Services:

Sector Experience:
  • Deal Structuring
  • Funding
  • Fund Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Secondaries
  • Strategic Development
  • Transition Management
  • Cleantech
  • Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Forestry, Agrobusiness
  • Information Technology
  • Communication
  • Media
 

Fund Services

Private Placements:
Benchmark Partners AG assists fund managers (GP’s) with their fundraising process as intermediary.
Our team members themselves have extensive experience in the establishment and management of private equity, respectively of venture funds.

Benchmark Partners is therefore able to effectively arrange the placement process, while contributing – if required - to the structuring and definition of the clients’ products.
Through our international network with associates, located in the major European financial centers, we offer an efficient solution for the fund manager to introduce his product on a selective basis to the right target groups, e.g. institutional investors, fund of funds, family offices and/or private investors.
Working with Benchmark Partners, the client has the benefit that he is able to cover most of Europe with the Benchmark Partners team arranging appointments and providing cross-border coordination among multi-location investors.

Our client base consists of a wide range of fund products related to business sectors such as:

  • Technology
  • Cleantech & Energy
  • Real Estate

including:

  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Fund of Funds
  • Hedge Funds

Secondary Transactions:
Limited Partners (LP’s), corporate VC’s and GP’s that are looking for liquidity or who want to re-align their investment portfolio, might find that an independent adviser such as Benchmark Partners AG can provide an optimal way to identify the right buyers in a crowded and competitive market.
With its wide range of contacts among the leading fund of fund investors, Benchmark Partners AG is able to locate the right solution, including search mandates for secondary opportunities. Benchmark Partners AG is also able to advise on e.g. the restructuring of an existing portfolio in order to cope with transition situations.

Fund Management and Advisory Services:
With the fund management experience within the team, Benchmark Partners AG can also provide fund management and advisory services, in particular in such cases where a stronger M&A activity is required e.g. in the tail-end of a fund’s life. Benchmark Partners AG might also act as fund advisor for the structuring, strategic and policy issues of a private equity fund. As an independent advisor, Benchmark Partners AG might provide advice in manager selection or specific fund review tasks.

 

Company Financing

Benchmark Partners AG provides assistance in financing solutions as well as for sell and buy mandates
For companies that require external financing or owners that are interested to exit from their assets, the right “message” to investors or trade buyers is essential. Such messages are only rarely tuned properly to meet the “taste” and “ears” of potential investors or buyers.
Benchmark Partners AG therefore prefers to start an assignment for corporate mandates in the early stage of such a project.
With the extensive experience of the Benchmark Partners team, we might assist in identifying possible weaknesses of the clients’ company and ensure that the right actions are taken to improve the chances of a successful transaction. Such advice might include e.g. the selection of additional partners or board members to enhance the company’s own team.
An advisory mandate might therefore include two parts, e.g. an assignment for “coaching” and a second one related to the actual transaction.
With our wide range of contacts among venture capital and private equity funds as well as among family offices and private investors, Benchmark Partners has the network to promote the assignment among a specific group of potential investors.

Benchmark Partners will assist or lead in the successful conclusion of negotiations – often beyond the closing phase.

A stringent due diligence process opens the door to a mandate agreement.

The current client base is active in the fields of technology, energy and real estate.

 

Project Financing

Benchmark Partners AG can assist in or act as the lead or co-manager to structure the legal and financial aspects of a project.

An extensive risk – reward analysis might preclude the establishment of e.g. a special purpose company, the identification of the right project development partners or the specific search for financing solutions on an international basis.

The Benchmark Partners team has specific operational experience in:

  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • IT
  • Industrial
  • Real Estate Projects

 

Advisory Services for Special Situations

Technology transfer, business development, ownership transition as well as strategic reviews are matters for which the pragmatic insight of an experienced entrepreneur can often contribute as a “second opinion”.
Benchmark Partners AG offers such services also on an international basis.

With our partners Beacon Equity Partners LLC in Boston, we have the possibility to extend mandates towards the US.

With the extensive network of our partner Cayla Consulting Group, we have the ability to work on major assignments throughout Europe.

 
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