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Event Date Wed Nov 24 EST - Thu Nov 25 EST (in about 1 month)
Location Online
Region Americas

Eventually, every business will need to transition. At the BUSINESS TRANSITIONS FORUM (BTF), you will garner practical insights from entrepreneurs and business experts that have travelled down the transition path before you.

What can you do to multiply the proceeds of an acquisition? What are your liquidity options? What do acquirers look for? What are the major risks in your business and how can you mitigate them? Even if you are not planning to transition, this event will provide you with tactical takeaways to help you make smarter business decisions in the short term while setting you up for a successful transition in the future.


2021 Speakers

Axel Christiansen
Managing Director, Baker Tilly Canada Corporate Finance

David Allardice
Managing Principal & Practice Group Lead, Business Law Group

Michael Bains
Managing Director, Transactions, Grant Thornton LLP

Kathy Bright
Family Enterprise Consultant, Telos Group

Nick Boyd
Principal & Founder, Fusion Projects Management Ltd.

Cameron Burke
Partner, Technology, Fort Capital Partners

Kathy Butler
Managing Director and Head, BC, Technology & Innovation Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets Inc,

Mark Brodkin
Managing Director & Head, Roynat Equity Partners

Debby Carreau
CEO & Founder, Inspired HR Ltd

Steve Chen
VP & Head, First West Capital

Pierre Cléroux
VP, Research & Chief Economist, BDC

Jim Crooks
Managing Director & Partner, PwC

Catherine Dahl
CEO, Beanworks Solutions Inc. (Acquired by Quadient)

Brendan De Nobel
Director, M&A, BDO Canada

Prentice Durbin
Partner, Harper Grey LLP

Steve Duyvewaardt
Co-Founder & Executive VP Leasing, SDM Realty Advisors Ltd.

Amir Ghahreman
Associate Counsel, Richards Buell Sutton LLP

Rick Gendemann
Partner, Manning Elliott LLP

Grant Foster
Partner, Fasken

Chris Hardwick
President & CEO, Chris Hardwick Inc. & TEC Canada Chair

Robyn Hopper
Family Enterprise Consultant, Telos Group

Calle Johnson
Partner & Managing Director, Corporate Finance, PwC

Andrew Kemper
Partner, Capital West Partners

Shane King
National Leader, Succession Services, MNP LLP

Tom Kramer
President & CEO, Smith Cameron Group

Kleo Landucci
CEO & President of CrescentView Investments Ltd. & Former Managing Director of Ashcroft Terminal

Tara Landes
Founder & President, Bellrock Benchmarking Inc.

Samuel Li
Partner, Fasken

Tracey McVicar
Managing Partner, CAI Capital Partners

Kristi Miller
Managing Partner, Serial Entrepreneur, NPC Ventures

Don Montgomery
President, M&A Advisor, True North Mergers & Acquisitions

Mackenzie Regent
Co-Founder, Transaction Diligence, Kalos LLP

Bruce Partridge
Former CEO, Shearwater Research

James Pratt
CEO, Rhema Health Products Limited

Leon Salvail
Managing Director, Genevity Consulting Inc.

Derek Strong
Regional Director, Roynat Equity Partners

Matt Switzer
Partner, Northwest Capital Partners

Bruce Townson
Director, Growth and Transition Capital, BDC Capital

Mark Woodall
Former President & CEO, Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd.

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors


• Firepower Capital

• Capital West
• pwC
• Fasken
• Fulcrum
• Nicola Wealth

• Fort Capital
• Harper grey

• Reinassance

• Roynat
• Bennett Jones