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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Henderson Site Services Ltd to Western Thermal Ltd

December 13, 2017

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the sale of Henderson Site Services Ltd to Western Thermal Ltd. Henderson Site Services, trading as HSS and a subsidiary of N&S Holdings Ltd, operates UK-wide from its base in Blandon-on-Tyne. It is a mechanical and insulation contractor that fabricates, installs and modulates all manner of pipework systems, vessels […]

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Jovic Plant to SRBE

December 13, 2017

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that a deal between Jovic Plant and SRBE, a subsidiary of Merino Private Equity, has completed. Established in 1971, Jovic Plant has sites in Chelmsford and Basildon. Jovic Plant’s core business is the hire of excavators up to 13 tonnes and associated dumpers, as well as offering the repair […]

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Why Engaging in 2018 is Advantageous for your Business

December 04, 2017

As we embark on the year 2018, it is important to acknowledge the advantages of engaging your business for sale. Mergers and acquisitions was strong in 2017 and is expected to continue full steam ahead moving into 2018. You can count on Benchmark International to stay on top of current trends to bring you the […]

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Don’t Kick the Can Down the Road

December 04, 2017

There are many things to consider when you are thinking of a potential exit, whether it be your own personal/business circumstances, the overall M&A market or potential tax implications. However, your decision doesn’t need to be made today or even next week. Benchmark International’s role is to undertake an exhaustive M&A strategy to source the […]

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Engaging with Benchmark International is Not a Commitment to Sell

November 29, 2017

Engaging with a mergers and acquisitions firm is a huge emotional decision. It may feel like making a commitment to sell, and you aren’t sure if this is what you want. At Benchmark International, our purpose is to help our clients achieve their personal goals whatever they may be. We know you have spent a […]

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Global M&A Activity to Reach Record Figure of £2.4 Trillion in 2018

November 29, 2017

Worldwide mergers and acquisition activity will hit £2.4 trillion ($3.2 trillion) next year, as deal-making is elevated on an increasing global economic tide, according to recent forecasts. Investors are feeling “increasingly confident” due to a spike in global trade and GDP development across most of the world, according to research by law firm Baker McKenzie […]

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Giving in Order to Receive: A Surprisingly ‘Warm and Fuzzy Glow’ in the Harvard Business Review

November 28, 2017

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review made a perhaps surprising conjecture: that as far as mergers and acquisitions are concerned, those companies that focus on what they’re going to get from an acquisition are less likely to succeed, in terms of the deal outcomes, than those companies that focus on what they can give […]

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What Does the Autumn Budget Mean for Businesses?

November 23, 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, yesterday unveiled his Autumn Budget to Parliament, which grabbed the headlines with its announcements on stamp duty, housing, the NHS and the National Living Wage. Amongst the headlines, however, there was some encouraging news for business owners and entrepreneurs, despite some of the continued uncertainty around Brexit. One […]

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Benchmark International Advises on the deal between Sui Generis Holdings Limited to Milbank Concrete Products Limited

November 22, 2017

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that a deal between Sui Generis Holdings Limited to Milbank Concrete Products Limited has been agreed. Sui Generis Holdings Limited was established in 1996 with the intention to specialise in bespoke fibreglass mouldings. However, at any stage the versatility, robustness and consequent massive potential of fibreglass was recognised and […]

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Medical Sector M&A in Rude Health: Medisec Acquisition Part of Wider Trend for Synergetic Deals

November 21, 2017

We’ve recently been seeing at first hand the rise in medical and healthcare sector mergers and acquisitions both domestically and internationally, with Dublin-based Clanwilliam Group’s synergetic acquisition of Cheshire-based NHS technology provider Medisec (brokered by Benchmark International) the most recent example. Greater private sector involvement in the NHS has long been predicted thanks to a […]

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Benchmark International Advises on The Sale of Levy Brothers & Knowles Limited to NNZ

November 17, 2017

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that a deal between Levy Brothers & Knowles Limited (LBK) to NNZ has been agreed. LBK Packaging has been established since 1831 and as one of the UK’s leading independent packaging suppliers, they offer a full range of flexible packaging products from their bases in Liverpool and Glasgow. LBK’s […]

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Greening Due Diligence: Environmental Factors to Consider in M&A Preparation

November 06, 2017

‘Green-washing’ is pretty much endemic in the business world, with every company worth its salt aiming to showcase its environmental credentials, whether rightfully or as a PR exercise. But environmental factors can be absolutely crucial in mergers and acquisitions, and can make or break some deals. Buyers are right to carefully consider any potential environmental […]

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Benchmark International has Successfully Facilitated the Sale of Canaide Inc to Apprio Holdings, LLC.

November 03, 2017

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the sale of Canaide, Inc. to Apprio Holdings, LLC. Canaide, Inc., hereinafter referred to as Canaide, is a revenue cycle management firm located in Central Florida. They are a provider of outsourced, self-pay services to hospitals across the Southeastern United States. The acquirer, Apprio Holdings, is a provider of specialized […]

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Benchmark International Advises on the Transaction between Silexx Financial Systems and Chicago Board Options Exchange

November 03, 2017

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the transaction between Silexx Financial Systems, LLC and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Headquartered in Chicago, IL, CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange in the nation. Silexx Financial Systems, LLC is a broker-neutral, multi-asset class trading platform in Sarasota, Florida. Thomas Frey, president and majority owner of Silexx Financial […]

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Benchmark International Advises on the Deal Between SigmaRoc and Topcrete Limited

November 02, 2017

  Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Topcrete Limited (inc Allen Concrete Limited) to SigmaRoc for a total deal value of £17.1m (including assets extracted by the sellers totalling £4.6m. SigmaRoc Plc is an AIM listed company that invests in and operates new and existing construction material assets, in places where opportunity […]

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Considering the sale of your business? If so, then the time might be now!

October 31, 2017

There is still the chance for you to capitalise on the extremely low 10% capital gains tax rates which are on offer via Entrepreneurs’ Relief, whenever you fully or partially sell your company. However, time is running out as there are already signs from the government that they will be applying the brakes on small […]

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Technically Speaking – M&A to Remain Strong in the Next 12 Months

October 25, 2017

Technology-related mergers and acquisitions are set to remain robust over the next 12 months, according to the recent semi-annual leaders’ poll from law firm Morrison & Foerster’s global M&A team. In spite of something of a slowing-down of the M&A market generally in recent months, with tech deals globally having fallen in the first three […]

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The Time For Health IT M&A is Approaching

October 23, 2017

Health IT mergers and acquisitions are now gaining traction, and at a rapid rate. While there are a number of reasons for this, the ultimate driving force is the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care. Providers want and need innovative health IT tools in order to meet the current demands for high-quality care, but roadblocks […]

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What Makes a Company a Likely Acquisition Target?

October 16, 2017

A fascinating report has been published by Intralinks who, in conjunction with Cass Business School in London examined 23 years of data from almost 34,000 companies worldwide to identify the factors that make companies attractive M&A targets. Whilst worth reading the full report, it concludes with a summary of six vital signs business owners should […]

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M&A Meat Processing Sector – Ireland

October 13, 2017

In spite of the uncertainty surrounding the meat processing sector in Ireland, M&A activity involving participants within the sector has continued apace in 2017, with the conclusion of some notable deals. Now, whilst there is a whole host of reasons underpinning this M&A activity, a number of common themes are evident, with the continued push […]

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