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Business Acquisitions & Sales

Whether you are buying a new business or selling your current one, the Smythe team has the experience and knowledge across various industries to guide you through the decision-making process, from start to finish.


As business owners themselves, the partners at Smythe know the tremendous effort it takes to start and grow a business. When looking to expand or pass a company on to new owners, we know you are likely to be worried about the legacy of what you have built, the people you employ and serve, and the impact you have.

Our trusted financial advisors are well equipped to support you as you navigate the entire life cycle of your business, right from the start-up phase, through growth and expansion, to when you begin thinking about retirement and succession.

Our Expertise

Whether you’re looking to acquire a company, execute a merger or divest from a business, Smythe’s team can help you evaluate your options, develop a strategy, price and negotiate the deal and close the transaction. Over the decades, our advisors have successfully represented clients on transactions ranging from $1 million to $750 million.

Our approach prioritizes collaboration and open communication, two factors that are particularly crucial as you navigate these complex environments and evaluate the options that will best serve both you and your business. Through our internal and external relationships, we have access to a vast pool of both global and external resources, talent and best practices.

How We Can Help

No matter what your questions, concerns and objectives are, Smythe’s advisors are more than capable of supporting and advising you.


If you’re looking to acquire a business, we can:

  • Develop an acquisition strategy
  • Identify and approach appropriate acquisition opportunities
  • Prepare financial analysis and models to evaluate the business
  • Perform financial and tax due diligence, including the preparation of Quality of Earnings reports
  • Assist in the negotiation and structure of the transaction
  • Provide business advice during the drafting of legal agreements
  • Advise organizations on management buy-outs


If you’re looking to sell all or part of a business, we can:

  • Conduct a pricing analysis to determine the true value of the business
  • Provide guidance on how to prepare for a potential sale
  • Prepare marketing documents that highlight the best value drivers of your business
  • Create a competitive auction with qualified purchasers by assessing who is the best buyer from both a financial and organization fit point of view
  • Review and negotiate prices and terms that are fair to both parties
  • Manage data room and due diligence
  • Recommend how to maximize shareholder value
  • Work with your legal and tax advisors so we can help you minimize your risk and tax burden
  • Ensure a smooth post-deal transition

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