About Sunbelt Northern Ontario
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.
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.
Owner, M&A Advisor, Business Broker, Broker of Record
M&AMI, CBI, CMEA
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.
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).
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.
M&AMI, CBI, CMEA
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.
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.
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Buying a Business in Canada Insider Tips
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Selling a Business in Canada Insider Tips
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