Paul Gill

Partner, Financial Advisory Services National Industry Leader, Private Investments National Practice


BDO Toronto



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Executive Summary

Paul is a Partner in BDO’s Toronto office, with over 15 years of professional experience providing Financial Advisory Services to CFOs and other senior financial executives and management.  Paul specializes in fairness opinions, business valuations and modeling, advising on financing and capital structure issues, deal pricing for M&A or divestitures and employee share ownership plans. Paul has prepared valuations for business planning, board governance, shareholder transactions, litigation support, tax compliance and financial reporting.

Paul has provided services to clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, pensions & benefit plans, asset and portfolio management, infrastructure, public private partnership (P3S), private equity, technology & life sciences, media, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing and leasing and automotive parts.  

Paul’s industry experience includes leading the finance, valuations and FP&A functions at Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) for 5 years where he worked directly with private markets deal teams, risk teams and boards on activities that impacted pricing, financing and other decision making for multi-million-to-billion dollar private equity and infrastructure investments. 

Paul has international experience working with multi-disciplinary service teams for public and private companies in Canada, the US, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Paul is Co-leader of BDO’s National Private Equity Group.  He is also the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) and a Member of the CICBV Board.  

Paul has been a presenter at seminars on, Financing Alternatives for Investors in Real Assets, Pricing a Business on Sale or Transfer and Increasing Public Company Costs and Whether it Makes Sense to Remain Public.

Professional Affiliations

Vice-Chair, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
Board of Directors, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators

Professional Designations & Education

Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA Canada
Chartered Accountant, Chartered Institute of Chartered Accountants
Certified Public Accountant, American Institute Certified Public Accountants
Accredited Senior Appraiser (Business Valuation), American Society of Appraisers
Bachelor of Administration Studies (Honours), Specialization in Accounting, York University

Community Involvement

Vice-Chair, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
Board of Directors, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators

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