Professional

vcardPaul Wilson

Managing Director
101 Park Drive
Milton Park
Oxfordshire OX14 4RY
experience 

Mr. Wilson is a chartered accountant and a corporate finance qualified professional with more than 25 years post-qualification experience and has acted as lead adviser on more than 100 transactions, including cross-border transactions across many varying sectors and both the sell-side and the buy-side. He has also held a number of head finance roles in the industry and has owned his own private equity backed businesses. He was drawn to the opportunity at Benchmark International to build and run a team of corporate finance professionals.

education 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales - BFP (Business & Finance Professional). 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales - FCA (Fellow Chartered Accountants). 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales - CF (Corporate Finance). 

University of Birmingham - B.Com (Hons) in Accounting & Finance. 

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Our Success
Premier Choice Telecom acquired by Daisy CommunicationsAcquired ByDaisy Communications acquired Premier Choice Telecom
Seller
Premier Choice Telecom Ltd
Acquirer
Daisy Communications
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Capital Network Solutions acquired by Flow CommunicationsAcquired ByFlow Communications acquires Capital Network Solutions
Seller
Capital Network Solutions Limited
Acquirer
Flow Communications (UK) Ltd
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Fisher Jones GreenwoodAcquired ByBlixt Group acquires Fisher Jones Greenwood
Seller
Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
Acquirer
Blixt Group
Industry
Business Services
Westgate IT acquired by AcoraAcquired ByAcora Group acquires Westgate IT
Seller
Westgate IT Limited
Acquirer
Acora Group
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Ecology Solutions acquired by Phenna GroupAcquired ByPhenna Group acquires Ecology
Seller
Ecology Solutions Limited
Acquirer
Phenna Group
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Safety Services acquired by PhennaAcquired ByPhenna Group acquires Safety Services
Seller
Safety Services (UK) Limited
Acquirer
Phenna Group
Industry
Business Services
Firebox acquired by MH DirektAcquired ByMH Direkt acquires Firebox
Seller
Firebox.com PLC
Acquirer
MH Direkt E-Commerce & Fulfillment GmbH & Co
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Vanguardia acquired by Buro HappoldAcquired ByBuro Happold acquires Vanguardia
Seller
Vanguardia Limited
Acquirer
Buro Happold Limited
Industry
Business Services
Vita Play acquired by Beds ConstructionAcquired ByBeds Construction acquired Vita Play
Seller
Vita Play Limited
Acquirer
Beds Construction Services Ltd
Industry
Construction
MDL acquired by APCAcquired ByAPC acquires MDL
Seller
MDL Technologies Limited
Acquirer
APC Technology Group PLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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
Suttons Seeds acquired by BVG GroupAcquired ByBVG Group acquires Suttons Seeds
Seller
Suttons Seeds
Acquirer
BVG Group
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Benchmark International - Adelante acquiredAcquired ByClearCourse acquires Adelante
Seller
Adelante Software Limited
Acquirer
ClearCourse Partnership LLP
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Greenkey Garden & Home acquiredAcquired ByRetail Equipment acquires Greenkey
Seller
Greenkey Garden & Home
Acquirer
Retail Equipment
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Rivanet acquired by IntecAcquired ByIntec acquires Rivanet
Seller
Rivanet Limited
Acquirer
Intec Business Solutions Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Ace Security acquired by Churches FireAcquired ByChurches acquires Ace Security
Seller
Ace Security & Electrical Limited
Acquirer
Churches Fire Security Limited
Industry
Business Services
Kent Catering Services acquired by CatercallAcquired ByCatercall acquires KCSB
Seller
Kent Catering Services (Bromley) Ltd
Acquirer
Catercall Technical Services Ltd
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
Benchmark success - KPI transport acquiredAcquired By
Flexible Drivers Hire Limited
Seller
Keith Perry International Transport Company Limited
Acquirer
Flexible Drivers Hire Limited
Industry
Transportation
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
MSC Associates acquired by AGBI UKAcquired ByABGI UK acquires MSC Associates Benchmark International
Seller
MSC Associates
Acquirer
ABGI-UK Limited
Industry
Business Services
Thorpe Associates
Acquired ByBenchmark International - EPIC Private Equity acquires Thorpe Associates
Seller
Thorpe Associates
Acquirer
EPIC Private Equity
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Murch & Baker acquired by Eco EnvironmentalAcquired ByEco Environmental Engineering acquires Murch & Baker
Seller
Murch & Baker Heating Limited
Acquirer
Eco Environmental Engineering Ltd
Industry
Construction
Benchmark International - Pebble IT acquiredAcquired ByBenchmark International - Optimity acquires Pebble IT
Seller
Pebble IT Limited
Acquirer
Optimity Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Action Doors acquiredAcquired ByDorma UK acquires Action Doors
Seller
Action Doors
Acquirer
Dorma UK Ltd
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Circum Limited
Acquired ByEA-RS Fire acquires Circum
Seller
Circum Limited
Acquirer
EA-RS Fire Engineering Limited
Industry
Construction
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
Manor Energy acquired by investorsAcquired By
Consortium of Investors
Seller
Manor Renewable Energy Group
Acquirer
Consortium of Investors
Industry
Energy and Power
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
Cometpower Limited
Acquired By
Shorenam Holdings Limited
Seller
Cometpower Limited
Acquirer
Shorenam Holdings Limited
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
Ships Electronic Services Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByWartsila Benchmark International Success
Seller
Ships Electronic Services Limited
Acquirer
Wartsila NSD Corporation
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Siyan Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByBIMBO of Siyan Benchmark International Success
Seller
Siyan Limited
Acquirer
BIMBO - Tom Grant & Mark Baruch
Industry
Construction
Artisan Acquired by XL GroupAcquired ByXL Group Acquired Artisan Benchmark International Success
Seller
Artisan Measurement & Control Limited
Acquirer
XL Group Ltd
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
FEL Avionics Successful Transaction Benchmark InternationalAcquired ByCVC Acquires FEL Benchmark Success
Seller
FEL Avionics Limited
Acquirer
CVC Chelmervalve Co Ltd
Industry
Transportation
Mustang Acquired by M&A Hygiene Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByM&A Hygiene Benchmark International Success
Seller
Mustang Cleaning Supplies Limited
Acquirer
M&A Hygiene PLC
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Device Access Acquired by IGES Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByIGES Acquires Device Access Benchmark International Success
Seller
Device Access UK Ltd
Acquirer
IGES Institut GmbH
Industry
Healthcare
Space Age Building Products Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByGJB Developments Benchmark International Success
Seller
Space Age Building Products Limited
Acquirer
GJB Developments PLC
Industry
Construction
Willhay Management Acquired by ToscaAcquired ByTosca Capital Acquisition of Willhay
Seller
Willhay Management Limited
Acquirer
Tosca Capital Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Mainplace TA Pumpseal Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByAquatronic Acquires Pumpseal
Seller
Mainplace Limited
Acquirer
Aquatronic Group Management PLC
Industry
Construction
Insitas Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByHPS (Group) Limited Benchmark Success
Seller
Insitas Research Limited
Acquirer
HPS (Group) 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
Profab Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByERA Home Security Benchmark International Success
Seller
Profab Access Limited
Acquirer
ERA Home Security Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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
On-Time Communications Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByCallow Capital 1 Benchmark Success
Seller
On-Time Communications Limited
Acquirer
Callow Capital 1 Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Connection Software Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByEsendex Benchmark International Buyer Success
Seller
Connection Software Limited
Acquirer
Esendex Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Day 2 Interiors Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByLynx Equity Benchmark International Success
Seller
Day 2 Interiors Limited
Acquirer
Lynx Equity Limited
Industry
Real Estate, Lodging, and Leisure
Paneltec Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByColes Holdings Benchmark Success
Seller
Paneltec Limited
Acquirer
Coles Holdings Ltd
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
CSM Storage & Archives Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByOASIS Group Benchmark Success
Seller
CSM Storage & Archives Limited
Acquirer
OASIS Group
Industry
Business Services
ECA Services Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByE&M Computing Acquires ECA
Seller
ECA Services Ltd
Acquirer
E&M Computing Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
DW Reporting Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByBigHand Acquires DW Reporting
Seller
DW Reporting Limited
Acquirer
BigHand
Industry
Business Services
Inutition Communication Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByLaingBuisson Benchmark Success
Seller
Inutition Communication Limited
Acquirer
LaingBuisson Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Eurosigns (UK) Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByHLD Group Acquires Eurosigns
Seller
Eurosigns (UK) Limited
Acquirer
HLD Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Elite Facades Acquired Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByAcuity Benchmark International Success
Seller
Elite Facades Limited
Acquirer
Acuity Management Limited
Industry
Construction
Waste Check Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByReconomy Benchmark International Success
Seller
Waste Check Limited
Acquirer
Reconomy Limited
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Opticolour acquired by A2EAcquired ByA2E Benchmark Success
Seller
Opticolour Limited
Acquirer
A2E
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Forever Young International Acquired by SamarkandAcquired BySamarkand Global Benchmark Success
Seller
Forever Young International Ltd
Acquirer
Samarkand Global Limited
Industry
Healthcare
Smarter Interactive AcquiredAcquired ByProdec Networks Benchmark International Success
Seller
Smarter Interactive Limited
Acquirer
Prodec Networks
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Just Computing Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByAcora Acquires Just Computing
Seller
Just Computing Limited
Acquirer
Acora PLC
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Qualcare Medical Supplies Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByTarget Healthcare Benchmark Success
Seller
Qualcare Medical Supplies Limited
Acquirer
Leca Medical Supplies Limited (Target Healthcare)
Industry
Healthcare
Furlong Business Solutions Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByVolaris Benchmark Success
Seller
Furlong Business Solutions Limited
Acquirer
Volaris Group
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Signalhome Limited - Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByLynx Private Equity - Client Success
Seller
Signalhome Limited
Acquirer
Lynx Private Equity
Industry
Business Services
Mailing Systems Limited Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByMailing Room Acquired MSL
Seller
Mailing Systems Limited
Acquirer
The Mailing Room
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
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
The Cleaning Co-Op Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByStandard Office Cleaning (UK) Limited Benchmark Success
Seller
The Cleaning Co-Op Limited
Acquirer
Standard Office Cleaning (UK) Limited
Industry
Business Services
Vitanium Systems Limited Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByLane Telecommunications Benchmark Success
Seller
Vitanium Systems Limited
Acquirer
Lane Telecommunications
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Naturally Good Food Benchmark International SuccessAcquired By
Natures Supplements Ltd
Seller
Naturally Good Food Limited
Acquirer
Natures Supplements Ltd
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Jack Lilley Limited - Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByLind Group Holding Company Limited - Benchmark Client Success
Seller
Jack Lilley Limited
Acquirer
Lind Group Holding Company Limited
Industry
Transportation
Headland Services Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByOasis Group - Client Success
Seller
Headland Services Limited
Acquirer
Oasis Group
Industry
Business Services
Creative Cars & Couriers Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByMach 1 Couriers Limited - Client Success
Seller
Creative Cars & Couriers Limited
Acquirer
Mach 1 Couriers Limited
Industry
Transportation
Cleaning Equipment Supplies Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByIce LTD- Client success
Seller
Cleaning Equipment Supplies Limited
Acquirer
Ice LTD
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Spokemead Maintenance Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBilby PLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Spokemead Maintenance Limited
Acquirer
Bilby PLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
E.Braude Limited - Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByHeatrod Elements - Client Success
Seller
E.Braude Limited
Acquirer
Heatrod Elements
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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about 

Mr. Wilson was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne before moving to Northumberland when he was ten years old. He attended Cramlington High School where he was captain of the first XI football team. He graduated from Birmingham University and then embarked on a career in accountancy. Paul has the overarching responsibility of running our Southern UK office. He has worked in the world of corporate finance for more than a decade and, prior to working for Benchmark International, worked in senior corporate finance roles within accountancy firms and corporate finance boutiques.

passion 

Paul is passionate about delivering a superior service to our clients. He loves to build relationships with clients, and to understand their businesses and their objectives.

charity 

Outside of work, Paul has performed a number of fundraising activities for Cancer Research UK. 

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