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Mark Benka Corporate finance and transactions
Head of Transaction Services

Mark Benka

Corporate finance and transactions

Areas of expertise

Financial due diligence; vendor assistance; vendor due diligence; Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPA)


Mark is a partner in the transaction services team which advises private equity firms, corporate clients, banks and family offices. He provides financial due diligence, SPA advice, valuations and financial modelling in respect of acquisitions and refinancings.

He joined S&W in May 2018 from PwC where he focused on mid-market private equity, providing buy side and vendor due diligence services. He has significant experience in assessing historical and projected financial performance, key business drivers, working capital and carve out issues. He works across a range of sectors with deep sector expertise in industrial products, business services, waste management and has deal experience in media, technology, retail, consumer, financial services, healthcare, resources and property.

Notable achievements

  • Deal experience on over 100 transactions.
  • As well as UK, extensive cross-border expertise in Europe, US, Asia and South America
  • Wide range of PE clients served, with deal sizes mainly from £5m to £500m.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and member of its Corporate Finance Faculty.

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