Benchmark International Named as the North West’s No.1 Financial Adviser

Benchmark International is proud to announce that it has placed top of the North West Financial Adviser table for the second consecutive year in Experian’s annual North West and Manchester Corporate Finance Review.

Having advised on 34 transactions during 2016, Benchmark International dominated the table for the most active individuals in the North West, with the top three spots being filled by Peter Kelly, Nick Hulme and James Robinson.

“I would like to say how proud I am of everyone here at Benchmark International for the dedication and hard-work they put in each day. To receive this recognition under Experian’s annual review for the second year in a row is no coincidence; each and every member of our team works tirelessly to ensure we set the standards within the M&A and corporate finance industries, whilst continually seeking out new ways to improve our offering to clients”, said Michael Lawrie, Chief Marketing Officer at Benchmark International.

2016 2015 Financial Adviser Vol.
1 1 Benchmark International 34
2 2 BDO LLP 29
3 RSM 28
4 4 Grant Thornton 23
5 3 KPMG 17
6 Dow Schofield Watts 16
7 6 Zeus Capital 15
8 UHY Hacker Young 15
9 Mazars 15
10 KBS Corporate 15

In the wider North West market, 2016 proved to be another exceptional year for deals, with a 30% increase in deal values to £13.6bn compared to the previous year. Small and mid-market deals in the North West showed significant growth in 2016, with the number of deals valued at £100m – £1bn more than doubling in volume and value in comparison to 2015.

So, whether you are seeking a full or partial exit, a strategic growth partner or an acquisition opportunity, Benchmark International looks forward to helping you realise your business objectives in the coming year and beyond.

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