Benchmark International is a global mergers and acquisition company. Our founders have a depth of entrepreneurial experience dating back to the early 1980s. They have developed and introduced a time-tested approach to selling businesses, creating exit plans and raising growth capital. Today, we have 13 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. We bring an international marketplace right to you. We care about getting results and developing merger and acquisition strategies that fit the needs of both the buyer and the seller. Listen. Assess. Adapt. Connect. These are the cornerstones of our approach. We have a deep appreciation for local business climates, cultures and respective practices around the world. That’s what allows us to accurately understand both sellers and buyers.
Our specialty lies in companies valued up to 500M USD. These are businesses that are larger than the local “mom & pop,” but smaller than one contemplating a public offering. We do not specialize in any one industry because our team has such broad experience. We have handled engagements in excess of $5 billion across 30 industries worldwide. Our unparalleled geographic coverage and access to exclusive databases has led to 500+ successful transactions around the world. Over the years, we’ve successfully balanced value between the perspective of the buyer as well as the seller. We provide proven strategies that are unique to each deal. We’re entrepreneurs with the spirit to match.
The global landscape is changing quickly, but we’re not interested in keeping up. We’re interested in leading the way. That’s why we remain focused on results-driven partnerships and proven strategies that close deals.
WHY CHOOSE BENCHMARK AND WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We represent sellers that are motivated and financially committed to make a change whether that is a complete exit, as in the case of retirement and succession planning, or raising capital to achieve future growth. Our proven strategies include educating and preparing a client for sale and managing sellers’ expectations of value. We are committed to understanding the motivations of the buyer as well as the seller to design a successful match between the two. More than reconciling price and value expectations between the two parties, Benchmark works to assure the “fit” between the parties is good; i.e. that cultures, personalities, and corporate vision mesh.
Our model allows you, the buyer, to access hundreds of different opportunities around the world. Our information memorandums are easy to understand and provide you the data essential in your decision process. Prior to writing the first word of the information memorandum, we have started a thorough investigation process, which includes searching for liens and requesting four years of tax return transcripts from the IRS. Our thorough, up-front file preparation helps streamline and expedite the due diligence process at the back-end of the transaction.
We pride ourselves in being accessible to you. We can update you at any time about the opportunities in our portfolio and deal flow. Once you have decided on a specific opportunity, you will work with a dedicated team through closing. The professionals on our team have a wide breadth of experience in areas including legal, financial, mediation, venture capital and investment banking.