goetzpartners acted as sole financial advisor to the shareholders of Benchmark Group on the sale of the company to CommentCaMarche
Benchmark Group was set up in 1996 by Corinne Delaporte and has enjoyed spectacular growth since, due in particular to its strong technological and editorial know-how, both on the Internet and on mobile devices. The company has attracted a very large and loyal audience (15 million unique visitors per month) whilst maintaining a strong profitability allowing it to self-finance its development.
The new group formed by the combination of Benchmark Group and CommentCaMarche becomes a top 5 publisher of websites in France behind Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Orange, with close to 20 million unique visitors per month, and a leading player internationally with a total audience of close to 50 million unique visitors per month worldwide.
goetzpartners acted as the exclusive advisor to the shareholders of Benchmark Group.