Preparation, positioning and execution

Our group of professionals have been involved in over 50 advisory mandates, and is equipped to advise management through transaction expertise and a network of relationships that will ensure delivery on client objectives. Our focus is on operating businesses with EBITDA over $1 million annually.

What we do

We partner with clients to provide advisory services to operating businesses with services including:
  • Selling a business
  • Buying a business
  • Transition and succession planning of management
  • Merger and acquisition advisory


In conducting the strategic alternatives process a key consideration is who to market to in the process. Avison Young, in consultation with management is able to provide advisory services on a number of alternatives.

  • Strategic Partner/Buyer
  • Management Buyout
  • Industry/Business Counterparty
  • Financial Partner/Buyer
  • Family Transition
Our Approach


  • Opportunity introduction letter
  • Prepare confidentiality agreement (CA) and execute
  • Prepare confidential information memorandum (CIM)
  • Develop counterparty contact list
  • Prepare management presentation
  • Create online data room


  • Contact counterparty contact list
  • Sign confidentiality agreements
  • Deliver CIM and data room access
  • Set - up management presentations
  • Coordinate due diligence process


  • Set bid deadline
  • Receive expressions of interest
  • Review interest with management
  • Management execution of agreements and closing process

For more information about our acquisition, divestiture and business advisory services, please contact your local Avison Young office.

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Meet the Business Advisory Team