Passionate

vcardSunny Garten

Senior Deal Associate
4030 West Boy Scout Blvd
Suite 500
Tampa FL 33607
About

Ms. Garten grew up in Beijing, China, where she studied at the University of International Relations and obtained a BA in Business Administration with a Minor in Finance. After college, she worked at a business investment consulting firm in China and Germany for a few years before pursuing a Master of Science degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. As a senior associate of a deal transaction team, Sunny communicates with clients and acquirers on a daily basis with the goals of maximizing the value of her clients’ companies and achieving a successful transaction. With extensive experience in financial analysis, business intelligence, transaction negotiation, and cross-border investments, she sets very high standards in serving each client.

Passion

Business investments, along with mergers and acquisitions, have been Ms. Garten’s career focus since she graduated from college. Benchmark International provides a unique platform within the mid-market M&A industry, including the most advanced technology, market intelligence and global reach, allowing her to keep moving forward and believe she can always do better to serve her clients.

Education

Illinois Institute of Technology - Industrial Operation and Technology

University of International Relations - Business Administration & Minor in Finance

Experience

Prior to joining the Benchmark International family, Sunny worked with a private equity advisor firm in Chicago, with offices in China and India. She was a member of a professional team that conducted financial due diligence, data management, and post transaction transition. She specialized in the healthcare, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. At Benchmark International, we represent the seller. Her previous experience gave her solid understanding of buyers’ perspectives during transactions and helps her to negotiate the best terms for her clients at Benchmark International.

Skills

M&A Transaction, Cross-Border M&A Transaction, Negotiation, Due Diligence, Business Intelligence, Business Strategy, Exit Strategy, Acquisition Analysis, M&A Market Research, Financial Analysis, Investment, Business Development, Quality Auditor by ASQ, Bilingual

Charity

Sunny supports the Save the Manatee Club and she adopted a manatee named Ariel. She visits her every year at Homosassa Wild Life Park. She also designed manatee pins and golf ball markers to support the community. Additionally, she has been a member of the Hope Organization in China since she was in college, supporting children in rural areas that need financial support for education.

Diligent

Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
Marley Drug, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByMedicure Inc.
Seller
Marley Drug, Inc.
Acquirer
Medicure Inc.
Industry
Healthcare
All-Star Fire, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFire Safety and Protection, LLC (FSP), a portfolio company of Sunny River Management (SRM).
Seller
All-Star Fire, LLC
Acquirer
Fire Safety and Protection, LLC (FSP), a portfolio company of Sunny River Management (SRM).
Industry
Business Services
Advantage Plastics of New York Inc. and Sherri Plastics Inc.Acquired ByAffiliate of Orchard Creek Capital - Buyer
Seller
Advantage Plastics of New York Inc. and Sherri Plastics Inc.
Acquirer
Affiliate of Orchard Creek Capital
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
HireVergence, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByJob.com
Seller
HireVergence, LLC
Acquirer
Job.com
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Alliance Air Solutions, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByClimatech Mechanical Services, Inc
Seller
Alliance Air Solutions, Inc.
Acquirer
Climatech Mechanical Services, Inc
Industry
Business Services
Twenty First Century Engineering - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByJ.S. Held, LLC
Seller
Twenty First Century Engineering
Acquirer
J.S. Held, LLC
Industry
Business Services
Aventura Magazine - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPalm Beach Media Group
Seller
Aventura Magazine
Acquirer
Palm Beach Media Group
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
In-O-Vate Technologies Incorporated - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByContinental Materials Corporation - Benchmark International Success
Seller
In-O-Vate Technologies Incorporated
Acquirer
Continental Materials Corporation
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
AM Engineering, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFremont-Wright, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
AM Engineering, Inc
Acquirer
Fremont-Wright, LLC
Industry
Business Services
Integrated Legacy Solutions, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByNXTsoft, LLC - Technology
Seller
Integrated Legacy Solutions, LLC
Acquirer
NXTsoft, LLC
Industry
Financial
Paragon Plastics, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByAshley Industrial Molding, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Paragon Plastics, Inc
Acquirer
Ashley Industrial Molding, Inc
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Bean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc (BWLK) - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCES, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Bean, Whitaker, Lutz & Kareh, Inc (BWLK)
Acquirer
CES, Inc
Industry
Business Services
Central Window of Vero Beach Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFlorida Window and Door - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Central Window of Vero Beach Inc
Acquirer
Florida Window and Door
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Plastic Revolutions, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByIndustrial Container Services - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Plastic Revolutions, Inc
Acquirer
Industrial Container Services
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Sun Coast Hydraulic Electric MFG Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByScott Industrial Systems, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Sun Coast Hydraulic Electric MFG Inc
Acquirer
Scott Industrial Systems, Inc
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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Trustworthy

The Benchmark team with their knowledge and experience in M&A transactions far surpassed my expectations. After owning my business for 25 years, Benchmark found the perfect buyer to continue the legacy. Thanks for all your help through this transaction
David Trout