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  • Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Rivertop Contracting, Inc. and The Greenery, Inc. July 9, 2020
    Rivertop Contracting is a comprehensive landscape management service company with a strong presence in upstate South Carolina. The company offers lawn maintenance, new construction landscaping, and paver work.  Benchmark International worked with Rivertop Contracting to identify salient business metrics that present the fundamentals and prospects of the business. We marketed these metrics to key interested […]
  • Benchmark International Has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Alliance Air Solutions, Inc. and Climatech Mechanical Services, Inc. July 8, 2020
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction between Alliance Air Solutions, Inc. (“Alliance Air”) and Climatech Mechanical Services, Inc. Alliance Air was incorporated in 2006 as a commercial and industrial HVAC installation and service company. Since its inception, the company has maintained a strong reputation within its market as a quality heating and air conditioning […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction OF Software Enterprises (UK) Limited & Global Rosters Limited to Totalmobile Ltd July 7, 2020
    Benchmark International is delighted to announce the sale of Birmingham-based company, Software Enterprises (known as Global Rostering System – GRS), to Totalmobile. Established in 1995, GRS is a software development company that has produced its own computerised rostering system which builds efficient staff rosters and ensures the right staff are assigned to the required locations […]
  • Be Wary of EBITDAC July 3, 2020
    Nick Hulme, Managing Director for Benchmark International’s Manchester site, wrote an article pre-Covid around company valuations based on ‘multiples of earnings’. Recently, articles around ‘EBITDAC’ have emerged – a measure of Covid adjusted earnings, and while he agrees that there is some great literature about EBITDAC, Nick warns that we need to be wary when […]
  • 5 Tips For Preparing Your Company For Sale July 2, 2020
    When the time comes to sell your company, you obviously want to get the most value and the highest possible price. There are several steps you can take before going to market to increase the likelihood of you cashing out for more in a merger or acquisition. Focus on Profits and Growth You will want […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Vertex Software Corporation and Level 5 Lab June 29, 2020
    Benchmark International facilitated the transaction between Vertex Software Corporation and Level 5 Lab. Vertex Software Corporation is a web-based solutions business specializing in building online, browser-based software applications. Vertex brings traditional software engineering methodology and discipline to web development, delivering robust solutions to its clients quickly and efficiently. Benchmark International proved its value in finding […]
  • Benchmark International Completes the Sale of Knowles Associates - Total Fleet Management Limited and Ensure UK Limited, to an EOT June 26, 2020
    Benchmark International is delighted to announce the successful sale of Essex-based Knowles Associates and Ensure UK, to an employee ownership trust (EOT).
  • Benchmark International Completes the Partial Sale of I.C.P.M.S. Cones Limited to Alpha Resources LLC June 26, 2020
    Benchmark International is delighted to announce the partial sale of Cheshire-based precision engineers I.C.P.M.S. Cones to an entity ultimately owned by the shareholders of Michigan-based company, Alpha Resources LLC. Incorporated in 2002 following an MBO by owners Dean White and Gareth Evans, I.C.P.M.S. Cones is a precision engineering company specialising in the design and manufacture […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between A Quality Service Ltd and Tudor Group June 24, 2020
    Manchester-based facilities management provider, Tudor Group, has acquired Cardiff-based cleaning contractor, A Quality Service (AQS). Established in 2011, AQS specialises in stadium cleaning, as well as providing commercial cleaning for a variety of customers from factories and offices to the NHS. Tudor Group provides a wide range of commercial cleaning services to clients nationwide and […]
  • Sellers Vs. Buyers Disparate Interests in the Transaction Process June 24, 2020
    Buyers and Sellers approach a given transaction from different perspectives. The seller wants to receive as much as possible, as quickly as possible, with little or no potential liability to the buyer or parties associated with the seller’s pre-sale operation of the business. The buyer wants to pay as little as possible, defer payment as […]
  • 3 Ways To Grow Your Company June 19, 2020
    Through a Merger A merger unites two independent, similarly sized companies as one new entity, typically with a new name. This strategy adds value to both companies by growing into new market segments, gaining market share, or expanding geographic reach. A merger enables the new venture to benefit from the best that each company brings […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Twenty First Century Engineering and J.S. Held June 17, 2020
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction between Twenty First Century Engineering (“TFCE”) and J.S. Held LLC. TFCE, based in Vero Beach, Florida is a renowned full-service professional engineering firm focusing on forensic services. TFCE provides civil, structural, forensic, and design/build services to individuals, corporations, and contractors throughout Florida, the greater Southeast United States, Texas, […]
  • How COVID-19 Has Impacted Buyer Appetites In The Lower To Middle Market in South Africa June 16, 2020
    Benchmark International’s industry agnostic approach has proven to be informative during the Covid-19 epidemic. Interest in most of our client base has not declined and we are receiving queries from a wide range of parties. Who are these interested parties and what is their investment approach? Analysing the data provides an interesting insight and some […]
  • How To Value A Business June 12, 2020
    When it comes to valuating a business, a major distinction is whether the company is privately or publicly held. For a publicly traded company, calculating the market value is somewhat simple: just multiply the stock price by its outstanding shares. For a private company, determining its worth is a much more complicated process because the […]
  • Using Growth Capital To Grow Your Business June 10, 2020
    Every business owner wants to grow their company, but having access to capital to make it happen can make all the difference in the world. Growth capital is money that you borrow to help grow your business’s operations and, ideally, its profitability. There are many different forms of growth capital. It may be structured as […]
  • 7 Small Changes That Will Make A Big Difference When You Sell Your Business June 8, 2020
    So you have started to think about selling your business in the near future.  Will you be ready?  There are changes that you can make now that can make a big difference when the time comes to sell and help you avoid leaving money on the table.  Begin by starting to plan 18-24 months before […]
  • Unexpected Upturn In The United States Economy June 5, 2020
    At 8:30 eastern time this morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its US Household Survey for May, stating that 2.5 million new jobs were created in the US during the month of May, and unemployment fell by 1.4%, even while the overall labor participation rate increased. These results indicate a resilient economy in […]
  • As If Pronouncing EBITDA Wasn't Hard Enough, We Now Have EBITDAC June 3, 2020
    The novel Coronavirus's impact has been felt in companies large and small across the globe as business has been curtailed and economies have slowed.In mid-April, Benchmark International published a blog article outlining some of the recommendations made to clients to record the pandemic's financial impact in order to readily identify any expenses or losses that […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Management Data, Inc. and Ridgeline Advisors June 2, 2020
    Ridgeline Advisors (“Ridgeline”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce it has completed the recapitalization of insurance and annuity software developer Management Data, Inc. (“MDI”). Founded in 1982, MDI has operated as a software developer and ASP provider to insurance and annuity companies. MDI serves its customers by customizing software needs and providing […]
  • Benchmark International Is Honored To Support the TGH Foundation June 1, 2020
    Benchmark International received a thank you card from Tampa General Hospital (TGH), reminding us how important it is to support our neighbors and healthcare heroes during these unprecedented times. On April 14th and 15th, our founders Steven Keane and Gregory Jackson purchased 400 pizza pies to feed the healthcare professionals at TGH. We wanted to […]