Axel Christiansen

Axel Christiansen

Partner, Relay Transition Partners

Relay Transition Partners is dedicated to the sale of small and medium businesses in Canada (SMBs). Our partners understand the intricacies of this market and match the passion, effort, and skill of the entrepreneurs that have built and managed these companies.

Relay builds on the experience and infrastructure of Fort Capital Partners, one of Canada’s leading investment banks serving middle market and large companies with offices and professionals in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. Learn more about Fort Capital at

A CFA charter holder, Axel brings over 35 years of M&A and Corporate Finance experience to Relay Transition Partners. With a career focused on serving small to medium sized companies across a wide range of industries, Axel is routinely sought out by entrepreneurs seeking to successfully transition their businesses.

Axel has twice chaired the Vancouver Business Transition Forum – the largest transition focused conference in Canada.