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CG Sawaya Partners

About CG Sawaya Partners

CG Sawaya Partners is a premium independent M&A advisory business with deep domain expertise in the consumer industry. In December 2021, Sawaya Partners joined the Canaccord Genuity Group to build a dominant, full-service middle market investment bank serving growth companies in our sectors of focus.

Canaccord Genuity is a global, full-service investment banking and financial services company that specializes in wealth management and brokerage in capital markets. It is the largest independent investment dealer in Canada. The firm, which focuses on growth companies, has operations in 10 countries worldwide and the ability to list companies on 10 stock exchanges. Canaccord Genuity’s investment banking group provides mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, restructuring, debt advisory, and strategic advice for corporate, government, and private equity clients globally. 

Consumer Segments

Our expertise, relationships and stellar track record extends across many different kinds of companies in a variety of market segments. Our bespoke approach is not only informed by each individual company’s needs, but also our deep experience in each of the following particular sectors.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Home & Autos
  • Food & Beverage

From our clients

“This team is imbued with an immensely high degree of responsibility. In the investment world that means extra work to become an expert in the sector and the company involved. They put together information always showing that extra spark of creativity— but underneath that is a foundation of serious expertise.” 

Stonewall Kitchen

Our Culture

Yes, we’re in the investment banking business. And while that tells you what we do, it doesn’t speak to the how. After all, it’s the experience our clients have working with CG Sawaya Partners, as much as the results, that make them return again and again.

      

We are rigorously client-centric, not deal-centric — driven by a deep, empathic understanding of what drives our clients’ business and what drives them as people. We pride ourselves on our EQ as much as our IQ which helps us maintain an holistic view of both buyers and sellers.

Our work is as much about the day-to-day journey as the destination. We take advantage of our clients’ and our combined expertise. We work non-hierarchically with a “we’re all in this together” mentality.

There is no off-the-shelf “CG Sawaya Way”. We are guided always by the style, culture and specific needs and desires of each of our clients. Our solutions are tailored and our materials (in style and content) are highly personalized.

To us this is more than a business, it’s our passion. With consistent, high-level involvement, our clients experience our work as going “above and beyond.”

Our experience in the consumer arena is vast and our category knowledge second to none. We value objectivity and never shoot-from-the-hip. We pride ourselves on our thought leadership and bring it to bear on behalf of each of our clients.

  

Our Recent Transactions

M&M Food Market
Pending Completion

M&M Food Market

Financial Advisor (Sell side)
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WellSpring Consumer Healthcare
August 2022

WellSpring Consumer Healthcare

Financial Advisor (Sell side)
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HRA Pharma
June 2022

HRA Pharma

Financial Advisor (Sell side)
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Advantice Health Holdings, LLC
April 2022

Advantice Health Holdings, LLC

Financial Advisor (Sell side)
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S'well
March 2022

S'well

Exclusive Financial Advisor (Sell side)
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Peak Rock Capital
February 2022

Peak Rock Capital

Financial Advisor (Buy side)
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Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
February 2022

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Financial Advisor (Buy side)
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Bansk Group
September 2021

Bansk Group

Financial Advisor (Buy side)
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SVP Worldwide
August 2021

SVP Worldwide

Exclusive Financial Advisor (Sell side)
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Lifestyle Solutions
July 2021

Lifestyle Solutions

Financial Advisor (Sell side)
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Prestige Brands
July 2021

Prestige Brands

Exclusive Financial Advisor (Buy side)
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Olde Thompson, LLC
May 2021

Olde Thompson, LLC

Financial Advisor (Sell side)
View transaction detail

  

US

Photo of Fuad Sawaya

Fuad Sawaya

Vice Chairman – Consumer & Global Head Consumer Investment Banking

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Jeffrey H. Kuhr

Co-Head U.S. Consumer Investment Banking

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Slava Leykind

Co-Head U.S. Consumer Investment Banking

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