Mackenzie Regent, Transactions Diligence

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Brief Intro

Mackenzie Regent is Co-Founder of Kalos LLP, a boutique transactions advisory firm in Western Canada. Mackenzie has advised on over 45 mergers, acquisitions, and financings ranging in size from $5 million to $5 billion. And she is a former competitive national hockey player.

Highlights from the Interview
  • There’s a gap in the market for providing transaction services to smaller businesses

  • Small business challenges of not speaking “banking” and getting needed financing

  • Changes in valuations and deal structures since the pandemic

  • Outlook for business owners in achieving financial independence

  • Increasing use of vendor notes and earn-outs

  • How long it takes to exit an business

  • The good, bad and ugly of transactions

  • Lack of preparation for exiting a business

  • Building a network of other business owners to share experiences

  • Competing in international women’s hockey

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