Buy-Side Mandates

Benchmark International is contacted daily by acquirers and investors from all around the world, seeking the latest on and off market opportunities. Our quality engagements are coveted by some of the most active strategic consolidators in this industry. Below is a sample of mandates we receive on a daily basis, seeking opportunities like yours.

IT OR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANCY FOCUSING ON FINANCIAL SERVICES

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: IT OR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANCY FOCUSING ON FINANCIAL SERVICES

Target Industries

IT, Recruitment

Target Countries

London, South England UK

Revenue

1,000,000 – 15,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

Seeking a small size IT or recruitment consultancy focusing on Financial Services (Banks, Insurance, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, FinTech). An ideal target would be financially struggling and in need of turnaround but with a reasonable contract book and reputation.

TELECOMS

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: TELECOMS

Target Industries

Telecoms providers

Target Countries

United States and Canada

Revenue

50,000,000 – 200,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

5,000,000 – 20,000,000 (USD)

DESCRIPTION

A private equity backed, UK based £200M turnover telecoms provider is searching for complementary acquisition targets in the USA and Canada.

STRATEGIC BUYER SEEKING BUYOUT OF SPECIALIST IT SOLUTIONS

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: STRATEGIC BUYER SEEKING BUYOUT OF SPECIALIST IT SOLUTIONS

Target Industries

  • IT Solutions
  • IT Systems
  • Data Reception & Processing
  • On Board Software
  • Application Software

Revenue

2,000,000 – 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

MINIMUM 250,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK & Europe

DESCRIPTION

The buyer is a leading developer of IT services. They are interested in acquiring profitable companies with turnover up to £10m in the specialist IT solutions business area. The company is looking for integration with the rest of the business which can be incorporated into their existing divisions or a separate new division.

IT AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: IT AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Industrial/ Specialist Computer Manufacturers
  • Rack Integrators
  • Technology
  • Specialist IT Repair Businesses

Revenue

500,000 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

250,000 – 1,500,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK, Hampshire Preferred

DESCRIPTION

The company is a hardware designer, manufacturer and integrator of specialist computing platforms, established for over 30 years. The company are looking to acquire a business with additional capabilities to move their service offerings up the technology curve. Hardware capability or software middleware are of particular interest.

SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY

Target Industries

Logistics Management Software

Target Countries

UK wide

Revenue

0 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 1,000,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

National logistics company is seeking acquisition targets specialising in the development of logistics management software. 100% percent or majority buyout considered. Key management team to stay in place.

IT & TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

INTERNATIONAL TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: IT & TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Business Intelligence
  • Big Data Implementation (SSAP, HANA, HADOOP)
  • Automation Engineering
  • User Experience (UX)

Revenue

2,000,000 – 4,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

1,000,000 – 2,000,000 (USD)

Target Countries

UK

DESCRIPTION

The business are a rapidly growing CMMi level 3 software services company building customised business solutions, based out of India. The company have vertical domain expertise in e-Commerce, Media & Publishing, Data Storage & Virtualization and Media & Publishing. The business are actively seeking inorganic growth as a means to attain growth goals.

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANCY FIRM SEEKING TO ACQUIRE OTHER CONSULTANTS TO SIGNIFICANTLY ACCELERATE GROWTH.

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANCY FIRM SEEKING TO ACQUIRE OTHER CONSULTANTS TO SIGNIFICANTLY ACCELERATE GROWTH.

Target Industries

Consultancy

Target Countries

UK

Revenue

1,000,000 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 1,000,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

Global programme, project management and technical consultant with leading market position, consistently acquiring across the UK and looking to develop in accordance with planned strategy of growth.

SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS, STABLE AND GROWING REVENUES

US TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS, STABLE AND GROWING REVENUES

Target Industries

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Print/Publishing
  • Advertising & Media

Revenue

1,000,000 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

250,000 – 750,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

International, Europe, Dubai, China

DESCRIPTION

We are extremely interested in pursuing a business within the IT and Telecommunications sector, together with print and media for potential sale. We own a very successful IT business and are looking into expanding, using our success, knowledge and commitment. This would be a new venture for us, but we are hungry to succeed even further.

CLOUD BASED SOLUTIONS

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: CLOUD BASED SOLUTIONS

Target Industries

IT & Telecoms

Target Countries

Midlands

Revenue

0 – 500,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

50,000 – 150,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

A greater London based IT service provider is seeking to acquire a cloud based solutions provider in the Midlands to increase geographical reach. Target businesses should have 5-10 employees and a strong management team willing to stay with the business.

STRATEGIC BUYER SEEKING SMALL TO MID-SIZED TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA COMPANIES

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: STRATEGIC BUYER SEEKING SMALL TO MID-SIZED TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Publishing
  • Software
  • Media
  • Consumer Media
  • Business Software
  • Online Publications
  • Mobile Applications

Revenue

1,000,000 – 25,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

200,000 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK

DESCRIPTION

The acquiring company specialises in business & consumer media, discount & loyalty programmes and business software. They are looking to acquire companies who are offering a service to large groups looking to reorganise and to smaller businesses with owner-managers looking for a managed exit or retirement from their business. They specialise in deals of <£2m of operating profit, although this can go up to £5m in operating profit in the case of a larger acquisition.

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