About Sunbelt Northern Ontario

Why Sunbelt

We maximize value

We have expertise in valuation principles, financial statement analysis, taxation implications, inventory, goodwill, and so on, and know how to optimize the value of your business.

We assure confidentiality

We respect your need for confidentiality and have protocols in place for advertising, disclosing information, and managing potential buyers in order to protect the seller and their business.

We minimize risk

We focus on finding the right business for the buyer, and buyer for the business. A buyer that has the necessary experience, skills, ethics, financial resources, risk tolerance and passion is more likely to lead both parties to a successful outcome.

We have registered pre-qualified buyers

Our office has access to a database of active buyers – owner-operators, financial buyers, and strategic acquirers – looking to acquire businesses.

Sunbelt sells more privately-owned businesses than any other intermediaries

Our brokers follow a proven process that protects both buyers and sellers. As a part of the largest business brokerage network in the world, we will guide you through the business sale process.

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We offer our clients the opportunity to work with local professionals who are dedicated to serving businesses in our backyard – Northern Ontario – while having immediate access to the world’s largest business brokerage network of trained professionals and a database of qualified buyers in over 250 offices around the world.

Our Professionals

Our team of professionals at Sunbelt Business Brokers Biznorth Brokerage is dedicated to providing top notch customer service and results, so you can be confident in your choice with Sunbelt.

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Steve Renelli

Owner, M&A Advisor, Business Broker, Broker of Record


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Steve Renelli

Owner, M&A Advisor, Business Broker, Broker of Record – M&AMI, CBI, CMEA

Steve is the Owner and President of Sunbelt Business Brokers / Mergers & Acquisitions, Northern Ontario. Steve is a licensed Business Broker in Ontario and has approximately 20 years of experience providing private and public companies merger & acquisition, corporate finance and investment banking services. Prior to joining Sunbelt, Steve was Vice President, Investment Banking for a number of independent and global investment banks serving corporate clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Steve has achieved Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) certification, a designation earned through continuous educational credits and significant work experience in the M&A field through ongoing participation and the successful completion of multiple middle-market transactions. Steve is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) – a global designation earned through the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) for professionals engaged in business brokerage and mergers & acquisitions. Steve is also a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) and earned a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance (Honours) from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. Current professional affiliations include: M&A Source, International Business Brokers Association, NEBB Institute, Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), and Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). Steve is based in Sudbury where he lives with his wife and two children.

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Tyler Maslakewycz

Business Broker



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Tyler Maslakewycz

Business Broker – CBI

Tyler joined the Sunbelt team in 2016 after graduating with honors from Laurentian University’s Bachelor of Commerce program, specializing in Finance. Tyler was initially responsible for performing business valuations, conducting industry research, and preparing and managing marketing documents for our engagements. As Tyler’s knowledge of the industry grew, his interest in business brokerage became a passion, and led Tyler to become a licensed business broker in October of 2018. Tyler is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) – a global designation earned through the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) for professionals engaged in business brokerage and mergers & acquisitions. Current professional affiliations include: Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), and Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA).

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Amy Luoma

Financial Analyst

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Amy Luoma

Financial Analyst

Amy joined Sunbelt in 2021. She graduated with honors from Laurentian University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Mathematics. Amy is responsible for creating marketing documents for our engagements, performing industry research, helping with business valuations, as well as a variety of other administrative tasks in the office.

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Greg Kells

Business Broker


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Greg Kells

Business Broker – M&AMI, CBI, CMEA

Greg Kells is an international entrepreneur with extensive business development, marketing, and management experience. Mr. Kells has served as President or Chairman of corporations in various industries including advanced technology, manufacturing, consulting, training, tourism, real estate development, business appraisal, television production and laboratories. In addition to being a Certified Business Intermediary; Greg holds the designations of Life Member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser, Certified Senior Business Analyst, and Registered Real Estate and Business Broker. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Yale, and Duke Universities as well as at numerous Canadian Colleges. He enjoys mentoring and is involved in teaching at Sunbelt and for the International Business Brokers Association. Greg is the supportive husband to contemporary artist Gayle Kells and is the proud father of three children. He is involved in his community on various levels including being the Chair of the Canadian Institute of Nature and the founding Chair of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution. He has been a candidate for leadership of Ontario and is active in numerous community organizations.

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Ahtisham Fazli


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Ahtisham Fazli


Ahtisham graduated from Carleton University with Honours in Business Commerce. Ahtisham started working at Sunbelt Business Brokerage in 2012. He is not only responsible for performing valuation through FAT (Financial Analysis Tool) and writing marketing packages for new engagements but also helps out with various small projects.

He has been awarded the CMEA designation (Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser) by the NEBB Institute. CMEAs are located throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries, and are used by banks, other lending institutions, accountants, lawyers, business buyers/sellers and others to provide needed financial information for a variety of reasons. He is also a member of SBA (Society of Business Analysts) and recently received the CPA designation.

Why Work with a CBI?

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As intermediaries between sellers and buyers, we typically:

  • Assess the value of the business
  • Develop a marketing plan and the marketing collaterals
  • Confidentially market the business without disclosing its identity
  • Handle the initial potential buyer interviews, discussions, and negotiations with prospective buyers
  • Assist buyers with business selection, securing financing and drafting of offers
  • Manage the negotiations between buyer and seller
  • Facilitate the due diligence investigation
  • Recommend professionals to assist in the transaction
  • Coordinate the preparation of closing documents and generally assist with the business transition

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