Benchmark International Wins M&A Deal of the Year (Over $250M to $500M) Award

It is with great pride that Benchmark International announces winning Technology Deal of the Year (Over $250M to $500M) at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The winners were announced at the annual gala held at The New York Athletic Club in New York on November 17, 2015.

The Awards Gala honored professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year, over 280 nominees, representing over 690 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 25 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards which were revealed “Academy-Award style” at the gala. The CEO and President of The M&A Advisor, David Fergusson said, “The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2015 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists. From lower middle market to multi-billion dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”

Benchmark was a Finalist in four categories, Technology Deal of the Year, Cross Border Deal of the Year, Dealmaker of the Year and Investment Banking Firm of the Year, which in itself is a huge achievement given the impressive quality of the competition which included PWC, KPMG, Goldman Sachs and Raymond James to name but a few.

Benchmark International was one of eight finalists for Technology Deal of the Year (Over $250M to $500M), defeating companies such as The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, FT Partners, and Raymond James. The deal was a collaborative effort between the Tampa and New York offices.  The deal team was led by Managing Directors, Kendall Stafford and Clinton Johnston; Deal Associates Sunny Garten and Emily Cogley.

The M&A Advisor, founded in 1998, is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, among the world’s leading dealmaking professional within the M&A sector.

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 to achieve their personal objectives and ensure the continued growth of their businesses.

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