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Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of CH4 Gas Utility & Maintenance Services Limited to Smart Metering Systems Plc. Formed in 2011 CH4 set off to deliver a service with safety, customer and client satisfaction whilst ensuring the development and training of their staff was always a key focus. From humble beginnings with a handful of staff the company is now entering its fourth year of trading where CH4 now… Read More

Benchmark International enjoyed a highly successful year in 2015, completing record numbers of deals across each of its UK and overseas offices. However, special recognition must go to the North West UK office, which was placed top of the table by deal volume in Experian’s North West and Manchester Annual Corporate Finance Review 2015. With 40 deals secured solely by the North West office during 2015, it completed more than double the… Read More

M&A activity in 2015 produced record-breaking results as five of the 20 biggest deals in history were announced. On the heels of this performance, top analysts are looking forward to what 2016 has in store. Leading global financial services firm, JPMorgan Chase & Co, has released its M&A Global Outlook for 2016. Its findings anticipate that ‘megadeals’ will probably be replaced by a rising number of smaller deals over the next 12… Read More

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Endeavour International Limited to I.M.M Hydraulics (UK) Limited. Bath-based Endeavour International, trading as Hydralok and Wells Valves, is a British engineering company with over 20 years’ experience of manufacturing hose assembly machines, which are exported directly to more than 60 countries worldwide. Bonny Pereira, Director at Endeavour International Limited said, “Benchmark International presented very good customer care with a personal touch and… Read More

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of Stevenson Grantech Limited to Trend Technologies. Based in Scotland, Stevenson Grantech is a precision sheet metal manufacturer offering a range of engineering and technically complex production services. On completion of the deal, Norie Rodger, Managing Director of Stevenson Grantech, said, “This is an exciting time for both companies and we look forward to complementing the current capabilities of Trend Technologies with an extensive… Read More

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of The Springboard Consultancy Limited to not-for-profit organisation, The Instructus Group. Based in Devon, The Springboard Consultancy has been the market leader for the personal and employment development of women for over 25 years.  Today, its programmes have been delivered in 43 countries and are used by more than 50 UK universities, as well as major corporations and public sector bodies. The Instructus Group… Read More

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Berriewood Wholesaler LLP to VioVet Limited. Established in 1993, Berriewood Wholesaler LLP are an online retailer of a comprehensive range of industry recognised, branded pet foods and accessories to breeders and pet owners across the UK. They offer great products at great prices, from small animal diets and treats, to medications, accessories and housing. VioVet Ltd offers a variety of pet and horse… Read More

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the successful sale of Protean Software Limited (Protean) to Foresight Group (Foresight) in a £4 million deal. Coventry-based Protean develops and sells business management and field service management software to organisations involved in the supply, installation and maintenance of equipment, across sectors such as facilities management, HVAC and elevator installation. The company also offers a range of complementary training, data conversion and integration services to customers…. Read More

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Managed Fleet Services Limited (MFSL) to The Davies Group for an undisclosed sum. Established in 2007, Colchester-based MFSL works nationwide for insurers, underwriters and fleets who have a large retention of risk. Services include first notification of loss, repair management and loss recovery claims handling. The Davies Group is a leading claims outsourcing and loss adjusting business operating across the UK and… Read More

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of Safety & Technical Hydraulics Limited (Safety & Technical) to ATR Group (ATR) for an undisclosed sum. Aberdeen-based Safety & Technical is a supplier of specialist high-pressure hydraulic tools and instrumentation equipment to the oil and gas industry, with a broad portfolio of equipment drawn from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Its close working relationships with these manufacturing partners, combined with extensive industry knowledge, enables… Read More

Benchmark International has advised on the successful sale of The Canopy Company Limited (The Canopy Company) to Acme Facilities Group Limited (Acme Group) for an undisclosed sum. Based in Burnley, North West England, The Canopy Company was established in 2001 and manufactures high quality stainless steel extraction canopies, predominantly for the catering service industry.  The company also offers specialty and general fabrication services. Blackburn-based Acme Group supplies, installs and maintains commercial catering… Read More

June saw Benchmark International complete a record month, generating in excess of $11 million (£7 million) in actual company revenue, across 14 deals completed. The combined transaction values totalling in excess of $360 million (£235 million). Completed company sales spanned a number of industry sectors, including IT technical consultancy, commercial maintenance services, engineering, automotive, distribution, manufacturing, oil & gas, and recruitment, with buyers from the UK, the US and Europe. Two deals… Read More

In recognition of recent efforts, Benchmark International is the proud recipient of the ‘International – Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory of the Year’ award for a second year running at the ACQ Global Awards 2015. The ACQ Global Awards have acknowledged industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished firms since 2008, representing the benchmark of achievement and best-practice in a variety of fields. On receipt of the award, James Thornton, Chief Operations… Read More

Benchmark International is delighted to announce it has been named winner of the AI M&A Awards ‘Best for Acquisition Strategy 2015 – UK’ at the Acquisition International Awards 2015. Since 2011, AI’s Global awards have charted the successes, stellar results and second-to-none client service of some of the worldwide M&A industry’s leading players. The prestigious AI M&A Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts and amazing achievements of all those involved in identifying, coordinating… Read More

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Complete Limited to Sparks Commercial Services. Swindon-based Complete provides van, truck and trailer repair and maintenance services, in addition to supplying spare parts for commercial vehicles through its Renault Truck and Roadcrew Factoring franchises. Sparks Commercial Services (SCS) operates three commercial vehicle workshops in Southampton, Portsmouth and Poole, offering commercial vehicle sales, service and recovery. SCS are the South’s leading accredited Renault Truck… Read More

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Yeovil Plumbing Supplies Limited to the Bradfords Group. Yeovil Plumbing Supplies Limited (YPS) set themselves apart from their competitors by having considerable product knowledge, offering valuable technical advice and giving excellent customer service. YPS has large and comprehensive stocks of plumbing, heating and sanitary ware products plus renewable products such as solar thermal and heat pumps. YPS has strong relationships with leading manufacturers… Read More

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