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  • Benchmark International Facilitated The Transaction Of Am Engineering, Inc. To Fremont-Wright, LLC May 21, 2019
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the acquisition of AM Engineering, Inc. (“AME”) by Fremont-Wright, LLC (“Fremont-Wright”). AME is a Florida-based business headquartered in Sarasota. AME specializes in civil engineering and land surveying projects for large and small-scale land development, water distribution systems, wastewater collection facilities, roadways, parking facilities, and site grading. AME offers both engineering and […]
  • Global Food & Beverage Industry Outlook May 20, 2019
    This is an intriguing time to be involved in the global food and beverage industry. 2019 remains promising for M&A opportunities for several reasons. Giant food companies are on a spree to expand their portfolios with food innovation. Food start-ups and smaller private food companies are looking to cash in on growth and exit strategies. […]
  • What Is A Strategic Partner? May 17, 2019
    A strategic partner is another business entity with which you form an agreement to share resources with the mission of growth and mutual success. There are different types of strategic partnerships. Horizontal Partnership: Businesses within the same field join alliances to improve their market position. Example: Facebook and Instagram. VerticalPartnership: Businesses team up with companies […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated The Acquisition Of Credex Systems, Inc. by Valsoft Corporation, Inc. May 15, 2019
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the acquisition of Credex Systems, Inc. (Credex) by Valsoft Corporation, Inc. (Valsoft). Credex is a vertical software solution that offers loan origination and servicing software. The cradle-to-grave software solution originates and administrates a loan throughout its existence, serving financial entities and their client base. Valsoft acquires and develops vertical market […]
  • 5 Books to Read Before Buying a Business May 13, 2019
    The Complete Guide to Buying a BusinessBy Fred Steingold J.D.
  • Benchmark International's Florida Rush Girls 04 Won the Florida Cup! May 13, 2019
    Benchmark International's sponsored team, Florida Rush Girls 04 won the Florida Cup on Saturday and are off to nationals in Colorado in July!!
  • Higher Education Industry outlook May 10, 2019
    Through the year 2023, the global higher education market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 12%. There are several factors driving positive growth in this sector, from the high demand for technological innovations to the surge of internationalization. 
  • Benchmark International Advises on the Transaction Between Total Resources UK and Mercia Fund Managers May 10, 2019
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce that it has successfully facilitated an £8m deal between Total Resources and Mercia. Founded five years ago after Managing Director, Les Thompson, acquired the assets of Lincolnshire-based Traffic Control and Management, South Tyneside-based Total Resources now operates across five depots throughout the UK, employing around 140 people and offering […]
  • Real Estate Industry Outlook May 9, 2019
    The global real estate environment is off to a strong start for 2019. While uncertainties regarding trade, Brexit, and other geopolitical tensions linger, we have yet to see any major weaknesses in real estate markets. The sector continues to attract capital and pricing levels are holding steady thanks to strong capital flows.  Real Capital Analytics […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Ships Electronic Services Limited and Wärtsilä Corporation May 8, 2019
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between global technology group, Wärtsilä, and Ships Electronic Services (SES), specialists in navigation and communication electronics, installation, maintenance and repair services, primarily for commercial and leisure vessels. Established in 1974, SES has its headquarters in Rochester along with nine other offices in the UK, where the company […]
  • Telecommunications Industry Outlook May 7, 2019
    The telecommunications industry will be undergoing some new transitions this year, most notably due to the rollout of fifth generation (5G) technology. Global telecom revenue is forecasted to grow up to three percent through 2019.
  • Here are the Reasons Why Private Equity Firms are Investing in SaaS Companies May 5, 2019
    There has been a steep incline in private equity investors buying SaaS (software as a service) companies over the last five years with PE firms investing in, recapitalising, and outright buying numerous SaaS companies. In fact, private equity accounted for 2.5% of all private equity portfolio acquisitions in 2018.   So, what are the reasons […]
  • Retail Industry Outlook May 2, 2019
    While ongoing geopolitical uncertainties could present challenges in 2019, the overall outlook for the global retail industry remains optimistic. In the world’s top retail market, the United States, retail sales are predicted to grow more than 3 percent to exceed $5.5 trillion. But for the first time ever, China is expected to outperform the U.S. […]
  • Northern Deal Values Boosted by Venture Capital Investors May 2, 2019
    Venture capital investors are driving deal values back up for companies across the North according to new data by KPMG Enterprise's quarterly report on global trends – Venture Pulse. Despite a decrease in value and volume compared to the first quarter of 2018, the number of VC transactions completed between January and March 2019 was […]
  • 7 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the M&A Process April 30, 2019
    When it comes to the M&A Process, sellers often times have many questions. Here is a list of 7 frequently asked questions about the M&A process.
  • The Value In Hiring An M&A Advisor April 26, 2019
    When the time has come for you to sell your business, there are plenty of reasons why you do not want to embark on this journey alone. Enlisting the help of a trusted M&A advisor can make a world of difference in the process and, most importantly, the results. A Better Process. Selling a business […]
  • Benchmark International Completes the Sale of Office Technology (Irl) to Intuity Technologies April 25, 2019
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Dublin-based managed print services company, Office Technology, and leading certified technology company, Intuity.   Established in 1988, Office Technology oversees all aspects of clients’ print infrastructure, supplying and servicing Canon multi-functional devices as a gold member, as well as providing the software to manage the cohesion […]
  • Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the sale of Machine Cutting Services (MCS) to Montsi Investments April 24, 2019
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the sale of its client, Machine Cutting Services to Montsi Investments, a 100% black-owned family investment company operating in South Africa and Ghana. Machine Cutting Services, based in Modderfontein, South Africa, offers on-site machining services, products sales and rentals to, inter alia, the power generation, petro-chemical, mining, paper and sugar […]
  • New Tax Break Clarification Spurs Additional Immediate Interest from M&A Acquirers April 23, 2019
    If your business is in or serves one or more of the 8,762 neighborhoods identified by your state’s governor as a “Qualified Opportunity Zone” under the 2017 federal tax legislation, new buyers will be entering the market for your company in the coming months and they will be looking to make some quick deals. When […]
  • Is a Minority Rollover Your Selling Solution? April 19, 2019
    If you are considering selling your business, but you are not completely sure you want to sell a 100% stake, “rolling over” (essentially, “retaining”) a minority interest in the business may be a favorable solution for you. Rolling over a minority interest allows you to retain less than 50% stake, along with certain rights that […]