What Our Clients Say:
"We recently mandated Benoît
Marcoux for a marketing assessment of a portfolio company. The diagnostic
underlined specific weaknesses but highlighted the real potential of the
company, which allow us to attract new investors. We are really impressed with
the entire result."
Claude Vachet, Investment Director, Information Technology and
Telecommunications, Innovatech du Grand Montréal (Montreal, Canada).
truly impressed by Benoît Marcoux’ ability to quickly assess a complex business
situation, not only from software and marketing aspects, but also for the human
side of the equation. The customer interviews he conducted allowed us to
leverage our strengths. We were able to take a major step in our development and
to secure funding from new investors at a crucial time."
Steve Hodges, CEO, ObjectWorld (Ottawa, Canada).
"CBMI can look
at a business case from all relevant points of view - finance, technology,
operations, marketing, regulatory - and make incisive recommendations to support
André LeBel, CEO, SOCAN (Toronto, Canada).
"I turned to
Benoît Marcoux' background and expertise in the IP billing and communications space in
assisting with an evaluation of a portfolio company's technology prior to a key
investment decision. He came through with a critically important outside
perspective not just on the technology, but the firm's overall business
prospects, in an extremely short period of time."
Brian Boyer, Sr. Vice President, First Analysis Corporation (Chicago, USA).
"At Capital Communications CDPQ, we used CBMI to help
assessing companies prior to potential investments. I have been really
impressed with the completion speed, the depth of the analyses, the high
quality of reports and presentations, and the soundness of the recommendations
coming from CBMI."
André De Montigny, currently Vice President,
Business Development, Air Transat (Montreal, Canada).
a well-rounded approach in assessing investment potentials of a telecom
software start-up. Analyses performed provided helpful insights not only from
technical points of view but also from sales and marketing perspectives."
Woonki Sung, President and CEO, Korea Infrastructure Fund Management Co.,
Ltd (Seoul, Korea).
"CBMI added exceptional value to my client. The deal we
worked on required re-structuring, and CBMI provided that knowledge to
management in a professional manner. A flexible and easy to understand
financial model was also completed."
Robert K. Whyte, Vice President, Broadcast Group, Daniels & Associates (New
"I worked with CBMI on 3 separate occasions, and I was
always impressed with their ability to quickly grasp a business situation and
come up with meaningful financial models and insightful recommendations."
Rory Cole, Chief Financial Officer, Dolphin Telecom PLC (London, UK).
"CBMI provided a very professional and objective point of
view throughout our entire business strategy process, in addition to having a
very hands-on willingness to get involved in all architectural elements of
building the actual plan to be executed. Very talented!."
Dennis R. White, Executive Vice President, ebaseOne Corporation (Houston,
"CBMI prepared for me comprehensive financial models that
were well aligned with the technological capabilities and the business
context. These models allowed for quick analysis of various business and
financial scenarios, which really helped set the strategy of the company.
These models have become the foundation for ongoing business and financial
planning / budgeting activities."
Claude Samson, Vice President, Finance, AMEC (Toronto, Canada).
"In a previous capacity, I engaged CBMI to provide a wide
range of advisory services for an early stage, new technology, and integrated
telecommunications service provider. In addition to performing an in-depth
technology review, CBMI developed highly sophisticated business models and
sensitivity analyses that were instrumental in the Company’s strategic and
operational planning. In all aspects of its work, CBMI exhibited an exemplary
level of professionalism, superior analytical and technical skills, and very
sound appreciation of complex business issues."
Gaston Germain, Vice-President, International Development, Cogeco/SNC-Lavalin
Broadband International (Toronto, Canada).