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  • What Does Benchmark International Tell Clients in Terms of Timing Expectations? August 16, 2019
    Our seller clients know that we see quite a few offers come through every week, month, and year and they expect us to provide our input on the timeframes that are “market.” As this is a buyer-seller neutral point and a strong set of mutual expectations is productive to achieving a closing, we want to […]
  • The Changing Landscape of Indemnification in U.S. Purchase Agreements August 14, 2019
    It has been very interesting to follow the changes in market norms for indemnification over the last two decades. As due diligence has escalated dramatically, especially in the U.S. lower-mid markets, over that time, indemnification terms have moved in equal measure in the opposite direction. It seems that acquirers believe that an ounce of prevention […]
  • Global Waste Management Outlook August 12, 2019
    The global waste management industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% leading to 2025, with industry experts anticipating an overall value of $530 billion. An increase in environmental awareness, an increasing population, and a rise in urbanisation are all key to growth in the industry. Furthermore, implementation of […]
  • The Ultimate Checklist For Buying A Business August 9, 2019
    Acquiring an existing business can offer great advantages over starting a new business from scratch, especially if the target business is thriving and holds more opportunities for growth. When considering the purchase of a company, you should take certain steps so that you can be confident that you are minimizing your risk and making a […]
  • Do you want to be Featured at the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum in Hong Kong? August 8, 2019
    On the 12th November 2019 Benchmark International will be attending the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. The AVCJ Forum is widely recognised as the private equity industry’s ‘must attend’ event in Asia, and one of the industry’s leading events globally. It is both the world’s largest […]
  • Global Printing Industry Outlook August 7, 2019
    The global print market is shrinking in volume but growing in value. Output measured in billions of A4 prints was 49,973 back in 2014 but is forecast to decline very slightly to 49,654 by 2024. In value terms, print output is expected to grow from a total of $767.4 billion in 2014 to $862.7 billion […]
  • Benchmark International's Three Key Philosophies for Getting Deals Done August 5, 2019
    As we work exclusively in the mid and lower-mid markets, we see many deals succeed, and some wither. In an effort to have more of the former and less of the latter, we would like to share our core philosophies with the belief that helping you understand them will make working with us a more […]
  • Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction of RoseMill Packaging Resources, LLC to Conner Industries, Inc. August 1, 2019
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction of RoseMill Packaging Resources, LLC to Conner Industries, Inc.RoseMill Packaging Resources, LLC (“RoseMill”) is a custom packaging company located in Lewisburg, TN.  Established in 2006, RoseMill specializes in the manufacturing and assembly of packaging materials for finished goods. They offer corrugate pallets, corrugate assembly, foam assembly, and additional […]
  • A Trip Back in Time: M&A 20 Years Ago July 31, 2019
    The year was 1999. The world was transforming thanks to new technologies, and society was bracing for what Y2K and the millennium bug might bring. The popularity of the Internet was skyrocketing, and home computers were becoming a necessity rather than a luxury. Napster, Blackberry, Tivo, and Bluetooth were introduced. The "Melissa" E-mail Virus infected […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Flipfile Limited and BDS Office Limited July 30, 2019
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Exeter-based school stationery supplier, Flipfile, and Wick-based stationery supplier, BDS Office.
  • How & When To Explain To Your Employees That You Are Selling Your Business July 29, 2019
    You’ve decided to sell your company, but when is the right time to tell your employees? And what is the right way to tell them? The conversation may not be easy, but if you follow a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that you handle it to the best of your ability. Have a Plan […]
  • Benchmark International Has Facilitated The Transaction Of Lovett & Tharpe To LTI International July 26, 2019
      Benchmark International has facilitated the sale of Lovett & Tharpe, Inc. to LTI International, LLC. Lovett & Tharpe has been in business for more than 85 years, serving the needs of over 500 farm equipment dealers in the Southeast. Lovett & Tharpe distributes the product lines of more than 30 different manufacturers worldwide. Lovett […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Elastomer Engineering Limited and Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Limited July 25, 2019
    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 […]
  • 5 Things Sellers Wish They Had Known Before Selling Their Business July 25, 2019
    You’ve decided to sell your business. Congratulations! Whether you are retiring, looking to embark on a new business adventure, or wanting to hand off the reins and take a different role in the company, the process of selling a business can be a trying one without the correct preparation and support. Fortunately for you, you […]
  • South Africa's Private Equity Scales New Heights July 24, 2019
    Benchmark International’s South African office was proud to attend the unveiling of this year’s private equity survey conducted by the South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA). Once again, private equity in South Africa has demonstrated the robust nature of the local market by posting a significant increase in investment activity in 2018. The survey reports […]
  • Where Will Lower-middle Market M&A Be In A Year From Now? July 22, 2019
    The Current Market The lower-middle market has remained positive for sellers in 2019, thanks to an abundance of buyers that are giving sellers the leverage to demand favorable terms. Most business sectors are seeing strong profits, and the bullish optimism of large-cap investors has spilled over into lower and middle markets. This has resulted in […]
  • What is Private Equity? FAQs About the Industry July 21, 2019
    What is private equity? Private equity (PE) is medium to long-term finance provided in return for an equity stake in a company. The objective of the PE company is to enhance the value of a company in order to achieve a successful exit (i.e. sale).   Where do PE firms get their money? PE firms […]
  • 15 Smart Tips On Exit Planning July 19, 2019
    15. Decide the Company's Future Before planning your exit strategy, you must decide the future course for your business. Do you plan to sell outright? Would you prefer that the company stay within family ownership? Do you want to retain a percentage stake in the company? Is there an employee that you would want to […]
  • Global M&A Outlook H1 2019 July 18, 2019
    While deal values and volumes are trending downwards in most regions and sectors, investors are still willing to set political and regulatory uncertainty aside to execute big, strategic transactions when opportunities arise. That suggests that activity should remain relatively robust in the months ahead, despite a more challenging deal environment. The raw data point clearly […]
  • Look What the Postman’s Just Brought… July 17, 2019
    Benchmark International received a card today from Bolton Lads & Girls Club which reminded us of what a great cause the Club is to support. The Club has four centres across Bolton, providing a safe space for young people to spend their free time and includes provisions such as sports, arts, mentoring and community outreach […]