating has served the Bethlehem and Allentown area of PA since 1984. Since its inception, the Deluxe team’s core mission has been providing “worry-free” plumbing, electrical, and HVAC services to the family of customers, day or night.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Fleming Mcgillivray & Co Limited and fscom Limited

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the acquisition of London-based Fleming Mcgillivray (t/a FMConsult) by Belfast-based fscom.

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Shannon Hess Wins The First Esteemed Dave Karnofel Award

Benchmark International is home to a team of exceptionally talented individuals, among whom was the remarkable David Karnofel. Tragically, we lost Dave in December, a loss that reverberates deeply throughout our organization.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Sapphire Cooling Services Ltd and Climate Care Solutions Limited

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ipswich-based Sapphire by Suffolk-based Climate Care Solutions (CCS).

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Benchmark International Excels in Mergermarket’s Q1 2024 League Tables

Benchmark International is delighted to announce that it has ranked in Mergermarket’s league tables for the number of deals conducted in both Germany and the UK for Q1 2024.

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2024 Global Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Industry Report

The Real Estate Sector

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2024 Global Environmental, Waste & Recycling Industry Report

The waste recycling services market has grown from $58.53 billion in 2023 to $62.22 billion in 2024 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. Such historic growth can be attributed to:

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2024 Global Transportation & Logistics Industry Report

The global freight & logistics market is forecast to grow to $18.69 billion by 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%. Looking solely at logistics, the global logistics market is expected to reach $6.55 trillion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% between 2022 and 2027.  The freight & logistics market includes the sale of services by companies that transport goods and commodities via rail, air, roads, and water, using large vessels in the process of planning and executing the efficient transportation and storage of goods from point A to point B to meet consumer needs in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Of Plant Drives & Systems To Aes, Inc.

Plant Drives & Systems, specializing in systems integration for variable-frequency drives and automated systems, is pleased to announce its acquisition by AES, Inc., an esteemed industrial equipment solutions provider.

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2024 Global Consumer, Food & Retail Industry Report

Food

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Anchor Pumps Company Limited and MegaGroup Trade Holding BV

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Warrington-based Anchor by MegaGroup.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between PS International, Inc. And Rockford Separators

PS International designs, engineers, and delivers peak-performance oil-water separators with supporting lift stations and specialty tanks for industrial and commercial wastewater treatment. The company serves a diversified customer base that includes contractors and resellers in the industrial and commercial markets in the US and abroad.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Summit Trailer Sales Inc. And Jorden Industries

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that the management team at Jorden Industries, owners of Clement Trailers and Hilbilt Trailers, has acquired Summit Trailer Sales, Inc.

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2024 Global Technology, Media & Telecom Industry Report

In 2024, spending on the information technology (IT) sector is forecast to rebound to 8%, up from 4% in 2023. The year 2024 will be when the media sector begins to see improved EBITDA and cash flow. Streaming losses are also expected to lessen, improving on a trend that started in 2023. For the telecom sector, stable trends are expected, with moderate growth in earnings, as demand for data remains solid.

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2024 Global Energy And Power Industry Report

Global demand for electricity is forecast to rise faster over the next three years, growing by an average of 3.4% annually through 2026, driven by an improving economic outlook. The worldwide energy market is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.84% from 2024 to 2028.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between A&B Concrete Coring Company Inc. And A-Core, Concrete Specialists

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of A&B Concrete Coring Company (“A&B”) to A-Core Concrete Specialists (“A-Core”).  

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Jardon & Howard Technologies And Precise Systems

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction between Orlando, FL-based Jardon & Howard Technologies (JHT) and Lexington Park, MD-based Precise Systems (Precise). JHT offers training and simulation solutions, technical documentation, and professional staffing support. The company provides practical operational & maintenance training solutions to the US military and numerous federal, state, and local government agencies.

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2024 Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Industry Report

The Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) market was valued at $10.05 billion in 2023, with a forecasted compound annual growth rate of 10.3% to reach $24.36 billion by 2032.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between ProStar Adjusting, LlC And Team One Insurance Services

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between ProStar Adjusting, LLC, and Team One Insurance Services, a portfolio company of Longshore Capital Partners. The transaction creates a strategic expansion for ProStar Adjusting's existing claims-adjusting services and offers a deeper geographic reach.

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2024 Global Business Services Industry Report

The global business services market is forecast to reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% from 2023 to 2032. Last year, the market was estimated to be valued at $203.7 Billion, and it is projected to reach $13.8 trillion by 2032.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Allpack Packaging Supplies Limited and Macfarlane Group PLC

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Allpack by Macfarlane.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between A US Based Client And A Large Industry Leader

Benchmark International's US-based client, an automation and throughput optimization software company, completed a transaction with a larger industry leader.

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What Do Elections Mean For M&A

As the United States approaches its 60th presidential election on November 5, 2024, we’ve identified some of the key ways this lead-up to the polls is likely to positively impact M&A activity.

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UK Dealmaking Trends 2024 – The Return of Deals

In the wake of persistently low deal activity over the past two years, the dealmaking landscape is showing signs of change. As interest rates stabilise, inflation falls, and markets become less volatile, dealmakers are presented with new opportunities and challenges.

And it looks like change is inevitable. According to PwC’s 27th UK CEO Survey, one in five CEOs believe their companies will not be viable in the next 10 years if they stay on current paths, with organic change not sufficing. Acquisitions are increasingly viewed as the way forward, particularly when it comes to adapting technology and accelerating decarbonisation.

Here's a closer look at the trends expected for 2024:

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Understanding Private Equity

Private Equity (PE) or Private Equity Groups (PEGs) combine large amounts of capital from various sources and directly invest it in private companies or the buyout of public companies (resulting in the delisting of public equity from the stock exchange).

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between EVOS Logistics And Blue Grace Logistics

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of EVOS Logistics, Inc. by Blue Grace Logistics.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Signcraft Solutions, LLC And Two Individual Buyers

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Wake Forest, NC-based SignCraft Solutions, LLC (SignCraft) and two individual buyers.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Square One Coating Systems, LLC And Lionheart Industrial Group

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Oriskany, NY-based Square One Coating Systems, LLC (Square One), and Newton, PA-based Lionheart Industrial Group.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Celtic Care (Swansea) Limited and Potensial Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Celtic Care by Potensial (t/a Potens).

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Imagine Ireland Limited and The Travel Chapter Ltd

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the acquisition of Imagine Ireland by Travel Chapter.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between GloveIt, LLC And Ruscan Chem Inc.

Benchmark is pleased to announce the transaction between GloveIt, LLC and Ruscan Chem Inc. The transaction represents a strategic, vertical expansion for the Ruscan Chem team.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Speece Lewis Engineers And Bowman Consulting Group LTD.

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Speece Lewis Engineers and Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. Speece Lewis Engineers, a transportation, bridge design, surveying, and hydraulics-focused engineering firm based in Lincoln, NE, was established in 1974. The company counts natural resource districts and federal, state, county, and municipal governments among its many clients.

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Business Growth Strategies For 2024

As we get into 2024, every business owner should think about ways to create growth, especially if you are considering exiting your business or embarking on retirement. So, let’s look at some things you can do to take your company to the next level.

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