Mr. Jean-François Laplante is a Chartered Business Valuator offering services related to business and asset valuation, damage quantification and financial modelling. In this capacity, he regularly advises clients or provides independent opinions for transactions, tax valuations, financial reporting and litigation support. Mr. Laplante is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Mr. Laplante has more than 15 years of experience in finance and investments, including business valuation, financial analysis and modelling, and private equity investments.


Fonds régional de solidarité – Laval, Laurentides et Lanaudière

Investment consultant, as well as participating in numerous financing transactions for small and medium-sized businesses.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Manager in the Business Valuation and Investigative & Forensic Accounting practice of the firm, participating in numerous engagements related to valuations for transactions, tax or litigation purposes.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Business valuator, participating in numerous valuations of private and public companies and investment funds. Mr. Laplante was also involved in the privatisation of several public companies, operating in the financial services, telecommunications and industrial sectors.

Canaccord Genuity

Associate, consumer goods sector.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Analyst – Fund of funds, involved in the preparation of business plans and investment strategies.

TAL Gestion d’actifs

Analyst – Canadian equities.

AXA Canada

Financial analyst and in charge of asset allocations.


Business valuations in various sectors, including the preparation of valuation reports with respect to fair market value and fair value.

Valuation of portfolios of investment funds, including the valuation of shares, debt and other financial instruments.

Valuations prepared for accounting purposes, including purchase price allocations and goodwill impairment tests.

Participation in numerous investments in both equity and subordinated debt of private companies.

Participation in the privatization of public companies.

Detailed preparation of complex financial models for clients ranging from SME’s to large public companies.

Comprehensive industry analyses, as well as financial analysis of companies.

Author of articles published in financial journals and speaker at conferences.

Lecturer at Université de Sherbrooke.


  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) 
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 
  • Master of Science in Finance - Université de Sherbrooke 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance - Université de Sherbrooke