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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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The Benefits of Attending the Accountex National Accountancy Exhibition & Conference

A company's accountant plays a pivotal role in determining both the strengths and aims of their client, as well as being a trusted adviser. Their importance is highlighted when compiling a company’s exit/growth strategy, as they act as a point of contact during any M&A process.

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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 Deal Between Ship-Elec And KEW Limited

We at Benchmark International are pleased to announce that a deal has been agreed between Ship-Elec and KEW Ltd.

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of the Osprey Management Company Limited to K&C Reit Plc

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of the Osprey Management Company Limited to Reit Plc.

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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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The Biggest M&A Deals of 2016 So Far

Q1 2016 – M&A Deals Round-up

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How Will the 2016 Budget Affect UK Businesses?

During his Budget speech to Parliament last week, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, unveiled a major shake-up of corporate taxes including lowering the main rate companies pay to less than half the rate levied on firms in the United States.

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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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Benchmark International - The Northern Powerhouse

Benchmark International enjoyed a highly successful year in 2015, completing record numbers of deals across each of its UK and overseas offices.

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Megadeals to be Replaced by Smaller Deals in 2016

M&A activity in 2015 produced record-breaking results as five of the 20 biggest deals in history were announced. On the heels of this performance, top analysts are looking forward to what 2016 has in store.

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BENCHMARK INTERNATIONAL ADVISE ON THE SUCCESSFUL SALE OF ENDEAVOUR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED TO I.M.M HYDRAULICS (UK) LIMITED

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Endeavour International Limited to I.M.M Hydraulics (UK) Limited.

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Stevenson Grantech Limited to Trend Technologies

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of Stevenson Grantech Limited to Trend Technologies.

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Not-for-profit organisation, The Instructus Group acquires The Springboard Consultancy Limited

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of The Springboard Consultancy Limited to not-for-profit organisation, The Instructus Group.

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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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Protean Software acquired by Foresight Group

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the successful sale of Protean Software Limited (Protean) to Foresight Group (Foresight) in a £4 million deal.

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Managed Fleet Services acquired by The Davies Group

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Managed Fleet Services Limited (MFSL) to The Davies Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Safety & Technical Hydraulics Limited acquired by ATR Group

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of Safety & Technical Hydraulics Limited (Safety & Technical) to ATR Group (ATR) for an undisclosed sum.

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The Canopy Company acquired by Acme Facilities Group

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of The Canopy Company Limited (The Canopy Company) to Acme Facilities Group Limited (Acme Group) for an undisclosed sum.

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Record month at Benchmark International

June saw Benchmark International complete a record month, generating in excess of $11 million (£7 million) in actual company revenue, across 14 deals completed. The combined transaction values totalling in excess of $360 million (£235 million).

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Benchmark International wins the ‘International Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory of the Year’ award for a second year running

In recognition of recent efforts, Benchmark International is the proud recipient of the ‘International – Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory of the Year’ award for a second year running at the ACQ Global Awards 2015.

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Benchmark International winner at AI M&A Awards

Benchmark International is delighted to announce it has been named winner of the AI M&A Awards ‘Best for Acquisition Strategy 2015 - UK’ at the Acquisition International Awards 2015.

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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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