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Canadian Brokers understand that Contingent Profit Commissions (CPC) are a device that insurance companies use to reward good front-line underwriting, volume of premium business placed and some good cread more
The value of a business is expressed at a point in time. Depending on the nature of the business, its value can change significantly over time. Therefore, the selection of an appropriate valuation datread more
Top 5 mistakes people make during a professional service practice divestiture While professional service firms come in many forms, this article is focused on those organizations that have coread 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
While there are many different paths to financial security, it has been our experience that owning and operating your own business offers the best hope for financial success. Granted there are risks aread more
Smythe LLP will soon be publishing our 2017 Property & Casualty (P&C) brokerage benchmark report. This year’s report will be ready for distribution in May and focuses on our observations ofread more
For those of us that prepare valuations on a daily basis, we see these reports as well-structured, easy-to-follow documents that explain all the key aspects of the valuation process. However, for theread more
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin As you may already be aware, death and taxes are not mutually exclusive and there canread more
It’s not uncommon for us to hear about company multiples whenever we flip through finance channels or scroll through the market section in our daily newspaper. Company multiples are an expression ofread 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.