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Two Stage Buyouts – Reduce Risk and Increase Value

Changes in your life, the economy or now, even a pandemic, can dictate when you sell your business. In this …

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TESTIMONIAL: Staying focused on the End Goal through Challenges!

I worked with April & Transition Architects for 1.5 years. At the time I was trying to determine my Exit strategy …

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New Acquisition Opportunity – Successful Concrete Construction Business

A unique opportunity is now available to purchase a Commercial concrete company located in the Halton/Hamilton area which is poised for …

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Plan To Unlock Your Business Value!

Your business is likely one of your most valuable assets, but it is also an illiquid one. It will take …

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Why deals don’t close

After years working in M&A, it should be noted that in the Small Business sector (we define it as businesses under …

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Current Market Update

Businesses that operated successfully during the COVID-19 shutdowns have experienced the best stress test possible and are considered ideal acquisition …

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TESTIMONIAL: Success Amidst Challenges

Summit Ridge Capital worked with April Harbottle to facilitate the addition of a new business into our growing portfolio. April was engaged by the Sellers of the business, but worked closely with us as well, to understand and resolve many of the challenges that arose and we eventually achieved a win-win outcome for all. Given

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Transition Architects Update

Transition Architects has rebranded and realigned with new partners & associates and is now positioned to expand their services helping business owners determine and implement their transition strategies!   Transition Architects has also partnered with Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited (BBS), a premier commercial real estate brokerage firm centered in Hamilton, for clients that are ready to “Go

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Business Strategic Search Success

I was approached by a well-known buyer recently to see if I was aware of any businesses for sale in a specific skilled trade sector. Throughout my network, I was aware of a mature business owner that was trying to determine the appropriate transition option for him but had not formally committed to listing his

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Uncertain Succession = Strategic Partners

Transition Architects has been working with a mature client with a successful business in the trades.  His adult son has been involved with the business for many years and the owner considered his succession as one of his possible transition/retirement options. However, while his son is interested and has strong trade/ operational skills, he doesn’t

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Unexpected Pressures

We were engaged by the wife of the founder of a company to sell the business several years after her husband had passed away. The wife had no direct experience in the millwright business but fortunately had been involved with the bookkeeping and payroll, so was comfortable keeping the business running short term. Unfortunately, the

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