Advisory

Advisorylooking to exit
your business?

Our M&A advisory team guides business owners through the sale process for transactions ranging from $10m to $250m, with a track record that makes us one of the most active firms in the country.

why choose FirePower?

Our M&A Advisory team is one of Canada’s fastest growing, dedicated to private, owner-operated mid-market companies. 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 and in the process, we have reinvented and optimized the way deals are done in Canada.

We’ve built and refined a technology-driven, yet deeply bespoke process specifically for private, owner-operated businesses in Canada, to guide them through the complexities of a sale, and conclude a transaction at a compelling value and terms.

Managing the Deal Process

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Finding Buyers

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Structuring the Deal

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Negotiating the Deal

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Educating/Coaching the Owner(s)

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Adding Credibility to the Seller

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Preparing Company for Sale

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Enabling You to Run the Business

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proof in numbers

$37B
aggregate value of
all closed deals
since 2010
823
deals closed
since 2010
38
active offices

an exclusive canadian member of mergers alliance

Mergers Alliance is an award-winning network of 20 M&A advisory firms around the world. Its members collaborate closely when providing advice and reach to companies requiring a global approach to their M&A strategies. Our global reach and networks are strengthened by our membership, giving us a local presence in more than 30 key countries in the global economy.

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exit your business with confidence

Your business likely represents the largest component of your net worth, the one you care about the most. Your expertise is in your business. Ours is in the sale process: guiding you to an outcome that achieves and exceeds your objectives. The best way to sell is to stay focused on running your business, cementing its value while letting deal professionals run the process.

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grow your business to the next level

We specialize in structuring M&A transactions that meaningfully change the course and outlook of mid-market companies. Our team of origination analysts and managers have a sole purpose of keeping their finger on the pulse (i.e. the intentions) or potential sellers. They track 28, 209 Canadian companies (as of March 24, 2021), and can easily access targets in the US and elsewhere through their research and proprietary deal technologies, other advisors in our network, and limited-access mergers and acquisitions marketplaces.

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big data driving shareholder value

Our Value Maximization (VMX) team uses big data analytics to produce valuation step changes, often ahead of major M&A activity or financings. Our team turns data assets you already own into business intelligence and then into shareholder value. New sources of revenues are discovered, decisions are made faster and better, work is done more efficiently and cost-effectively.

TRANSFORMATIVE RESULTS
For many in the mid-market, big data analytics feels out-of-reach, inapplicable for smaller companies. But the tools and techniques large companies use are extremely powerful for business of all sizes. Here are some examples of what VMX can do:

  • For a software distributor who sought to optimize the pricing of its products and the incentives of its salesforce, a 15% run-rate EBITDA increase in 3 months
  • For a beverage software platform who sought to expand and sell its software in other sectors, an exit at an attractive valuation to a strategic business that was within specific sectors

TECHNIQUES & TOOLS
Our VMX team uses best-in-class technologies and methodologies to analyze and curate data, produce actionable insights and push shareholder value up.

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what people are saying

With demand for our platform accelerating, we needed financing to fund Spark’s rapid growth, but wanted to hit a few more milestones before considering an equity raise. FirePower’s debt offering provided an effective solution, positioning the company to meet its growth objectives without the high cost of dilution.

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Simeon Garratt,Co-Founder and CEO, Spark Real Estate Software

With global demand for our platform accelerating, we needed resources to continue to grow. Trevor Simpson and his private debt team stepped in, working with our management to expeditiously craft a debt solution that provided the financing we needed to achieve our next milestones.

Peter Slater Ample Organics
Peter Slater, CFA,Chief Financial Officer, Ample Organics

BATL was born out of a personal passion, started as a backyard business. After some early steady growth and a successful Toronto commercial location, I was approached by FirePower CEO, Ilan Jacobson, with a proposal to partner so we could build something truly special. Once we joined forces, it quickly became clear that having Ilan as a partner, along with the support of the FirePower team, would give BATL a real advantage. In addition to capital, Firepower provided the strategic expertise and support we needed to take BATL to the next level. Since day one, Ilan Jacobson has been a stalwart supporter as we scaled the business across North America. We’re proud of the success we’ve achieved for BATL so far – it’s fueled by people that share the passion to make something great every day. Ilan Jacobson and the FirePower team have been part of that…a driving force to help us reach new heights. And we’re just getting started!

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Matt Wilson,Founder and CEO, BATL

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