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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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People-Centred Data: A Crucial Tool in M&A

October 10, 2017

Of all the obstacles inherent in the M&A process, something that’s often overlooked is ‘the people factor’ – that’s to say, understanding, planning and correctly valuing the HR and employment side of a business, as well as company culture – an aspect that’s crucial when two companies come together. A 2016 survey by KPMG showed […]

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The ‘Urge to Merge’ is Alive and Kicking Globally – With a Trend towards Smaller Deals

September 29, 2017

In a much-talked-about piece in the New York Times recently, Hernan Cristerna, Co-Head of Global M&A at JP Morgan Chase, diagnosed the global mergers and acquisitions market as alive and very much kicking – in spite of ongoing Brexit anxieties and considerable political uncertainty around the Trump administration. Cross-border European-US transactions have already increased by […]

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Rochester Electro-Medical to Advantage Medical Cables

September 26, 2017

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the sale of Rochester Electro-Medical, Inc to Advantage Medical Cables, a portfolio company of HealthEdge Investment Partners. The complementary nature of the acquisition is expected to enable both companies to build on their strengths and solid proprietary businesses, uniting the AMC, LifeSync and Rochester brands, to provide one of the […]

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Benchmark International Closes 14 US-based Deals in the first half of 2017

September 26, 2017

Following on last year’s impressive 26 closings, Benchmark International’s US offices represented sellers on 14 transactions in the first six months of 2017. This was due in no small part to a 30-day span in which Benchmark International closed ten deals globally, with six of those being for US-based sellers. Benchmark International’s US sellers were […]

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Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc Acquired by Eyeworks Advertising, Inc

September 26, 2017

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the sale of Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc. to Eyeworks Advertising, Inc. Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc. is a full service advertising agency that focuses on creative design, production and account management of digital media, social media, and in-house video production services. Cade also offers a full slate of traditional […]

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Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Beginner’s Guide to the Top Five Areas of Interest

September 26, 2017

Due diligence by potential buyers takes up a serious amount of time in any M&A process. Essentially, it’s designed to make sure the buyer knows exactly what it is that they’re buying – and in other cases, ‘reverse diligence’ helps the target company understand whether a potential buyer or merger partner is right for them. […]

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Benchmark International’s client, Command Partners merged with Enventys

September 26, 2017

In July 2016, Benchmark International’s client, Command Partners (a digital Marketing Firm) merged with Enventys (a Product Development Firm). These companies cater to helping entrepreneurs and startups locally and globally. Command Partners focuses on digital marketing for burgeoning companies using crowd funding and Enventys; expertise is in product design, engineering, manufacturing and fulfillment. The joint […]

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Benchmark International Opens Ireland Office

September 22, 2017

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that after an exciting year of growth, we are expanding our international reach to Ireland. The news comes after our recent announcement that Benchmark International will have a presence in South Africa, with the opening of our new Cape Town offices. Ireland has witnessed a staggering economic turnaround as […]

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Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Furlong Business Solutions Limited to Volaris Group

September 19, 2017

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Furlong Business Solutions to Volaris Group. Furlong is a unique Management Information System provider in the UK, working with schools across the world. Whether you’re looking to improve access to data, consolidate many disparate systems or improve parental engagement, they can help. More than 285 schools […]

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Post-Brexit Benefits for Mergers and Acquisitions

September 14, 2017

Irrespective of the outcome and the eventual deal Britain strikes with the EU, there will be greater uncertainty for businesses in the near-term. So what and how will this affect the M&A sector? History shows us that turbulent times economically, politically and socially produce a short term drop in investment and a period of re-appraisal, […]

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