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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 $10 million in sales), there has been an almost equal number of deals that don’t close, as successful sales and ownership transitions.    SME owners are often personally attached to their business and can lose sight of their end

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refugees, economic migrants, financial equalization

Current Market Update

Businesses that operated successfully during the COVID-19 shutdowns have experienced the best stress test possible and are considered ideal acquisition targets going forward.  Successful operation throughout the 2020 lockdowns is a testament to the industry and management of these businesses and is certainly something to be applauded.      Essential businesses that survived through the lockdowns will

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business, computer, mobile

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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