Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Exeter-based school stationery supplier, Flipfile, and Wick-based stationery supplier, BDS Office.READ MORE >>
Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between bespoke rubber products engineer, Elastomer Engineering, and Lancashire-based manufacturer of niche rubber products for engineering and industrial applications, Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology (DLRT).
Family-owned business Elastomer Engineering has extensive expertise in polymer science and manufacturing technology, including a range of proprietary products sold into the oil & gas and defence sectors.
DLRT is a leading manufacturer of elastomeric products and components for industrial and engineering uses. The company specialises in the design and manufacture of complex products and offers a range of rubber compounds with properties such as oil and fire resistance and vibration damping.
Working in the same sectors as Elastomer Engineering, the acquisition allows for the two companies to sell an extensive product range into these sectors.
The acquisition also provides DLRT the opportunity to acquire a portfolio of significant intellectual property, along with a wide range of specialist equipment designed for high value precision moulding. With DLRT’s assets, this constitutes greatly enhanced product development and manufacturing capabilities for both businesses.READ MORE >>
Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between London-based furniture and kitchen studio, Forza Projects, and private equity firm, Lenhart Partners.
Forza Projects, operating from a prestigious showroom in London W1 and a warehouse and distribution centre in London W3, resells high-end kitchens and furniture to commercial, office and residential clients.
Lenhart Partners acquires small to mid-sized companies with good profitability in a niche growth market.
Benchmark International would like to thank all parties involved and we wish them all the very best of luck for the future.
Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction between Intec UK, a specialist recruitment business in the energy and power sector, to NRL Group, a recruitment company with a c£170M turnover.
Intec has more than 35 years' experience, placing both temporary and permanent candidates with an engineering and technical skillset in various industries, offering a full complement of recruitment services.
Intec’s services will complement NRL’s recruitment capabilities within the technical sector, increasing reach in associated sectors and taking the combined group turnover to about £180m.
Andrew Redmayne, chief executive of NRL, said: "NRL is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Intec UK Ltd.
The acquisition is part of our strategic growth plan and we are pleased to welcome Intec’s employees, contractors and clients to the NRL Group.
We are excited about the future development opportunities that the acquisition will create for both NRL and Intec, to offer all our clients an unrivalled recruitment service experience."
On behalf of everyone at Benchmark International, we would like to wish both parties every success for the future.READ MORE >>
Benchmark International is delighted to announce the sale of West Sands Advisory to Sibylline.
Established in 2006, West Sands Advisory is a strategic intelligence and advisory firm that helps clients confidently navigate complex markets and commercial situations. It is a leading supplier of market entry, expansion and risk mitigation services with a particular focus on understanding and communicating the connection between politics, crime and business in emerging markets.
The company is an ideal partner to Sibylline, as a strategic risk and threat advisory firm that supports businesses, governments and NGOs through high quality risk and due diligence services. West Sands Advisory, therefore, adds significant expertise to Sibylline’s operations, as well as helps to increase its core geopolitical insight through its expanded and highly connected global network.
West Sands Advisory’s former CEO, Tamara Makarenko, has become Head of Investigations at Sibylline, whilst West Sands Advisory’s employees have been integrated into Sibylline’s seven existing teams.
Benchmark International would like to thank all parties involved and we wish them all the very best of luck for the future.READ MORE >>
Benchmark International is delighted to announce the closing of eight deals in just eight days – a record amount closed for the company in such a short space of time.
The clients were from a diverse range of sectors, including those in building and construction, document management, manufacturing, ambulance services, IT, and the distribution of medical products. Benchmark International has capitalised on confidence returning to the market by executing this number of deals in as many days, conducting transactions with private investors, private equity firms and trade buyers, both domestically and internationally, with locations spanning Dublin, Israel and the USA.
Furthering this success, Benchmark International is looking to build on this momentum in June and July as its pipeline is stronger than ever.
Benchmark International’s ability to close this number of deals in a short period of time and its ability to continue to do so is evidence of the company’s excellence in successfully navigating the roads of a middle-market deal and achieving results that gratify the buyers and sellers.
Choosing the right intermediary is a critical decision in reaching maximum value for an exit and growth strategy. Benchmark International has a team of M&A experts and an established network to find quality buyers to make deals happen. Time and time again, clients are delighted by Benchmark International’s ability to bring them a deal that exceeds expectations.
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