More About Our Company

Who We Are.

We are a Toronto, Ontario, Canada based M&A Advisory Firm with expertise in the Energy and Industrial Sectors. With a vast amount of operational experience that includes Aerospace and Defence, Automotive, Cleantech, and Hightech, and with significant exposure to Capital Markets, we are able to meticulously position a business for sale, and work to maximize value for a seller.

Our Specialties.

Each client engagement requires a unique approach in order to obtain optimal results. We excel at finding value in an organization; our goal with this is to help in obtaining the highest valuation of a company, that then stretches investment dollars. Furthermore, given our extensive database of investors, we are aware of investor expectations and have a solid understanding of how much particular buyers are willing to invest and at what valuation. In addition, by leveraging our operational experiences, we are able to provide clients with additional value-added services in pre-investment comapny staging, that most of our competitors would be unable to provide.

Maximizing Value.

Our goal is to ensure that any investments made into our clients company made with understanding that TKSG, along with the client, have made a best attempt at (re)structuring the investment offering (Marketing, Operations, Finance) in order to obtain the highest valuation for the company. We attempt to bring the company into an optimal setting for the purpose of investment capital. How do we do this? We research every element of the business, applying our operational and fiancial intelligence; we review historical results to demonstrate normalized cash flow and ensure the client is in agreement with the amount modelled; finally we logically present the company to market-- this can be to a selected group of individual investors, or it can be an offering to investors at large.

Target Market.

Although we do not limit ourselves to this niche, on the industrial side, our ideal target are Small to Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with a revenue base of 0-$50M/annum.

Value Proposition.

With typical transaction values ranging from $30-$100mm (industrial sector) and with a network of Energy Sector investors seeking an IRR as low as 3%, we are able to confidently meet or exceed client expectations. Further, given we are a boutique M&A firm, we are usually able to execute these transactions at a significantly lower cost than that of our competitors.

Our Core Beliefs


Collaboration Through Education.

Our goal is not just to perform advisory services during transition, but also to educate clients. Through education, our intention is to mitigate risk, apprehension, and uncertainty.


Trust & Commitment.

We deliver on our promises with integrity, respect and quality. We are accountable and ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible.


Innovation & Creativity.

"Its Kind of fun to do the impossible" - Walt Disney. We embrace change and challenges that many be unthinkable. We strive for simplicity without impacting the quality of service.


Exceed Client Expectations.

We are never on the clock. We are focused on task completion, and work the required hours it takes to exceed expectations. Also, rest assured that throughout the process, you will be working with senior team members, and never with junior parties.


Boutique = Value to Clients.

Because we are boutique, we do not bear the overhead costs our much larger competitors face, allowing us to offer substantially lower fees, providing clients with significant value.

About our Managing Director, Robert Ruggieri BComm MBA

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  • Robert Ruggieri is an expert in the field of operational excellence and well schooled in Capital Markets. For much of his career, he has focused his efforts on economical sustainable strategies, with an emphasis on mixed global and domestic marketing and sourcing strategies. His 17 years of progressive private sector experience provides him with significant knowledge in the high-tech (Celestica), automotive (NRI Industries), aerospace (Noranco, Goodrich Landing Gear), and Energy (Conventus) Sectors. Most recently, Robert has worked as a consultant to small to medium enterprises, with activities focused on corporate finance and capital markets for the purpose of company acquisition, expansion and/or sale (The King Street Group). Robert is driven by the success of his clients. His philosophy: operational excellence married with the right Take-Or-Pay structure, will result in the most value for a company.
  • Accreditations: Project Management Professional certification (PMP), Project Management Institute, 2008 Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Canadian Securities Institute, 2006 Master of Business Administration (MBA), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2003 Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS, 1999 Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto,1998
  • Career Highlights: (2012-Present) Managing Director, The King Street Group (M&A Advisory); (2009-2014) Managing Partner, Conventus (Management Consultants); (2007-2009; 2010-2012) Manager Supplier Development, SCM Consultant, Goodrich Landing Gear; (2004-2007) Management Consultant, Supply Chain Manager, Noranco Inc; (2001-2004) Logistics Operations Manager, NRI Industries Inc; (1995-2001) Supply Chain Management, Celestica (IBM)

Our Specialties

  • Transaction Offering and Management

    We will structure your company with the goal of making the company appealing in the eye of the investor. Our Process is outlined in the tab "M&A Process".
  • Operational Excellence

    Our grassroots is in Operational Excellence. Usually in support of the M&A process, we are able to work with and design operational strategies with clients that include, and are not limited to, ERP Implementation/Optimization, Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) implementation, Quality Certifications (ISO, AS, TS, other), Management Recruitment and Structuring, Long Term Agreement negotation and contract structructuring.
  • Business Growth, Business Development

    Sometimes prior to to being investment ready, we need to work with our clients on ensuring the commpany is next generation ready; which may include work in business development on behalf of our clients. We have engaged with customers to the client for the purpose of contract negotiation and realization.
  • Additional Key Skills

    Business re-engineering, strategic and business planning, merger, acquisition, integration, due diligence, project management, program management, change management, business transformation, organizational design and restructuring, business performance improvement, customer service enhancement, cost containment and reduction, productivity improvement, process redesign, human resource management, benchmarking, business analysis, risk management, lean manufacturing, globalization strategies.


  • Dass Kugathasan and Robert Ruggieri, Partners in the firm Conventus, were contracted by AirGenuity to support our start up activities. They were hired to perform the functions of Controller and General Manager in our rapidly expanding business. The Conventus team was knowledgeable in business theory, it was professional and ethical. Thank you Dass and Robert.
    M.L. Fred Belusa, AirGenuity Inc.
  • Conventus continues to be an excellent resource to the Niagara Industrial Association. They are passionate and dedicated about their practice, and not scared to go against the norm on their quest for excellence. This is a solid multi-skilled, team that serves their target market well. We highly recommend Conventus.
    Mike Whatling, Niagara Industrial Association, Niagara Precision Inc.
  • Robert is a well liked professional who has a broad view of his business and people which he both runs very well. He continuously seeks opportunities to improve on the status quo.
    Manoj Khanna, Goodrich Aerospace Canada
  • Financial Advisory Expertise.
    Vito Paladino, Celestica Inc.
  • Excellent report that you have done. I am very impressed with your work.
    Stephan Rykov, Logitest Solar Inc.
  • Robert is Entrepreneurial, a great thinker, true team player: Robert is a true asset as a leader in a Business Development. In working with Robert for almost a year, he provided significant support and strategic direction in driving new opportunities into Technicut.
    Amir Bhatti, Technicut Tool Inc.