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  • Webinar: How To Navigate A Deal With Private Equity Funds And Be Successful October 16, 2019
    For many sellers, the notion of selling the business they built from the ground up to a private equity fund is unimaginable. Many have heard horror stories from their friends, perhaps read books about the pitfalls of private equity buyers, and may even have some personal experiences. While dealing with private equity funds can be […]
  • Break Beyond Limitations – Become a Generalist October 11, 2019
    Although prior knowledge of how to approach a particular problem helps us to some extent, it can largely hinder our decision making process. Instinctively, the human mind causes us to succumb to second guessing ourselves and making a decision out of fear, rather than from intuitive knowledge. Additionally, the human mind also has a predisposition […]
  • How A Sovereign Credit Downgrade Might Impact M&A Activity October 9, 2019
    While still managing to avoid a downgrade in April, South Africa has found itself at a crossroads of uncertainty since Moody’s Investors Service’s bleak budget reaction that sparked junk status fears for the country. The speculation about the credit downgrade has been amplified by the fact that South Africa is in the middle of an […]
  • Benchmark International (South Africa) Closes 9 Deals in 9 Weeks October 7, 2019
    Benchmark International’s South African office has experienced a sharp increase in deal flow and activity. The company reports having received 51% more non-disclosure agreements from interested parties and a 71% increase in the number of offers received for client businesses than in the corresponding period last year. The volume of transactions concluded by Benchmark’s South […]
  • M&A In The Global Mining Sector October 7, 2019
    The Role of Mining in the World The global mining sector employs millions of people worldwide and its role in the global economy continues to significantly evolve. Standard functions in the mining industry include production of metals, and metals investing and trading. Additionally, there is a strong correlation between the global mining industry and other […]
  • Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction of Four Colour Imports, LTD to Vivos Corp October 4, 2019
    Four Colour Imports, LTD (“Four Colour”) of Louisville, KY has been acquired by Vivos Corp of Manassas, VA.  Four Colour is a non-traditional printing and sales service provider specializing in book and catalog print. The company uses advanced technology to supply its clients with the highest quality pre-press, printing and book binding services.
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Advised the Shareholder of Group Management Electrical Surveys Ltd on the Sale to Phenna Group October 2, 2019
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Yorkshire-based Group Management Electrical Surveys (GMES) and Nottingham-based Phenna Group. Established in 1990, GMES provides specialist electrical services to international blue-chip clients. It concentrates on delivering independent electrical inspection and testing services in line with BS7671 and IET Guidance Note 3 for all types of new […]
  • M&A In The Hotel, Lodging & Hospitality Industry September 30, 2019
    Hotel and hospitality brands have an insatiable appetite for rapid growth and there is an endless ongoing battle for global share. Because the industry is highly fragmented and brand driven (the top hotel brands only account for a third of rooms worldwide), mergers and acquisitions are always on the table as a key growth strategy. […]
  • Benchmark International Team Members Completed the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk September 30, 2019
    Members from Benchmark International completed a Memory Walk last weekend to support the work done by the Alzheimer’s Society. Memory Walks are held throughout the year around the UK to fund vital research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society into the cause, care, cure and prevention of dementia. Its ambitions are: “To reach every person who […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Sale Between RG Distributors Limited and Headway Point Ltd September 26, 2019
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between online supplier of catering equipment, RG Distributors (trading as eCatering), and private investor, Headway Point. eCatering is an online supplier of commercial and domestic catering equipment such as refrigerators and cooking and food preparation equipment to restaurants, cafes and hospitals, as well as to end-users. It […]
  • The Ultimate Glossary of Terms for a Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction September 25, 2019
    If you are a seller or buyer that doesn’t have a lot of experience in the world of M&A, it can be frustrating and confusing trying to understand the terminology that is used. As much as we try not to confuse our clients, it is many times more efficient to use the specialized terms of […]
  • M&A In The Nuclear Power Sector September 23, 2019
    Population and economic growth drive the global demand for energy. Nuclear energy is the world's second largest source of low-carbon power and it makes up 11% of the world’s electricity generation. Around 50 countries use nuclear energy, and there are hundreds of nuclear reactors in operation around the world. There are also around 225 research reactors […]
  • Acquirer FAQs on Benchmark International's Relationships With Clients September 20, 2019
    Over the years, we’ve collected the questions acquirers most often ask about our relationships with our clients. We hope you will find working with us to be a beneficial experience and invite you to learn a bit more about our relationship with our clients by looking over these most frequently asked questions. Do you ever […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Ecologia Environmental Solutions and RSK Group September 19, 2019
    Benchmark International has advised on the transaction between remediation specialist, Ecologia, and environmental and engineering services specialist, RSK. Founded in 2000, Ecologia provides services in the area of contaminated land consultancy, site investigation and remediation, and specialised support for environmental claims. With headquarters in Sittingbourne and further sites in Stafford, Devon and Bologna, Ecologia employs […]
  • Benchmark International Advises on the Transaction Between Maitland Medical Service Limited and The Doctors Clinic Group Limited September 18, 2019
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Kent-based Maitland Medical and London-based The Doctors Clinic Group (DCG). Established in 1995, Maitland Medical is an occupational health advisory/consultancy, supporting businesses with recruitment, the promotion of wellbeing at work and absence management. It has a strong team of occupational health specialists delivering tailored, high quality […]
  • Benchmark International Represented Provenance Consulting and Its Owners in the Sale of the Company’s Assets to Trinity Consultants September 18, 2019
    Benchmark International Represented Provenance Consulting and Its Owners in the Sale of the Company’s Assets to Trinity Consultants. Provenance Consulting is headquartered in Borger, Texas with an additional location in Houston, Texas. Provenance Consulting utilizes innovation and technology to provide information management systems to track, monitor, verify, and sustain data that personnel use in the […]
  • Benchmark International Completed St. Jude 5k Walk/Run for Charity September 16, 2019
    Members of the Benchmark International team, completed the St. Jude 5K Walk/Run this past weekend in Tampa, FL to support ending childhood cancer. 
  • Business Services M&A: Office Administration & Recruiting September 13, 2019
    When companies seek to enhance their margins and better serve their customers while reducing the cost of providing services, they outsource non-revenue producing functions to outside business services providers, known as business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. In the area of recruiting, it is a form of BPO, commonly referred to as Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). […]
  • Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction of Gene Larew Lures to PRADCO Outdoor Brands September 11, 2019
    Benchmark International facilitated the transaction of Gene Larew Lures, LLC in Tulsa, Oklahoma to PRADCO Outdoor Brands. Gene Larew Lures, an Oklahoma-based company, was purchased by owner Chris Lindenberg in 2006.  The company became a market leader with the Gene Larew brand synonymous with bass baits, the Bobby Garland brand, and the Crappie Pro brand. […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction of Hair Are Us, LLC To a Private Investor September 9, 2019
    Benchmark International facilitated the transaction of Hair Are Us, LLC, a Los Angeles based hair extension brand. They ship worldwide and are well-known in the industry as one of the leading hair experts of human hair extension. They specialize in various extensions, including Indian Wavy, Brazilian Curly, and Kinky Straight. In addition to a quality […]