Costas (Gus) Kastanis is a seasoned broker Specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions for Small and Mid-market eCom & Tech Companies. He is the exclusive franchisee of Website Closers for Toronto, Canada. Gus brings over 20 years of experience in structuring Business deals and creative financing for real estate investors, builders, and developers. Currently his deals predominantly in eCom, Tech in the online business world. Gus grew up in the restaurant business and learned every facet of the restaurant business eventually moving into a manager role in his teens. He learned to deal with the public as he managed dozens of people and had to assure the satisfaction of hundreds of customers per day.
He pursued his passion for real estate and at the age of 19 sold over 5.6 Million in properties during his first year back in the 80s. His strong financial background and his passion for helping others led him to creating a Debtors 1-800 Help Line that provides valuable information about their credit, and their rights, and guides them to restructuring their finances.
In the early days of the Internet he launched an online loans consulting business (Canadian Small Business Loans Direct) with the prime domains such as eLoans.ca & CSBLDirect.com. He soon mastered his deal-structuring, and financing.
Later, he expanded into arranging Mortgages, construction Loans, and Joint Ventures for Real Estate Investors, Builders, and Developers. When Medicinal & Recreational Cannabis Growing, Manufacturing & Retailing became legalized he assisted in arranging, JVs, and financing for such business operators. His creativity and deal structuring ability allowed him to arrange institutional monies at a much better rate than the typical hard money environment (that this industry has to deal with) has to offer; thus allowing/assisting his Clients to Achieve much Higher Profit Margins.
As the eCom & Tech business space was evidently booming and was obviously the fastest growing industry he rapidly transitioned into online Businesses Brokering and bought a Website Closer’s franchise enabling him to List and Sell Online Businesses on the Largest full service Marketplace in the world. His expertise in Finance, M&A deal structuring and above all his Contacts allows him to Assist Company Founders to obtain Growth Capital, Scale and Exit with Top Dollar. For Gus, it is a great joy to assist Sellers or Buyers Exit or Acquire eCommerce / Tech Businesses of their Dreams resulting in Life-Changing Financial Gains.
His superior Experience and Access to arrays of Investors and Lenders make him an Ideal Broker for both the Sellers and Buyers alike.
Gus lives in Toronto, Canada but loves to travel and considers himself a resident of the world. He is an avid Hockey Player, and GYM Rat, who enjoys Yoga, Chi Gong/Kung Fu, Skiing, and Tennis. He also enjoys long walks, bike rides, or rollerblading. The ideal end to his active day is fine food, maybe a little wine on occasion and quality time with the family.