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Vancouver, BC V6C 2T6
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About Sunbelt Vancouver-Lower Mainland
Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. is a team of experienced, certified intermediaries who represent businesses of all sizes and types. We bring buyers and sellers together in a confidential environment and manage negotiations until a deal is agreed on and closing legalities are finalized, while keeping your interests in the forefront whether representing you as a buyer or as a seller. From start to finish, Pacific will professionally and ethically manage the process to ensure your goals are achieved.
Every one of our Pacific brokers and M&A advisors are fully trained and certified professionals who bring the highest level of:
- Knowledge and Experience
- Marketing Expertise
- Understanding of Business
- Expert Negotiating Skills
- Industry Market Specialization
- Understanding of Law, Financing, and Accounting
With offices in Vancouver and Kelowna, and with worldwide affiliates, Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. has helped thousands of sellers and buyers, and transact on several hundred million dollars combined transactional value across over 150 industries.
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This auto repair shop is located within one of the fastest growing regions in the Lower Mainland. The building is owned by the current owner and the sale will come with a new 5-year lease (with option to renew). With aAsking Price: $399,000
This exciting opportunity has operated successfully for over several years, providing new glass installation and repair services within the residential, commercial, and auto glass markets. Offering services such as complete window installations and custom internal glasswork for new homes, renovationsAsking Price: $890,000
Servicing clients in Canada and the USA, this digital marketing agency has decades of proven profitability and, with the combination of key employees and processes in place, the opportunity for a semi-passive ownership role is present. This business operated virtually priorAsking Price: N/A
A solid entrepreneurial or significant acquisition by growth opportunity exists with this well-established industrial and commercial janitorial company in Western Canada. This business is built on decades of experience and support that a new owner will walk into while acquiringAsking Price: $1,650,000
Servicing the Pacific North West, this is an opportunity to acquire a most respected full-service marine shipyard business. This business has an experienced management team in place, is an industry leader with a diverse customer base, and is ready to yieldAsking Price: N/A
Sunbelt Vancouver-Lower Mainland Staff
Pino Bacinello is President and Founder of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. His academic background includes Electronics Engineering and Business Administration. Specific to Investment Banking and Business Brokerage, Mr. Bacinello holds mergers and acquisitions industry-specific designations as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA), and a Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA). As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Bacinello has owned over 15 businesses in 9 different industries in both Canada and South Africa over the past 46 years and has garnered much knowledge and expertise in buying, selling, developing, and restructuring of privately held businesses. Through his own experiences, he recognizes that the process of selling or purchasing a business is a major undertaking. “There is a lot at stake, and it must be done right the first time. The alternate consequences can be not only costly, but devastating” he says.” Mr. Bacinello’s vast knowledge of divestitures, acquisitions, mergers, and succession, has not only made him a subject matter expert, but earned him the reputation he currently enjoys as an authority on the subject, and mentor to other professionals in both Canada, the US, and abroad. Mr. Bacinello lives with his spouse in Vancouver. He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), where he continues to serve in the capacity of director, and is a past Chairman of the Board where he has also served in several other capacities including Chairman of the International Committee, President and Founder of the Canadian IBBA Chapter, Treasurer, and more. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards. He is also a certified instructor and teaches on the subject of valuations, and systematic processes in business brokerage. In addition to being an equity partner in multiple business enterprises including manufacturing, retail, and technology, he is also an active member in good standing of the M&A Source, the National Equipment and Business Brokers Institute, the BBB of BC, and the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He has co-hosted a weekly radio show on the Voice America Talk Radio Network entitled “Entrepreneurial Insights”, and has served on the board of various non-profit organizations including the Peace Arch Community Service, was a founding member and past President of the Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society, founder and past unit leader of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5 in Crescent Beach. He has served on several advisory boards of colleges and universities, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Governance Officer for Small Business BC for several years.
The journey to become a business broker for Paul Savage began while he was searching for a business to buy. As he looked at businesses, his interest and passion turned towards business brokerage. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise acquired over two decades in the financial services industry to help people buy and sell businesses. This experience includes such roles as a trusted advisor, wealth manager, mentor, and a results-oriented leader – including at the executive level. This experience has allowed him to develop high level interpersonal and communication skills. Buying or selling a business is profoundly personal, and these are essential skills that Paul brings to his relationships. Paul is deeply committed to professional development and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Charterholder) and a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI). The CFA credential is the pre-eminent globally recognized investment industry credential. The demanding curriculum of the CFA program provides Paul with a strong analytical background and this, together with the curriculum that is covered to earn the CBI credential, helps ensure clients are well served when they are involved in a transaction. Paul and his wife, Judy, have two young adult daughters and are long-time residents of the North Shore. Outside of his professional life, Paul is passionate about cycling, traveling, and cooking, and has spent nine years as a coach in the North Shore Girls’ Soccer Club.
David holds MBA/Law degrees and has more than 10 years of multi-national corporate working experience with diverse responsibilities throughout general management, risk management, legal management, intellectual property, human resource and trade marketing across consulting, finance, automobile, IT, logistics, and FMCG industries in North America and Asia. He also has hands-on entrepreneur experience by founding and running his own businesses. With a passion to leverage his expertise to help small to medium enterprise owners or owners to build end realize their value, David provides a professional business intermediary consultancy. He serves as a seminar presenter with Small Business BC, mentors with Business Immigration Integration Support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., facilitates with Self Employment Entrepreneur Development Society, and presents seminars with DIVERSEcity Employment Centre. David regularly writes a special column on Global Chinese Press and westca.com on business transactions. David holds the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation granted by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) to keep abreast with the leading knowledge and expertise of the industry and the Commercial Real Estate Trading Service license in British Columbia. Graduated with an MBA (with concentration in Finance) from HEC-Montreal and PhD in International Law from China, David is also bilingual – speaking English and Mandarin.
Born in Australia, Craig spent his childhood actively participating in numerous sports as well as summer holidays working in the family business. It was this will to compete and quest for knowledge that allowed Craig to represent his country at numerous world championships in the sporting area which eventually led into pursuing a business career while traveling and competing abroad. After moving to Vancouver in 1991, Craig pursued professional golf for a short period before moving full time into the business world. It was Craig’s pursuit of excellence that quickly had him move through the ranks and become a leading consultant and senior executive to one of the world’s largest travel organizations. During this period, Craig was involved in day-to-day operations as well as retail lease negotiations, recruitment and training, financial forecasting, and the study of demographics for growth and expansion. After several years in the airline and travel industry, Craig pursued a new entrepreneurial venture and purchased a business in the playground and amusement industry. After a successful period which reflected a 400% growth in sales revenue over a five year period, Craig sold his business shared before undertaking numerous consulting roles in the Okanagan Valley. In addition to business admin and an executive business management education at the UBC Sauder School of Business, Craig is an accredited Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) as administered by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). In Craig’s spare time, he enjoys raising his two daughters as well as attempting to be competitive in golf, skiing, ocean kayaking, and cycling. Craig is also a member of numerous foundation leadership teams throughout the community where he continues to give back. In a business career that has covered almost 24 years, three continents, and seven different industries, Craig brings a wealth of knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit, and energy to his role with Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd.
Jeffrey is the youngest broker in the team at Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd., bringing a diverse background of experience and a pursuit for growth and excellence that aligns well with Pacific’s values and principles. His early life was dedicated to the pursuit of professional football (soccer), and when it was time to hang up his cleats, he turned to entrepreneurship to fill the void. As a young entrepreneur, Jeffrey delved into various industries gaining valuable start-up experience including tobacco, music talent management, food processing, packaged consumer snack foods, and sales/distribution. After finding discontent in a full-time position, it became clear that entrepreneurship needed to be a critical aspect of work life in his long-term outlook, and when Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. presented itself as an opportunity, all the pieces of the pie seemed to fall into place. In addition to years in the world of start-ups, Jeffrey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Capilano University School of Business and is currently in the process of obtaining accreditation as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) as administered by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Outside of work, Jeffrey enjoys supporting his football club Liverpool FC, hiking, cycling, golfing, and the culinary arts (mainly eating). He is also an avid reader and life-student, expanding his horizon of knowledge through exploration, personal development, and language learning. With a bright future and time on his side, Jeffrey is dedicated to becoming world class in the industry and bringing enthusiasm and energy to the team at Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd.
Amanda Reale joined Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. in 2011 with a long history of business ownership and development. Schooled as an educator at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Amanda left the discipline early on in favour of a career in business development. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs fostered her spirit to explore companies that made sound financial sense and had reasonably instant cash flow. Her first foray into business was an automotive interior trim franchise with a large BC territory. Six years later, she successfully sub-franchised the business interests into three separate territories and subsequently sold all three to new operators. At the same time and inspired to satisfy her creative nature, she began the development of a silk-screening company with a focus on wholesale printing of textiles, garments, and other printable substrates. Later she added a small-to-medium format sign manufacturing shop under a separate division – both operated for 15 years in the Vancouver area. After 22 years, her start-up companies are now sold and continue to operate under new ownership - a satisfying testament to some acquired skilled, mentorship, and a fair amount of sweat equity. A return to Business School (Sauder School of Business, UBC) inspired Amanda to begin a search to acquire a profitable existing business. In the process, she was invited to join Pacific M&A and Business Brokers as a Senior Intermediary, to work on the sell and buy-side transaction of multiple companies from a broad cross-section of industries. Assisting and facilitating the transition of a seller or a buyer to their next venture, while at the same time avoiding the numerous potential "potholes" of deal collapse, is a symphony of skills Amanda brings to each stage in the process from valuation to closing. Amanda has achieved the professional designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and is a member in good standing of the International Business Brokers Association where she recently received the Chairman's Circle Award for successful transaction achievement. She is the Past President of IBBA Canada and has served on the Board of Directors since 2012 – promoting the professional integrity of brokered transactions. She holds a current Commercial Real Estate License in British Columbia. On a personal level, she has been an independent professional dancer in Vancouver, teaches ballroom dancing, enjoys sailing, tennis, skiing, biking, and yoga among a plethora of "playground" activities offered up by the good fortune of living and working in beautiful Vancouver and coastal British Columbia.
As a trusted intermediary, Arthur is committed to assist buyers and sellers of privately held enterprises in the process to value and transact the sale of these ventures. Drawing upon his experience and education, Arthur takes an objective and systematic approach from estimating the fair market value of the business, comprehensive marketing, facilitation and negotiation across both parties, manage due diligence, and assist in the consummation of business sale. And by partnering with clients, he is very diligent and resourceful in qualifying and supporting goal-oriented outcomes for each file. Arthur's career path includes substantive background with brand-leading service-focused organizations, as well as that of an independent business consultant - where he contributed to and gained deep understanding of the myriad of market and business challenges and opportunities present. He is also a regular contributor to Business in Vancouver and Western Investor, a roster consultant at Small Business BC, and is a mentor partner at Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. And outside of work, he is a proud father of two older teens and embraces many of the outdoor activities that BC has to offer. His career has also benefitted from progressive education and training including: BSc (Agr) from the University of Guelph, a Diploma in Marketing and Sales from UBC Sauder School of Business. He also holds a BC Real Estate Commercial Trading Services license, and is an accredited Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) as administered by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).
Ian is a 10+ year seasoned M&A Advisor and Business Broker, and over the years has completed transactions ranging from smaller Main Street deals to much larger Middle Market multi-million dollar offerings. He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), and has been presented with the International Business Broker Association's Outstanding Producer Award 2016 and 2017, and the Chairman's Circle Award for 2017, and will be receiving his Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designation in 2018. A native of the UK, Ian arrived in Vancouver in 1988 and immediately became involved in the dynamic Canadian business world. While living in Canada, he has gained over 20 years experience working in electronics distribution, and supporting small to medium business enterprises. During this time, Ian worked in all facets of a multi-million dollar company taking on roles from Operations and Product Flow Management to Sales, Marketing, and finally senior management. Through his experience, and his role as VP International Sales and Marketing, Ian worked with teams covering three continents around the world and was instrumental in the sale of a major division of this business. As a result, Ian fully understands the process and attention to detail needed to successfully complete a business sale. Ian has always had a focus on the small to medium business entrepreneur, and learned quickly the importance of value added service and support required for business growth. From Europe to Latin America, it was evident that no matter where you are in the world or whatever your business focus and size, you can never put a price on the value of a key strategic partner. This same philosophy holds true when the time comes for the owner of the business is ready to sell. Ian's background, years of transactional experience, and empathy toward the business owner, along with his commitment to hard work and professionalism, will ensure he is an ideal partner to assist you in achieving your goals. Outside of Ian's involvement in the business community in Vancouver, he is also a keen sportsman enjoying skiing, golf, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and soccer, along with an overall deep passion for the outdoors.
Andrew Brown brings an incredible combination of global sales and marketing expertise, senior executive leadership experience, and entrepreneurial spirit to the Pacific M&A and Business Brokers team. With over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing executive positions at small and large enterprise technology companies in British Columbia and Silicon Valley, Andrew has successfully managed corporate operations and navigated complex transactions combined over $50 million. As a senior executive at a highly successful start-up digital media company, Andrew helped build and lead teams as they grew 300% over 3 years and expanded their reach across North America. Andrew has shared his senior executive expertise as a business consultant to various technology companies and has spent a number of years as a Board Member at a BC Crown Corporation. In addition to his corporate background, Andrew has a strong entrepreneurial drive which lead him to successfully launch his own consumer packaged goods business in a highly competitive global marketplace. He understands the opportunities and risks of starting a small business and the critical steps needed to take a business to the next level. Originally from the UK, Andrew has spent most of his life in Canada, and graduated with a BBA from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). In addition, he also successfully completed Karrass Negotiation Training, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys golfing, CrossFit training, and spending time with his family.