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Benning Associates brings large scale banking expertise and experience to the middle market.

We are corporate finance experts, with strong backgrounds in capital markets, merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions. We have rigorous financial expertise, spanning valuation, transaction structure, purchase accounting, option theory, tax and currency. We are excellent middle market M&A and financing project managers - with reputations for consistently making the extra effort that results in high quality results.

Our expertise is different. Our public:private mix of completed deals is 50:50. Our buyside mix is 1/3:2/3. Twenty-five percent of our deals have had cross-border clients or counterparties. Big banks often consider "small" deals good training for junior staff. To our clients, no deal is small, and every deal is important. The middle market is where we have built our record of client successes.


Middle Market Public Companies Key customers and employees. Concentrated opportunities and risks. Public company stock price, disclosure and shareholder concerns. Heightened needs for confidentiality. Experience with board room dynamics and governance issues.
Founder/Family-Owned Businesses Unique cultures. Unique transaction drivers. High levels of pride in ownership. Once in a lifetime, bet-the-company deals. Need for bankers who listen and can establish trust-based working relationships.
Financial Sponsor Portfolio Companies Best-in-class execution expectations. Needs for both global bank sophistication and hands-on senior banker project management. Ability to take direction but also work collaboratively on transaction strategy and process.