Valuations

Know what your business is worth so you can make decisions from a position of strength

Volatility is common in Canada’s energy industry. Valuations are a strategic foundation to help you navigate uncertainty from a position of strength. A firm understanding of your business’ worth is critical if you need to secure financing, grow through a merger – or are looking to exit or divest assets.

MNP’s multifaceted Valuations team will help you understand your business and the variables that impact its worth. Our professionals are often relied upon for everything from legal disputes to fairness opinions, and appraisals of assets for business transactions. We’ll provide you with a clear and well-documented assessment that stands up to the toughest scrutiny.

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James Dyack CPA, CMA, CBV, P.Eng

Partner, Valuations and Litigation Support

James Dyack, CPA, CMA, CBV, P. Eng., MBA, is a Partner and head of MNP’s Valuation and Litigation Support team for Southern Alberta. With more than 22 years of experience in business valuations and management consulting, James’ focus is on valuations and advisory services related to disputes, tax, transactions and financial reporting.

James prepares valuation reports, expert reports, limited critique reports, fairness opinions, advisory reports and financial models related to share restructuring plans, mergers and acquisitions, stock options, go-private and non-arm’s length transactions, financing, financial reporting, resolution of shareholder conflicts, guideline income and the division of matrimonial or family property. He has qualified as an expert witness, has provided expert testimony in Federal and Provincial disputes and has advised clients in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Over his career, James has worked with corporations, partnerships, governments, first nations and individuals across numerous industries, including consumer business, utilities, airlines, oil and gas (producers, pipelines, gas plants, refineries, downstream, marketing and services), technology (start-ups and mature), financial services, cannabis, construction, transportation (leasing companies, trucking/hauling, logistics, dealerships), manufacturing, real estate and professional services.

Between 1999 and 2013 and then again between 2016 and mid-2018, James was with a large international accounting firm in roles from senior consultant through partner. Between 2013 and 2016, James owned and operated an oilfield services company (general and specialty oilfield moving/lifting/hauling, environmental services and earthworks) and a boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory firm – advising on transactions, valuations and litigation matters. Earlier in his career, James was a design engineer and worked for Atomic Energy of Canada and the nuclear engineering division of Babcock & Wilcox.

James is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and holds the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation. He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Western Ontario and also has the Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) designation. James has been a member of three boards (Alberta Climbing Association, Children’s Link Society and Calgary Reads), was a recipient of Business in Calgary’s 2015 Leaders’ award and is actively involved as a committee member of the CBV Institute.