Mergex is committed to delivering the highest level of
service. Our team provides the necessary industry experience, negotiation
skills and entrepreneurial spirit to maximize your company’s value during the transaction.
With more than 15 years of experience in acquisitions,
Gonzalo has advised dozens of entrepreneurs, financial buyers and corporate
clients with regard to negotiations for the sale or purchase of privately owned
companies. Corporate clients include manufacturers, distributors, service
companies, importers, exporters as well as high-tech and professional
organizations in diverse industries such as marketing, food, construction,
entertainment, hospitality, health and cosmetics. Prior to his M&A career,
Gonzalo experienced the sale, purchase and merger of his own companies, as an
entrepreneur, where he acquired the ability to understand the challenges faced
by both buyers and sellers from their own perspectives.
This has proven to be an invaluable tool for managing expectations and facilitating smooth and successful transactions. With his down-to-earth style, Gonzalo combines his financial expertise, negotiation skills and ability to foresee obstacles and find solutions in order to tackle the many pitfalls typical to most acquisitions. Gonzalo earned an MBA from McGill University and a CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) accreditation from International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He is also a member of M&A Source.
Luc’s objective is to assist entrepreneurs in meeting their financial and personal goals by enabling them to successfully conclude one of the most important transactions of their life—the sale of their company. In order to do so, he relies on his ability to clearly understand the relevant needs, dedicate all the time and effort necessary and identify innovative solutions at strategic moments. His consultative approach and highly developed business sense, acquired through his many years of experience, allow him to be a class partner who understands your reality and has the tools to successfully negotiate on your behalf. In fact, Luc has played a key role in negotiating numerous complex transactions that have been successfully concluded. This background, combined with the wide range of expertise of Mergex’s team, creates the right conditions to ensure the success of your transaction.CONTACT LUC
Pierre Bélanger is a graduate from HEC Montreal with
more than 30 years of experience in finance, operations and business
development. He has held executive positions in finance, operations and
business development in the manufacturing sector. Pierre has been an active
member of the Québec Accord Committee and President of Applied Technologies,
Niche, from 2007 to 2011 to support business growth, entrepreneurship, science
and innovation as part of Quebec Government’s regional development efforts
favoring economic development in every region of the country.
With his diversified experience, Pierre provides
consultation and support services with regard to management strategies and
finance. He supports companies in the development of their business plans and in
the establishment of strategic partnerships.
Moreover, he provides consultancy and support services to business owners during business transfer processes, which includes conducting diagnostic analyses. Furthermore, Pierre supports buyers during the business acquisition process by conducting financial and operational analyses, including the due diligence process. He can act as a facilitator during the exchanges between a buyer and seller. He can also support buyers to set up their financial structure as well as the transaction’s financing. When required, he supports buyers with post-acquisition activities to ensure a smooth transition with respect to the current operations. He also supports them with their business development activities to ensure the success of the business acquisition.
With more than 30 years of experience in senior
management, consultation and entrepreneurial services, Art has worked in companies
as a buyer or seller, improving their operations and processes, resulting in
maximized returns. His clients include companies dealing with industrial and
consumer products, financial services, healthcare and retail. Prior to his successful
consulting career, Art spent 13 years with General Electric Company (GE) where
he developed the necessary skills to become a senior leader to lead businesses
in finance, IT and quality. He brought this expertise to his consulting
practice, thereby helping large multinational corporations change their
cultures to focus on bringing about continuous improvement.
Moreover, he has supported a number of small- and medium-size businesses in their restructuring and growth initiatives. Art successfully completed GE’s prestigious Financial Management Program, which is considered to be equivalent to obtaining an Executive MBA from GE University. He also graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance, with a minor in Managerial Law. Art is a Certified Business Broker, Value Builder, and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Buying or selling a business often marks a new stage in the life of its managers. Support from an external certified coach can then be an effective strategy to facilitate this transition period.
Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Human
Resources. She is also a member of Ordre des CRHA, Québec.
than 20 years of experience in the field of human resources, she worked as a
director of human resources in a large organization. In addition to serving on
the Executive Committee of the company, Annie contributed during the course of
her mandate by carrying out mergers and acquisitions initiatives aimed at
consolidating business strategies. Since then, she has been working as a
consultant in organizational development for almost 15 years now.
Over the last few years, she has conducted several interventions in large public and private organizations, service and manufacturing SMEs and non-profit organizations. She is known for her keen business sense, her concrete systemic approach, her concern for people and her keen sense of listening. Having accumulated several thousand hours of management coaching with professionals, executives and specialists in the field of human resources and with business owners, Annie has obtained a training in coaching from a recognized school. She also holds a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) certification and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and ICF Québec.
is a finance professional and has more than 40 years of experience in consultation and special mandates, with companies from all sectors. He has spent most of his career working with international accounting firms. François successfully completed many mandates assessing companies on behalf of financial institutions or other stakeholders. Repeatedly, he participated in M&A transactions on behalf of buyers as well as sellers. At present, François serves as a member of committees of appropriations for private lenders and is a part of a public company’s Board of Directors. He also acts as an advisor for local entrepreneurs.
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