Acquisitions

Make the Right Acquisition at the Right Price

Buying or merging with an existing business is a major transition for both parties. Without a thorough plan or sufficient expertise, your transaction may fall victim to unwanted surprises or worse, fall apart entirely. With shareholder value on the line, you need advisors who can deliver an effective strategy at every stage.

We have developed a proven process for acquisitions that reduces risk and ensures you acquire your new asset at the best price possible.

Solutions for Your Success

Making the right acquisition at the right time is a key component to your growth strategy. We can support your organization at every stage of the process, helping you take the next step in your business journey.

  • Strategy Development 

    An acquisition starts with understanding your current business and financial state. With this information in hand, we can develop a comprehensive plan for the entire acquisition process. 

  • Target Identification

    After understanding our goals for the acquisition, we review our networks for suitable targets and lead initial inquiries. By leveraging our network, you get access to a wide range of options so you can make the right decision for your goals. 

  • Transaction Management 

    After understanding your goals for the acquisition, we review our networks for suitable targets and lead initial inquiries. By leveraging our network, you get access to a wide range of options so you can make the right decision for your goals. 

  • Closing and Post-Deal Support 

    The most important step of an acquisition is how you integrate the new business or asset into existing operations. Build an integration strategy with the support of a team that has expertise in process and supply chain optimization, change management, and organizational restructuring.   

    Insights

    • February 01, 2023

      A Year in Review – MNP Corporate Finance Transactions in 2022

      The following is a selection of MNP Corporate Finance transactions completed across Canada in 2022.

    • Progress

      When, why and how to sell your business to a private equity firm

      Partnering with private equity groups can bring unique opportunities and is an option worth exploring when considering a transition of your business. A partnership can enable business owners to build value over the transition period, maintain control of the business, and continue to drive its growth.

    • Progress

      January 11, 2023

      Value creation in an unconventional M&A environment

      Due diligence methods that worked in the past may not suffice in a post-COVID world, where protecting against downside risk has become more and more critical. 

    Contact Our Corporate Finance Team

    Brett Franklin CPA, CA

    President, MNP Corporate Finance

    Brett Franklin, CPA, CA, is President, MNP Corporate Finance Inc. Based in Winnipeg, Brett develops and implements creative business strategies for clients in all industry sectors and in all stages of the business life cycle.

    Brett’s primary role is facilitating the sale of companies, but he also provides support with business acquisitions, corporate restructuring and transactional due diligence.

    With a diverse background in financial services, including banking, private equity, hedge funds and structured investment products, Brett has the knowledge and ability to resolve challenging financial issues and develop practical solutions to even the most difficult problems. He is adept at guiding clients at any level of the organization, helping them understand complex situations and providing expert business strategy advice.

    Prior to joining MNP, Brett was Director of Hedge Fund Administration at UBS AG in the Cayman Islands. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2001, and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Manitoba. In his free time, Brett coaches minor hockey and baseball.