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  • How PPP Loans Affect Your Ability To Sell Your Business – We Now Have Guidance October 28, 2020
    In this webinar, Clinton Johnston, Managing Director at Benchmark International, will share Benchmark International's collective insights from the various transactions we have closed for clients with outstanding PPP loans both before and after the issuance of the SBA's October 2nd guidelines regarding PPP loans and changes of ownership.  Click Here To Watch The Webinar: How […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Tom Walker & Sons Limited and HMS Ltd October 28, 2020
    Benchmark International is delighted to announce the sale of Stockton-on-Tees food packaging firm, Tom Walker & Sons (TWS), to Glasgow-based food ingredients group, HMS. Established in 1982, TWS is one of the UK’s leading distributors, importers and packers of cheese products, supplying to a national retail and wholesale customer base. Services include cutting and packing, […]
  • Enhancing Company Value By Enhancing Culture October 27, 2020
    Culture Affects the Bottom Line When a company demonstrates that it’s thriving with happy and motivated talent, it is more likely to garner a higher business valuation when going to market for a merger or acquisition. There is a proven link between culture, employees, productivity, and profit. Research shows that: Businesses with satisfied employeeshave been […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Rivanet Limited and Intec Business Solutions Limited October 23, 2020
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of education technology specialists, RivaNET™, by business technology company, inTec. RivaNET™ is a provider of innovative enterprise grade IT solutions to independent schools and colleges in London and the South East. Delivering optimised technology and infrastructure, in addition to cyber security and managed support services, the company’s […]
  • The Value Of Professional Exit Planning October 22, 2020
    Exit planning is how business owners prepare to depart from their private company and maximize its value through a merger or acquisition to increase shareholder value or transition the company to serve other objectives. It basically arranges for you to leave your company on your own terms. Unfortunately, many business owners do not recognize the value […]
  • In Case You Missed It, Catch Dustin Graham’s Fireside Chat At The Recent SA Innovation Summit. October 21, 2020
    Dustin Graham, Managing Partner at Benchmark International, Cape Town, virtually chatted to innovators and business owners about the critically necessary planning for their exit and their worth at the recent SA Innovation Summit.The SA Innovation Summit is the largest startup event in Africa, and brings together top entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, and thought leaders to inspire […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction between Advantage Plastics of New York and an Affiliate of Orchard Creek Capital October 20, 2020
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advantage Plastics of New York and Sherri Plastics (Advantage Plastics), to an affiliate of Orchard Creek Capital. Advantage Plastics specializes in thermoforming a variety of plastic products across numerous industries. Specialties include vacuum forming, CNC trimming, laser cutting, and laser engraving. The company works with a […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Kent Catering Services (Bromley) Ltd and Catercall Technical Services Ltd October 19, 2020
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kent Catering Services (Bromley) (KCSB) by Birmingham-based Catercall. KCSB was established in 1995 by David Clarke and since then has operated within the commercial catering equipment maintenance industry, covering London and the Home Counties. The company is a specialist in the installation, maintenance and repair of […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Hillcrest Urgent Care of Alabama, PC and Carbon Health October 14, 2020
    Benchmark International facilitated the transaction between Hillcrest Urgent Care of Alabama (serving the Greater Mobile area) and Carbon Health of San Francisco, CA.The seller, Hillcrest Urgent Care of Alabama, has been providing urgent care services to the Greater Mobile, AL market since 2013. Hillcrest has repeatedly remained on top of the most reputable urgent care […]
  • Why You Shouldn’t Wait For 2021 To Engage With An M&A Advisor October 11, 2020
    2020 has certainly served up its share of uncertainties and economic concerns thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. There seems to be a popular attitude that once 2021 arrives, everything will simply return to normal. If you are considering selling your company, you may not want to wait until next year. Here’s why. Some Things Haven’t […]
  • 2020 Financial Services Sector Update October 8, 2020
    As the world still faces the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in the financial services sectors are preparing themselves for life after coronavirus. This includes the management of credit risk for borrowers, and turning to digital strategies to drive revenue growth. Insurance and Innovation The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the entire insurance sector to implement and leverage […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Development Processes Group Limited and ICS Learn October 8, 2020
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Manchester-based Development Processes Group (DPG) by Glasgow-based ICS Learn, backed by Primary Capital. DPG was established in 1991 and is a training and development provider specialising in CIPD qualifications to both B2C and B2B clients via online courses, traditional classroom workshops and blended online content. Founded […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between The Bailey Group Administration Company Limited and SKS Business Services Limited October 7, 2020
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the merger between Peterlee-based Bailey Group and London-headquartered SKS Business Services. Founded in 2006, Bailey Group is an award-winning independent group of accountancy firms operating 10 practices throughout the UK, providing the preparation of management and final accounts, as well as auditing, cloud accounting, tax advice and planning. SKS […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Read's Uniforms and Brighton Partners Equity October 6, 2020
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction between Read’s Uniforms and Brighton Partners Equity. Read’s Uniforms, Inc., hereinafter referred to as “Read’s”, is an omnichannel distributor of uniforms and accessories for resale to all five major uniform verticals including medical, public safety, industrial, hospitality, and education. This multi-location provider has access to key brands in […]
  • Benchmark International’s James Robinson Wins ‘Young Accountant of the Year’ October 5, 2020
    Benchmark International is proud to announce that James Robinson, Associate Director for the Manchester Transaction Team, has been awarded ‘Young Accountant of the Year’ by Insider Media as part of its North West Young Professionals Awards 2020. This award is for accountancy-related professionals and includes people working in professional practice and in the finance teams […]
  • Benchmark International Unveils its New Manchester Office October 1, 2020
    Benchmark International has completed a state-of-the-art fit out at our new offices, One New Bailey, creating a flagship home for our Manchester Transactions Team. One New Bailey was chosen for its prime location on the banks of the river Irwell, in the heart of the city, adjacent to Manchester’s elegant financial centre, Spinningfields. The interior […]
  • 2020 Retail Sector Update September 29, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government responses have had a significant impact on consumer spending, with retailers closed for months and shoppers staying home starting in the early part of 2020, with the timing of closures varying by country. Many consumers continue to stay home, even as most businesses have reopened. Online shopping has […]
  • Key Steps For Expanding Your Business Into New Markets September 25, 2020
    As globalization becomes more common in our world, many businesses are choosing to take advantage of the growth opportunities that lie in expanding into new markets. But expansion can be a significant undertaking for small and middle-market businesses, with many moving parts. As a business owner, you need to fully assess and understand the risks […]
  • Life Sciences And Biotech M&A During Covid-19 September 24, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent demand for testing, treatments and a vaccine from life sciences and biotech companies. It has also changed the deal-making landscape in this sector. Advances in genetic sequencing have led to the development of new immunotherapies and approaches to medicine that has lowered risk and boosted M&A value and […]
  • Guide To A Healthy & Wealthy Retirement September 22, 2020
    You have worked so hard to build your business and when retirement is finally on the horizon, it is a very exciting time. But it can also come with many questions. These tips will help you navigate the ins and outs of retirement so that you can live your best life. Keep Making Plans Just […]