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vcardTyrus O'Neill

Managing Partner
3100 West End Ave
Suite 150
Nashville TN 37203
About

Mr. O’Neill is originally from the Philadelphia area in the Northeast US. Growing up with a large extended family helped him develop his competitive nature, being active in school, sports, and clubs. Having such a large family allowed him to pursue his academic career in Florida while remaining close to other members of the family that were spread throughout the country. His career path eventually led him from Florida to Nashville. This was an easy move, as his wife spent most of her life in Louisville, KY and the surrounding area.

As a Managing Partner, Tyrus oversees and operates the Nashville office of Benchmark International. Having hand selected each team member, his staff is comprised of talented multi-disciplined employees who work with clients through the comprehensive acquisition process from beginning to end. Under his leadership, the team constantly monitors markets both locally and on a global scale, develops multi-faceted business intelligence and comprehensive marketing strategies, and successfully negotiates terms with buyers to create value for our clients. Tyrus’s expertise and team leadership has led to numerous executed deals and successful transactions for our clients.

Success

Tyrus has a unique acquisition history, having led deal teams in both Florida and Tennessee. Examples of his successful closings include Delta Mechanical Contractors, HiWaay Information Services, Sonne Tribble, Fast of Florida, Hunt Engineering, Action Concrete Pumping, Staffway, Skillets, Wired Technologies, MeltonUS, NEFCO, Conarc, KLB Enterprises, and Carolina Physical Therapy. He has worked with more than 150 different clients in as many different industries and sectors. The industries his team sees the most are industrial, IT, healthcare, food and beverage, distribution, manufacturing and business services.

Other notable transactions include Atlanta Biologicals (acquired by Bio-Techne), Adapt Laser Systems (acquired by Boyne Capital Partners) and Gasco Affiliates (acquired by Tech Air and CI Capital Partners). These three deals serve as a great example of various deal forms. The first was a publicly traded strategic buyer, the second was a pure private equity deal, and the last was a strategic acquisition backed by private equity. Finally, the acquisition of Gasco Affiliates to Tech Air, was named the 2018 North American Deal of the Year by M&A Advisor.   

Competitive

Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
Silver Sport Transmissions LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByThe Wharton Automotive Group - Buyer
Seller
Silver Sport Transmissions LLC
Acquirer
The Wharton Automotive Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Talema Group, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByKAMIC Group AB
Seller
Talema Group, LLC
Acquirer
KAMIC Group AB
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
The Fox Consulting Group, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired BySIB Fixed Cost Reduction
Seller
The Fox Consulting Group, Inc
Acquirer
SIB Fixed Cost Reduction
Industry
Business Services
CPR Plus, LLC - Client SuccessAcquired ByAllied 100
Seller
CPR Plus, LLC
Acquirer
Allied 100
Industry
Healthcare
Gibson, Mancini, Carmichael & NelsonAcquired ByMBO
Seller
Gibson, Mancini, Carmichael & Nelson
Acquirer
MBO
Industry
Business Services
Delta Outsource Group, Inc.Acquired ByIndebted
Seller
Delta Outsource Group, Inc.
Acquirer
Indebted
Industry
Business Services
StatKing Consulting, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByGenesis Biotechnology Group
Seller
StatKing Consulting, Inc.
Acquirer
Genesis Biotechnology Group
Industry
Business Services
Associates in Pediatric Therapy, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByVersiCare Group
Seller
Associates in Pediatric Therapy, LLC
Acquirer
VersiCare Group
Industry
Healthcare
Hillcrest Urgent Care of Alabama, PC - Client SuccessAcquired ByCarbon Health
Seller
Hillcrest Urgent Care of Alabama, PC
Acquirer
Carbon Health
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Management Data, Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByRidgeline Advisors
Seller
Management Data, Inc.
Acquirer
Ridgeline Advisors
Industry
Business Services
Industrial Applications - Benchmark International Client SuccessRogers and MorganAcquired ByRogers and Morgan
Seller
Industrial Applications
Acquirer
Rogers and Morgan
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Dempsey, Dilling & Associates - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByThomas & Hutton
Seller
Dempsey, Dilling & Associates
Acquirer
Thomas & Hutton
Industry
Business Services
Four Colour Imports, LTD - Benchmark International SuccessAcquired ByVivos Corp - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Four Colour Imports, LTD
Acquirer
Vivos Corp
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
RoseMill Packaging Resources - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByConner Industries - Industrial and Manufacturing
Seller
RoseMill Packaging Resources, LLC
Acquirer
Conner Industries, Inc
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
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
Lovett & Tharpe, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByLTI International, LLC
Seller
Lovett & Tharpe, Inc
Acquirer
LTI International, 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
MC2 Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByStark Holdings America Inc - Benchmark International Client Success
Seller
MC2 Inc
Acquirer
Stark Holdings America, Inc.
Industry
Construction
Adapt Laser Systems, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBoyne Capital Management, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Adapt Laser Systems, LLC
Acquirer
Boyne Capital Management, LLC
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Atlanta Biologicals, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBio-Techne Corporation
Seller
Atlanta Biologicals, Inc
Acquirer
Bio-Techne Corporation
Industry
Healthcare
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
HiWAAY Information Services, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired By1stPoint Communications
Seller
HiWAAY Information Services, Inc
Acquirer
1stPoint Communications
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Chris' Custom CabinetsAcquired ByHigh Net Worth Investor
Seller
Chris' Custom Cabinets
Acquirer
High Net Worth Investor
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
Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByRTM Engineering Consultants
Seller
Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins, Inc
Acquirer
RTM Engineering Consultants
Industry
Business Services
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
Fast of Florida, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired BySouthern Air & Heat Holdings - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Fast of Florida, Inc
Acquirer
Southern Air & Heat Holdings
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Rackleff Enterprises - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByStella Environmental Holdings and Hidden Harbor Capital - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Rackleff Enterprises
Acquirer
Stella Environmental Holdings and Hidden Harbor Capital
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Oncology Plus Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByAvella Specialty Pharmacy - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Oncology Plus Inc
Acquirer
Avella Specialty Pharmacy
Industry
Healthcare
Hunt Engineering Services - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByVisitor Vetting and Management Systems, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Hunt Engineering Services
Acquirer
Visitor Vetting and Management Systems, LLC
Industry
Financial
Central Florida Solar, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByWayfare Impact LLC
Seller
Central Florida Solar, Inc
Acquirer
Wayfare Impact LLC
Industry
Energy and Power
Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByEyeworks Advertising - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc
Acquirer
Eyeworks Advertising
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Mosher Engineering, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCTI Consultants, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Mosher Engineering, Inc
Acquirer
CTI Consultants, Inc
Industry
Business Services
Extensys Inc. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCompuCom - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Extensys Inc.
Acquirer
CompuCom
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
WellBeing Hygiene, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByRochester Midland Corporation - Benchmark International Client Success
Seller
WellBeing Hygiene, Inc
Acquirer
Rochester Midland Corporation
Industry
Business Services
Gasco Affiliates, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByTech Air, CI Capital Partners Company - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Gasco Affiliates, LLC
Acquirer
Tech Air, CI Capital Partners Company
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Carolina Physical Therapy Associates, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCORA Health Services, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Carolina Physical Therapy Associates, Inc
Acquirer
CORA Health Services, Inc
Industry
Healthcare
Skillets, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByRosser Capital Partners - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Skillets, Inc
Acquirer
Rosser Capital Partners
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Charron Sport Services, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByCorvus Industries, LTD - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Charron Sport Services, Inc
Acquirer
Corvus Industries, LTD
Industry
Construction
Nefco, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByNorth American Filteration, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Nefco, Inc
Acquirer
North American Filteration, Inc
Industry
Business Services
Hyperion Development LLCAcquired ByNavitar
Seller
Hyperion Development LLC
Acquirer
Navitar
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Conarc, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired BySwiftcurrent Holdings, Inc., an Affiliate of ESW Capital, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Conarc, Inc
Acquirer
Swiftcurrent Holdings, Inc., an Affiliate of ESW Capital, LLC
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
KLB Enterprises, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPrivate Investor
Seller
KLB Enterprises, Inc
Acquirer
Private Investor
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Original Impressions, LLC - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPostal Center International, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Original Impressions, LLC
Acquirer
Postal Center International, Inc
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Forward Ventures, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByPowerhouse Equipment and Engineering Co., Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Forward Ventures, Inc
Acquirer
Powerhouse Equipment and Engineering Co., Inc
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Action Concrete Pumping - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBrundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Inc. - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Action Concrete Pumping
Acquirer
Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Inc.
Industry
Construction
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Education

University of Tampa - BS, Finance

University of Florida - MBA

Experience

Prior to joining Benchmark International, Mr. O’Neill held a number of positions in sales and sales management for large financial institutions. Through these positions, he was able to learn a great deal about the markets and he eventually obtained his FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses that allowed him to work in client-facing roles. Tyrus truly enjoyed the dynamic aspect of these roles, but wanted to further develop different skillsets and pursue new challenges. As he completed his MBA through the University of Florida, he transitioned to a new company and position with a heavy focus on quantitative analysis of security products and financial instruments. In this role, his primary delivery was internal audit reports for SEC financial reporting requirements. The combination of experience in his prior roles has given him a basis in which to develop great success with Benchmark International. 

The choice to join Benchmark International was easy for Tyrus because of how the leadership inspires the organization to perform above standard levels. There is a great depth of knowledge that allows the team to operate successfully on a global scale. His role allows him to leverage his depth of quantitative analysis while still being able to enjoy the client-facing aspects of the industry. Relationships and helping people achieve what is often a lifelong journey is a truly rewarding experience for him. Mr. O’Neill feels successful at work when his clients feel successful.

Skills

Leadership, Negotiations, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Strategic Planning, Ability To Work Under Pressure, Persuasive, Team Building, Motivational, Delegation, Adaptability, Communication, Conflict Management, Writing, Collaboration, Empathetic, Active Listening, Customer Service

Passion

At Benchmark International, Tyrus spends a great deal of time with his clients. This often leads to close relationships on both professional and personal levels. The sale of a business typically happens once and only once for our clients and that’s why Benchmark International's expertise is so crucial. Tyrus is confident that our past clients have found comfort knowing that we are seasoned professionals who truly care about their business. Aside from the business aspects of the deal, we ensure that our clients are comfortable with the new owners and the planned transition, their legacy is secured, and employees that have been loyal to the business and its owners over the years are protected. A successful transaction isn’t simply a closed deal but a deal that leaves both sides happy and excited about the future.

Thoughtful

Professional

Benchmark International was paramount to the success of our deal. Not only did Tyrus and the team at Benchmark demonstrate their expertise in all areas of M&A but they also took time to really understand my specific business and industry. Through Benchmark’s process a number of potential partners were identified which allowed me to select the group who truly aligned with Adapt’s people, culture, and vision for the future. I would like to thank the Benchmark transaction team for the extraordinary effort in making this deal a reality.
Georg Heidelmann
Adapt Laser Systems