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vcardMisha Brooks

Associate Director
101 Park Drive
Milton Park
Oxfordshire OX14 4RY
About 

Mr. Brooks grew up in Oxford and attended the Marlborough School in Woodstock. From there, he studied Actuarial Science/Business Statistics at the University of East Anglia (UEA). He is proud to be highly competitive in nature and continually pushes himself toward betterment in all aspects of his life. At Benchmark International, Misha’s role is to lead deals and provide our clients with an exit that meets and exceeds their expectations. He enjoys working to achieve the most desirable results for business owners, and the benefit that comes with them fully realising the fruits of their many years of labour.

experience 

Mr. Brooks previously worked for a private equity firm in London. Prior to that, he worked with an insurance brokerage, focusing on insurance specific to mergers and acquisitions. He decided to join Benchmark International because he wished to transition into a more client-facing role that allowed him to take on greater responsibility. In less than three years, Misha has led more than 20 deals.

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Sample of Involvement

Our Success
Kbiosystems acquired by PorvairAcquired ByPorvair acquires Kbiosystems
Seller
Kbiosystems Limited
Acquirer
Porvair PLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Solar Graphics acquired by Think SignsAcquired ByThink Signs acquires Solar Graphics
Seller
Solar Graphics (UK) Limited
Acquirer
Think Signs Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Moorland Fuels acquired by Craggs EnergyAcquired ByCraggs Energy acquires Moorland Fuels
Seller
Moorland Fuels Limited
Acquirer
Craggs Energy Limited
Industry
Energy and Power
Greenkey Garden & Home acquiredAcquired ByRetail Equipment acquires Greenkey
Seller
Greenkey Garden & Home
Acquirer
Retail Equipment
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Sportfit Support Services acquired by Tristone HealthcareAcquired ByTristone Healthcare acquires Sportfit Support Services
Seller
Sportfit Support Services Limited
Acquirer
Tristone Healthcare Ltd
Industry
Healthcare
Andy Newell Limited acquired by a private investorAcquired ByPrivate Investor acquires Andy Newell Limited
Seller
Andy Newell Limited
Acquirer
Private Investor
Industry
Construction
Benchmark International - Keel OverAcquired ByBenchmark International - Newmore Capital
Seller
Keel Over Limited
Acquirer
Newmore Capital
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Thorpe Associates
Acquired ByBenchmark International - EPIC Private Equity acquires Thorpe Associates
Seller
Thorpe Associates
Acquirer
EPIC Private Equity
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Benchmark International - Pebble IT acquiredAcquired ByBenchmark International - Optimity acquires Pebble IT
Seller
Pebble IT Limited
Acquirer
Optimity Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Regency Cleaning Services acquired by Eco CleenAcquired ByEco Cleen acquires Regency Cleaning
Seller
Regency Cleaning Services Limited
Acquirer
Eco Cleen Limited
Industry
Business Services
C E Turner acquired by Mersey Industries, a SPVAcquired ByPrivate investor acquires C E Turner
Seller
C E Turner (Engineers) Limited
Acquirer
Mersey Industries (SPV)
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Benchmark International Success Ecologia Acquired by RSKAcquired ByBenchmark International Success RSK Acquires Ecologia
Seller
Ecologia Environmental Solutions Holdings Limited
Acquirer
RSK Group
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
DDI Acquired by Seed Partners Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPrivate Investor Seed Partners Acquires DDI Benchmark Success
Seller
DDI Projects Limited
Acquirer
Seed Partners Ltd
Industry
Construction
Benchmark International Client Success FlipfileAcquired ByBenchmark International Success BDS Office Acquires Flipfile
Seller
Flipfile Limited
Acquirer
BDS Office Limited
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Benchmark International Success Forza ProjectsAcquired By
Lenhart Partners
Seller
Forza Projects Limited
Acquirer
Lenhart Partners
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Willhay Management Acquired by ToscaAcquired ByTosca Capital Acquisition of Willhay
Seller
Willhay Management Limited
Acquirer
Tosca Capital Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Springett Engineering Design Benchmark SuccessAcquired BySSC Foundations Benchmark International Client Success
Seller
Springett Engineering Design Limited
Acquirer
SSC Foundations Ltd
Industry
Business Services
Cartoonstock Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByCartoon Collections Benchmark International Success
Seller
Cartoonstock Limited
Acquirer
Cartoon Collections, LLC
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Clement May Acquired by Staffing 360Acquired ByStaffing 360 Solutions Benchmark Success
Seller
Clement May Limited
Acquirer
Staffing 360 Solutions INC
Industry
Business Services
Anglodan Services Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByMarkom Partners Acquires Anglodan
Seller
Anglodan Services Ltd
Acquirer
Markom Partners PLC
Industry
Business Services
VCUK Services Ltd & VCUK Ltd Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByCommunicate Better Acquires Vision Communications
Seller
VCUK Services Ltd & VCUK Ltd
Acquirer
Communicate Better Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
CSM Storage & Archives Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByOASIS Group Benchmark Success
Seller
CSM Storage & Archives Limited
Acquirer
OASIS Group
Industry
Business Services
Eurosigns (UK) Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByHLD Group Acquires Eurosigns
Seller
Eurosigns (UK) Limited
Acquirer
HLD Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Waste Check Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByReconomy Benchmark International Success
Seller
Waste Check Limited
Acquirer
Reconomy Limited
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Qualcare Medical Supplies Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByTarget Healthcare Benchmark Success
Seller
Qualcare Medical Supplies Limited
Acquirer
Leca Medical Supplies Limited (Target Healthcare)
Industry
Healthcare
Lightning Packaging Supplies Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBunzl Acquires Lightning Packaging Benchmark International Success
Seller
Lightning Packaging Supplies Limited
Acquirer
Bunzl plc
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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education 

University of East Anglia - BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science. 

PASSION 

For Misha, the highlight of his role at Benchmark International is seeing the material change we make to people’s lives, through the realisation of the hard work that they have put in over several years.

achievement 

Despite Misha's many successes on larger deals, his biggest achievement to date at Benchmark International was negotiating a deal for a niche company in excess of £1m, even though it made less than £50k EBITDA. 

charity 

Misha has been involved in a number of charities over the years but most recently assists the charity, FarmAbility, with its social media. FarmAbility teaches young adults with learning difficulties or autism about nature and how to work on a farm. By doing so, it helps them develop their social skills, confidence and can potentially provide them part-time work. As a small charity that does not receive much in the way of funding, the charity's volunteers are paramount to keeping it running. 

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Misha Brooks was responsible for the preparation of the initial Introduction Note about the business and the subsequent more elaborate Sale Memorandum. He assisted in the negotiations with prospective buyers and the production of Heads of Terms. During the lengthy period required to complete the acquisition process he was active at all time in contacting the buyers and their legal representatives. His professional approach and courtesy in dealing with numerous difficulties undoubtedly helped the achievement of the eventual sale. I am very happy to recommend Misha Brooks and Benchmark International to anyone considering the sale of their business.
J.E.M Mayne
C.E. Turner (Eng.) Ltd

The initial meetings with potential buyers were held at your offices and it demonstrated to the buyer that we were presenting well with an excellent negotiating team working for us. That feeling continued with us throughout the process. In the final days of due diligence and the locked box analysis, which we did not ever understand and would have tripped us up if we had tried to do this without your support was great. Paul was so helpful along with you, Misha, and we cannot thank you all enough for taking us through this procedure to an excellent completion date. The feeling of elation at completion was something we will always remember. A truly great decision we took to sell our company supported by a truly professional and knowledgeable team. We thank you all so much for the way you realised our dream after 10 years to sell Waste Check as a going concern, which will see it flourish further under its new owners in the waste management industry.

Mark Jenkins
Shareholder, Waste Check
I would certainly, without hesitation, recommend Benchmark International. I felt that they looked after us through every step of the process. Where Misha helped us massively is on the accounting side. Misha has an accountancy background, and that was invaluable to me when I sat down at various meetings. Without him, I would have been lost. Of that, there is no doubt.
Martyn Taylor
Managing Director, Lightning Packaging