A common question we are asked when planning the sale of a business is do you sell assets or shares? In our experience, the following scenarios would not be consiread more
Congratulations, you have come up with a great idea for a business! Unfortunately, like most things in this world, you need money to move it forward. Now the question is: where do you start?read more
How is a required rate of return determined? What methods are used to determine this rate? If you’re curious, this week’s blog takes a look at the most common methods used to determine the requireread more
In any business operation, owners and investors focus on key metrics of their financial statements. Key metrics include myriad different analytics and ratios, revenues, revenue growth, EBITDA, cash flread more
All too often in the management forecasts and budgets we are presented, we observe projections to be overly optimistic. Often this is the case when a company is purchased by a new owner. Given that thread more
In the early stages of an idea or product, entrepreneurs usually require external capital to finance their development. Generally, startup companies are categorized based on their progress; this oftenread more
In 2015, North American mid-market merger and acquisition deals were estimated to be valued at approximately $132.9 billion US. In light of this, we have dedicaread more
In our previous blog, we compared advantages and disadvantages of debt and equity financing. Today, we’reread more
You may often hear that “debt is cheaper than equity”. Although there are advantages and disadvantages to each, business owners should carefully consider each option in detail before making a deciread more
Running a business is difficult. It becomes even more complex when your business has reached a certain stage and you begin to plan for not only your company’s future but also your own. To grow yourread more
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Partner - Advisory Services
Mike has over 25 years of experience providing accounting and business advisory services, with a focus on the Canadian insurance industry.
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Alex Wong is a partner at Smythe Advisory and is focused on being a trusted business advisor to his clients.
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Director of Valuation Services
Paul Woodhouse focuses on providing financial advisory and litigation support services to clients.
Gagandeep specializes in M&A advisory engagements, as well as business valuations in the contexts of management buyouts and succession planning.
Arthur’s mandate is to assist Smythe clients in Western Canada in preparing for and executing business divestitures or acquisitions.