For business valuation services in Vancouver call Rick Mertens at 604-345-4103, complete the contact form or email him directly at email@example.com
Rick Mertens is a Chartered Business Valuator (“CBV”) and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and has extensive experience in providing business valuation and litigation support services. He provides independent expert advice to business owners, accounting firms, law firms, and other professional advisors.
Business Valuation Services
Since 2003 Rick Mertens has valued companies in many different industries and for an array of purposes. Whether you need a business valuation to support fair market value reporting to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), a shareholder buyout, corporate restructuring, or a host of other reasons, Rick has the experience and qualifications you can depend on.
Litigation Support Services
Over the years Rick Mertens has worked with lawyers of all size firms in the Vancouver area and across BC. Rick has assisted legal counsel and their respective clients on a wide range of matters including, family law, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, expropriations, personal injury, negligence claims, insurance claims, estate litigation and other matters.
Rick Mertens Bio
Rick obtained his CBV designation in 2004 after completing the advanced program of studies and rigorous accreditation process of the CBV Institute. CBV professionals are recognized as the go-to experts in Canada for business valuation and litigation support. The CBV Institute describes CBVs as the “unequivocal authority in business valuation for nearly half a century”.
Rick's Valuation Practice
Since 2005, Rick has mostly run his valuation practice as an independent sole practitioner. This allows him to provide independent expert advice in a hands-on, timely and cost-efficient manner. In this way, Rick can provide exceptional value to his clients…no pun intended.
In addition to working directly with business owners, over the years Rick has assisted a large number of professional accountants when their clients require a business valuation. Being independent allows Rick to join the team as needed (without concern of conflict or exposure to a competing accounting firm) for a given engagement resulting in a win-win for all parties.
Historically valuations have been sought in reaction to an event or change in circumstances (i.e. a shareholder suddenly wants to be bought out and the company needs to know the fair market value of his or her shares). However, a business valuation can be prepared at any time, and in fact, many small and mid-size business owners now choose to have a valuation prepared on an annual basis (generally coinciding with completion of fiscal year-end financial statements and T2 Corporation Income Tax Returns).