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  • U.S. Private Equity Sets Major Record For H1 2021 July 30, 2021
    Data released in a recent report by Pitchbook shows the unprecedented performance of U.S. Private Equity (PE) during the first half of 2021, continuing its intense pace for the third quarter in a row. PE firms closed on 3,708 deals worth a combined $456.6 billion. That’s almost two-thirds of the $711.6 billion deal value recorded […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Qoda Holdings Limited and Efficient Building Solutions Limited July 27, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between design engineering consultancy, Qoda, and Efficient Building Solutions (EBS). Established in 2011, Qoda is a highly experienced engineering consultant that brings a personal approach to the mechanical, electrical and sustainable areas of building design. The company, which has a 60-strong consultancy team and offices in Oxfordshire, […]
  • Sources of Capital in M&A July 26, 2021
    There are various ways that companies can grow, such as through the institution of new services, the launch of new products, or the enlargement of their market. Yet, growth through acquisition can be a much quicker and easier way to create growth than via the expansion of sales efforts. If the acquisition is a growth […]
  • Can you Fund M&A With Cryptocurrency? July 23, 2021
    What is Cryptocurrency? It seems like everyone is talking about it, but what exactly is cryptocurrency, or crypto? It is a digital payment method that is exchanged online to pay for goods and services. Crypto uses blockchain, which is a highly secure, ledger technology that is spread between multiple computer systems that manage and record […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Meshh Ltd and Limelight Platforms Inc July 22, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between London-based Meshh and Toronto-based Limelight Platforms. Meshh was established in 2017 and operates with nine employees from offices in London, New York and Sydney. It is an award-winning location intelligence specialist that measures engagement and interaction in physical spaces to help clients learn how their customers […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Design Environments and Boston Trade Interior Solutions July 21, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Marietta, Georgia-based Design Environments, and Boston Trade Interior Solutions, with offices in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. Design Environments is a nationally renowned interior design firm specializing in the interior architecture and merchandising of model homes, clubhouses, and amenity/sales facilities throughout the United States. The company […]
  • HVAC: A Consolidating Market July 19, 2021
    When financial buyers think of HVAC contractors, they see an industry ripe for consolidation. The trend of HVAC consolidation started a few years ago and has not slowed down. Throughout the United States, there are thousands of independent HVAC contractors. Financial buyers, such as private equity, see the opportunity to consolidate the independent firms to […]
  • What To Look For When Choosing An M&A Advisor July 15, 2021
    Selling your business is a paramount moment in your life. It’s something you absolutely want to get right so that you can extract the most value out of the deal—and so that you are protected from being swindled by a savvy buyer. It also takes a great deal of time and energy to sell a […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between WHS Homes and Jamaica Cottage Shop July 14, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Londonderry, VT-based Jamaica Cottage Shop (JCS) and WHS Homes of Claremont, NH. Jamaica Cottage Shop has been in operation since 1995 and is a builder of sheds and small homes. WHS Homes, which builds an array of home types under multiple brands, adds a key piece […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between RGM Vent Limited and Foresight Group July 13, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce that County Antrim ventilation systems installer, RGM Vent, has secured £3.35 million investment from private equity firm, Foresight. The funding is a co-investment between the Foresight Scottish Growth Fund and the Northern Ireland Opportunities Fund II, also managed by Foresight. RGM Vent was established in 2010 and offers bespoke […]
  • Kendall Stafford Named Best Mid-Market Financial Services Business Leader 2021 July 12, 2021
    Benchmark International proudly announces that our Managing Partner Kendall Stafford, from our Texas office, has been named Best Mid-Market Financial Services Business Leader 2021 by the 2021 Influential Businesswoman Awards, hosted by Acquisition International.The winners' selection is made using careful analysis of the panel's final shortlist, as well as anything else that their internal research […]
  • The Global 100: Benchmark International's Steven Keane Named Best International Chairman of the Year July 8, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce that our chairman Steven Keane has been named Best International Chairman of the Year by the 2021 Global 100, which is comprised of the world’s leading firms and individuals with votes from global readers in more than 163 countries. The purpose of the Global 100 is to provide its […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Compcare Compressed Air Ltd and Rubix Group July 7, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Shropshire-based CompCare and London-based Rubix. Established in 2007, CompCare specialises in outsourced air, as well as oil free and large compressed air systems. The company is a market leader in variable speed drive conversions or retrofits, heat recovery packages, and multi station control systems. Its focus […]
  • EBITDA Adjustments for a Related Party Rent Expense July 6, 2021
    It is quite common in privately-held businesses for one or more of the owners of the client company to also own the real estate that the company occupies. That real estate may be in the name of the owner individually, or in name of another company (LLC, partnership, or corporation). In nearly every instance where […]
  • Post-Merger Integration Tips July 2, 2021
    Growth through acquisition is an excellent way to enhance and complement the growth trajectory of your business. But bringing companies together is about more than just increasing market share and profits. There are employees involved that can feel a range of emotions from excitement to anger to anxiousness about their future. Important decisions must be […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Ratliff Hardscape and ERW Site Solutions July 1, 2021
    ERW Site Solutions (an RW Assets, Inc. company) announced the acquisition of Ratliff Hardscape, LTD. Ratliff Hardscape is a well-established hardscape construction company with a long-standing history of providing various services for civil and hardscape projects. These projects include single-family, multi-family, commercial, municipal, state, and oil & gas projects. Their turn-key solutions include budget and […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Firebox.com PLC and MH Direkt E-Commerce & Fulfillment GmbH & Co June 30, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of London-based Firebox by Austrian-based MH Direkt. Established in 1998, Firebox.com is an online retailer of unusual gifts, games, gadgets, and food & drink goods. Launched on the back of its incredibly successful invention; the ‘shot glass chess set’, Firebox was one of the first UK e-commerce […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Aprenda Ltd and BRUSH Group June 25, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Cambridgeshire-based Aprenda and Leicestershire-based BRUSH. Aprenda is a high voltage electrical apparatus engineer, specialising in the installation and refurbishment of substations for blue-chip clients throughout the UK. Projects include turnkey design & build projects, preventative maintenance, equipment upgrades and new substation installations. Founded in 1889, BRUSH […]
  • Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Retreat Homes and Lodges Limited and ABI (UK) Limited June 24, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the transaction between Retreat Homes and Lodges (‘Retreat’) and ABI (UK) (‘ABI’). Established in 2004, Retreat manufactures timber-framed bespoke lodges from its manufacturing base on the edge of the Lake District. The company predominantly provides to the UK lodge and caravan park industry, as well as to private clients, […]
  • Benchmark International Facilitated the Simultaneous Transactions of PBSL Group Limited and Securi-Flex Ltd to an MBI Candidate Backed by Chiltern Capital June 23, 2021
    Benchmark International is pleased to announce the simultaneous acquisitions of PBSL Group and Securi-Flex by an MBI candidate, backed by private equity firm, Chiltern Capital.