Beacon is North America’s leading merger & acquisition advisory and business brokerage firm with an expanding global network of affiliate offices.
Our clients include the owners and management of small to mid-sized private companies, financial investors, private investment funds and private equity firms.
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Beacon provides independent and advisory valuation services in accordance with international valuation standards. We offer Opinion of Value reports and Chartered Business Valuator Calculation reports to meet the various independent valuation requirements.
Merger & Acquisition Advisory
In today’s dynamic market it is prudent to retain a professional and experienced Mergers & Acquisition advisor who will work for you.
Serving Main Street, Wall Street, Bay Street, and the Square Mile, we offer our clients the advantages of a boutique investment bank with full-service Business Brokerage and Merger & Acquisition advisory services to meet all levels of transaction sizes.
How We Do It
No two businesses are alike. So it follows that our team comes from a diverse range of professional experience and business backgrounds. Our brokers and advisors join us from banking, real estate, corporate and legal industries.
We believe that there are better, more efficient ways of serving our client’s time and resource. With that in the forefront of our processes, we employ the latest technology in all areas related to confidentiality, valuations, marketing, and financial disclosure in our practice.
Advanced Valuation Assessment
We utilize sophisticated quantitative methods and advanced algorithms combined with historical market transaction information and dozens of data touch points to assess the sellability of a business as well as its value.
Confidentiality is at the heart of each transaction and at every step of our process. We use secure and encrypted data rooms to store our client’s financial information and employ various technologies to ensure business owners can continue to operate while the opportunity is being marketed discreetly.
Global Marketing Strategy
Whether the buyer is a public company from the E.U., private equity from the U.S. or an investor group from Asia, our marketing strategy is global in reach. Our deals are broadcast far and wide on the most frequented platforms so that they have the most exposure in the shortest period of time.
Cutting Edge Processes
We employ a methodology in our practice that allows us to get more deals done in a shorter period of time. Once identified, buyers enter our process and are quickly engaged and filtered through. What remains are highly motivated and eager prospects that then enter our Buyer Screening regimen.
Finding the right fit is the key to success in every sale and transition environment. We take the guessing game out of the equation and only invite buyer candidates who are known, serious and capable to the negotiating table.
Understanding our client’s needs and expectations prior to market contact ensures that our mandate is clear and our interests are aligned so that when it comes time to close the deal there is very little left to negotiate except for transition, timing and price.
Keeping the finish line in our sights is the end goal. Getting our client’s there is our process. Trusting Beacon’s knowledge and experience will ensure a smooth transaction and post goal transition.
OUR TRACK RECORD
Working with companies with revenues between $1 Million to $50 Million.
Since 2008 we have assisted in the sales process for businesses covering a wide range of industries and sectors. Our expertise is in assisting companies with revenues between $1 million to $50 Million.
Completed Valuation Engagements
We utilize sophisticated quantitative methods combined with advanced algorithms that weigh over 80 data points and variables to assess the sellability of a business as well determine its value.
Years of Combined Experience
The team at Beacon come from a wide range of educational and business backgrounds. Our Brokers and Advisors join us from Banking, Real Estate, Corporate and Legal industries.
Who We Work With
What Our Clients Say
We have worked with Beacon on a number of occasions. We find their knowledge of the sell side process, as well as managing the transactions well ahead of anybody else serving the private mid-market sector. We highly recommend Beacon!
18:53 10 Jun 19
Beacon provided an honest and detailed evaluation of our business.
01:27 09 May 19
If I could give more stars, I would. A friend of mine referred me to Beacon after the amazingly successful sale of their business. A staple company in Toronto, who I will not name but can say, you've heard of them. I have had a medium size business for 20 years. It was time to take the leap into retirement. I can't express enough how happy and FORTUNATE the decision to go with Beacon was. These are the only people you should trust with the sale of your business. Aloha 😉
20:11 03 May 19
Beacon's team was extremely professional and thorough in valuing, and subsequently assisting in the sale of my business. I was impressed with their focus on maintaining complete confidentiality of the process which was of great importance to me. Highly recommend!
21:21 17 Apr 19
I hired Beacon to help find a buyer to sell my small business. Alex and his team prepared a very professional prospectus/review of the business and I utilized their Beacon + program. While I ended up finding a buyer from within my own circle of associates Beacon provided literally dozens of leads and I would use them again.
22:40 29 Jan 19
The initial time I was looking for some business valuation advice, I had I actually left the company an initial inquiry late one night as I was browsing the internet looking for valuation service. The next morning before I could even get ready for work, I received a phone call from them!! Super quick with the response times. From there, Will Fischtein was extremely knowledgeable , honest and quick with his response times when I needed a business valuation. I recommend this company to others.
09:31 28 Nov 18
We wanted an honest appraisal of our business before we partnered with GAC to expand our business. Will and his team did an excellent job giving us the required information and advice we needed to make a sound business decision. They even helped us find the right lawyer to assist in the deal. Would highly recommend.
18:58 25 Oct 18
We purchased our business with Beacon and Alex and the team did an excellent job. Buying a business can be very complex and stressful but Alex's experience, integrity and fast response times made the entire process much easier. Jeff Switzer, Natali Products Inc.
14:52 03 Oct 18
Professional approach and responses. Very responsive and helpful with communications. Attentive to information reception and generous with explanations on process methods. Open mindedI would recommend this firm without hesitation to anyone needing similar services.
14:42 17 Sep 18
Beacon was involved in the sale of my business from valuation through closing. They showed their dedication and professionalism throughout the entire process. The sale would never have been completed without the guidance and perseverance of the Beacon team. I would recommend the services of April Harbottle and the entire Beacon team to anyone considering selling (or buying) a business