Benchmark International Announces Merger Between Big Couch Media and Forte Interactive

Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the merger between Big Couch Media Group and Forte Interactive, creating a digital solutions powerhouse in the South Florida market. The combined entities will be branded under a new name, Achieve.

Big Couch Media Group is a full service digital agency specializing in strategic consulting, internet marketing, and website design and development. Forte Interactive is a established leading technology solutions provider through its cloud-based software solutions with a trusted reputation of providing results driven integrated solutions to its client base.

“We have collaborated many times with the Forte team over the past several years on a number of projects and are excited to be a part of the new combined Achieve organization”, stated John Studdard, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Big Couch Media Group.

Benchmark International Director Dara Shareef stated, “We are pleased to announce this merger between the two parties. Pairing these companies services provides unique opportunities and offering to their customers and the South Florida market.”


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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