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As a sell-side M&A firm, we work diligently on behalf of business owners to find the most suitable buyers for their companies. Our high level of expertise works to the advantage of buyers as well. Benchmark International has developed a custom, state of the art matching algorithm to pair you with relevant seller opportunities. Be sure to fill out your complete buyer profile to ensure that you are always in the know regarding opportunities that truly fit within your area of interest.

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GEOGRAPH Technologies, LLCAcquired ByAbingdon Software Group
Seller
GEOGRAPH Technologies, LLC
Acquirer
Abingdon Software Group
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Micro-Precision Technologies, Inc.Acquired ByGreat River Capital Partners
Seller
Micro-Precision Technologies, Inc.
Acquirer
Great River Capital Partners
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
313 Sales Group, LLCAcquired ByGladhaven Capital
Seller
313 Sales Group, LLC
Acquirer
Gladhaven Capital
Industry
Business Services
Latrobe Foundry Machine & Supply CoAcquired ByGenesys Industries
Seller
Latrobe Foundry Machine & Supply Co
Acquirer
Genesys Industries
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
L&D Mail Masters, Inc.Acquired ByIronmark
Seller
L&D Mail Masters, Inc.
Acquirer
Ironmark
Industry
Business Services
NLG Ecology acquired by Phenna GroupAcquired ByPhenna Group acquired NLG
Seller
NLG Ecology Limited
Acquirer
Phenna Group
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Anchor Pumps acquired by MegaGroupAcquired ByMegagroup acquired Anchor Pumps
Seller
Anchor Pumps Company Limited
Acquirer
MegaGroup Trade Holding BV
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Speece Lewis EngineersAcquired ByBowman Consulting Group Ltd.
Seller
Speece Lewis Engineers
Acquirer
Bowman Consulting Group Ltd.
Industry
Business Services
Cornelsen acquired by Rivus CapitalAcquired ByRivus Capital acquires Cornelsen
Seller
Cornelsen Umwelttechnologie GmbH
Acquirer
Rivus Capital
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
Premier Grease Recycling & Services LLCAcquired ByPremier Grease Recycling & Services LLC
Seller
Premier Grease Recycling & Services LLC
Acquirer
Premier Grease Recycling & Services LLC
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Taglicht Media acquired by a family officeAcquired ByTaglicht Media acquired by a family office
Seller
taglicht media Film- & Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Acquirer
Private Investors
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Espresso Parts, LLCAcquired ByDiversified Foodservice Supply, LLC
Seller
Espresso Parts, LLC
Acquirer
Diversified Foodservice Supply, LLC
Industry
Consumer, Food, and Retail
Insight vision camerasAcquired ByThe Heico Companies
Seller
Insight vision cameras
Acquirer
The Heico Companies
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Square One Coating Systems, LLCAcquired ByLionheart Industrial Group
Seller
Square One Coating Systems, LLC
Acquirer
Lionheart Industrial Group
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
United Wholesale Supply, Inc.Acquired ByMBO
Seller
United Wholesale Supply, Inc.
Acquirer
MBO
Industry
Construction
Mirage Computer Systems acquired by UnaricAcquired ByMirage Computer Systems acquired by Unaric
Seller
Mirage Computer Systems GmbH
Acquirer
Unaric Holding Limited
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
MT Global Freight SolutionsAcquired ByHBx Capital Management
Seller
MT Global Freight Solutions
Acquirer
HBx Capital Management
Industry
Transportation
Rainham Coach acquired by REL CapitalAcquired ByREL Capital acquired Rainham
Seller
Rainham Coach Co Ltd
Acquirer
REL Capital Partners
Industry
Transportation
Aurora Health Physics acquired by RSKAcquired ByRSK acquired Aurora Health Physics
Seller
Aurora Health Physics Services Limited
Acquirer
RSK Group Limited
Industry
Environmental, Waste, and Recycling
BonnellAcquired ByEA-RS acquired Bonnell
Seller
Bonnell
Acquirer
EA-RS Fire Engineering Limited
Industry
Construction
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In The Buyer's Words

Benchmark Nashville has proven time and time again to understand the process of getting to a closing. Too many people in this industry do not listen to the needs on both the buy and sell side, but I can say with absolute certainty after closing multiple deals with this team that not only do they understand it, but they quickly and clearly drive to a solution that is most lucrative for both sides.
Keven Azevedo
General Partner, MRCA
The level of detail that Benchmark International includes in their marketing material, which is much more than many of their competitors, allowed us to determine whether the business was of interest to us or not very quickly. Working with Jeffrey and the rest of the Benchmark team from initial point of contact, negotiations, up to close was a smooth experience with their open lines of communication throughout the whole process.
Josh Beets
Founder and Principal of Fugue Capital
From the buy side view, working with Benchmark was a pleasure. The team were professional and diligent in every interaction, and Claudia and her team clearly had a close, long-term working relationship with the Benchmark team, depending upon them for financial analysis, deal strategy advice, and the occasional sanity check.
Michael Sank
Transperfect
We are delighted to welcome BitCo Telecoms to the Link Africa family. This acquisition is a strategic move that will allow us to offer more value and choice to our customers, as well as to grow our market share and presence in the telecommunications industry. We believe that by combining our strengths and resources, we will be able to deliver better and faster services, as well as to innovate and create new solutions for the future.
Imran Abbas
Link Africa
We are delighted by the acquisition of Hexagon. We are confident that working closely with Theuns and his team we will grow the business of Hexagon in South Africa and the rest of Africa where we have operations in Ghana and Kenya. Thanks to Benchmark International and particularly Johann for facilitating the transaction.
Arif Montsi
Montsi Investments
We welcome GreatSoft customers and team to Vela Software Group and look forward to supporting the long-term growth of the business through access to capital, international networks, and sharing best practices.
Dylan Webb
Vela Software International Inc
I am delighted that Neil and his team have decided to join Phenna Group and warmly welcome them to our team. In Ecology Solutions and RammSanderson we already have a strong presence in the sector, adding the capabilities of NLG Ecology is highly complementary and boosts our offerings, extends our geographic presence and augments our Infrastructure platform. I look forward to working with Neil, Oli and their teams to deliver their ambitious growth plans.
Paul Barry
Phenna Group
We are delighted to offer a forever home to the committed team at Xanalys, as we continue to invest in their employees, products, and customers. We’re excited to be part of the Xanalys story, as they introduce cutting-edge technology and PowerCase:ICM to Harris’ global public safety customer base, and further expand our presence in law enforcement and public safety. We are also very delighted to welcome Xanalys’ prestigious customers to Harris.
Sue Thexton
Harris Group
Medizina’s offerings complement Stein HGS’ operations effectively. Leveraging Medizina’s strong foundations that have been created by Bernhard Brake, we very much look forward to expanding our product range and capitalizing on the synergies between Stein and Medizina.
Enver Cura
IK Investment Partners GmbH
We're delighted to bring MyKnowledgeMap into the Everfield ecosystem. MyKnowledgeMap's niche expertise in healthcare e-assessment and e-portfolio platforms, combined with its seasoned team and deep expertise, aligns seamlessly with our strategic objectives, promising an exciting path ahead.
Nicki Berrange
Everfield UK Ltd

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Shaping the Best Research Outcomes: Your Contribution is Vital

At Benchmark International, your deal team will explore various avenues when sourcing a buyer for your company, from undertaking their own desktop research through to utilising a variety of M&A subscription platforms and connections your deal team has accumulated over the years.

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Founder-Owned Businesses Are Attractive M&A Targets

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the financing agreement just like the buyer would negotiate the terms of a loan with a traditional lender. These include the interest rate, the number of payments per year, the loan's size, and the loan's length.

Knowing Your Buyer

As well as understanding the fundamentals and financial aspects of any offer for your business, understanding ‘your buyer’ is critical to the success of the deal and your ongoing relationships post-completion. Whilst it’s not possible to know your buyer ‘warts and all’ at the start of the process, your team at Benchmark International will work with you throughout the process to build your buyer knowledge.

2023 Cross-border M&A Update

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions offer key geographical diversification benefits for buyers and businesses alike. Gaining new exposure in new regions can lower business and operational risks under different economic and regulatory conditions. Buyers often look for cross-border deals when their core markets become saturated, when business slows down, or if they can find regulatory or monetary benefits in another country. Cross-border deals are important because they allow companies to expand their offerings by entering new markets or adding new products, services, intellectual property, or technologies. Cross-border M&A can bolster revenue opportunities and cost synergies while scaling efficiency as company operations expand to a broader market.

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For the sale of a company, the parties involved can choose to structure the deal as an asset sale or a stock sale. An asset sale is when a company sells all of its assets or a portion of them. In this type of deal, the seller remains the legal owner of the business but no longer owns the assets sold. Under a stock sale, the buyer purchases equity from the selling company’s shareholders. There are several different reasons for sellers and buyers to pursue one type of transaction over the other.

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What Type Of Research Might A Buyer Conduct On My Business?

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