Middle Market
M&A Origination

Growth through Acquistions

Proactive Deal Flow • Confidential Engagements • Continuous Improvement

What We Do

Canail Partners serves as a retained buyside business development agency, providing acquisition search services to strategic buyers. Our services are best suited for clients who seek to complete platform investments or several smaller add-on acquisitions and who have well-defined size, type, and geographic search criteria.

Deal Flow


Business Development as a Service built for Private Equity Groups, Corporate Acquirers Family Offices, and Holding Companies. Increase your portfolio pipeline with proprietary deals through cutting edge marketing strategies.



Identify off-market opportunities with our curated prospects lists. Utilizing AI and our proprietary lead generation tech stack, our team surfaces new platform investments, adjacent merger opportunities, and strategic add-ons.



With proactive outreach, off-market deal flow is consistent and managed for you. Our proven, highly targeted campaigns provide a tailored approach to each engagement, representing your firm's brand and the fund's vision.

Our Experience


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1 Million+





Our Approach

Founded on a commitment to favorable outcomes for each engagement, Canail Partners brings a new approach to buy-side origination. Our team of experienced M&A professionals combine thematic research, proven marketing strategies, and discreet introductions to act as an extension to current business development activities, increasing deal flow and impacting the acquisition pipeline.We guarantee the most qualified and opportunistic off-market deals while presenting our clients' brand and vision in a way that informs, motivates, and excites potential partners. We believe that each opportunity is nuanced, requiring a hyper-personalized, industry specific approach. Through a proprietary and market leading technology stack, each engagement constitutes data-driven decision making, confidential outreach, and a meticulous understanding of the target industries and prospects.Unlike traditional business brokers or bankers, we work exclusively with trusted partners to identify an ideal fit between owners/sellers and capital partners. Our services are compensated by the buyer, resulting in no obligations or hidden fees for the seller.

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Ready to Acquire?

Buyer Process:Our process begins with defining your specific search criteria including industry, financials, size, geography, product/service & revenue mix. We compile a list of prospects, conduct a conflict review, and develop the campaign's industry specific channels and copy. Finally, we launch the campaign, introduce qualified sellers on an ongoing basis, and adjust our approach in real time through A/B testing following scheduled syncs with your team.
Fees aligned with industry standards

Ready to Sell your Business?

Seller Process:Step 1: Schedule a confidential call with our team below to discuss your business, goals, and ideal outcomes.
Step 2: Introductory call with a partner acquirer, followed by additional information requests, in-person visit, and indication of interest (IOI).
Step 3: Buyer submits a signed a letter of intent (LOI) and conducts due diligence.
Step 4: Execution of purchase agreement, transaction funded and closed.
Zero Seller Fees

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Blake Tawney

Managing Partner & CEO

Prior to founding Canail Partners, LLC, Mr. Tawney was an associate in the deal origination division of Dinan & Company, LLC, a boutique middle market investment bank and leading buy-side advisory firm. He was responsible for actively identifying, originating, and analyzing investment opportunities for private equity groups and corporate acquirers primarily in the business services, technology & software, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare industries.Mr. Tawney began his career at ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) developing strategic relationships with decision makers and stakeholders at enterprise level accounts (Fortune 1000), focused specifically on the financial services industry.Mr. Tawney hold a B.S. in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management.


Collin Tawney

Principal & Executive VP

Prior to joining Canail Partners, LLC, Mr. Tawney spent his career in multiple enterprise sales roles as an account executive and managed strategic channel partnerships across the software, facilities management, and healthcare industries.Previously, Mr. Tawney led the channel sales & partnerships function at Z5 Inventory, a leading provider of software and services to healthcare providers across the United States. Prior to Z5, Mr. Tawney was an enterprise account executive at PlanView, Inc., an enterprise resource planning solutions provider.Mr. Tawney hold a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management.


Jomar Padre

Head of Research

Mr. Padre joined Canail Partners, LLC in 2023 and is primarily responsible for research related to clients' acquisition mandates across various industry verticals.Mr. Padre has held multiple positions as a research analyst and developed critical skills in identifying and sourcing target leads for marketing outreach.Mr. Padre hold a B.S. in Information Technology from Isabela State University.