Rigorous analysis and the experience and judgment of a seasoned professional are needed in order to provide a valuation opinion that is independent and objective, and that will withstand critique by third parties. We know that any valuation is a complex process and can be subjective and controversial.

Our professionals are able to select the appropriate approaches, methods and valuation techniques to arrive at valuation conclusions which are sound and objective. They have extensive experience in valuations for public and private companies of all sizes and across a variety of industries. Their extensive knowledge of Canadian GAAP and IFRS, as well as various regulatory requirements, allow our professionals to accompany you in engagements of all degrees of complexity.

Our valuation services may serve you in the following situations, amongst others:

  • Fair market value of private and public companies in the context of acquisitions, disposals, mergers, financing, capital reorganization or restructuring of operations
  • Preparation of fairness opinions to meet regulatory requirements relating to transactions involving public companies
  • Business valuation and valuation of assets as part of tax planning and transfer pricing in order to comply with the requirements established by the taxation authorities such as the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Purchase price allocation (PPA) and determination of fair value and impairment tests of intangible assets in the context of the preparation of financial statements under Canadian GAAP and IFRS
  • Fair value of investments held by investment firms in the context of the preparation of their financial statements
  • Fair value of minority interest holdings in the context of shareholder disputes or other legal proceedings
  • Valuation of options or other financial instruments issued in connection with financing or employee stock option plans (ESOPs)

Quantification of damages

Our professionals are regularly called upon to provide their opinion as expert witnesses in damage quantification. You can count on them to synthesize and explain complex situations relating to accounting and financial matters. Better yet, the thoroughness, objectivity and accuracy of their analyses are well-known by the legal community and are thus your most valuable asset. Mareval’s experts are uncompromising and tell it like it is. Hence, you can better assess your options and analyze your risk.

Mareval can assist you in any situation where financial, accounting or forensic expertise is required, including:

  • Quantification of damages
  • Breach of contract
  • Lawsuit and dispute resolution
  • Class action lawsuit
  • Shareholder dispute
  • Insurance claim
  • Expropriation
  • Intellectual property matter
  • Bankruptcy 

Forensic Investigation

You suspect you are the victim of fraud? Worse yet, it has now been confirmed. Swift action must be taken to ensure the preservation of evidence. Mareval’s professionals are able to act quickly. Our independence allows us to address conflict of interest issues immediately and begin our investigation on the same day.

Our proficiency with accounting and financial concepts, combined with our business experience, allows us to quickly grasp the issues and identify critical factors, thereby identifying the parties involved in the fraud scheme and their modus operandi.

Our inquisitive nature, and our knowledge of the rules of evidence and means to protect it, can assure you that your file will withstand the most thorough scrutiny. Our expert report will clearly and concisely set out the evidence gathered during the investigation and render plainly all fictitious and complex transactions. In effect, our professionals will be credible witnesses testifying in Court, as they have often done in the past.

We can help you in many situations, including:

  • Embezzlement

  • Fictitious transactions

  • Fictitious expense reports

  • Fraudulent financial statements

  • Related party transactions

  • Fraudulent bankruptcies