Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Pocketbond Limited to Bachmann Europe Plc

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Pocketbond Limited to Bachmann Europe Plc.

Pocketbond Limited was founded over 25 years ago and is a specialist importer and distributor to the model, toy and speciality trades. They are the exclusive UK importer and distributor for several major model brands. Their ranges cover plastic model kits, diecast, railway modelling, wargaming and some radio controlled products. They design, develop and manufacture their own ranges of plastic model kits, model railway buildings, wargaming diormas and buildings and small diecast vehicles. They export their own ranges worldwide mainly to Europe, USA, Japan etc.

The aim of Bachmann Europe Plc is to provide railway modelers with the very finest quality locomotives and rolling stock. They are committed to providing true-to-life scale models that reproduce, in miniature, the realism of railways from yesteryear and today. Since 1989, the range of models available has expanded year upon year and has seen many technical and design advancements against models of earlier generations. Innovation and constant product enhancement is of prime importance to Bachmann.

Bachmann’s Managing Director, David Haarhaus said: “The acquisition of Pocketbond by Bachmann Europe Plc enables us to build on the success that the company has enjoyed over the last three decades. It is clear that all brands within this comprehensive portfolio of model and hobby products will benefit our established markets and complement our core product base in the model railway, die-cast vehicles and model soldier sectors”.

On behalf of everyone at Benchmark International, we would like to wish both parties every success for the future.

Benchmark International’s global offices provide business owners in the middle market and lower middle market with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. To date, Benchmark International has handled engagements in excess of $5B across 30 industries worldwide. With decades of global M&A experience, Benchmark International’s deal teams, working from 13 offices across the world, have assisted hundreds of owners achieve their personal objectives and ensure the continued growth of their businesses.

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