Client Testimonials

I recently sold my business with the help of Ryan and Rob. They were very professional, thorough, and without their help and assistance, the transaction and transition might not have happened. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is trying to sell a business.

Alan Berger

Portage M&A are fantastic to work with. Very knowledgeable, friendly and supportive throughout the whole buying/selling process. I highly recommend them and look forward to working with Jim and his team again!

Bailey Charles

Thanks Thomas, Jim, and Rob for the tremendous amount of work you did for us to get our business deal done! It was way too fun working with you for something that should have been stressful in theory. Looking forward to working with you on any future mergers or acquisitions!

Christine Dallicardillo

Portage made my experience of selling my business much easier as they guided me on what to do every step of the way. Selling a business can be very overwhelming and requires many steps that I could not have done without them. They are very knowledgeable and have certainly exceeded my expectations. They were able to find quality buyers which is important and avoids time wasted. I would highly recommend this friendly committed team.

Karie Constantino

Portage M&A Advisory did an outstanding job in selling my business. Rob was very supportive, knowledgeable and reliable through the complete process. The team at Portage provided me with realistic, reasonable timelines and the reassurance they would find the right buyer for my company. The time and effort that the team put into selling my company highly exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend hiring Portage M&A Advisory.

Leslee Smith

Rob and Ryan came to me with an opportunity that I wasn’t expecting but fit really well with my current company. They helped manage the entire process, handled the information request, and things went really smoothly. Thanks for bringing this opportunity to my attention! Rob Simmons

Rob Hooton has been a trusted advisor for our group of companies and myself personally for over 20 years. Primarily in the Financial accounting services role but more recently in the sale of multiple companies. We have a complex structure of family ownership and Rob has provided great  council for all of our decisions. I would highly recommend Rob to anyone who wants great experience and advice on how to handle and structure the sale of, or purchase of businesses. John Edgar

CEO, Calendar Club of Canada

Rob Hooton, who had been our accountant since the early 1990’s, was, as always, professional, extremely diligent, proactive and most of all, positive!

An important lesson that we learned: When one is about to sell ones company, it can be at times, an emotional experience!

Having Rob on our side, was a bonus! He made us very aware and accountable and understanding of everything that was happening. Rob Hooton, was without doubt, the most integral component to the sale of our business.

Matthew Willson

Owner, Lakeview Sand and Gravel

Rob was instrumental in helping our company find and purchase a transportation company. I had contacted Rob’s firm with a strategic purchase in mind. He worked with both the seller and I to come up with a fair agreement for both parties. Rob worked tirelessly to ensure all the details were covered off. By doing so he helped control our legal expense and we could focus our efforts on getting the deal closed without any surprises. Although I knew he had many other deals going on at the time, I felt as though we had all of his attention when we would ask for it. We really appreciate Rob’s ability to get the deal completed and look forward to continuing to work with him going forward. Jeff Bryan

Jeff Bryan Transport

We have worked with Rob over the last five years. Rob has advised on the acquisition/partnership of a thriving business and in the structuring of our various business affairs considering strategic, financial and family circumstances and plans. Rob is astute, efficient, and resourceful in his advice to us and we have built a trusted and valued relationship with him as a result. We highly recommend Rob as a business advisor. Jim and Jan Barton

Rob Hooton assisted us greatly when we sold Paris Construction Company Limited. His efforts added significantly to obtain the price we received for our company.

Rob attended the meetings between us and the out of province purchasers and worked closely with our lawyers and was part of every important decision-making process.

Rob is an “all-in” guy and added a huge amount of insight and professionalism to the sale of our company. If we were doing it over again, we would absolutely want Rob Hooton to be part of our team. Robert L. Willson

Willson Construction Ltd.

Rob Hooton was an advisor to The Dorsey Group as well as working closely with the ownership team for acquisition and selling our business. He helped us make the right decisions for our company when we purchased a new business. Rob also helped us navigate the process of selling our business from the initial decision to sell, right through working with the buyers, negotiations, due diligence and closing the deal.

Rob was available at all times and always went above and beyond regardless of what he has on his plate. He always made me feel like we were his most important client and what we had happening was his priority. He was very involved in keeping our deal on track and maximizing our sale price. Rob was a strong partner and his ability to work with lawyers was invaluable. The trust I have for Rob was the foundation of our relationship and have never questioned his decisions and advice he delivered. Paula Turkiewicz

Rob was our corporate accountant for 15+ years. He was an integral trusted advisor to our family business throughout the years. When it came time for us to consider selling the business, Rob was extremely helpful throughout the negotiations and the due diligence process. He also helped structure the sale in the most tax effective manner possible.

Duff Williamson

Rob Hooton acted on my behalf on the sale of my business interest in a large corporation. This was a very sophisticated and complex transaction and Rob was able to complete this process in a very efficient manner. His knowledge of the details related to these types of transactions was comprehensive and he proved to be highly competent. In particular, his tax knowledge was superb and proved to be invaluable in the transaction. The entire process was handled in an extremely professional manner and I would highly recommend his services to anyone that is buying or selling a business. Paul Aucoin