CANALTA BUSINESS BROKERS INC. was formed by senior partners of one of Western Canada’s oldest business brokerage firms.   We have been active in handling business transactions for the past 40 years.

In 2017, a senior partner retired from the firm and Ken Leeson joined Canalta Business Brokers as an associate contributing his extensive experience in dealing with the Main Street business sector.

Canalta Business Brokers is now a full service firm providing business brokerage service to buyers and sellers in the Industrial/Commercial sectors such as manufacturing, wholesaling, industrial service & supply and the oil patch. Main Street business representation to buyers and sellers include construction, communications installation, food service, repair and maintenance services, retail, transportation, travel, and franchises round out the services provided.

Over 40 Years of Experience as a Business Broker and Business Valuator
Professional and Dedicated Broker That Understands Your Business
Dedication to Detail and Due Dilligence

Brian Hornby


After a Degree in Commerce – Business administration, in 1972 Brian joined the Royal Trust Co. as an Investment Administrator. He was responsible for providing investment advice to a large number of clients, estates, and trust accounts.

In 1976 Brian was transferred to Edmonton as an Investment Officer to handle portfolio investment matters for all manner of accounts including both corporate and union pension funds.

In 1978 Brian joined Duane Bohne in the business of assisting people in the sale/purchase and valuation of private companies. While the majority of Canalta’s work has been in the Edmonton area, Brian has completed transactions in Valleyview, Fort McMurray, Cold Lake, Drayton Valley, Calgary, Brooks and Regina.

Ken Leeson


Ken Leeson began his business career in hotels while completing a BSc degree, followed by Business Administration – hospitality and tourism.

Ken partnered and started up independent restaurants, owned franchises as well as supported franchise owners as a corporate franchise area manager.

Having solved many challenges with his own restaurants and working closely with many other restaurant owners to optimize processes and strategize for multi-unit growth, prepared Ken for advising owners in diverse business sectors and representing many others as a broker/intermediary to sell their businesses.