We take pride in being Northern Ontario’s premier mid-market independent M&A boutique.
About Salida M&A
Salida Mergers & Acquisitions is a Northern Ontario- based independent boutique M&A Advisory firm dedicated to serving businesses in the lower middle market. We specialize in working with owners who operate companies with annual sales ranging from $2 - $75 million. With over 30 years of M&A experience servicing the unique Northern Ontario business landscape, our team is committed to providing each client unparalleled service in facilitating successful transactions and achieving their personal and corporate goals, and have built enduring relationships with a network of trusted professionals throughout the North and beyond to support our clients’ endeavors. Our industry-agnostic advisors have completed successful transactions across a wide range of industries, including: Manufacturing, Industrial Services, Construction, Professional Services, Distribution, Healthcare, Security Services, Automotive and Education Services, among others.
At Salida, we understand that selling a business is a profound and often emotional journey. It's not just a financial transaction; it's a pivotal moment in the life of a business owner. Accordingly, we approach each engagement with the utmost care, commitment to success, and respect for the legacy and hard work that our clients have invested in their enterprises. When we engage a new client, we pledge to allocating hundreds of hours working tirelessly for that client until a successful outcome is achieved.
Our team members work closely and collaboratively, individually bringing a unique set of skills to our engagements, while collectively being shaped by experience, guided by expertise, and fuelled by passion.
We are always happy to provide references of previous clients that we’ve worked with so that you can ask specific questions directly to somebody that was once in your shoes.
Our Mission, Values and Principles .
Our mission is to redefine the landscape of Northern Ontario M&A by bringing a deep understanding of the regional market, combined with transaction experience and expertise, to provide tailored solutions that ensure a positive result for all of our clients through a professional and transparent process beginning with our initial conversations, through the transaction process to the closing, and beyond.
We envision a Northern Ontario where businesses continue to thrive and play essential roles in their communities. Salida aims to be the forefront facilitator of these ongoing legacies, driving sustainable growth and prosperity throughout the region as the most trusted provider of M&A advisory services to business owners as well as their established trusted advisors.
Commitment: When a client places their trust in us to handle what is often the most important transaction of their life, they can expect a level of commitment that goes beyond merely facilitating the transaction; it encompasses guiding our clients through a transformative journey with empathy, respect, and a focus on achieving a successful outcome.
Integrity and Transparency: We uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct in all our dealings. Trust is the foundation of our relationships, and we are dedicated to fostering openness and honesty throughout the entire sale process.
Confidentiality: We prioritize confidentiality throughout every stage. Our clients can trust us to handle their information with the utmost discretion and to safeguard their business interests at all times.
Client-Centric Approach: Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We prioritize their unique needs and goals, tailoring our strategies to ensure a personalized and comprehensive approach that aligns with their vision for the future.
Collaboration and Respect: We view our relationship with our clients and their advisors as a collaborative partnership. We are aware of the many individuals involved throughout a typical transaction and we always strive to respect others’ opinions and roles while being transparent through collaboration towards a successful outcome.
Continuous Improvement: We are committed to constantly learning and
improving our personal knowledge base and implementing improvements within our
organization that lead us to a net benefit for our clients.
Success: We are aligned to experience success only once our client's experience the success of a closing that they are satisfied with.
Our Professionals .
President & M&A Advisor
Steve has approximately 25 years of experience providing private and public companies merger & acquisition, corporate finance and investment banking services. Prior to founding Salida, Steve owned and operated a business brokerage for 10 years. Prior to that he 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 earned a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance (Honours) from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.
Current professional affiliations include: M&A Source and International Business Brokers Association and is currently on the Board of Directors of IBBA Canada.
Steve has had a long-standing interest in entrepreneurship and currently remains actively involved in a number of private businesses including in: hospitality, automotive and professional services.
Steve is based in Sudbury where he lives with his wife and two children.
Vice President & M&A Advisor
Tyler takes pride in his work and is committed to learning each client's business inside-out in order to properly communicate the unique elements of the business to prospective buyers, ensuring that buyers fully understand the true value of the opportunity. Tyler is passionate about M&A Advisory and feels that passion is an essential characteristic when managing what is likely to be the most important transaction of a Seller or Buyer’s life. Tyler brings nearly a decade of M&A experience managing business transactions across a wide range of industries, sizes and locations. Born and raised in Sudbury, Tyler is committed to servicing businesses in Northern Ontario.
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). Graduate of Laurentian University's Bachelor of Commerce Program.
Amy has been a valued member of the team since 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 various other administrative tasks in our office.