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What is a Spin-Out? A spin-out is a type of corporate reorganization involving the separation of business assets or operations from the Parent Company (“ParentCo”) to a newly formed inderead more
It’s a common enough scenario – an entrepreneur learns that the buyer of their business has acquired several similar businesses and plans to combine them for a bigger payout down the line. The resread more
Welcome back! In our last post on net working capital (NWC) in a transaction context, we discusread more
At a recent mergers and acquisitions conference, the audience was polled as to whether they had ever experienced net working capital (NWC) issues in a transaction; a chorus of laughter and groans echoread more
We hope that “Dick the Butcher” wasn’t planning to sell his butcher shop when he uttered his immortal line, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” in Shakespeare’s play, Henread more
At Smythe Advisory, we are typically engaged to assist our clients in four specific areas. These include: Preparing Valuation Reports – Used for income tax, shareholderread more
Background of an Earnout Agreement Near the end of a transaction, the buyer and seller are usually cloread more
Once the interested potential buyers have reviewed the Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) and have provided a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the sell team, the last steps of the transaction processread more
This week in our Selling a Business series, we look at steps seven, eight and nine. At this stage, we are looking at what happens after the business owner and sell team have narrowed down their list oread more
Now that we’ve covered the basics of creating marketing documents, as seen in step 4, the next phase is to map out whoread 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.