Pino Bacinello is President and Founder of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. His academic background includes Electronics Engineering and Business Administration. Specific to Investment Banking and Business Brokerage, Mr. Bacinello holds mergers and acquisitions industry-specific designations as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA), and a Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA).
As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Bacinello has owned over 16 businesses in 9 different industries in both Eastern and Western Canada as well as South Africa over the past 46 + years and has garnered much knowledge and expertise in buying, selling, developing, growing and even folding and restructuring of privately held businesses. Through his own experiences, he recognises that the process of selling or purchasing a business is a major undertaking. “There is a lot at stake, and it must be done right the first time. The alternate consequences can not only be costly, but devastating” he says.”
Mr. Bacinello’s vast knowledge of divestitures, acquisitions, mergers,recapitilisations and succession, has not only made him a subject matter expert, but earned him the reputation he currently enjoys as an authority on the subject, and mentor to other professionals in both Canada, the US, and abroad.
Mr. Bacinello lives with his spouse in Vancouver. He is a member of Cross Boarder Associations (CBA), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), where he continues to serve in the capacity of director, is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors and also served in several other capacities including Chairman of the International Committee, President and Founder of the Canadian IBBA Chapter, Treasurer of the IBBA, and more. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards (see awards section below). He is also a certified instructor of the IBBA and teaches on the subject of valuations and systematic processes in business brokerage.
In addition to being an equity partner in multiple business enterprises including manufacturing, retail, and technology, he is also an active member in good standing of the M&A Source, the National Equipment and Business Brokers Institute, the Better Business Bureau of British Columbia, and the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is a co-owner of the patented “QuakeTrip” and an investor in a Private Equity Group Fund. He has co-hosted a weekly radio show on the Voice America Talk Radio Network entitled “Entrepreneurial Insights”, and has served on the board of various non-profit organisations including the Peace Arch Community Service. As an avid and dedicated mariner, he was a founding member and past President of the Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society, and was the founder and past unit leader of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5 in Crescent Beach. He has served on several advisory boards of colleges and universities, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Governance Officer for Small Business BC for many years.
Pino has the Canadian and Italian nationality and citizenship.
Designations: Masters in Business Administration, Diploma in Sound and Electronics Engineering, Certified Business Intermediary, Merger and Acquisitions Master Intermediary, Train the Trainer, and Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser, Senior Business Analyst and Certified Valuation Instructor.
Membership in prof. Associations: Cross Border Associates, International Business Brokers Association, M&A Source, Sunbelt Network, Business Broker Investment Corporation, Better Business Bureau, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Society of Business Analysts.
Cross Border Experience: Canada, USA, Italy, Turkey, Romania, South Africa
Published Articles: BC Profits // Globe & Mail // Business In Vancouver // BC Business // Canadian Profits and BC Profits // Built To Sell by Malcolm Ross // Businessesforsale.com // CBC News Business with Diane Buckner // Corporate Live Wire //Thompson Rivers University // International Business Brokers Association // Transeo (EU Association for SME Transfers)
Awards: 2019, IBBA Chairman’s Award // 2019 CBI of the Year Award // 2019/2018/2017/2016 Chairman’s Circle Award // 2018 Tom West Award // 2017 Fellow of the IBBA // 2012 M&A Source Chairman’s Award // 2009/2007 Sunbelt Network Leadership Award // 2008 IBBA Chairman’s Award // 2003 Apollo Nominee
Pino L. Bacinello joined CBA as M&A Adviser and Business Broker in Canada in June 2020.