Duff & Phelps Launches Canadian M&A Advisory Practice

Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that Ross Fletcher and Taranjit (“TJ”) Sekhon have joined the firm’s global M&A Advisory practice as Managing Director and Director, respectively. Both will be based in Toronto, establishing an M&A Advisory presence for Duff & Phelps in Canada and expanding local access to firm-wide services.

“The firm’s M&A strengths-global reach, dedicated industry expertise and robust international coverage of the private equity community – make this a great opportunity” said Fletcher. “I am excited to be joining the team and I look forward to helping Duff & Phelps continue to grow its services in Canada.”

“Ross and TJ bring to our team vast industry expertise, significant domestic and cross-border transactional skills and rich client relationships,” said Scott Davidson, Managing Director and Duff & Phelps’ Toronto Office City Leader. “The addition of dedicated local M&A advisory skills is complementary to our existing valuation, disputes and investigations, expert witness, asset appraisal, e-discovery‎ and transfer pricing businesses in Canada and we are confident that our clients will benefit from their insights and experience. ”

Fletcher brings more than 25 years of experience in middle-market investment banking, having managed a variety of M&A and financing transactions for both private and public companies across a broad range of industries.  Prior to Duff & Phelps he was Co-Head of Scotiabank Mid-Market Capital Advisors. Prior to Scotiabank, he was a partner in two M&A/corporate finance advisory boutiques, Solaris Capital Advisors Inc. and Orenda Corporate Finance Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the Ivey School of Business at Western University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.  He also holds a Corporate Finance Qualification from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and is a member of the CF Qualification Working Group and a member (and past Chair) of the CF Qualification Board.

Sekhon joins Duff & Phelps from Scotiabank Mid-Market Capital Advisors, where he most recently served as a director providing M&A advisory services. Prior to that, he was a Vice President with Aon Reed Stenhouse’s M&A Transaction Advisory Group, a Vice President with Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc., and an Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Waterloo. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a charted financial analyst (CFA) charterholder.

About Duff & Phelps 
Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com.

M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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