Benchmark International advises on the sale of label express limited to lynx equity
Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Label Express Limited to Lynx Equity, a world-renowned manager of private equity funds based in Canada with a diversified portfolio of companies throughout North America.
For the past decade Lynx Equity has focused on 100% acquisitions of old-economy, North American businesses, before entering into the European market at the beginning of 2017. Benchmark International assisted Lynx Equity with the successful acquisition of London-based SignalHome in February, and, with the purchase of Label Express, it is clear that the acquisition trail is proving fruitful.
Established over 30 years ago, Label Express is an industry leading provider of express labelling services, including in-house manufacturing and studio capabilities, to a wide range of underserved niche industries. The company’s strong customer service and sales departments have helped to consistently drive growth over the last seven years, and, today, Label Express is proud to be the label supplier of choice to its many clients.
Roger Forshaw, Associate Director at Benchmark International, who headed up the deal commented, “I am absolutely delighted that we’ve managed to find our clients an acquirer that not only shares the same ethos they instilled over 30 years ago, but also a buyer that will ensure the Label Express name continues long into the foreseeable future. This is made even more satisfying given our clients’ previous attempts to secure a suitable acquirer over the last three years – we are pleased that our efforts made the difference and resulted in a success story for all concerned. I would like to wish my clients all the best with the next chapter of their lives."
We had some very specific needs in terms of exit plans and Benchmark International understood that. They really understood how to present to prospective acquirers and put us first in that sense, and they were better than we’ve had before, after having worked with others in the same process that didn’t go through.