Personable

vcardAlex Forshaw

Associate Director
One New Bailey
4 Stanley Street
Manchester M3 5JL
About

Mr. Forshaw is from the suburban Manchester town of Sale Moor where he attended a catholic grammar school. He has always aspired to emulate his father, who ran his own successful financial advisory business. Working as a Transaction Leader, he manages clients’ day-to-day needs and negotiates deals. He gets a genuine rush from securing our clients the best possible deals and fulfilling their goals. 

PASSION

Mr. Forshaw wants nothing but the best for our clients. He understands that their businesses are their babies and it’s important to make sure the process is one to celebrate, and not one of stress and frustration. As part of the Benchmark International team, he has been involved in the completion of numerous successful deals. Our clients trust in his knowledge, assistance and his ability to achieve results. 

competitive

Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
PBX Hosting acquired by TelcoSwitchAcquired ByTelcoSwitch acquires PBX Hosting
Seller
PBX Hosting Limited
Acquirer
TelcoSwitch Ltd
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Oracle Drive Systems acquired by Veruth HoldingsAcquired ByVeruth Holdings acquires Oracle Drive Systems
Seller
Oracle Drive Systems
Acquirer
Veruth Holdings
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
HMS acquires Tom Walker and Sons LimitedAcquired ByHMS acquires Tom Walker
Seller
Tom Walker and Sons Limited
Acquirer
HMS Ltd
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Laser Trader acquired by MBA EngineeringAcquired ByMBA Engineering acquires Laser Trader
Seller
Laser Trader Limited
Acquirer
MBA Engineering Systems Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Rocara Acquired by OQEMA Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByBenchmark Success Oqema Acquires Rocara
Seller
Rocara Limited
Acquirer
OQEMA AG
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
John Dwyer Bakery Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByBridgwater Bros. Holdings Acquires John Dwyer Bakery
Seller
John Dwyer Bakery Limited
Acquirer
Bridgwater Bros. Holdings Limited
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Fastsms Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByEsendex Benchmark International Buyer Success
Seller
FastSMS Limited
Acquirer
Esendex Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
McPhee Bros Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByElaghmore Partners LLP Benchmark International Success
Seller
McPhee Bros (Blantyre) Limited
Acquirer
Elaghmore Partners LLP
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Altomed Acquired by ExochromeAcquired ByExochrome Benchmark Success
Seller
Altomed LTD
Acquirer
Exochrome
Industry
Healthcare
Partner Group Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByFastflow Group Benchmark International
Seller
Partner Group U.K. Limited
Acquirer
Fastflow Group Limited
Industry
Construction
Cumberland Platforms Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByGELEV Group Acquires Cumberland
Seller
Cumberland Platforms Limited
Acquirer
GELEV Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Jovic Plant Benchmark SuccessAcquired BySRBE Benchmark International Success
Seller
Jovic Plant Limited
Acquirer
SRBE Ltd
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Checker Leather Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByMedike Branding Solutions Benchmark Success
Seller
Checker Leather Limited
Acquirer
Medike Branding Solutions
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Airwise Ventilation Limited Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByDF Sales Limited Benchmark Success
Seller
Airwise Ventilation Limited
Acquirer
DF Sales Limited
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Precision Engineering Pieces AcquiredAcquired ByThe Pexion Group Benchmark Success
Seller
Precision Engineering Pieces Limited
Acquirer
The Pexion Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors - Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByOgilvie Group
Seller
Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors
Acquirer
Ogilvie Group
Industry
Construction
Oakwood Technology Group Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByThermotech Solutions Limited
Seller
Oakwood Technology Group Limited
Acquirer
Thermotech Solutions Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Network Defence Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByNovosco Limited
Seller
Network Defence Limited
Acquirer
Novosco Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Stevenson Grantech Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByTrend Technologies LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Stevenson Grantech Limited
Acquirer
Trend Technologies LLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
1st Class Holidays - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPHD Equity Partners - Client Success
Seller
1st Class Holidays
Acquirer
PHD Equity Partners
Industry
Real Estate, Lodging, and Leisure
Programmable Systems Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByInnovative Control Systems - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Programmable Systems Limited
Acquirer
Innovative Control Systems
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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adaptable

Education

Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) in Business Studies. 

Experience

Alex takes great pride in creating environments that clients can trust, from buyer identification through negotiation and to a successful completion. He is here to advise and support the client’s best interests. Before joining Benchmark International, he worked for a well-known cheese production company as an account executive, managing orders and product lines from order submission through to package design and delivery. This experience translates well to his current role because he is able to manage a project from start to finish, tackle issues as they arise, stay organised, and negotiate with parties to ensure that the project is successfully delivered on schedule.

Success

Alex has achieved a number of successes during his career at Benchmark International, from completing a deal within 4 months of instruction, to generating £1m of fees in 2018. Outside of work, Alex also strives for success, and has completed the National Three Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours. 

humorous

easy-going

I would like to thank Alex and the team at Benchmark for all the assistance and support that has enabled this transaction to take place. It has taken a long time but we are there, and all the hard work of all of your teams is greatly appreciated.
Jon Holmes
Managing Director, Oakwood Technology Group
Alex, you are genuinely one of the best.
Mark Widdowson
Managing Director, Major Travel
Benchmark, (in particular Alex), was extremely helpful from the beginning to the conclusion of the sale of our business. We were fully supported throughout the whole process.
John Dwyer
Managing Director, John Dwyer Bakery