What We Do
Queenston specializes in helping businesses in the financial sector manage transitions and plan for the future. This includes services such as mergers, acquisitions, business valuations, comprehensive succession planning, enhancing the value of a business, protecting value with a continuation plan and exit strategy, and succession planning to ensure a comfortable retirement.
Queenston’s transition process for the sale of a business is designed to achieve excellent conditions and a very good sale price. We also work with clients who are looking to change distributors and want to maximize their transition/retention bonus. In addition, we work with companies that want junior partners to start their succession plan.
On the purchaser side, we work closely with them to define the target, do the appropriate research, attractive target presentations, due diligence and financing support with our financial partners.
Overall, Queenston offers a variety of services to help businesses plan for the future and make informed decisions about their financial future.
Why Hire Queenston
Merger and acquisition (M&A) consultants are professionals who help companies navigate the complex process of merging with or acquiring another company. M&A can be a highly beneficial strategy for companies looking to grow, diversify, or expand into new markets, but it can also be a risky and time-consuming endeavor. Hiring a M&A consultant can provide numerous benefits to a company considering an M&A transaction.
One of the most significant benefits of hiring a M&A consultant is access to expertise and experience. M&A consultants have in-depth knowledge of the M&A process, including valuation techniques, legal and regulatory considerations, and the negotiation and integration of companies. They have often worked on numerous M&A transactions and have a wealth of experience to draw upon to advise clients. This expertise can be invaluable in helping a company make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Queenston's Name: Where and Why?
Queenston is a historic village located in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. The village is situated on the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking the Niagara River, and is best known as the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812.
Queenston was originally inhabited by the Indigenous Neutral people, who were later displaced by the Seneca people. The village was first settled by Europeans in the late 18th century, and was named after Sir Henry Hamilton, 1st Baronet of Queenston, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Quebec from 1782 to 1785.
In 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain, and the conflict quickly spilled over into Upper Canada (now Ontario). On October 13, 1812, American forces attempted to invade Upper Canada by crossing the Niagara River at Queenston. The battle that ensued became known as the Battle of Queenston Heights, and was a key early victory for the British and their Indigenous allies. The battle saw the death of British commander Sir Isaac Brock, who is now remembered as a national hero in Canada.
After the War of 1812, Queenston continued to grow and develop as a community. The village became an important transportation hub, with a ferry service linking it to Lewiston, New York, and a suspension bridge (the first of its kind in the world) being constructed across the Niagara River in 1851.
Today, Queenston is a popular tourist destination, known for its historic sites, scenic beauty, and wineries. Visitors can explore the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights, visit the Queenston Heights Park and Brock’s Monument, and hike along the Bruce Trail, which passes through the village. The area is also home to a number of wineries, which offer tastings and tours to visitors.
The name Queenston was chosen by its founder, Jerry Butler, to refer to his first job in the finance industry, in the beautiful region of Niagara Falls, Ontario.