“The Business Transition Forum is a great venue to network and it’s incredible what you can learn from these people.”

–Michael Merrithew
President & CEO, Farpointe Investments LTD.

“There was a great combination of owners and advisors - lots of good advice and access to information. Excellent quality event.”


Topics Addressed:

Get Started With Transition Planning & Owner Stories

Learn the M&A process and steps to successfully plan for both sell-side and buy side acquisitions. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from entrepreneurs who have gone through the process of transitioning and/or acquiring businesses.

Unexpected Acquisition Offers

Learn why you need to be transition-ready from day one and how to start preparing for a potential knock on the door - even if you have no plans to exit.

Strategic Growth

Discover actionable strategies that are best suited for the growth of your business. Learn the most effective ways to increase the value of your company from Canada’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. 

Deal Terms, Types and Negotiation Tactics

Learn about common deal types, expected agreement terms, and ways to retain and enhance bargaining power. Deep dive into how a professionally managed process can exponentially increase proceeds.

Valuation Check-In

Understand historical and future valuations including the metrics that matter to buyers and the ones that are most likely to lead to favourable increases in shareholder value.

Deal Killers

Learn tools and advice to avoid acquisition pitfalls including how to avoid “deal fatigue,” how to handle confidentiality and how to ensure things don’t go off the rails during the due diligence phase.