Are you looking to exit your business?
Unsure how to get started, let along get a compelling price and secure fair terms for your business, from the right buyer, in today’s market conditions?
We advise on transactions ranging from $10m to $150m. We have done it for dozens of owner-operators in Canada. We can guide you too, through a successful sale.
Why Choose FirePower?
Our Investment Banking team is one of Canada’s fastest growing group dedicated to private, owner-operated mid-market companies. Simply put, we have grown fast because we move deals towards a swift close, with more certainty on terms that our clients like.
We deliver transactional know-how and experience typically reserved for larger companies, with the passion and dedication of a true partner and trusted fellow entrepreneur. We have built our advisory practice from a clean slate, free of the baggage of established firms: in the process, we have reinvented and optimized the way deals are done in Canada.
Quickly, creatively and confidentially, with proprietary technology, we make the right moves in today’s market conditions.
Sectors we're active in:
- Software & IT
- Business Services
- Food & Beverage
We don't advise on transactions in mining, oil & gas extraction and life sciences.
What we look for:
- $10 – $150m in size (enterprise value), though we have advised exceptional companies on either side of that range
- Cash flowing for traditional businesses; for businesses in emerging sectors that are not cash flowing, value to strategic buyers must be evident
- Late-stage growth or well-established companies (we avoid pre-revenue start-ups, or distressed situations)
- Compelling and differentiated product or service offerings
- A solid, established management team, especially if the owner(s) is retiring
- A strategically sound reason to exit
Managing the deal process
We act as a quarterback for the entire deal, from start to finish, advancing all aspects of the transaction and managing all parties involved to move towards a seamless closing.
From our research, network and proprietary databases, we identify and connect with relevant buyers. While we excel in engaging strategic acquirers, we tap a vast network of financial buyers as well. Across the globe – there are no barriers to deal-making. In strictest confidentiality.
Structuring the deal
Having crafted dozens of deals, we shape the transaction structure to address the needs and wants of both sellers and buyers – it must be a win-win.
Negotiating the deal
We create an auction environment to create competitive tension between buyers, to secure the most favourable price, terms, conditions, timing and transition. We train daily in the art of negotiations and story-telling.
Educating and coaching the owner(s)
Deals are draining: the emotional highs and lows, the difficult conversations with buyers, the time-consuming buyer’s due diligence… Many on our team have gone through it not just as an advisor, but as entrepreneurs themselves. We tap in to that experience, as well, as our team coaches you through it all.
Adding credibility to the seller
Our involvement signals to buyers that there is a high and serious degree of commitment by the seller to an exit.
Preparing the company for sale
To manage the intense scrutiny of buyers’ due diligence before and after their offers, we tell all sides of your company’s story through detailed collateral and data rooms, months in the making.
Enabling you to run the business
Our dedication to all aspects of the deal frees up owner-operators to focus on continuing to improve the performance of their business.
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