Entrepreneurs who choose to grow through acquisition are two-times more likely than firms that grow organically to experience sales growth above their industry average (see study). Over the next five years approximately 120,000 Canadian businesses will come up for sale outside the family or management (see study).
Buying or merging with an existing business is a major transition for both parties. Without a thorough plan or sufficient expertise, your transaction may fall victim to unwanted surprises or worse, fall apart entirely. With shareholder value on the line, you need advisors who can deliver an effective strategy at every stage.
We have developed a proven process for acquisitions that reduces risk and ensures you acquire your new asset at the best price possible.
While most private companies focus on orgnaic growth, public companies, private equity firms and sophisticated entrepreneurs with strong operating experience engage the Shaughnessy Group to outsource and reduce their risks and costc by outsourcing acquisitions for their company or fund to our team when buying a business.
We are a national full-service financial and business advisory firm. Our team members have decades of corporate finance and operating experience across variety of industries originating, sourcing, structuring, closing; mergers, acquisitions, debt, equity, securitizations, capital raising, joint-venture, alliance and supplier transactions for some of the best-known public and privately held Canadian companies.
Over the years, we have been in your shoes when it comes to buying a business and from that experience developed a professionally managed process well suited for companies looking to grow through acquisition.
Grow faster, reducing your cost and increasing your acquisition deal-flow through our collaborative targeted buy-side search process.
The Canadian private company acquisition process and the role of the mergers and acquisitions advisor
Canadian lower-middle-market M&A quarterly update
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