Thu, Jun 11, 2015

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 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

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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