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  Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Topcrete Limited (inc Allen Concrete Limited) to SigmaRoc for a total deal value of £17.1m (including assets extracted by the sellers totalling £4.6m. SigmaRoc Plc is an AIM listed company that invests in and operates new and existing construction material assets, in places where opportunity is greatest. Chairman David Barrett said: “We are very pleased to welcome Allen Concrete to the SigmaRoc… Read More

RPC, the international design and engineering company, has cited recent acquisitions in the last financial year as key factor in its profits more than doubling. Established in 1991, the UK-based specialist in polymer conversion in packaging and non-packaging markets has spent in excess of £1.3 billion on acquisitions since December 2015, which grew revenues by 67 per cent to £2.7 billion in the year to March 31. Recent acquisitions of French bottle-top… Read More

The announcement in December of last year that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox was positioned for a full takeover of Sky was hardly one of the most popular deal announcements of 2016, and most certainly the least surprising. The £11.7bn bid has proved to be a contentious one, and Murdoch and co. have now reached one of their first major hurdles in the deal process in the form of competition authorities. Fox… Read More

The UK biscuit industry is crumbling; slowing sales, intense competition and an increase in the price of sugar and wheat have hit the sector hard. Not to mention the pressure from the vast range of new and healthier products that are available. As a result, the UK sweet biscuit market, valued at £1.9bn, is experiencing a flurry of deal making. Health kick One move biscuit companies are making is into the health… Read More

They say that you either love it or hate it, but Marmite has been at the centre of a dispute between one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains and the suppliers of the distinctly British condiment. The feud escalated last year after Tesco refused to agree to Unilever’s price increases, however the dispute was resolved in October and Marmite was back on supermarket shelves. But now, the supermarket giant’s £3.9bn takeover of… Read More

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors to the Ogilvie Geomatics, a part of the Ogilvie Group. Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors are one of the largest owner-managed land survey businesses in the UK. They specialise in BIM modelling, laser scanning, measured building survey, topographical survey, monitoring survey and dimensional control and boundary surveys. As a business they operate throughout the UK and Ireland from their home… Read More

October was a fantastic month for Benchmark International and we are proud to announce that our teams in the UK and US have completed deals with an overall, combined transaction value of $160,000,000. With 60 deals completed in the UK and US across Q1, 2 & 3, there are no signs of slowing down as we continue to successfully manage mergers and acquisitions on our clients’ behalf. The Deals: Warkentine Inc. (DBA Computer RX) to… Read More