Agriculture Financial Services

Most farming families do not realise that there is an alternative to selling your farm, outside of the traditional auction process. MNP’s corporate finance team specializes in selling farming corporations, which in most cases produces a significantly better after-tax result, while selling all aspects of the farming operation in one transaction.

The corporate finance team is here to help drive the greatest value for you and your family and will support you throughout the entire deal and beyond.

There are a number of factors that set us apart from other as finance advisors to the farming sector:

Solutions for Your Success

We provide three Corporate Finance Services to help businesses at every stage: 

  • Capital Markets 

    We help businesses find and secure the right capital structure to meet their growing needs. 

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

    We maximize shareholder value through every stage – from creating an effective strategy through finding the right target, managing the transaction, closing and post-deal support.

  • Transaction and Advisory Services

    We provide the due diligence services businesses need to ensure a transaction is structured to provide maximum value – including identifying transaction sources, financing strategy and receiving payment. 

    Insights

    • Agility

      February 14, 2024

      How leveraging digital tools can support successful farm planning

      How can leveraging digital tools help you make informed decisions to support the long-term future of your farming operation?

    • February 05, 2024

      Effective business planning: Optimizing strategy and adaptability for Canadian dairy producers

      Having a business plan is not a novel concept but building a solid foundation for the future with thoughtful planning can safeguard your operation from the uncertainties of business ownership.

    • Confidence

      December 20, 2023

      Bare trusts: Many Ontario farmers expected to have new tax filing requirements

      The end of 2023 brings a new tax filing burden for farmers with regards to bare trusts. Learn how this new legislation with have a significant impact.

    Contact our Agriculture Team

    Stuart Person CPA, CA

    Senior Vice President, Agriculture, Director Crop Services

    Stuart is MNP’s Senior Vice President of Agricultural Services and the firm’s Director of Crop Service.

    Based in Edmonton, Stuart brings more than 30 years of experience in agriculture, specializing in the grain, oilseed and pulse industry to his role. Passionate about the agriculture industry, he grew up on a farm and continues to participate as a producer. This experience allows Stuart to relate first-hand to what Canadian agricultural producers face in their operations — and gives him greater insights into how to help producers overcome challenges and achieve their business goals.

    Stuart works with agricultural producers, associations, and other industry stakeholders on a daily basis, providing advice into the complex issues affecting the industry. He has extensive experience as an agriculture business advisor with MNP and has helped clients from coast to coast deal with issues such as succession, risk management planning, taxation planning, digital adoption, and many more.

    In his role as Senior Vice President, Stuart leads a national team of more than 700 Agriculture professionals who serve more than 24,000 clients. He sits on the Farm Management Canada – Gestion Agricole du Canada (FMC-GAC) board of directors and is a member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA, 2008).

    Stuart earned a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2003.