Services

We offer specialized advisory services for corporate finance transactions to medium-sized businesses. Our professionals put their decades of experience to work in achieving clients’ objectives with customized transaction strategies. Goulet Cormier has completed transactions across a variety of industries including manufacturing, business services, distribution and retail. The common thread – the entrepreneur.

Business Divestiture Acquisition Financing
Our approach and process, as well as our team’s experience ensure that the sale of your business will be completed at the best possible price and terms.Our discretion and the size of our firm ensures the highest level of confidentiality and discretion. Whether you’re looking to put in place a growth strategy or respond to an acquisition opportunity, our structured and detail-oriented approach ensure the best possible transaction while minimizing risks.Our multi-disciplinary involvement includes valuation, financing, due diligence, and operational integration. A strong business understanding is essential to any successful investment decision. Our detailed analyses and creativity are highly regarded by financial institutions across North America with whom we transact regularly. We leverage these relationships to your benefit, lending credibility to the transaction.
Representative business sale transactions

  • Complete Business Sale
  • Management Buy Out (MBO)
  • Leveraged Buy Out (LBO)
  • Shareholder Buyback
  • Sale of a division

Privatisation

Representative acquisition transactions

  • Structured search process
  • Responding to a seller’s solicitation
  • Distressed competitor

Vertical integration (clients or suppliers)

Representative financing transactions

  • Acquisition funding
  • Expansion capital
  • Weak results/ covenant breach
  • Lender fatigue

Financial/strategic partnerships

The most common considerations leading to a business sale include:

  • Retirement
  • Unsolicited offer
  • Lack of succession
  • Achievement of a personal plateau/objective
  • Pursuit of other projects
  • Concern for the future
  • Health considerations
  • Shareholder/family dispute

Opportunistic timing (results and /or market conditions)

The reasons for an acquisition include:

  • Supplementing Organic Growth
  • Diversification across clients, geographies, markets or activities
  • Market consolidation
  • Sales/distribution network expansion

Acquiring new talent/expertise

Financing facilities include:

  • Line of credit
  • Long-term debt
  • Capital leases
  • Subordinated debt
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Equity