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.

SEEKING WELL ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES IN THE DISTRIBUTION & HAULAGE SECTOR

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: SEEKING WELL ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES IN THE DISTRIBUTION & HAULAGE SECTOR

Target Industries

  • Storage & Distribution Services
  • Technology
  • Media and Telecom
  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Healthcare

Revenue

0 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 250,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK wide

DESCRIPTION

The Private Investor is seeking a profitable business, which is well established within the market. They are looking to acquire and extend their portfolio.

LOGISTICS

US PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: LOGISTICS

Target Industries

  • Air, Rail, Road and Sea Freight

Target Countries

UK wide

Revenue

0 – 15,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 – 1,000,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

Private Equity backed North American multimodal logistics company, with interests in rail, road and sea freight seeking to grow through acquisitions. The firm’s management team have over 50 years combined experience. Small bolt-ons and larger businesses considered. Air, rail, road and sea freight all considered. Must have contracted revenue.

FREIGHT FORWARDING

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: FREIGHT FORWARDING

Target Industries

  • Freight Forwarding

Target Countries

Great Britain

Revenue

5,000,000 – 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

500,000 – 2,000,000 (GBP)

DESCRIPTION

A Northern Ireland based freight forwarded is seeking complimentary acquisitions in Great Britain. The acquirer is flexible on size and region, however target companies must service Norther & ROI. Target companies must not be involved in F&B. Must have high levels of repeat custom and no one client should be more than 35% of revenue.

TRAVEL OPERATOR KEEN TO ACQUIRE DISTRIBUTION OR TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES THAT CAN FAST TRACK GROWTH

INTERNATIONAL TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: TRAVEL OPERATOR KEEN TO ACQUIRE DISTRIBUTION OR TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES THAT CAN FAST TRACK GROWTH

Target Industries

  • Travel & Tourism
  • Distribution
  • Technology

Revenue

0 – 30,000,000 (AUD)

EBITDA

0 – 3,000,000 (AUD)

Target Countries

Australia, the US, Europe (including the UK), and Asia (including Sri Lanka)

DESCRIPTION

A private Australian travel operator actively seeking to acquire in existing or new markets, specifically distribution or technology companies but also destination management companies. Will consider acquisitions, joint ventures or partnerships, with aspirations to increase current turnover of AUD 300m (USD 211m) to AUD 1bn within 10 years.

SEEKING SMALL BUSINESSES – GROWTH IN REVENUE YEAR ON YEAR

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: SEEKING SMALL BUSINESSES – GROWTH IN REVENUE YEAR ON YEAR

Target Industries

  • Candles
  • Candle Holders
  • Greenery
  • Outdoor Living
  • Vases
  • Pottery

Revenue

0 – 1,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

0 -500,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK

DESCRIPTION

A leading importer of homewares, pottery, glassware, silk flowers and floral sundries, not to mention season products, is looking for acquisitions who currently deal in candles, candle holders, greenery, outdoor living, pottery and vases.

SEARCHING FOR DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS COMPANIES TO DEVELOP

PRIVATE EQUITY

MANDATE: SEARCHING FOR DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS COMPANIES TO DEVELOP

Target Industries

  • Chemical Distributors
  • Logistics Providers,
  • Composites Distributors
  • Medical Products Distributors
  • Educational & Scientific Products

Revenue

MINIMUM 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

MINIMUM 1,000,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK

DESCRIPTION

The acquiring company owns a number of companies in the chemical distribution and other industries. They look to invest their time and resources into developing group companies to achieve their full potential and provide positive experiences for our customers and trading partners.

STRATEGIC BUYER SEEKING FREIGHT FORWARDING & LOGISTICS COMPANIES

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: STRATEGIC BUYER SEEKING FREIGHT FORWARDING & LOGISTICS COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Airfreight
  • Sea Freight
  • Oil & Gas
  • Events
  • Automotive
  • Hazardous

Revenue

1,000,000,- 5,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

250,000 – 1,500,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK & Europe

DESCRIPTION

One of the leading providers of specialist logistics services, with an extensive global coverage, flexible multi-modal capabilities, and a range of time definite services, complete customs brokerage capabilities and web-enabled tracking. They are looking to acquire 1-5 companies which are in in the same industry sector as their which could potentially be incorporated to their group structure.

DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE COMPANIES

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Airfreight
  • Sea Freight
  • Consolidation & Distribution
  • Storage & Picking

Revenue

5,000,000 – 25,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

250,000 – 1,000,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK & Europe

DESCRIPTION

A family owned business that has been established for over 30 years. The company are focused on the movement of fresh produce, chill and frozen products for the food industry. The business has regional distribution centres and warehouses across the UK and EU. The company are actively seeking profitable acquisition opportunities with their sector.

FREIGHT FORWARDING

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: FREIGHT FORWARDING

Target Industries

  • Transport
  • Freight Forwarding

Revenue

1,000,000 – 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

100,000 – 1,000,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK

DESCRIPTION

European road freight forwarder based in the midlands looking for bolt-on acquisitions across the UK in order to expand geographical reach. On acquisitions, depending on size, we will retain the brands or integrate but look to have cross selling opportunities as they arise.

SEEKING FREIGHT FORWARDING/ ECOMMERCE WAREHOUSING COMPANIES

UK TRADE BUYER

MANDATE: SEEKING FREIGHT FORWARDING/ ECOMMERCE WAREHOUSING COMPANIES

Target Industries

  • Airfreight
  • Sea freight
  • Ecommerce Solutions
  • Warehousing & Logistics Solutions
  • Customs Clearance
  • International Logistics
  • Domestic Distribution

Revenue

MINIMUM 10,000,000 (GBP)

EBITDA

1,000,000 – 5,000,000 (GBP)

Target Countries

UK & Europe

DESCRIPTION

This company is one of the leading providers of international logistics and freight forwarding solutions. They offer unique and specialist expertise in international road transport and consolidation of freight from the UK and throughout Europe. The acquiring company are seeking freight forwarding companies and also companies providing e-commerce warehousing and fulfillment services.

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