Our professionals have extensive experience in business valuations and related services for a broad range of industries, developed from over 400 engagements during the past 15 years. Engagements have included business and share valuations, purchase price allocations, intangible asset and goodwill impairment tests, fairness opinions, quantifications of financial losses, pricing analyses to sell a business, marketing businesses for sale, negotiating purchase and sale transactions, assisting with management buy-outs, managing the transaction process, preparing presentations and assisting to raise debt and equity, buy-side due diligence, and preparing business plans. We have also been called upon on several occasions to provide expert witness testimony to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for business valuations and the quantification of financial losses.
Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs) quantify the value of a business, its securities, or its intangible assets. CBVs are respected and recognized as experts by the courts in cases involving financial matters, such as shareholder disputes, intellectual property disputes, family law, insurance claims, and personal injury claims. CBVs also facilitate informed decision making by management teams, Boards of Directors, and Government agencies in the context of mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, strategic planning, and reorganizations.
With over 1,700 highly qualified CBV members, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (www.cicbv.ca) is nationally and internationally recognized as the pre-eminent business valuation organization in Canada.
CPABC is responsible for the regulating and professional development for its Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) members, and the protection of the public through its ethical standards and discipline processes. CPABC is a member organization of CPA Canada, which will soon represent more than 200,000 professional accountants across the country. Chartered Accountant (CA) members became CPAs when the professional accounting bodies in BC unified in 2015.
Mark Grey-Dreaper, CPA, CA, CBV
T: 250.383.4135 (ext. 200)
Mark is an avid cyclist and enjoys participating in regional Gran Fondos. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Royal Roads University.
Josh Matte, CPA, CA, CBV
T: 250.383.4135 (ext. 201)
Josh is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator, performing and managing business valuation, transaction advisory, and litigation support services since joining XPS Group in 2012. He was previously the Senior Controller for a publicly traded real estate investment trust and was responsible for the REIT’s public financial reporting obligations, including investment property fair market value analysis. Prior to his appointment with the REIT, Josh articled to become a Chartered Accountant with a national accounting firm in Victoria, BC, and was promoted to Manager, Assurance and Business Advisory Services, managing audit and due diligence services for a host of not-for-profit and private sector clients.
Josh completed his Bachelor of Economics degree at the University of Victoria. In his spare time, Josh volunteers with youth in the community as a Director and Head Coach for Island Fire Football Association (IFFA), a local volunteer-powered not-for-profit youth soccer academy.
Derek Sou, BA, CPPA
T: 250.383.4135 (ext. 202)
Derek is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser (CPPAG). He came to XPS Group with backgrounds in information technology, applied economics, and archaeology where he adapted to the specialized world of business valuation. As a valuation analyst, he leveraged his research, technical writing, and IT experience to update a number of templates and trial new systems. He excels at developing complex financial models in Excel and completing in-depth industry and economic profiles.
Living in Victoria he takes full advantage of the Capital’s wonderful food (and beverage) scene. He is a certified yoga teacher and as Program Coordinator of the Kids and Youth Program of the Vancouver Island Section of the Alpine Club of Canada, leads trips for parents and kids in the Island and Coast Ranges of BC. Derek completed his Bachelor of Economics degree and Masters coursework in Archaeology at the University of Victoria.
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