Beacon Acts as Exclusive Advisor in Sale of High Definition Plasma Cutting Business
TORONTO, CANADA, January 12, 2020 – Beacon Mergers & Acquisitions is off to a good start in 2021, completing its second sell-side mandate with the sale of a leading plasma cutting and metal fabrication company based in Guelph, Ontario.
Beacon was engaged as the exclusive sell-side advisory firm and assisted throughout the entire M&A process including business valuation, targeted marketing, deal terms negotiation, due diligence, and closing.
Given the specialized nature of the business’ operations, Beacon focused its marketing efforts on sourcing qualified buyers with experience in plasma steel cutting and custom fabrication. Over several months, the team held discussions with pre-qualified buyers before finding a well-suited buyer. Despite several obstacles during the pandemic, Beacon remained closely involved throughout the negotiations and due diligence process. The deal was structured as a 100% share transaction, allowing clients to take advantage of the capital gains exemption and maximize returns. The deal was structured with a token 10% vendor-take back, facilitating a smooth transition and a clean exit for the seller.
After a challenging year that caused business disruptions among some of its clients, Beacon is pleased to start the new year with strong momentum. Despite macroeconomic headwinds that have affected the industry, Beacon’s focus on process optimization and efficiency has allowed it to thrive in a virtual M&A environment. In 2020, Beacon maintained its focus on client experience and made improvements to its process to facilitate deal making in a virtual environment. In the latter part of the year, Beacon saw strong interest from both buyers and sellers in the private lower middle-market and expects a strong year ahead.
Beacon Mergers & Acquisitions is a full-service M&A advisory firm with offices in Toronto, Canada, and Washington, D.C. Beacon’s services include M&A advisory, debt financing advisory, and business valuations to private companies in the lower middle market. Beacon is a three-time recipient of the Consumer Choice Award for Best Business Brokerage Firm in the Greater Toronto Area, and a member of several international M&A organizations.