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Chris Polson - Veracap Corporate Finance. Toronto, ON, CA

Chris Polson Chris Polson

Senior Director | Veracap Corporate Finance

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Custom seminars for senior executives. Topics include shareholder value initiatives, business valuation, and private equity transactions.





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Chris maintains a broad corporate finance practice, providing clients throughout North America with advice on business planning and shareholder value initiatives at both the corporate and individual level. Chris has been recognized by the courts as an expert witness in this field and also contributes his time and talents to the boards of numerous for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

Veracap serves the needs of business owners and executives seeking to maximize shareholder value through Acquisitions, Divestitures, Management Buyouts, Private Equity Financing, Family Succession and Corporate Growth Strategies.

Veracap's affiliate, Campbell Valuation Partners Limited (‘CVPL’), is Canada’s oldest independent valuation consulting firm. The firm has been involved in over 2,000 business valuation, damages quantification and related engagements since it was founded in 1976.

Industry Expertise (10)

Capital Markets Translation/Localization Transportation/Trucking/Railroad Information Technology and Services Food Processing Manufacturing VC and Private Equity Oil and Gas Investment Banking Paper and Forest Products

Areas of Expertise (6)

Corporate Restructuring Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Finance Estate Planning Business Acquisition Equity Valuation

Accomplishments (2)

Senior Director - Veracap Corporate Finance (professional)

Veracap Corporate Finance is a Canadian independent mid-market investment bank that helps business owners and executives maximize shareholder value through acquistions, divestitures, private equity financing and related services. Veracap is an exempt market dealer which allows it to raise private equity financings for its clients. Veracap is a member of M&A International, the world’s largest affiliation of M&A advisors, with over 500 partners in 40 countries around the world.

Director - Campbell Valuation Partners (professional)

Campbell Valuation Partners Limited (‘CVPL’) is Canada’s longest established independent valuation consulting firm. The firm has been involved in over 2000 business valuation, damages quantification and related engagements since it was founded in 1976. CVPL is renowned for its independence and objectivity in valuation matters.

Education (3)

McMaster University: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Finance 2000

Queen's University: MBA 2007

Harvard Business School : Financial Management Program (In Progress), Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions

Affiliations (4)

  • CFA Institute
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
  • Society of Certified Management Accountants
  • Harvard Business School

Event Appearances (5)

Planning for Business Succession

Corporate Training Seminar Series  Sudbury, Ontario


Financial projections of the vendor

9th M&A Valuation for CFOs Conference  Toronto, Ontario


Problem areas in valuations: Establishing discount rates & valuation multiples

6th Valuation and the Tax Practice Conference  Toronto, Ontario

Problem Areas in Valuations: Establishing Discount Rates & Valuation Multiples

6th Mini MBA for Lawyers  Vancouver, British Columbia

Financial Projections of the Vendor

13th M&A Valuation Techniques for CFOs  Toronto, Ontario

Sample Talks (1)

Planning for Business Succession

In this workshop, Chris will focus on the transaction process itself, including how to identify and evaluate prospective successors, determining a fair price for the business, and deal structuring alternatives. Attendees will also learn what steps should be taken in advance to maximize shareholder value and improve the likelihood of a deal, and what role they can expect to play after a transition has taken place.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee