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vcardEmily Cogley

Director
4030 West Boy Scout Blvd
Suite 500
Tampa FL 33607
About

As one of the first members of Benchmark International's office in the U.S., Ms. Cogley has grown with the company in a range of roles alongside the Chairman, CEO, and International Directors. She worked with the Chairman and CEO to open the headquarters in Tampa in 2012.

Emily develops and implements comprehensive marketing plans for valuation workshops and domestic and international conferences. The invitation-only, confidential valuation workshops are tailored to each business and are designed to help business owners understand the current value of their company. The conferences allow Benchmark International to showcase our latest sell-side opportunities, network with existing and new buyers, remain current on deals and recent activity in the M&A market, and promote overall brand awareness. Prior to her role as Conference and Workshop Events Director, she spent more than six years on the transaction side of the business. Specifically, she prepared clients for market by tailoring professional and informative marketing materials that highlight the strengths and opportunities of their businesses. She has assisted more than 100 clients across an array of industries, from the initial engagement period to data management and due diligence. Between 2017 and 2018, she assisted the team in successfully closing 24 transactions.

Success

Among her successes at Benchmark International include the sale of Rx30 to GTCR and deal of ComputerRx also to GTCR. The team was able to achieve a rich multiple for the client. That same multiple was reached in the following sale of ComputerRx.

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Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
PBK Architects, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByDC Capital Partners
Seller
PBK Architects, Inc.
Acquirer
DC Capital Partners
Industry
Construction
Schwabs Enterprises DBA Bayou Lawn Services - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByLandscape Workshop - Benchmark International Client Success
Seller
Schwabs Enterprises DBA Bayou Lawn Services
Acquirer
Landscape Workshop LLC
Industry
Business Services
Credex Systems, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByValsoft Corporation, Inc
Seller
Credex Systems, Inc
Acquirer
Valsoft Corporation, Inc
Industry
Business Services
AMTIS, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBlackfish Federal LLC - Benchmark Client Success
Seller
AMTIS, Inc
Acquirer
Blackfish Federal LLC
Industry
Education and Government
T3 Technologies - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBlue Stone Government Solutions - Benchmark International Success
Seller
T3 Technologies
Acquirer
Blue Stone Government Solutions
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
GPL Landscaping - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByRotolo Consultants - Benchmark International Success
Seller
GPL Landscaping
Acquirer
Rotolo Consultants
Industry
Construction
Network Technologies, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByAutomated Systems Design, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Network Technologies, Inc
Acquirer
Automated Systems Design, Inc
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Carpet Super Mart Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByHigh Net Worth Individual
Seller
Carpet Super Mart Inc
Acquirer
High Net Worth Individual
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Challenger Pools of Tampa, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCody Pools of Florida, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Challenger Pools of Tampa, Inc
Acquirer
Cody Pools of Florida, LLC
Industry
Construction
Canaide, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByApprio Holdings, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Canaide, Inc
Acquirer
Apprio Holdings, LLC
Industry
Financial
Silexx Financial Systems - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByChicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Seller
Silexx Financial Systems
Acquirer
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Industry
Financial
Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByEyeworks Advertising - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc
Acquirer
Eyeworks Advertising
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Stouten Cramer, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByKing Engineering - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Stouten Cramer, Inc
Acquirer
King Engineering
Industry
Business Services
Southern Weaving Company - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByOppermann-Bandweberei - Acquirer name
Seller
Southern Weaving Company
Acquirer
Oppermann-Bandweberei
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Rochester Electro-Medical, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByAdvantage Medical Cables - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Rochester Electro-Medical, Inc
Acquirer
Advantage Medical Cables
Industry
Healthcare
Advanced Renal Care, Inc - Advanced Renal Care, Inc.Acquired ByFresenius Medical Care North America - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Advanced Renal Care, Inc
Acquirer
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Industry
Healthcare
C&S Carpet Distribution - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBest Logistics Group - Benchmark International Success
Seller
C&S Carpet Distribution
Acquirer
Best Logistics Group
Industry
Business Services
Badge Express, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPlasco ID
Seller
Badge Express, Inc.
Acquirer
Plasco ID
Industry
Business Services
Garden Innovations - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFlorentaise - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Garden Innovations
Acquirer
Florentaise
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Steven Feller P.E. PL - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByYenni Capital - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Steven Feller P.E. PL
Acquirer
Yenni Capital
Industry
Business Services
MediaWorks - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByDimension Design
Seller
MediaWorks
Acquirer
Dimension Design
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Big Couch Media Group LLCAcquired ByForte Industries
Seller
Big Couch Media Group LLC
Acquirer
Forte Industries
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
G&G Graphics and Promotions, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByProforma Idea Press - Benchmark International Success
Seller
G&G Graphics and Promotions, Inc
Acquirer
Proforma Idea Press
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Component Technology Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByMonroe Engineering - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Component Technology Inc
Acquirer
Monroe Engineering
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByExcell Marketing - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group Inc
Acquirer
Excell Marketing
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Southpoint JacksonvilleAcquired BySouth CarolinaG Partners
Seller
Southpoint Jacksonville
Acquirer
South CarolinaG Partners
Industry
Construction
Advantone Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByIntelePeer Holdings Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Advantone Inc
Acquirer
IntelePeer Holdings Inc
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Omega Technology Solutions, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCertive Solutions Inc
Seller
Omega Technology Solutions, LLC
Acquirer
Certive Solutions Inc
Industry
Healthcare
Central Emergency Medical Services Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPriority Ambulance owned by Enhanced Equity Funds - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Central Emergency Medical Services Inc
Acquirer
Priority Ambulance owned by Enhanced Equity Funds
Industry
Healthcare
RX30Acquired ByGTCR
Seller
Transaction Data Systems (RX30)
Acquirer
GTCR
Industry
Healthcare
Sterling Property Services - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByVesta Property Services - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Sterling Property Services
Acquirer
Vesta Property Services
Industry
Business Services
Seafood Sales & Services - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByEastern Food & Distribution - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Seafood Sales & Services
Acquirer
Eastern Food & Distribution
Industry
Transportation
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Committed

Education

University of South Florida - BS, International Studies and Business

Experience

Emily finds success on the front end of transactions when she brainstorms with clients on key selling points and areas for growth for their business. On the back end, she feels gratified to see clients’ satisfaction with the delivery of multiple competitive offers.

Strong analytical and interpersonal communication skills have allowed Emily to deliver tangible results for sellers. She emphasizes the working relationship between the client and herself, allowing her to craft client-specific solutions and get ahead of sensitive issues. Her responsibilities have ranged from analytics to sales and management.

Emily has created hundreds of targeted business intelligence lists and built financial analysis files for clients to arrive at their adjusted EBITDA. Her specific database experience includes CapitalIQ, FirstResearch, Zephyr, and PitchBook.

Passion

Ms. Cogley’s several-year tenure with Benchmark International speaks volumes. Seeing the model flourish from a national to truly international scale is something that is personally close to her. She loves working alongside some of the most dedicated and determined colleagues in the industry who are tasked with handling one of the most critical tasks in the lifetime of a business owner.

Passionate

Transparent

I would like to thank all the members of the Benchmark International transaction team thatworked diligently to produce this result and feelstrongly we could not have achieved this withoutthem by my side every step of the way.
Gary Coker
Our engagement with the Benchmark team was an exceptional experience from start to finish. Every teammember performed admirably with the utmost of professionalism, dedication and perseverance throughout theentire process. Unquestionably, we would not have consummated our transaction without their commitment toexcellence and expertise. Without Benchmark International our company would not have accomplished whattheir team did. Our company and our family will be forever grateful for their outstanding performance and thenumerous benefits we have and will continue to realize.
Scott Hunter
The Benchmark team was very professional, responsive and provided great guidance during our entire transactionprocess. Having Benchmark on our side, focusing on the details of the transaction process, allowed our management team to continue to focus on the day to day running of our business. I would highly recommend partnering with Benchmark for any small to mid-size business owner that is considering the sale or merger of their firm. We are excited to be part of the ASD team and look forward to providing expanded services and capabilities to our clients through the synergies of the combined companies
Jeff Cook