Who Are We

Nextgrowth Corporate Finance is a Toronto based Corporate Finance / M&A advisory firm that works exclusively with privately owned mid-market companies led by entrepreneurial driven owner-managers.

Our clients are passionate and hardworking business owners continuously pursuing opportunities and solutions to build, accelerate and realize business value.

We were founded on the principle that privately held, owner managed businesses are unique and required specialized attention when considering organic growth, acquisitions and divestiture opportunities.

Our core purpose is to ensure that our clients preserve the business value they have built and most importantly, when ready – realize that value.

We focus on business value:


Building a company with sustained successful growth is a mission-critical principle of almost all privately owned organizations. Successful growth should translate into an overriding objective of building business value.

We help assess whether you are ‘ready’ for successful growth by reviewing your business strategies and current business valuation.


Executing your business strategy could include an external growth strategy to accelerate business value. Growth through acquisition is often faster and sometimes less risky than an organic growth proposition. Taking advantage of business synergies can accelerate business value through an acquisition.


Selling your business can be an emotional journey. After building and accelerating business value, knowing the right time to go to market and sell your business or realize on your business value is a disciplined process. This starts with establishing a realistic market value of your business, focused marketing efforts and assessing business readiness to sell.

What we do for our Clients:

In order to make a successful contribution, Nextgrowth is usually engaged in one of the following engagements:


Validating value before embarking upon strategic initiatives.

Raising Capital

To facilitate building and accelerating value.

Buy Side/Acquisitions Mandates

Which often involves raising capital.

Sell Side Mandates

Executing well thought-out exit strategies to realize value.

How does Nextgrowth make a difference?

Every business has unique challenges and opportunities. Our perspective and approach is tailored to the needs of each client. The common themes in our approach to help you get to the next level of success are:

A genuine passion and interest in our client’s success.

Focus on building and accelerating business value.

Bring best practices to each situation.

Practical and effective solutions that do not waste time.

Why work with us:

We thrive on helping owners of these privately owned businesses get to the next level of success.
Our core competencies include:

Execution Experience

Our team has successfully completed M&A engagements from $10MM to $150MM across industries including Consumer Goods, Food, Health Care, Retail, Service and Technology.


Only senior partners execute Nextgrowth’s mandates from beginning to close.


We strive to earn the trust of our clients by delivering what we have promised, giving candid, honest and independent advice + always preserving confidentiality.


We work well with the Owners’ management teams and trusted advisors in order to create a winning environment for success.


Based upon many years working in this area with privately owned companies, we are proud of the reputation we have built.

Fee Structure

Flexible fee structure that is tailored to each client situation.

The Team:


Michael B. Epstein


Prior to forming Nextgrowth, Michael was a Partner and the National leader of consulting and deals services for the PricewaterhouseCooper's (PwC) Private Company Services practice. This experience has allowed Michael to work with and observe some of the ‘best’ privately owned businesses in the country. Before joining PwC, Michael was the Managing Partner of a mid-market CA and consulting firm specializing in providing business advisory services to privately-owned companies. Michael has over 30 years of experience in helping privately-owned companies, many of whom are family owned-managed, with strategic planning, business acquisitions and divestitures, corporate finance and raising debt and/or equity capital.


Alex Keung


For the past 20 years, Alex has been a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and management in executing corporate acquisitions, divestitures, management buyouts, valuations, capital raising and strategic advisory. Prior to Nextgrowth, Alex was the founder of Blacklight Capital, a M&A advisory company focused on Canadian privately held mid market companies. Alex has also co-led the corporate finance group of Fuller Landau LLP. He has also worked in the M&A and Investment Banking Group of HSBC Securities and in the Transactional Support Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Contact Nextgrowth Corporate Finance

Let's meet and talk about how we can help your business

Michael Epstein,
Managing Director

T 416 671 1808

Alex Keung,
Managing Director

T 416 566 3033

Nextgrowth Group Inc.

245 Wallace Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 1V5