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Unlocking Buyer Types: On-Demand Webinar Now Available

Posted on December 18, 2023 By

Missed the live event or eager to dive back into the insights shared by industry expert Dara Shareef? We are thrilled to announce that our webinar, "Casting a Wide Net When Pursuing an Exit - An Examination of Other Buyer Types," is now available on demand!

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In this third edition of the buyer type series, we will cover in depth, two important, yet less understood, buyer sub-types.

In first two editions of his “Buyer Types” Series, Benchmark International Managing Partner, Dara Shareef, covered Private Equity Buyers and Strategic Buyers. In the third edition of the series, he will introduce two types of financial buyers distinct from Private Equity funds- Family Offices and Independent Sponsors. He will cover their typical backgrounds, their role in deals, and critically, the source of their funding.

What precisely are Independent Sponsors?
  • What precisely are Independent Sponsors?
    • Place in the value chain
    • Role during the deal and post-close
    • Sources of funding
    • Alternative names
    • And more
  • What is a Family Office?
    • Why do they exist and what is their mandate
    • How does the source of their investable assets inform their investment strategy?
    • Deep dive into the nuances of family offices and how they differentiate themselves from other financial buyers.
    • And more

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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 $10 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 Global M&A Network as well as the #1 Sell-side Exclusive M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.






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