TEAM

We find and retain only the best talent, and confidently put our team’s knowledge and performance up against any other in the industry.

We proudly commit our years of accomplishments and track record to your service, to achieve optimal results:

  • Diverse backgrounds in M&A, business operations, banking, valuation, accounting, law and engineering
  • More than 150 years of combined experience in finance
  • More than $10 billion in successful transactions over the 30 year history of the firm

Some deals can be an opportunity of a lifetime…We can help you recognize and fully capitalize on them.

Our team of dedicated professionals

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Some deals can be an opportunity of a lifetime…We can help you recognize and fully capitalize on them.

DOUG IRWIN

Doug is a founding partner of Capital West, and has been in the corporate finance industry since the late 70’s. Prior to starting the firm, he worked in London, England, as the Managing Director of Pemberton Securities’ European operations and later as Executive Vice-President and Director of Midland Walwyn Capital where he was in charge of institutional sales and trading.

Doug’s outstanding track record, professionalism, and dedication to clients, have earned him an excellent reputation in the business community. Doug obtained his B.A. from York University in Toronto, Ontario, and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business.

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ANDREW KEMPER

Andrew has worked for over a decade providing corporate finance counsel, expertise and advice to mid-market private and public companies. Prior to joining Capital West Partners, Andrew spent six years with the accounting firm Deloitte, where he was a manager in the assurance and advisory practice.

At Capital West, Andrew has developed experience across a wide range of industries including financial and business services, retail, agriculture, mining and manufacturing. Completed mandates include valuations, fairness opinions, strategic acquisitions, sell-side engagements and raising capital for buyouts and business expansion.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Commerce, with honours, from the University of British Columbia. He also holds the designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV).

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PAUL LANGLEY

Paul has over 20 years of investment banking experience, and has focused exclusively on mid-market M&A since 2010 when he joined Capital West Partners. Previously his career included roles with CIBC Capital Markets in both Vancouver and Calgary as Managing Director in Investment Banking, and with the Mergers & Acquisitions groups of Morgan Stanley and Citibank in London, England.

Paul has completed transactions totalling over $10 billion in aggregate value, including acquisitions and divestitures, equity and debt financings, and corporate restructuring assignments across a wide range of industries for public and private companies in Western Canada.

Paul obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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CHARLES ADDISON

Charles has over 25 years of experience in investment banking. Before joining Capital West Partners in 2015, he spent more than 10 years as Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Finance in British Columbia for a national accounting firm, where he focused on advising private companies on divestitures, acquisitions and financings. Prior to that, Charles was with BMO Nesbitt Thomson, TD Securities, and National Bank Canada as Managing Director in BC, and focused on leading M&A and financing transactions for public companies.

Charles has a strong reputation for listening to the goals of his clients and achieving efficient and successful outcomes in the transactions he leads.

Charles obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the Sauder Business School at the University of British Columbia.

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NICK BESTER

Since joining Capital West Partners in 2010, Nick has worked on numerous deals with a broad range of clients, including businesses in the industrial services, technology, retail and transportation sectors. He has extensive experience working on sale transactions, financings and acquisition advisory assignments.

Prior to Capital West, Nick spent four years at KPMG where he obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation. In addition to being a CPA, Nick is a Chartered Business Valuator and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Nick completed the Family Enterprise Advisor program in 2019, through the Family Enterprise Xchange. As Capital West advises many family-operated businesses, this designation provides additional resources and perspective to help Nick better assist clients.

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MICHAEL JANICKI

Michael joined Capital West Partners in 2011 and since then has advised clients across a wide range of industries on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings and divestitures.

Prior to Capital West, Michael worked in the Corporate Finance Group at KPMG, where he performed business valuations, M&A advisory engagements and assurance services for mid-market private and public companies.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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FRED WRIGHT

Fred is a founding partner of Capital West Partners. Prior to Capital West, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pemberton Securities, a leading Canadian investment bank. Fred has been in the investment banking industry since the mid 60’s, primarily in the areas of capital raising and mergers & acquisitions.

Fred graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Law degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

JAMIE BRUCE

Jamie entered the corporate finance and investment banking industry in the early 1980s, and worked at Pemberton Securities, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities prior to joining Capital West. At TD Securities he was head of Investment Banking and Corporate Credit for British Columbia.

Jamie has led hundreds of transactions to successful completion including M&As, IPOs, private equity issues, debt financings and numerous other advisory assignments.

Jamie is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA, a Chartered Professional Accountant, CMA and a retired Chartered Business Valuator. He serves, or has served, on several non profit and corporate boards.

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IVAN MA

Ivan joined Capital West Partners in 2016 and has since worked on strategic transactions with a broad range of clients, including businesses in the consumer products, commercial & industrial services and technology sectors. Ivan advises clients on divestitures, mergers and acquisitions and equity financings.

Prior to Capital West, he worked in the Financial Advisory group at Teekay Corporation, where he assisted senior management on business valuations, charter proposals, and vessel sale and purchase decisions. Ivan articled at KPMG and specialized in providing assurance and advisory services to private enterprises in North America.

Ivan is a Chartered Accountant and graduated from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.

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GARY MAH

Gary joined Capital West in 2017 and has since advised numerous clients on various transactions including mergers and acquisitions, financings, divestitures and other related advisory engagements. His corporate finance experience also includes two years with a boutique investment bank where he worked on buy and sell side M&A advisory, valuations, and fairness opinions. Prior to that, Gary spent four years with BDO’s audit and assurance practice in Vancouver.

Gary is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

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RONEIL GOUNDER

Roneil joined Capital West in 2018. His corporate finance experience includes over a year with a national M&A advisory firm where he worked on a number of buy and sell side M&A advisory and due diligence engagements. Prior to that, he spent four years with PwC’s audit practice, providing assurance services to private mid-market clients across a broad range of industries.

Roneil is a Chartered Professional Accountant and graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts, concentrating in Economics and the University of British Columbia with a Diploma in Accounting. He is currently pursuing the Chartered Business Valuator designation.

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Scott Hanna

Scott joined Capital West in 2019. Prior to that, he spent five years at a national accounting firm – four in the assurance practice as part of the audit group and one in the advisory practice as part of the corporate finance team.

His time in corporate finance includes working on business valuations, financing proposals, financial due diligence, and sell side M&A advisory for private mid-market companies in a variety of industries.

Scott obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration, with distinction, from Simon Fraser University in 2014, his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2016, and is currently pursuing his Chartered Business Valuator designation.

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Kim Dixon

Kim has been with Capital West Partners since 2006 following 12 years as an executive assistant at Intrawest. As the Office Manager, Kim oversees the day to day operations for Capital West. Kim has a diploma in Marketing Management from Capilano University. When not in the office Kim is likely to be found being active in the mountains or on the ocean.

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Ariel Lee

Ariel joined Capital West in 2019 as an Administrative & Marketing Assistant, bringing her previous experience in fast-paced offices to support the Capital West team. Ariel graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. In her free time, Ariel enjoys trying new recipes and catching up on her favourite series on Netflix.

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