Sunbelt of Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brampton

Office ID:
GUELPON001
335 Laird Road
Unit 3A

Guelph, Ontario N1G 4P7
Canada

P: (519) 821-8306
F: (519) 489-2755

About Us

Robert Mitchell - MBA, P.Eng, CBI is the Regional Vice President of Sunbelt Business Brokers Canada and the Broker/Owner of the Sunbelt office serving the Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brampton and surrounding communities. Sunbelt is the premiere Canadian Business Broker, dominating its local markets through superior services from professional brokers using effective marketing programs and supported by appropriate technology, large national and international networks, and proven methodology.

Office Owner

Robert Mitchell

CBI, MBA, P.Eng.
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Cell: (519) 820-9043
Robert Mitchell - MBA, P.Eng, CBI, MM&AI, Broker of Record. - Current President of IBBA Canada Rob was actively looking to buy a business in the fall of 2004 and met with several Business Brokers to look at businesses for sale in the Ottawa region. He was so intrigued by the process that he decided to open his own office. Rob is an international entrepreneur with extensive management, operations, business development and project management experience. Rob has experience working in Global markets and also has small business experience in Canada and currently owns several businesses in Ontario. Robert is an Executive and Founding member of the Canadian Chapter of the International Business Brokers Association and is the current sitting President of the Canadian Chapter. He holds the designations of Certified Business Intermediary and Master Mergers and Acquisitions Intermediary. With his Engineering and Business background he focuses primarily on medium sized manufacturing and light industry businesses with 1 to 20 Million in sales. Prior to becoming a Business Broker, Mr. Mitchell was with the highly respected company of Procter & Gamble where he held several management positions around the world. Mr. Mitchell received his Engineering Degree from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He attained his Masters of Business from Rutgers University of New Jersey while living in Beijing China. He gave the valedictorian address to the graduating class in Beijing in 2000.

Advisors

Victor Barsoum

M. Eng., CMC, Business Intermediary, Sales Agent
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Cell: 416 9854703
Victor is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur with extensive experience in developing and launching new businesses and new brands, as well as improving the performance of troubled ones. Before joining Sunbelt, Victor spent over 19 years advising some of Canada’s largest corporations on how to improve profitability and turn around sales. Victor has led the development and execution of critical strategic initiatives with up to $380Mil of profitability improvements. In addition, Victor had direct P&L accountability on over $5Bil in sales. Mr. Barsoum specialises in applying the extensive experience gained over his consulting and corporate careers to help business owners plan the sale of their business and maximise the value obtained. Victor understands what it takes to grow a company and improve its profits. He will help you avoid costly mistakes when selling or buying a business. Victor also works closely with a team of experienced advisors in the areas of taxation, valuation, legal and estate planning , ensuring that the sales or buying process are managed in a holistic fashion. Victor’s credentials include a Master of Engineering, in Industrial Leadership from the University of Toronto, as well as the prestigious Certified Management Consultant accreditation. If you are planning on selling your business or thinking about it, Victor will: 1. Advise you of what your business is worth and how to maximize its value in preparation for sale. 2. Guide you through the process of selling your business, prepare it for sale and ensure a smooth transaction. 3. Advise you of the various exit strategies available to you and how to minimize the tax implications on exit. 4. Ensure that all discussions and transactions are highly confidential and are done with minimal disruptions to your current business operations. If you are looking to buy a business, Victor will: 1. Help you find the right business opportunity. 2. Assist you with Due Diligence and assessment of the right opportunities. 3. Advise you regarding the right purchase price and help you avoid overpayment. 4. Help you finance the deal using both traditional and creative financing methods. 5. Develop a plan to ensure a smooth operation of the business past closing the transaction.

Dwayne Mitchell

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Cell: 519-590-8305
Dwayne M. Mitchell – CBI is a Business Intermediate with the Sunbelt office serving the Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brampton, and surrounding areas. Sunbelt is the premiere Canadian Business Broker, dominating its local markets through superior services from professional Business Intermediates. He uses effective marketing programs and is supported by appropriate technology, large national and international networks, and proven methodology. Dwayne purchased and sold businesses and investment properties for over 10 years, during which time he was a director of the Waterloo Region Apartment Management Association and a member of the Real Estate Investment Network. He received the “Outstanding Citizen Award” in 2001. He was also employed for 15 years with a large distribution company. He worked in all aspects of the company and contributed to the growth in sales from 180 million to 250 million, making it the largest family owned Food distribution company in Canada. He personally started and sold 4 companies during that same time period. Dwayne was in the process of selling his current business when he was introduced to Sunbelt Mergers & Aquisitions and was impressed with their due diligence and methods of marketing and selling companies. He joined the Sunbelt team in 2009 and trained in Ottawa. He is one of 35 people in Canada with the CBI certification. He is currently a member of the IBBA and holds an Ontario Real Estate License. Based on his work experience prior to Sunbelt, he specializes in middle market Acquisitions, Divestitures and Restructuring of privately held Businesses throughout Canada and the US with annual revenues of 5-75 million. Dwayne’s interests are aerobatic flying, golf, long drive challenges, long range target shooting, Mercedes Benz Club Canada, and spending time with his wife, 3 sons, and his Doberman pinscher. Mr. Mitchell’s commitments to his clients are second to none. His advisory team consists of tax lawyers, business lawyers, financial advisors and chartered accountants. His level of experience and professionalism will ensure a smooth transaction for both buyers and sellers.

Martin Wilson

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Cell: 416-882-6832
Calling on experience gained in a lengthy career in Mergers & Acquisitions, Martin assists business owners of small to medium-sized businesses with the sale of their company. Providing support in the areas of business valuations, confidential marketing, attracting/screening buyers, negotiation and closing of deals that provide value for both sides of the transaction. Acquisition experience includes dealing with owner/operators, corporate entities, private investors as well as equity groups. Acquisition targets varied from small in-fill businesses to strategic acquisitions – both in terms of new fields within the industry as well as new geographic areas. Martin has also worked as an independent software consultant, specializing in consolidation, financial reporting and business intelligence solutions. His mandate in this area was the design, implementation and maintenance of consolidation and reporting applications for corporate clients with multiple business units. Special projects related to the integration of new acquisitions as well as the carve out of entities to be divested. Industries served include manufacturing, mining, distribution, insurance and service providers. Martin’s career also includes experience in corporate finance within both multi-national and privately owned businesses.

Martin Wilson

CPA, CA, Broker
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Cell: 416-882-6832
Calling on experience gained in a lengthy career in Mergers & Acquisitions, Martin assists business owners of small to medium-sized businesses with the sale of their company. Providing support in the areas of business valuations, confidential marketing, attracting/screening buyers, negotiation and closing of deals that provide value for both sides of the transaction. Acquisition experience includes dealing with owner/operators, corporate entities, private investors as well as equity groups. Acquisition targets varied from small in-fill businesses to strategic acquisitions – both in terms of new fields within the industry as well as new geographic areas. Martin has also worked as an independent software consultant, specializing in consolidation, financial reporting and business intelligence solutions. His mandate in this area was the design, implementation and maintenance of consolidation and reporting applications for corporate clients with multiple business units. Special projects related to the integration of new acquisitions as well as the carve out of entities to be divested. Industries served include manufacturing, mining, distribution, insurance and service providers. Martin’s career also includes experience in corporate finance within both multi-national and privately owned businesses.