Vincent Côté

Broker & C.E.O.

“Selling your business, once you’re ready to do so, will be one of the most significant transactions you’ll ever make in your life. I’m here to ensure your business is fully prepared for sale and you feel confident about your transition … with no regrets.”

A co-founder of Transitions Realty, Vincent is a practising business broker, a certified business coach and a small business advisor specializing in exit planning. If you’re considering selling your small business, Vincent can help you create and implement a business exit plan to sell on your desired timetable, on your own terms, without leaving money on the table.

Vincent Côté

Professional Background

Vincent has a 20-year background in the capital markets finance industry, where he gained extensive experience in trading, risk management, and cross-functional project management.

During a sabbatical from work, Vincent decided it was time to follow in his entrepreneurial family’s footsteps. He would acquire his own small business—one that aligned with his family’s tradition of small businesses serving others. While searching for a business to buy, he noticed a confusing and disturbing pattern. Business owners didn’t seem to be well prepared to sell, even though they had their companies on the market. “Why?”, he wondered.

The answer is simple and has become the heart of Transitions Philosophy.

“You are not a transaction—you are going through a Transition!”

Vincent now uses his expertise to help small business owners prepare themselves and their business for a transition through a process called Exit Planning. And if selling is your optimal exit path, he will find the right buyer and facilitate the transaction.

Vincent is one of only 20 Certified Exit Planning Advisors (CEPA) in Canada, as well as a Certified Value Builder and a Certified Executive Coach. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematical Finance.

When he’s not busy guiding owners through the 7 steps to successfully selling a small business, Vincent might be travelling, bicycling or riding his motorbike.