Transaction Support for the Sale or Purchase of a Business
At Beacon Mergers and Acquisitions our trusted transaction advisory team can assist in the valuation, negotiation, due diligence, and closing of both buy-side and sell-side transactions. Our experience assisting businesses and investors in a variety of industries allow us to help you quickly buy or sell a company in Toronto and Ontario, or across Canada and the United States.
Our transaction advisory services involve a level of expertise and experience that is often only available to large corporations, paired with the personalized and careful considerations of our Mergers and Acquisitions advisory team. When you work with Beacon Mergers and Acquisitions, you are guaranteed peace of mind knowing that we are with you through every step of the sales process; providing you with full business sale and purchase support. With over 40 years of combined transaction advisory experience, and after working with hundreds of companies, we know how to help purchase or sell businesses better than anyone.
Beacon Advisors' Suite of Transaction Advisory Services
We provide our clients with the full set of investment banking services. We give you personalized, considerate, brokerage and M&A services backed by resources only found at bigger banks.
Buy-Side Transaction Advisory
Over 40 years of combined experience on both sides of the deal has made Beacon Advisors the best source for professional buy-side M&A services in Toronto. We conduct confidential, targeted acquisition searches for clients looking to acquire companies within specific industries and geographic areas.
Looking to sell your business but don’t know where to start? In addition to our standard sell-side transaction advisory services, our advisory team can assist in preparing your business for sale, including preparing the financial and operational state of the company for buyers.
Going Private Transactions
With a harsh regulatory environment, and high costs, taking a company private can be advantageous but complex. Our advisory team can help navigate the uncertainty, assisting you through every step of the going-private process.. Our certified valuators provide independent valuations of the target, while our transaction advisory team assists in due diligence, financing, and negotiations.
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Beacon Mergers and Acquisitions' Transaction Advisory Process
We walk you through each step of our transaction advisory process, while our transaction support team does the heavy lifting.
The first step of both our buy and sell-side transaction advisory processes is an accurate valuation. Our valuators assess the business to determine its value and identify a fair buying or selling price.
On the sell-side, we confidentially market the business to qualifying prospective buyers. We will facilitate an introduction between the buyer and seller and a visit to the business’ operations.
On the buy-side, we liaise with the seller, establishing introductions and discussion for the potential acquisition.
After a deal proposal, our certified transaction advisory team helps negotiate the deal’s terms to ensure the agreement is to your benefit and that your transaction goes smoothly.
We help you facilitate a Letter of Intent [LOI], the letter that outlines the agreement between you and a business buyer or seller. This formalizes the understanding between two parties to ensure everyone is on the same page.
We conduct an investigation during the due diligence period to ensure everything is in place for a successful transaction. We field queries from both sides in a timely manner, minimizing the impact on you.
We negotiate your purchase agreement terms to ensure you are protected, getting the best deal, and the business is ready for purchase based on your needs and experiences.
We are with you through every step of the process, from initial search up until the transaction is completed.
Recent Beacon Advisor Blogs on Transaction Advisory
Over 90% of companies in Canada are privately owned small and medium-sized businesses. As the country’s population ages, many of these first-generation entrepreneurs are retiring, creating buying opportunities in the market.
When you sell your business, it’s essential to keep in mind the type of buyers interested in acquiring your company. As a buyer, it is necessary to identify which type you are and the businesses best suited to your needs.
Selling a business is a long and complicated process that requires a lot of planning well before the actual sale mandate begins. Often sellers find it difficult to decide where to begin, which is why we have summarized the process and highlighted important aspects of it below.
Frequently Asked Questions About Selling or Buying a Business
A certified transaction advisor pairs buyers and sellers for an effective business sale without having a stake in the business itself. Transaction advisors take on the role of the in-between who can guide either party — the purchaser or seller — throughout the process of buying or selling a business. A transaction advisor will receive a percentage of the profits once the transaction is completed, based on the agreement between the intermediary and the client.
Transaction advisory and support teams walk business owners through the entire process of a business’ sale from initial valuation, to marketing, due diligence support, and negotiation of purchase agreement terms.
When individuals sell or buy a business, they are often an expert in the industry of the business they are looking to acquire or sell — but lack an understanding of the process required to complete the transaction. Beacon Advisors helps take the guesswork out of your administrative prep work and paperwork.
We work in your best interest to streamline your process and educate you. As part of our transaction advisory services, we walk you through everything you will need to buy or sell a business, from the necessary paperwork to the articles of incorporation, to accountant prepared financial statements, premises leases, contracts, and governmental licenses.
Whether you are considering buying or selling a business, you want a M&A advisor who can help you succeed in the transaction.
Wide Scope Of Services For Smaller Business:
At Beacon Advisors, we offer our clients a full suite of transaction advisory services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the United States to help them sell or buy a business. We act as the business intermediary in M&A transactions to ensure our clients receive the industry best-in-class transaction advisory services for selling their company.
Ample Experience In The Field:
Work with a certified transaction advisor who has ample experience. On a daily basis, Beacon Advisors assists business owners in the planning, valuation, negotiation and completed transactions of small to medium-size privately held businesses. We represent various buyers and sellers across diverse industries and sectors, ranging from general contractors and other construction trades to printing and manufacturing businesses. Our business brokers have extensive experience with both business-to-business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) companies.
Sophistication of Services:
As current members of the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) and former members of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), we pride ourselves on deploying highly sophisticated methods of preparation, valuation, marketing, and negotiation leading up to a successful business deal.
No matter how accomplished in the respective business field a company is active in, the chances are that selling or buying a business is not the business owner’s core specialty. This is why at Beacon Advisors, while we do not try to be specialists in every industry or business area, we are committed to being the best mediator and transaction advisor for small to medium-size businesses in the M&A process.
The cost of transaction advisory services with Beacon Advisors (and in general) is largely dependent on your needs, what will be required for the purchase or sale of the business, the scope of the transaction, and more. Contact Beacon Advisors for an initial consultation and to receive more personalized cost expectations. We are happy to walk you through your options for business brokerage services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the United States and help you weigh your options.
To assess the value of your business, you should consider a number of factors: historical performance, future potential profit trends, competition, net assets, and property values. Additionally, recent and comparable deals in the same sector give a useful indication of the price that potential buyers might pay; this information is provided by Beacon’s Valuation team. To learn more about what affects a business’s value, read our article here.
Beacon’s transaction advisors in Toronto provide professional advisory services and act as M&A advisors throughout the entire sale process to help sellers make an informed decision. Consider the characteristics that make us stand apart from other business brokerage firms:
- Experience: Beacon has extensive experience providing transaction advisory services and boasts several completed transactions across many industries.
- Customer Service: Working closely with our sellers from the source until the closing has helped us achieve high client satisfaction rates. As a result, Beacon received the 2018 Consumer Choice Award for business excellence.
- Extensive Network: Our extensive network of buyers and industry professionals allows us to offer our clients the best advice and solutions throughout the entire business brokerage and M&A advisory process.
Scope: We are an M&A business broker in Ontario with offices and representatives in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Waterloo, Brantford, Niagara and London Ontario.