company overview

50 years serving SMBs

Based in Montreal, Quebec, CMG International is an independent boutique advisory firm specializing in corporate management, mergers, acquisitions, transfers of ownership and financing.

Serving SMB owners and entrepreneurs for the past 50 years, CMG International is unique in that we act on our clients’ behalf as duly authorized mandataries regulated by the Civil Code of Quebec; a status which confers upon us the legal obligation to serve and defend your interests.

Unlike brokers, consultants, accountants, lawyers and financial services retailers, with CMG International, the services of every professional required to achieve the objectives of your mandate are included in our service offers.

the unique value of a mandatary

Your legal guarantee that CMG International will act in your best interest

As an SMB owner, it's normal to be cautious, even suspicious, of the myriad business professionals soliciting your company claiming to have your best interests at heart.

In a world where the interests of financial institutions and large professional firms are almost inseparable, CMG International remains one of the only independent business advisory firms in Quebec to act exclusively as mandataries, as defined by the Civil Code of Quebec.

"A mandatary is bound to fulfill the mandate he has accepted, and he shall act with prudence and diligence in performing it. He shall also act honestly and faithfully in the best interests of the mandator, and shall avoid placing himself in a position where his personal interest is in conflict with that of his mandator."

At CMG International, we don't just say we have your interests at heart. We guarantee it in writing.

Independence

Completely independent from financial institutions, law firms and accounting offices, the only interests we represent are yours.

Integrity

Neutrality, transparency and objectivity are the cornerstones upon which we will build and maintain your trust.

Ingenuity

Whatever our mandate, our team will demonstrate remarkable ingenuity to solve your problems and accomplish your goals.

looking to the future

A new chapter begins

Over the last number of years, I have assembled a youthful and dynamic line of successors that share my vision and who will pursue this company’s mission. As of 2021, CMG International is now in the hands of my long-time trusted associate, Yuliya Zakharova, and her team.”  - Richard Rousseau, founder, CMG International

After more than 15 years as an advisor-negotiator with CMG International, Yuliya Zakharova knows first hand the challenges SMB owners in Quebec face, and will continue to leverage her extensive experience to further CMG International’s contribution to the creation and promotion of the vibrant entrepreneurial richness of Quebec.

As of 2021, I am privileged to assume responsibility for defending our clients’ interests, accompanying them on their journey, and securing the future of Quebec’s SMBs, the backbone of our economy.” - Yuliya Zakharova, President, CMG International

who we are

Meet Your New Partners

Yuliya Zakharova CPA, CGA

Yuliya Zakharova CPA, CGA

President | Senior Advisor-Negotiator

Christian Dagenais M.Sc.

Christian Dagenais M.Sc.

Vice-President | Business Development

Me Olivier Normandin

Me Olivier Normandin

Attorney | Commercial Law

Richard Rousseau MBA

Richard Rousseau MBA

Founder | Senior Advisor-Negotiator

Wayne Bishop

Wayne Bishop

Senior Advisor | Production

Marie Harou, M.A. Comm.

Marie Harou, M.A. Comm.

Senior Advisor | Communications

Denis Vaillancourt

Denis Vaillancourt

Senior Advisor | Financing

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Congratulations! You've taken a big step for the future of your company.

You will soon receive an email confirmation of your appointment. We look forward to learning more about your business goals and challenges. 

Have a great day!