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Retirement Planning: Insights and Strategies for Business Owners in 2024

2024 is on pace to be a record-breaking year for retirement in the U.S. This year, an average of 11,000 Americans per day are expected to celebrate their 65th birthday. Now through 2027, we will see the most significant surge of retirement-age Americans than ever before. Yet, at the same time, data from the Pew Research Center shows that one in five people over the age of 65 are choosing to continue working, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that Americans over the age of 65 will continue to rise in labor force participation over the next ten years. This trend is being mirrored around the world. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, over the past 25 years, labor force participation at older ages has increased significantly.

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Why 2023 Is The Time To Sell Your Company

Positive news surrounding middle market M&A continues to swell as well as continue into 2023. A recent survey conducted by Citizens Bank revealed a great deal of optimism for middle-market M&A activity this year. Essentially, businesses have remained resilient even during challenging economic times. In addition, interest in M&A deals continues to be a top priority by both middle-market companies and private equity (PE) firms as both buyer and seller pipelines return to pre-covid levels. To summarize, all indications point to 2023 being a great year to consider selling your business. So if you have been hesitantly holding off, it is time to start the conversation. 

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Boiler Industrial Plant (Pty) Ltd And Entruevest Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boiler and Industrial Plant (Pty) Ltd by Entruevest Holdings (Pty) Ltd - A Diversified Investment Holding Company.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of E-vergent.com To Tahoe Network Infrastructure

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of E-vergent.com by Tahoe Network Infrastructure.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Lookthinkmake, LLC And Post House Creative

Benchmark is pleased to announce the transaction between Lookthinkmake, LLC, and Post House Creative. The target reason for the acquisition was the exponential growth that could come from combining the two companies.

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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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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 Is Pleased To Announce The Transaction Of Chustz Surveying, L.L.C. And GIS Engineering

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Chustz Surveying, a Louisiana-Based Surveying Company, and GIS Engineering, a professional service firm across five locations in Louisiana.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Between Impact Communications And Imagination Works, Inc.

The seller, Impact Communications, is a Cleveland, OH-based full-service production company specializing in in-person and virtual event experiences, video production, museum and exhibits, and interactive applications. With over 40 years of providing services to some of the largest brands in the country, Impact Communications has established a stellar reputation for delivering quality projects.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Between Central Hydraulics And Sbp Holdings.

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Florida-based Central Hydraulics, Inc. (“Central”) and SBP Holdings of Houston, Texas. Founded in 1983, Central is a distributor of hoses and other products that also operates full-service hydraulic sales and repair shops. Central maintains five locations in Daytona Beach, Cocoa, Leesburg, Ocala, and Tampa. SBP Holdings, the country’s no. 2 hose and accessories distributor, maintains a footprint of approximately 85 locations and 1,000 employees.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of A Janitor’s Closet And Envoy Solutions

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful transaction between A Janitor's Closet and Envoy Solutions.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitates The Transaction Between Mellasat Wine & Fruit And A Consortium Of Private Investors

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Mellasat Wine & Fruit and a consortium of private investors.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Between Ernst and Young Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd (“ey South Africa”) And Parity Software (Pty) Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to congratulate Ernst and Young Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd (“EY”) on their acquisition of Parity Software (Pty) Ltd (“Parity”).

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Between Bone Daddy’s, Inc. And The Island Spot

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Bone Daddy’s, a Texas barbeque joint, and The Island Spot, a Jamaican restaurant with multiple locations.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Between Neil Dornbusch And Associates And Anderson Process

The seller, Neil Dornbusch and Associates, located in New Prague, Minnesota, has been providing pumping and fluid handling solutions since 1988. They fabricate and custom-build food processing plants, specializing in sanitary and stainless-steel applications. They also assist with the design of fluid handling systems.

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Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction Between Access Truck Parts and Summit Hydraulics

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction between Access Truck Parts with Summit Hydraulics, backed by North Branch Capital.

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Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Between Dover Foods, Inc. and Transylvania Vocational Services, Inc.

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Mills River, NC-based Dover Foods, Inc. and Translyvania Vocational Services, Inc. (TVS) of Brevard, North Carolina. Dover is a manufacturer of high-quality dry mix consumer packaged goods (CPGs), including a high-growth private label business. TVS is a mission-oriented manufacturer of dry packaged goods, selling its products largely through USDA and USAID hunger assistance, food bank, and other programs.

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Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated The Transaction Between Fastway Couriers (Pty) Ltd And City Logistics (Pty) Ltd, And Clearwater Capital (Pty) Ltd

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Fastway Couriers’ National Master (Fastway South Africa), Fastway Johannesburg, and Fastpost businesses by City Logistics (Pty) Ltd in partnership with Clearwater Capital (Pty) Ltd.

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Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction Between Dallas Plumbing Company and Air Pros USA

Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction between Dallas Plumbing Company and Air Pros USA.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between United Revenue Corporation and Credit Service Company, Inc.

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of United Revenue Corporation to Credit Service Company, Inc. United Revenue Corporation is a debt collection agency serving hospital-based physicians in Texas. It collects outstanding debts that have been moved to the first placement of collections and works as an extension of its client’s accounts receivable department. In operation for over 30 years with long-standing client relationships and an excellent reputation in the industry.

Ready to explore your exit and growth options?

Credit Service Company Inc was first established in 1947 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a full-service collection agency that works with medical, governmental, education, financial, commercial, and utility markets. Their passion for ethics, compliance, and client satisfaction, coupled with their unique approach to collecting outstanding debt, results in a higher rate of recovery for their clients.

Transaction Director Amy Alonso noted: “We enjoyed working with United Revenue Corporation and are glad that they have found the right partner in Credit Service Company Inc. We wish both parties much future growth and success.”

Schedule A Call

 

Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 / Enquiries@BenchmarkIntl.com

Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 / Smoot@BenchmarkIntl.com

Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / McCardle@BenchmarkIntl.com 

ABOUT BENCHMARK INTERNATIONAL

Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $8.25 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the #1 Sell-side, Privately Owned M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.

Websitehttp://www.benchmarkintl.com
Bloghttps://blog.benchmarkcorporate.com

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Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Metaphase Design Group, Inc. and Aptar Pharma

Metaphase Design Group, Inc. is a leader in applying the science of human factors engineering and ergonomics to product design. Metaphase incorporates various areas of specialization in their User-Centered Design Innovation Process, combining them with extensive expertise in Industrial Design and Human Factors research and support.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between A to Z Insurance and Acrisure

Benchmark International represented A to Z Insurance in the company’s sale to Acrisure. A to Z Insurance, headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, is an independent insurance agency specializing in commercial trucking policies. The agency also offers a variety of personal and commercial insurance policies and represents many of the nation’s leading insurance providers. A to Z Insurance has four locations throughout Texas.

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between N&L Investment Corporation and Hufsey Mechanical

Benchmark International’s client N&L Investment Corporation, a provider of HVAC and plumbing services, has successfully sold to Hufsey Mechanical in Fort Worth, Texas.

N&L Investment Corporation is a provider of HVAC and plumbing services for residential customers. The business operates as a franchisee of two highly reputable franchises, Pitzer’s One Hour Air Conditioning and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. The business serves residential customers located in Northern and Western Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada markets.

Adding to Hufsey Mechanical’s current ownership of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating in Fort Worth, Texas, this acquisition expands the business into the Arizona and Nevada markets. One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating has developed a reputation for being a reliable air conditioning company by offering top-notch, 24-hour service to customers. They design, install, service and repair HVAC systems and parts in strict accordance with the highest industry standards. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is committed to providing industry-leading service. They provide ongoing training to their plumbers so that they can continue to provide installation, repair and maintenance services at the highest industry standards. The trust they have built with their customers has made them into a leading plumbing brand with loyal customers who count on them for safe, reliable service.

Benchmark International proved value in finding a buyer with experience in the industry through its proprietary multi-medium marketing strategies. In addition, Benchmark International incorporated several campaigns with local, regional, and national associations. This resulted in strong buyer interest allowing the seller to review many options and ultimately choose the strategic fit that aligned best with their succession plans.

Transaction Director Amy Alonso commented, “It was a pleasure to work with both parties throughout the sale process. Both sides were committed to providing the time and resources needed to get the deal across the line. We are confident that N&L Investment Corporation is in the right hands with Hufsey Mechanical, and we look forward to seeing their continued growth and success.”

 

Schedule A Call

 

Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 / Smoot@BenchmarkIntI.com

Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 / Enquiries@BenchmarkIntl.com

Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / McCardle@BenchmarkIntl.com  

 

ABOUT BENCHMARK INTERNATIONAL:

Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $8.25 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the #1 Sell-side, Privately Owned M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.

 

Websitehttp://www.benchmarkintl.com
Bloghttps://blog.benchmarkcorporate.com

 

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Wilmac Enterprises and Roadone Intermodalogistics

Benchmark International’s client Wilmac Enterprises, a full-service transportation solutions provider, has successfully sold to RoadOne IntermodaLogisitics in Randolph, MA. 

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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Airflow Service Company and ConnectM

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Airflow Service Company and ConnectM.

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