Passionate

vcardRoger Forshaw

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

Mr. Forshaw spent the majority of his childhood in the suburb of Altrincham, South Manchester. He attended a catholic grammar school before going on to study Business Management at one of the UK’s most prestigious Universities, Sheffield, where he obtained an upper second-class honours. Roger is a Director and Team Leader for the Manchester Transactions Team and it’s his responsibility to ensure we sell our clients’ companies at the most advantageous price and terms possible, plus make their journey as pain free as possible. He is motivated by providing the best possible service and prides himself on getting results.

experience 

It was while he was studying at Sheffield University that Roger found his passion for corporate finance and international business. He wanted to be part of a company that would develop him as a person and his experience in mergers and acquisitions. Having turned down numerous jobs in his journey to find the perfect job, he applied for Benchmark International’s highly competitive graduate programme. After being interviewed by several shareholders, it became quickly apparent that it was perfectly suited to his values and would be the ideal environment to enable him to flourish. His participation in the graduate scheme saw him fulfill roles across many areas of the company, including Deal Origination and Deal Preparation where he established a rounded understanding of the M&A industry.

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Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
Sixth Sense acquired by MCG GroupAcquired ByMCG acquires Sixth Sense
Seller
Sixth Sense Trading Ltd
Acquirer
MCG Group Holdings Ltd
Industry
Business Services
KeCo acquired by Sabert EuropeAcquired BySabert acquires KeCo
Seller
Keco Limited
Acquirer
Sabert Europe
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Nortech acquired by NijhuisAcquired ByNijhuis acquires Nortech
Seller
Nortech Solutions Group Ltd
Acquirer
Nijhuis Industries Holding B.V.
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Systems Assurance acquired by CloudCoCoAcquired ByCloud CoCo acquires Systems Assurance
Seller
Systems Assurance Ltd
Acquirer
Cloud CoCo plc
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Compcare Compressed Air acquired by RubixAcquired ByRubix acquires Compcare
Seller
Compcare Compressed Air Ltd
Acquirer
Rubix Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Aprenda acquired by BRUSHAcquired ByBRUSH acquires Aprenda
Seller
Aprenda Ltd
Acquirer
BRUSH Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Meshh acquired by Limelight PlatformsAcquired ByLimelight Platforms acquires Meshh
Seller
Meshh Ltd
Acquirer
Limelight Platforms Inc
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Blow Abbott acquiredAcquired ByA P Robinson & Co acquires Blow Abbott
Seller
Blow Abbott Limited
Acquirer
A P Robinson & Co
Industry
Financial
Bookyard acquired by RestoreAcquired ByBookyard acquired by Restore
Seller
The Bookyard Ltd
Acquirer
Restore Technology Ltd
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Hymor acquired by NTGAcquired ByHymor acquired by NTG
Seller
Hymor Timber Limited
Acquirer
National Timber Group
Industry
Construction
SGS acquired by Wescott Industrial ServicesAcquired ByWescott acquires SGS
Seller
S.G.S Ltd
Acquirer
Wescott Industrial Services Ltd
Industry
Construction
Survey Systems acquired by Land Survey SolutionsAcquired BySurvey Solutions acquires Survey Systems
Seller
Survey Systems Limited
Acquirer
Land Survey Solutions Limited
Industry
Construction
Arcus acquired by ERMAcquired ByERM acquires Arcus
Seller
Arcus Consultancy Services Limited
Acquirer
ERM-Europe Limited
Industry
Construction
Woodall Homes acquired by BGFAcquired ByBGF acquired Woodall
Seller
Woodhall Homes Limited
Acquirer
Business Growth Fund (BGF)
Industry
Construction
Benchmark - The Bailey Group acquiredAcquired BySKS acquires Bailey Group - Benchmark International
Seller
The Bailey Group Administration Company Limited
Acquirer
SKS Business Services Limited
Industry
Financial
Theme Bins acquired by a private investorAcquired ByPrivate investor acquires Theme Bins
Seller
Theme Bins (International) Limited
Acquirer
Private Investor
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Biochemica acquired by VeoliaAcquired ByVWT acquires Biochemica
Seller
Biochemica UK Ltd
Acquirer
Veolia Water Technologies UK
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Easytesters acquired by BiopharmaAcquired ByBiopharma Group acquires Easytesters
Seller
Easytesters Limited
Acquirer
Biopharma Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Maitland Medical Acquired by The Doctors Clinic Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByDoctors Clinic Acquires Maitland Medical Benchmark Success
Seller
Maitland Medical Service Limited
Acquirer
The Doctors Clinic Group Limited
Industry
Healthcare
BrightOffice Acquired by Clearcourse Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByBenchmark Success ClearCourse Acquired BrightOffice
Seller
BrightOffice Limited
Acquirer
ClearCourse Partnership Acquireco LTD
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Benchmark Client Success Lucas Credit Acquired by Lowell FinanceAcquired ByLowell Finance Benchmark International Success
Seller
Lucas Credit Services Ltd
Acquirer
Lowell Finance Limited
Industry
Financial
Elastomer Engineering Ltd
Acquired ByDLRT Acquires Elastomer Benchmark International Success
Seller
Elastomer Engineering Ltd
Acquirer
Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Ltd
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Total Resources (UK) Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByMercia Fund Managers Benchmark International Success
Seller
Total Resources (UK) Limited
Acquirer
Mercia Fund Managers
Industry
Construction
Planet Platforms Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByKee Safety Group Benchmark International Success
Seller
Planet Platforms Holdings Limited
Acquirer
Kee Safety Group Limited
Industry
Construction
Omega Fire Engineering Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBB7 Benchmark International Success
Seller
Omega Fire Engineering Limited
Acquirer
BB7
Industry
Business Services
Expedition Adventures Acquired Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByAltai International Acquires Expedition Benchmark International Success
Seller
Expedition Adventures Limited
Acquirer
Altai International
Industry
Real Estate, Lodging, and Leisure
Spence Bryson Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByEndeavour Investments Acquires Spence Bryson
Seller
Spence Bryson Limited
Acquirer
Endeavour Investments
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Pellings Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByRSK Group Benchmark Success
Seller
Pellings
Acquirer
RSK Group Limited
Industry
Construction
Intec Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByNRL Group Benchmark International Success
Seller
Intec UK Limited
Acquirer
NRL Group Limited
Industry
Business Services
NRG Successful Acquisition Benchmark InternationalAcquired By
Indutrade
Seller
NRG Automation Ltd
Acquirer
Indutrade
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Open Minds Acquired BIG CapitalAcquired ByB.I.G. Capital Acquires Open Minds
Seller
Open Minds High Availability Solutions Ltd
Acquirer
B.I.G. Capital LLC
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Secure Care UK Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByBrightstar Capital (London) Benchmark Success
Seller
Secure Care UK Limited
Acquirer
Brightstar Capital (London) Ltd
Industry
Transportation
Taylor Partnership AcquiredAcquired ByNewland Chase Benchmark Success
Seller
Taylor Partnership (Immigration) Limited
Acquirer
Newland Chase Limited
Industry
Business Services
OMS Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByWilliams Medical Supplies Benchmark Success
Seller
OMS Group Limited
Acquirer
Williams Medical Supplies Ltd
Industry
Healthcare
Henderson Site Services Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByWestern Thermal Benchmark Success
Seller
Henderson Site Services Limited
Acquirer
Western Thermal Limited
Industry
Construction
Imscan Document Services Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByFirst Solutions Services Acquired Imscan
Seller
Imscan Document Services Limited
Acquirer
First Solutions Services Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Smith Bellerby Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByThe Monarch Partnership Benchmark Success
Seller
Smith Bellerby Limited
Acquirer
The Monarch Partnership
Industry
Business Services
Topcrete LimitedAcquired BySigmaRoc
Seller
Topcrete Limited
Acquirer
SigmaRoc
Industry
Construction
Sui Generis AcquiredAcquired ByMilbank Acquires Sui Generis
Seller
Sui Generis International Limited
Acquirer
Milbank Concrete Products Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Levy Brothers & Knowles Benchmark Client SuccessAcquired ByNNZ Benchmark Success
Seller
Levy Brothers & Knowles Limited
Acquirer
NNZ
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Medisec Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByClanwilliam Group Acquired Medisec Software
Seller
A.C.J. Computer Services Limited (Trading as Medisec Software)
Acquirer
Clanwilliam Group
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
PBH Benchmark SuccessAcquired ByPrivate Investor Acquires PBH Benchmark International Success
Seller
PBH Precision Engineering Co. Limited
Acquirer
Private Investor
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Label Express Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByLynx Acquires Label Express Benchmark International Success
Seller
Label Express Limited
Acquirer
Lynx Private Equity
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Spectra Care Group - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByOctopus Investments Limited - Client Success
Seller
Spectra Care Group
Acquirer
Octopus Investments Limited
Industry
Healthcare
Jet Environmental Systems Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByWozair Limited
Seller
Jet Environmental Systems Limited
Acquirer
Wozair Limited
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Web Age Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCloudstream Technology Limited
Seller
Web Age Limited
Acquirer
Cloudstream Technology Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
The Osprey Management Company Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByK&C Reit
Seller
The Osprey Management Company Limited
Acquirer
K&C Reit
Industry
Real Estate, Lodging, and Leisure
Pocketbond LimitedAcquired ByBachmann Europe PLC
Seller
Pocketbond Limited
Acquirer
Bachmann Europe PLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Titan New Lifts LimitedAcquired ByElevator Engineering Enterprises LTD
Seller
Titan New Lifts Limited
Acquirer
Elevator Engineering Enterprises LTD
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Ship-Elec Limited - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByKEW Limited
Seller
Ship-Elec Limited
Acquirer
KEW Limited
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Tricorn Systems LimitedAcquired ByValuechain.com
Seller
Tricorn Systems Limited
Acquirer
Valuechain.com
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
CH4 Gas Utility & Maintenance Services LimitedAcquired BySmart Metering Systems PLC
Seller
CH4 Gas Utility & Maintenance Services Limited
Acquirer
Smart Metering Systems PLC
Industry
Energy and Power
Michael Robb (Accountancy and Taxation Services) LTD - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByJM Taylor - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Michael Robb (Accountancy and Taxation Services) LTD
Acquirer
JM Taylor
Industry
Financial
Sterimedix LTD - Benchmark International SuccessAcquired BySynergetics Acquires Sterimedix
Seller
Sterimedix LTD
Acquirer
Synergetics USA
Industry
Healthcare
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competitive

Education

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales - Corporate Finance Qualification. 

University of Sheffield - BA (Hons) in Business Management. 

Passion

Selling a company is usually one of the most important events our clients will ever go through, so therefore has to be for us, as well. Our clients trust us to get the best possible results and we must be meticulous and relentless in our efforts to make this happen. Roger is passionate about understanding clients’ objectives and being relentless in his pursuit of achieving these shared goals.

charity

Roger volunteers twice a month at Mustard Tree, a charity supporting people across Greater Manchester in poverty and facing homelessness. He also completes one activity a year to raise money for Cancer UK, including the National Three Peaks Challenge, running the Manchester Marathon, and cycling the Tour de Yorkshire. 

sociable

positive

Genuine thanks to the dedicated team, particularly Roger and James at Benchmark who worked tirelessly over an extended period to provide limitless support and advise in the successful sale of our business. Their expertise and tenacity secured a great outcome for us as owners and our business.
Julie Michalski
Managing Director, Maitland Medical Service
Roger, I doubt if we would be booking flights anywhere in January without your valued help. I can’t thank you enough.
Michael Robb
Managing Director, Michael Robb (Accountancy and Taxation Services)
We had some very specific needs in terms of exit plans which Roger understood. We wouldn’t be looking forward to retirement I fit wasn’t for him.
Simon Williams
Sales Director, Label Express