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  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction of Osborn Equipment Sales, Inc. to Still Holding Company January 24, 2020
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction of Osborn Equipment Sales, Inc. to Still Holding Company. Osborn Equipment Sales, Inc. has been in business for over 60 years and serves as a manufacturer’s representative of dry process material handling equipment to customers located within Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, and the Texas Panhandle. Still Holding Company is […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Laser Trader Limited and MBA Engineering Systems Limited January 22, 2020
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Laser Trader and MBA Engineering. Laser Trader is an importer and distributor of high-tech laser cutting, cladding and welding equipment to UK customers in sectors including aerospace, research and heavy manufacturing. The company is the sole distributor in the UK and ROI for several world leading […]
  • 2020 Outlook For The Global Energy Sector January 21, 2020
    The global energy mix is comprised of the oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), coal, renewable energy, and electricity sectors. The landscape of this industry has seen a great deal of change over the years, and is primed for even more change in the future. Five years ago, fossil fuels accounted for 82 percent of global […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Action Doors and Dorma UK January 19, 2020
    Benchmark International has advised on the transaction between automatic door installation, servicing and maintenance company, Action Doors, and trusted global partner for premium access solutions and services, Dorma UK. Action Doors, established in 1996, is a provider of maintenance, servicing and installation of both automatic and manual door entry systems, with offices in Hertfordshire and […]
  • Congratulations to Kendall Stafford for Being Awarded as One of the Top 10 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch January 17, 2020
    A special congratulations to Managing Partner, Kendall Stafford at Benchmark International who was recognized and awarded by Insights Success Magazine as one of the top 10 most successful businesswomen to watch in 2019. Insights Success Magazine focuses on leading companies, their style of conducting business and ways of delivering effective solutions to strengthen market share.   Kendall was […]
  • Do You Want To Be Featured At The Savca 2020 Southern Africa Industry Conference? January 16, 2020
    Get Your Business Showcased At The Local Industry's 'Must Attend' Event Benchmark International is pleased to announce that we will be contributing material to the attendees’ welcome pack at the SAVCA Southern Africa Industry Conference from February 25th-27th at the Spier Wine Farm. In 2019, the SAVCA Conference attracted 437 Private Equity delegates and 195 Venture […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Easytesters Limited and Biopharma Process Systems Limited January 16, 2020
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Devon-based developer of testing equipment, Easytesters, and Winchester-based pharmaceuticals and manufacturing company, Biopharma Process Systems (BPS). Easytesters is an inventor and developer of unique HACCP testing equipment specifically designed to prevent hazards and contamination in liquid food processing. Its solutions are environmentally friendly and are renowned […]
  • Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Dunlop Heywood and The Leaders Romans Group January 14, 2020
    Benchmark International has advised on the transaction between chartered surveyors, Dunlop Heywood, and estate agents, The Leaders Romans Group. Dunlop Heywood is a chartered surveying practice specialising in rating consultancy and property management with offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Belfast. Clients include Asda, Doncaster Rovers, Bradford City, Travis Perkins, Leeds Bradford and Dublin […]
  • 2020 Global Outlook For The Media Industry January 13, 2020
    The New Media World The media industry has undergone several major transformations in the Internet age. Magazines and newspapers have been disrupted by digital publications. News consumption has been significantly altered by the existence of social media. Broadcast radio is now challenged by satellite radio, podcasting, and both free and fee-based music-streaming services. Television continues […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Technology Navigators LP and Re-Sourcing Holdings January 10, 2020
    Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction of Technology Navigators LP and Re-Sourcing Holdings. Technology Navigators LP, is a technical staffing firm that concentrates on recruiting individuals for contract, project, and permanent placement.  Re-Sourcing Holdings (Re-Sourcing) is a leading provider of strategic staffing, consulting, and direct hire solutions, focusing on Compliance, Legal, Information Technology, Finance […]
  • Why 2020 Is The Right Time To Transition A Business January 7, 2020
    When determining the best time to sell or exit a company, unfortunately nobody has a crystal ball. However, there are several circumstances that should be considered, from fundamental business positions to external influential factors. The state of the M&A market is among the most significant factors in a decision to sell a business. The market […]
  • Benchmark International Facilitated the Transaction Between Catastrophe Cleaning & Restoration Co, Inc. and Interstate Restoration January 6, 2020
    Catastrophe Cleaning & Restoration Co, Inc. (“CATCO”) has been acquired by Interstate Restoration. CATCO is a 50-person company that has operated for over 35 years providing highly-skilled restoration and remediation expertise to residential, commercial, public, and industrial customers. Former owner Michael Hammack will continue as President as he helps transition the firm. Michael Hammack, President […]
  • 2020 Global IT Industry Outlook January 3, 2020
    The global Information Technology industry encompasses the sectors of hardware, software and services, telecom, and emerging tech including ‘as-a-service’ solutions under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT) and automating technologies.  The global IT industry is projected to reach $5.2 trillion in 2020, with global spending growing 3.7% As the world continues to be […]
  • The Aviation Industry and M&A December 30, 2019
    The transportation industry on a whole has seen major opportunities for investment thanks to a myriad of technological advancements such as self-driving cars, ride sharing and alternative fuels. As technology permeates all global industries, the aviation industry has its own unique circumstances, and must turn to acquisitions and market share to create competitive advantages in […]
  • Tips For Evaluating A Buyer’s Letter Of Intent December 20, 2019
    A Letter of Intent (“LOI”) is an expression of the buyer’s intent to acquire a seller’s business on specific terms and conditions.  It is considered a milestone in the transaction process, primarily because it is predicated on the concept that the seller and buyer have agreed upon the basic terms, assuming that due diligence supports […]
  • 14 Common Misconceptions About Selling A Business and Engaging an M&A Firm December 18, 2019
    1. “I can conduct the sale myself.”You could. But you are likely to get a much better deal if you have the guidance of an M&A professional on your side. Not to mention, you are going to have far less of a headache if you do not take on this complex process on your own. […]
  • 5 Qualities The Best People In The M&A Industry Tend To Have December 16, 2019
    1) Discretion Privacy and confidentiality are absolutely essential to any M&A deal. Anyone handling or involved with the sale of a business must be trusted implicitly to maintain discretion around all details of the business and any sensitive materials, including intellectual property. Discretion is also important to ensuring that both employees and customers do not […]
  • How Long Does It Take To Buy A Company? December 13, 2019
    How long after I learn of an opportunity will I be expected to submit an offer? The timing that the offer is first seen does not really play a role in setting any timing expectations. The more precise question might be, “How long will I have to put in an offer before the opportunity is […]
  • M&A In The Global Insurance Industry December 11, 2019
    Mergers and acquisitions in the global insurance industry carry their share of unique challenges. There is always the potential for increased regulation, and ever-changing technologies and infrastructures can make it expensive and difficult for companies to keep pace. When it comes to cross-border M&A, cultural integration is often overlooked. These factors make the world of […]
  • Do You Really Want a Management Presentation? December 9, 2019
    These are customary in bulge bracket deals. And the middle markets are growing more sophisticated to become similar to larger markets. However, not every tool used in larger markets warrants transplanting. Benchmark International clients rarely offer management presentations and we have no plan to change that practice. Here are reasons why we take that view, […]