Over the next five years approximately 120,000 Canadian businesses will come up for sale outside the family or management. Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) is the path to becoming an entrepreneur by buying and growing an established business.
For individuals with business skills and a desire to make a meaningful impact, this can be less risky than starting a new business around an unproven product or service.
ETA is typically pursued later in a person’s professional life after they gain operational experience and a more robust professional network. Over the past two decades, ETA has become a more well-trodden career path.
Entrepreneurs engage the Shaughnessy Group by outsourcing through our partnership approach, their Acquistion's and Mergers to reduce their fixed cost, freeing up their time by collaborating with us on their targeted buy-side search.
We take an active role in supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs, leveraging our experience, knowledge, networks, technology, and capital resources, investing our time and in selective situations our fees.
From acquisition execution, debt advisory, seller transition, operating expertise, leadership succession, entrepreneurial executive coaching and mentoring required to research, target, source, structure, fund and acquire, to operate, grow, and exit lower-middle market businesses.
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.
Designed for single sponsor, self-funded and or non-traditional entrepreneurs desiring to leverage our in-house research, networks and resources gaining access to in-market and proprietary buy-side deal flow
The Canadian private company acquisition process and the role of the mergers and acquisitions advisor
Canadian lower-middle-market M&A quarterly update
Read our current buy-side tear sheets