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 Out-of-Home Advertising Acquisitions - Add-ons in Canada & Platforms in the U.S.

PRIVATE EQUITY

Mandate: Seeking Out-of-Home Advertising Acquisitions – Add-ons in Canada & Platforms in the U.S.

Target Industries

  • Commercial Printing
  • Advertising

Revenue

2,000,000 – 250,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

2,000,000 – 50,000,000 (USD)

Target Countries

United States and Canada

DESCRIPTION

Clairvestis a Toronto-based private equity firm with ~$1.5B under management. We partner with owner-operators to help them grow their businesses. About half our investments are minority positions and the majority are based in the US. We currently own CieslokMedia, which is a Canadian outdoor advertising firm, operating predominantly large format digital and static billboards throughout major cities in Canada. We would be very interested in tuck-in opportunities in Canada of billboard companies for Cieslokand have completed numerous tuck-ins for Cieslokalready. Separately, we are looking for a platform investment into the out-of-home advertising market in the US. Of primary interest would be billboard (both static and digital) companies but also interested in mall, doctor’s office, washroom, and numerous other types of out-of-home advertising.

Staffing

CORPORATE M&A

Mandate: Staffing

Target Industries

  • Staffing
  • Office / Clerical & Light Industrial

Revenue

5,000,000 – 75,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

0 – 25,000,000 (USD)

Target Countries

  • Primary States: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio
  • Additional Markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Boston, Baltimore, Washington D.C.

DESCRIPTION

The company is one of the fastest growing staffing companies in the U.S. and is seeking add-on acquisitions.

Strategic Buyer Seeking Buyout of Healthcare Staffing Companies

CORPORATE M&A DEPT.

Mandate: Strategic Buyer Seeking Buyout of Healthcare Staffing Companies

Target Industries

  • Temporary Help Supply
  • Professional and Management Development Training
  • Healthcare Services
  • Professional Services
  • Human Resources and Personnel Management
  • Employee Leasing Services
  • Online Recruiting and Job Listing Services
  • Executive Placing Services

Minimum Revenue

5,000,000 (USD)

Minimum EBITDA

500,000 (USD)

Target Countries

United States

DESCRIPTION

The company provides workforce solutions for healthcare organizations around the country, employing approximately 300 clinical professionals, and growing 50% annually on an organic basis. The experienced CEO is a co-founder of a leading travel staffing company for nurses and allied health professionals. The acquiring company is interested in expanding service lines and occupational specialties within healthcare. Their goal for an acquisition is to identify a company that has potential for rapid growth and has the staff to continue to operate the front office of the business post-transaction. Their plan would be to operate the business as a separately branded division.

Seeking Small Business Services Firm with Scalable Distribution

CORPORATE M&A DEPT

Mandate: Seeking Small Business Services Firm with Scalable Distribution

Target Industries

  • Human Resources and Employment Services
  • Outsourced Business Services
  • Accounting, Auditing, and Payroll Services

Revenue

5,000,000 – 500,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

1,000,000 – 100,000,000 (USD)

Target Countries

United States

DESCRIPTION

Seeking company with scalable distribution to small businesses in the US (<75 employees). Prefer financial services related offerings including bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, HR, or lending. Distribution can be online, retail, or other channels.

Business Services Acquisition with Departing Owner

PRIVATE EQUITY

Mandate: Business Services Acquisition with Departing Owner

Target Industries

  • Healthcare Providers and Services
  • Commercial and Professional Services
  • Diversified Consumer Services
  • Advertising
  • Software and Services

Revenue

10,000,000 – 50,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

2,000,000 – 10,000,000 (USD)

Target Countries

United States

DESCRIPTION

The private investment firm founded to invest in and operate a single company with a proven history. With a focus on a single company and utilizing 15 years of experience investing in and operating businesses, they look to extend an owners legacy by continuing the growth of the company. They pride themselves on their flexibility structuring an acquisition to meet a seller’s needs. The firm targets control investments in cash flow positive companies with predicable/recurring revenue, and growth potential. Their sweet spot is lower middle market companies with between $2-$10M in EBITDA, but are opportunistic for business models they find attractive. They’ve completed transactions in the marketing services, payment processing, mobile software, eCommerce, AdTech and healthcare sectors. While opportunistic in the entire business services space, they currently have a heightened focused on the payments, niche software and IT services, health care, and marketing services.

Seeking Business Services Company with Engaged Management

PRIVATE EQUITY

Mandate: Seeking Business Services Company with Engaged Management

Target Industries

  • Diversified Consumer Services
  • Commercial and Professional Services

Target Countries

United States

Revenue

4,000,000 – 50,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

500,000 – 5,000,000 (USD)

DESCRIPTION

The PE firm is operationally focused and focused on generating growth through operational execution and process improvement, looking for a business services company that has an engaged management that is looking for a partner to take their company forward. Targeted Characteristics

  • EBITDA range of $1M to $5M with EBITDA margin of 10%
  • Engaged management team that wants to partner with experienced operators that are growth focused with a learning mindset.
Seeking Healthcare Medical Staffing Opportunities

PRIVATE EQUITY

Mandate: Seeking Healthcare Medical Staffing Opportunities

Target Industries

  • Healthcare Services
  • Human Resource and Employment Services

Target Countries

United States and Canada

Revenue

0 – 500,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

0 – 100,000,000 (USD)

DESCRIPTION

Product/Service lines wanted:

  • Per Diem Medical Staffing – Nursing & Allied
  • Travel Medical Staffing – Nursing & Allied
  • Niche Markets e.g. Pharmacists, Pharmacist Assistants, Directors of Nursing
  • Locum Tenens – Physicians & Physicians Assistants
  • Permanent Placement
Media Platform Investments

PRIVATE EQUITY

Mandate: Media Platform Investments

Target Industries

  • Broadcasting
  • Advertising
  • Movies and Entertainment

Target Countries

Southwest – US, West Coast – US, Mountain – US

Revenue

3,000,000 – 30,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

1,000,000 – 5,000,000 (USD)

DESCRIPTION

The private equity firm takes a hands-on approach to identifying and implementing the key initiatives critical to a company’s success. While not involved in day-to-day operations, the firm collaborates closely with management in providing assistance with a range of activities.

Out-of-Home Advertising

PRIVATE EQUITY

Mandate: Out-of-Home Advertising

Target Industries

  • Advertising

Target Countries

United States and Canada

Revenue

2,000,000 – 250,000,000 (USD)

EBITDA

2,000,000 – 5,000,000 (USD)

DESCRIPTION

The Toronto-based private equity firm, with ~$1.5B under management, partners with owner-operators to help them grow their businesses. About half of their investments are minority positions and the majority are based in the US. They currently own a Canadian outdoor advertising firm, operating predominantly large format digital and static billboards throughout major cities in Canada. Separately, they are looking for a platform investment into the out-of-home advertising market in the US. Of primary interest would be billboard (both static and digital) companies but also interested in mall, doctor’s office, washroom, and numerous other types of out-of-home advertising.

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