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May 21, 2019

Pino Bacinello is President and Founder of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. His academic background is business, management,  and technology. Mr. Bacinello also holds mergers and acquisitions industry specific designations as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser, and a Certified Senior Business Analyst (CSBA).

As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Bacinello has owned over 15 businesses in 9 different industries in both Canada and South Africa over the past 40 plus years and has garnered much knowledge and expertise in buying, selling, developing, and restructuring of privately held businesses. Through his own experiences, he recognizes 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 alternative consequences can be not only costly, but devastating” he says.

Mr. Bacinello’s vast knowledge of divestitures, acquisitions, mergers, 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 the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), where he continues to serve in the capacity of director and past Chairman of the board and where he has served in several capacities including, Chair of the International Committee, President and Founder of the Canadian Chapter, Treasurer, Chairman of the Board, and more. He is the recipient of several prestigious rewards (see awards section below). He is also a certified instructor and teaches on the subject of valuations, and systematic processes in business brokerage.

In addition to being an equity partner is 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 BBB of BC, and the Appraisal Institute of Canada. 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 organizations including the Peace Arch Community Service, was a founding member and past President of the Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society, 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 several years.

Published Articles:

BC Profit

Globe & Mail

Business in Vancouver

BC Business

Canadian Profits and BC Profits

Built To Sell (Book by Malcom Ross)

CBC News | Business with Dianne Buckner

Thompson Rivers University


2003                        Apollo Nominee

2007/2009             Sunbelt Network leadership Award

2008                        IBBA Chairman’s Award

2012                        M&A Source Chairman’s Award

2016/2017             IBBA Chairman’s Circle Award

2016                        Fellow of the IBBA

2018                        Thom West Award

 Community Services:

Big Brothers

Peace Arch Community Services

Semihamoo Peninsula Marine rescue Society

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5

Association of Canadian Business Intermediaries

Winston College

Small Business BC

Easter Seals of BC