Success Stories

 


Testimonials   Recommendations   Reviews


At CTL, our number one focus is always on you, the client. We strive to ensure that the client is always happy with the outcome, and nothing makes us happier than hearing the success stories of our clients. Below you will find a collection of testimonials, reviews, and success stories from our work in in M&A, our Business Skills Training Centre, and many more.

M&A Testimonials

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Practical case -  Xxx Plastic Recycling Manufacture

December 2017

John, based in Canada, was seeking to acquire or merge into another plastic recycling plant in China in an effort to relocate manufacturing efforts to Taiwan. By having the corporate HQ remain in Canada, but have manufacturing based in Taiwan, operating costs would be reduced, as well as made more efficient. Using our global expertise, we were able to suggest specific plants in China that would be the best options for an acquisition, as part of an M&A pitch book. Following the decision, we organized all M&A processes such as screening targets, doing due diligence, performing valuations, legal, accounting/finance/tax, human resources and synergy measurements and so on. We also connected with professional accountants, lawyers, and valuators and communicated with the founder/CEO so we were able to close deals successfully. In 2014, we acquired two manufacturers in China.

Down the road, John wanted to sell his business for the best price. First, we had an “Exit Business Succession Planning Pitch book” including exit time frame. Our Exit Expert can ensure the process ends in success, rather than failure. 

Here is what we did for John

  • Plan the business strategy to drive maximum value.
  • Ensure the business is in market areas that command high valuations.
  • Focus on how to add value, not just sales.
  • Make sure the business is correctly valued.
  • Pay less tax on exit! We weigh up your tax liabilities to ensure the exit doesn’t cost more than is bargained for.
  • Make sure legal sites in three locations
  • Identify potential buyers and management teams.
  • Track down the right people and systems to move forward.
  • Consider and prepare for the buyers’ needs and due diligence.
  • Work through the transitional period to minimize work and stress.
  • Plan the timing – when his business is well invested not up against issues

On Dec, 2017, we sold our client's Plastic Recycling business for 35 million to USA client in one year. I remembered two buyers asked for lower prices but didn’t meet our expectations. We waited until the best deals came to us.

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Practical case – Restaurant Chain

January, 2017

The owner built 6 franchise restaurants in two Canada provinces. None were in the city where the owner lived, thus he operated them absentee with managers in place at each location. The demands of his primary occupation became too burdensome for the owner to oversee the restaurants, so he decided to sell them. We sold the restaurants in two stages, three in one Canada province to one buyer and three in the other Canada province the next year to a different buyer. The owner was relieved of debt caused by rapid over expansion. The purchase price is $ 60.37 million.


Practical case – California, a holding of medical equipment company acquired in South America medical equipment manufacturers

Nov, 2015

Pointline Global Consultant is a global M & A consulting firm, the global medium market M & A consulting firm, is pleased to announce the sale of xxx medical care to xxx holding medical equipment company. Xxx technology company subsidiary, South America based xxx medical equipment manufacturers to manufacture high performance alloy components, components of medical equipment and semiconductor market. Their customers include large multinational medical equipment, original equipment manufacturers and semiconductor probe card manufacturers. Headquartered in California, xxx holding medical equipment company, is a precision component manufacturer. The company is mainly in the design of ultra-high precision tube and flat stamping parts of the market, such as medical equipment, consumer electronics and automotive leaders. With xxx holding medical equipment company acquires South American-based xxx medical equipment manufacturers, will increase its manufacturing capacity. Especially in medical equipment, and gained a series of cost advantages in South America. The purchase price is $ 57.78 millions.


Practical case – Canada’s innovative professional energy and security products supplier sold to xxx investment company

Sep, 2015

Pointline Global Consultant is a global M & A consulting firm, a global medium market M & A consulting firm, and is pleased to announce the sale of a Canadian innovative professional energy and security product supplier to xxx Investments. Xxx Investments focus on investments in mid-market companies. This Canadian innovative professional energy-saving and security product supplier’s products have a wide range of applications and excellent reputation for performance and quality. After the assessment analysis, found the future market profit potential. The purchase price is $ 15.63 millions.

Xxx investment company president, Woodbridge is pleased to find the right buyers and the best deal.

es of cost advantages in South America. The purchase price is $ 57.78 millions.

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Recommendations


Cruz ArmstrongSVP, WW Sales at Good Powered by BlackBerry

Category: Finance, Acquisitions

Maggie Chen and her team assisted my wife in the acquisition of her dental clinic. Your help in securing financing and structuring the acquisition not only made this purchase possible, but also made the transition period extremely smooth for Dr. H, myself, our patients and staff.

From: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiechenconsultant/

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Lucas WoodsBusiness Analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Category: Valuations, Due Dilligence

June 2, 2018, Lucas worked with Maggie Chen, but at different companies

I was extremely impressed by Maggie Chen and her team diligence and valuations in my bio tech business, and you brought that same approach to bear in closing the deal. I am convinced that it takes someone with your level of experience in this arena to move the entire process to a timely close. I made the right choice when I signed on with Maggie Chen.

From: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiechenconsultant/


Chang MathewsNational Account Manager at Atlas Copco

Category: Investments

June 1, 2018, Chang worked with Maggie Chen, but at different companies

As an investor and partner, I'm impressed by the thoroughness and professionalism exhibited by all of Maggie Chen investment advice. In particular, Maggie Chen and her team depth of knowledge in diverse disciplines such as construction, operations and asset management are highly advantageous. Their focus, integrity and attention to detail made us very comfortable doing business with CTL Business Group.

From: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiechenconsultant/


Edmund Byrne Senior Analyst at PwC

Category: Business Consulting, Business Strategy

June 1, 2018, Edmund worked with Maggie Chen, but at different companies

Maggie Chen and her team recently completed a consulting job here at XYZ and Sons and the changes she implemented have streamlined our processes and saved the company money. With her knowledge and expertise gained from years of analyzing our industry, Maggie Chen educated my staff about best practices, organizational changes and development of new strategies. She was able to help the staff understand ways to more effectively perform their daily work tasks. Even my older staff members who have been with the company since the beginning were receptive to Maggie Chen’s ideas.

From: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiechenconsultant/


Mohammad RoachOffice Manager at Dell EMC

Category: Business Consulting, Business Plan, Marketing

June 1, 2018, Mohammad worked with Maggie Chen, but at different companies

"As a satisfied CTL Business Group client, I could write a thousand words on what their company provides to me on a weekly basis that allows me to be a more effective and knowledgeable Manager. But as the CEO, just providing the data, charts, and graphs are only the first step for Maggie Chen. Maggie Chen took the time to sit down with me to brainstorm how I could integrate clients more successfully in my IT business. The ideas that came out of that conversation helped me craft a marketing and business generation plan that has grown my business to higher levels. Maggie Chen is a creative mastermind and a generous supporter of her clients as well. I am tremendously indebted to her." 

From: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiechenconsultant/


Joel OkoyeCPA,CMA Cost and Financial Accountant at Nabors Drilling Canada Ltd

Category: Accounting, Finance, and Tax, Training

May 12, 2017, Joel was a client of Maggie Chen’s

I recommend Maggie Chen and CTL group for T1,T2 training and experience gathering in that area. The coaching class is personalized and tailored to your need. Joel Okoye CPA

From: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiechenconsultant/


Chun-Te LinSenior Reliability Engineer at Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Category: Accounting, Business Consulting

August 20, 2010, Chun-Te was a client of Maggie Chen’s

Maggie has greatly helped me and my company, delivers practical financial advice and gains the long-term trust of clients for a wide variety of small businesses and individuals. Maggie helped my business by pointing out that I could use a more cost-effective and dependable medical aid. She showed me several business write-offs that I wasn't taking advantage of. What sets Maggie apart from other accountants is her ability to carefully listen to each person and discover what their individual needs are. She always makes herself available; connects people to their money in ways that offer immediate, visible results; and finds methods to help her clients save money. I am so impressed with her services that I want others to know of her company.

From: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiechenconsultant/

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Business Skills Training Centre Reviews

Reviewer - Marilou Bais
Review Date - 
Reviewed Item - bookkeeping and Accounting Course
Author Rating - 1star1star1star1star1star

 

“I want to thank CTL Business Group for a very finely detailed Accounting Program. It is exactly what I was looking for. I am very glad to have taken this program (Accounting and Payroll) and learned so much, as well as upgraded my accounting and bookkeeping knowledge. I worked as Bookkeeper back home but I wanted to learn more in Accounting without having to pay huge $$ to go to University and these program have given me that. The instructor support was really helpful and very good. I will be recommending these programs to everyone who is looking for bookkeeping and Accounting Course.”

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Reviewer - Nadia
Review Date - 2015-02-02
Reviewed Item - Computerized Accounting – QuickBooks and Sage 50
Author Rating - 1star1star1star1star1star

 

I’ve just finished my final Computerized Accounting – QuickBooks and Sage 50 course exam at CTL Business Skills Centre and received my certificate. I would like to express my big Thank you to my instructor Michael Zhang who was patient with me and answered all my questions. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in accounting.

Reviewer - Chun
Review Date - 
Reviewed Item - Accounting & Bookkeeping
Author Rating - 1star1star1star1star1star

 

Maggie has greatly helped me and my company, delivers practical financial advice and gains the long-term trust of clients for a wide variety of small businesses and individuals.

Maggie helped my business by pointing out that I could use a more cost-effective and dependable medical aid. She showed me several business write-offs that I wasn’t taking advantage of.

What sets Maggie apart from other accountants is her ability to carefully listen to each person and discover what their individual needs are. She always makes herself available; connects people to their money in ways that offer immediate, visible results; and finds methods to help her clients save money.

I am so impressed with her services that I want others to know of her company.


Reviewer - Susan Sampson
Review Date - 
Reviewed Item - Sage and QuickBooks levels 1 & 2
Author Rating - 1star1star1star1star1star

 

Maggie and staff very welcoming and helpful to learn about more training.
Sage and QuickBooks levels 1 & 2, completed in 4 days

Reviewer - Joel Okoye CPA, CMA
Review Date - 
Reviewed Item - Tax Preparation
Author Rating - 1star1star1star1star1star

 

I recommend Maggie Chen and CTL group for T1,T2 training and experience gathering in that area. The coaching class is personalized and tailored to your need.

Reviewer - Dikra Shaboti
Review Date
Reviewed Item - Practical Bookkeeping/Office Administrator Job Training
Author Rating1star1star1star1star1star

 

CTL Business Group is truly a special company. The staff is dedicated, professional, and talented. CTL Business Group provides the same opportunities that other employers in the same field do, such as practical accounting and administrative experience.
The very helpful material gave me a thorough yet “in a nutshell” understanding of the elements that go into a regular accounting cycle, which is essential for anyone who is looking to break out into the accounting industry. I would recommend this course to those who are eager to learn about accounting in an effective and practical way.

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