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.

ENGINEERING

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: ENGINEERING

Target Industries

  • Engineering
  • Aerospace/ Defence

Target Countries

England

Revenue

0 – 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

1,000,000 – 4,000,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

This SME group of companies is seeking acquisition targets. Targets should specialise in aerospace / defence with high contracted revenue serving blue chip companies. No single customer should comprise more than 25% of revenue.

SEEKING SMALL TO MID-SIZED PRIVATELY HELD SERVICE OR NICHE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: SEEKING SMALL TO MID-SIZED PRIVATELY HELD SERVICE OR NICHE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS

Target Industries

  • Manufacturing Services
  • Engineering Services

Target Countries

UK wide

Revenue

1,000,000 – 30,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

100,000 – 750,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

We are an entrepreneurial investment firm focused to acquire and actively operate a small to mid-sized privately held service or niche manufacturing business. Our focus is on continuity and long-term growth, while providing liquidity to the owners of the business. Our model enterprise is a well-established profitable company with revenues up to £30 million. We are focused on investing in a single, privately held business with ownership seeking liquidity. We seek a majority ownership position, but we are flexible and creative in structuring our investment.

MANUFACTURING/ INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING COMPANIES

PRIVATE INVESTORS/ MBI CANDIDATES

MANDATE: MANUFACTURING/ INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering

Revenue

1,500,000 – 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

250,000 – 1,500,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

North West, West Midlands, South West, Wales

DESCRIPTION

With almost 50 years combined experience and a proven track record of significantly improving performance in numerous sectors, including manufacturing, supply chain, new product development, strategic marketing and planning. The buyers are looking for small or medium sized manufacturing opportunities to buy-in to. Potential acquisitions should be stable/profitable, have some structured management and business processes in place.

SEEKING SMALL TO MID-SIZED MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

PRIVATE INVESTOR

MANDATE: SEEKING SMALL TO MID-SIZED MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Manufacturing Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Industrial

Revenue

1,500,000 – 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

250,000, – 750,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK wide

DESCRIPTION

This private buyer is interested in acquiring a stake in or outright, a small manufacturing business and using our considerable experience in the field to significantly grow the business. Our strategy is to build a group of complementary businesses and we are looking to make an acquisition in the next twelve months. They have a significant cash position that can be put forward to finance the acquisition, plus backing from several investors. A proven track record of significantly improving performance in numerous sectors and functions, including manufacturing, supply chain, new product development, strategic marketing and planning, and sales operations.

MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL

Target Industries

  • Industrial/ Commercial
  • Engineering/ Construction
  • Recruitment

Revenue

0 – 7,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 1,000,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK wide

DESCRIPTION

The private equity firm has established a pivotal in the UK technical market. From the outlet, the vision of its founders was to focus on providing an unrivalled service to both clients and candidates across the UK, acquiring talented staff, with a firm knowledge of their chosen sectors, but more importantly, a strong desire to exceed customer expectations. The business continues to grow rapidly, both in terms of its client base and its turnover, which is testimony that we are getting the formula right within an ever changing marketplace! Today, we have loyal and dedicated professionals providing a full recruitment service, covering search, technical contractor resourcing and interim management. In addition, there is an expert team providing additional added value services, including leadership development, performance coaching, team development and outplacement.

MANUFACTURING

PRIVATE INVESTOR/ MBI CANDIDATE

MANDATE: MANUFACTURING

Target Industries

Metal Based Manufacturers

Target Countries

East & West Midlands

Revenue

Flexible

EBITDA

250,000 – 500,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

Client is pursuing a ‘buy and build’ strategy in the manufacturing space. 6 acquisitions completed to date. Looking for steel fabricators and manufacturers of steel frames buildings. Current owners should be prepared to stay with the business post sale for a smooth transition to new ownership.

MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • General Industrials
  • Manufacturing

Target Countries

UK & Europe

Revenue

1,000,000 – 50,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

An UK-based private investment firm founded in the 1990’s, which acquires controlling stakes in businesses and aims to develop their potential over the long term. The firm are privately funded and as such do not suffer from many of the constraints associated with private equity houses. In addition to new investment opportunities the firm are always interested in evaluating bolt-on opportunities for existing portfolio companies.

STRONG REPEAT OR RECURRING REVENUES, GOOD ORGANIC GROWTH POTENTIAL, STABLE MARGINS AND/ OR PRICING POWER, SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: STRONG REPEAT OR RECURRING REVENUES, GOOD ORGANIC GROWTH POTENTIAL, STABLE MARGINS AND/ OR PRICING POWER, SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Target Industries

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Healthcare & medical
  • Distribution & Storage
  • Financial
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Motor, Transport & Marine
  • Oil, Gas & Mining
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics
  • Print/Publishing, Advertising & Media
  • Professional Services/ Consultancy

Revenue

0 – 50,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

1,500,000, – 5,000,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK

DESCRIPTION

We are looking to partner and invest by taking a majority stake in UK SME market.

Searching for businesses with some aspect of engineering whether that be software or other types of technology as core to the business which can range from software to technical.

The customer base will be a key operational decision for our company.

We are an investment firm, with experienced entrepreneurs and investors looking to deliver long term returns from one investment. We are the ideal partner for a seller who wants to ensure the continued long-term success of their company.

MANUFACTURING, F&B SERVICE/ DISTRIBUTION, FARMING, FOOD TECHNOLOGY

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: MANUFACTURING, F&B SERVICE/ DISTRIBUTION, FARMING, FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Target Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Distribution
  • Farming
  • Food Technology

Revenue

1,000,000 – 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

1,000,000 – 1,500,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK, Europe, International

DESCRIPTION

We have over 15 years of work experience and are currently actively searching for privately owned UK businesses, in order to offer existing owners optimal exit strategies.

We are searching for established business offering world-class products or services. Our primary focus is profitable companies with high growth potential and great customer relationships.

We are searching for owners who have successfully grown privately owned family businesses, proud of their long term relationships established with both their customers and suppliers.

We look to take on these relationships and manage them with the same care as the previous owner, if not better. We look for profitable businesses which have demonstrated strong track records with owners looking for ideal exit strategies.

Our passion is Food and Beverage, and we want to do what we love, more specifically manufacturing, F&B service/distribution, farming, food technology).

SEEKING TO ACQUIRE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: SEEKING TO ACQUIRE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

Target Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Electronic

Revenue

0 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 750,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK

DESCRIPTION

Successful global products manufacturing company offering made-to-measure solutions to a wide variety of industries, looking to grow the business through acquisition of similar company. Ideal target would be a manufacturer or distributor of electronic products and solutions to OEM manufacturers, distributors or retailers.

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