Baker Tilly Canada Launches Corporate Finance Group
Baker Tilly Canada has launched a national line of corporate finance services – spun out of Vancouver-based Renaissance Mergers & Acquisitions.
Although Renaissance is renamed “Baker Tilly Canada Corporate Finance”, the company will remain an independent member firm of the Baker Tilly Canada cooperative and will retain complete autonomy in its day-to-day and long-term management.
“Again, to clarify, the buy and sell transaction services our customers trust and the staff they interact with will not change. We will simply be able to provide our transactional expertise nationwide and now offer additional services to interested parties (such as accounting or tax assistance, etc.) through our network connections, ”wrote Mike McIsaac, Managing Partner. of Renaissance, on the company’s LinkedIn page.
Founded in 2013 by McIsaac, Renaissance focuses on supporting clients in small and medium markets (annual revenues of $ 5- $ 50 million) with transaction advisory services. The firm’s nine-employee team provides advice in sales (internal due diligence, evaluation, marketing, transaction negotiation and structuring, documentation and closing) and buyer (research, due diligence, evaluation, letter of intent, negotiation and transaction structuring), documentation and closing).
The company’s previous engagements include sales advice on the sale of Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Loki Management Systems and Postmark Brewery.
McIsaac has over 25 years of experience in transaction consulting and public accounting. A Chartered Professional Accountant, McIsaac previously worked at BDO and Walsh King Chartered Accountants. He is also an entrepreneur, having previously owned a Vancouver area gymnasium and a specialty construction company.
“Our highly experienced and dedicated team is focused on a segment of the market that typically does not receive the attention of global advisory networks or trading brokers,” said McIsaac.
The Collins Barrow Accounting and Consulting Co-operative was renamed Baker Tilly Canada in early 2019. The 20 constituent firms of the network retained their independent ownership and management under the name change.
The national network is also part of Baker Tilly International, which has 34,700 people in 145 territories.
“Baker Tilly Canada’s corporate finance team is the perfect fit for our network,” said Grant Galbraith, National President of Baker Tilly Canada. “This group’s entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to providing exceptional service is consistent with the approach not only of our Canadian association, but also of our global network, Baker Tilly International.