About Robbinex

Who We Are


There is no other firm like Robbinex. We are

Focused on owners of mid-sized businesses

Robbinex is more than a business broker. We are specialized and focused on looking after all transitional and transactional needs of mid-sized business owners. This specialization and focus allows us to be more responsive to our clients and to build trusting relationships.

Client Driven

Robbinex has developed a best practices procedure to help business owners analyze exit options and then help execute whichever option is most appropriate. We call this the Robbinex COSATA Three-Phase Process.


We have depth and breadth of experience. Our processes have been created and tested by a principal involved in over 400 successfully closed transactions over the last 5 decades


Robbinex helps support newly immigrated Canadians in obtaining post-secondary education through donations to and support of the Marie Robbins Scholarship Fund.

Mission, Vision and Values


To be the most respected provider of advisory services to business owners.


To assist clients to make
the right decision at
the right time, for
the right reasons™

Our Core Values

  • Our Clients: Every member of our team focuses on providing our clients with the best possible experience.
  • Results: Every member of our team strives for best results during every step of an assignment.
  • Reliability: Successful teamwork means each member can rely on the entire team, and in turn, our clients can rely on Robbinex.
  • Proactivity: We challenge assumptions and the status quo to proactively achieve the needs and goals of our clients.
  • Learning: We are constantly learning as individuals, expanding our knowledge base as an organization and incorporating improvement to our system.
  • Integrity: We hold ourselves to a high moral standard by being responsible, dependable, and honest.

Our Associations


Our 57-year-old business has been family owned and operated since 1964. We are second-generation shareholders who have operated the business for the past 25 years. It was very important to us to find buyers who would continue the traditions that have made us successful. Our customers and employees are the focus of what we do every day. With the shareholders ranging in age of 53 – 69 and no next generation children working in the business, we made the decision to sell. The business has been doing very well over the past 8 years and, as they say, the best time to sell your business is when you don’t have to. When we decided to start the sales process, we engaged Robbinex to help us. The process was seamless, easy and everything went well. We were pleased with how the closing negotiations were handled. One thing is for sure… we would not have achieved the goals we were looking for without the help of Robbinex.
John BrouwerLONDON, ON The Mufflerman Inc.
Starting a Millwright and Fabrication business in early 1981 only meant independence for me then. I only knew how to talk and use tools. Learning the long list of duties as an Entrepreneur never ended as I found out. Thirty years passed and many employees with total sales of a couple hundred million dollars, I was tired. A chance meeting one afternoon changed that when I met Doug Robbins. Like a lot of things in business, that meeting wasn’t planned. Doug had some key questions……..similar to my banker. What is your succession plan? Never thought about that before I said through a yawn and saggy eyes. But it did perk my interest when I found out what services Robbinex provided. My business partner and wife Michelle became keenly interested when we thought about the prospect of selling our business. I would have never understood the complexity of selling a business. If we never sold in early 2017, we would have had the best well-oiled and organized business ever. We started re-organizing our business and positioning for sale in 2012. Top to bottom, soup to nuts, the business was transformed. Doug and I became friends through the process. Mid 2016 we had two offers. Michelle and I had a plan to retire finally. The company was in good hands and my loyal employees were now part of a 150 year old Multi-national European company with a very bright future. For fun along that journey, I referred to Doug as my “Business Architect”. We laughed about that over the odd beer. We joked that Doug would use that in his business, until I knew he was serious. We are very grateful for the experience that Doug and his team at Robbinex brought to us. I would encourage anyone with interests such as ours to make contact with him.
Ted LyonsGUELPH, ON ED Industrial Ltd.
Robbinex managed the sale of my business and I was very satisfied with the entire process. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable and Doug Robbins possesses all the attributes and skills necessary to make Robbinex a successful M & A company. I found the Robbinex experience professional, pleasant and rewarding. I would not hesitate in recommending Robbinex.
Ted SinclairBRUNNER, ON Sinclair Erie Ltd.

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