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Spencer Cotton, CBV, CPA, CA

Partner, Valuations & Modelling Financial Advisory Services

Executive summary

Spencer is a Partner in the Financial Advisory Services group in Vancouver.

Spencer is responsible for BDO's Vancouver and Calgary practices which offer services related to valuations of businesses, securities, and intangible assets. This includes valuations for tax reorganizations, litigation support, transactions and financial reporting purposes.

The Vancouver and Calgary Financial Advisory Services team also has extensive experience in shareholder disputes, matrimonial valuation, financial modelling, due diligence in the context of transactions and the provision of forensic accounting services.

Spencer presents the IFRS Fair Value course on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and works extensively in the area of valuation of intangible assets and impairment testing. He has also testified as an Expert Witness in commercial civil litigation proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court in a matter regarding damage quantification in an international mining dispute.

Spencer's industry experience includes biotechnology, forestry, mining, oilfield services, real estate, construction, manufacturing, retail, distribution, high-technology, wireless communications, digital media and software.

Professional affiliations

Presents the IFRS Fair Value Course for ICABC
CICBV Taskforce; Gateway Database
CICBV Taskforce; Research Gateway, Member
CICBV 2011 Western Regional Conference, Organizing Committee
Presentations to BC Continuing Legal Education
Presentations to UBC Sauder School of Business (MBA Class) re intellectual property valuation

Professional designations and education

Chartered Business Valuator (CBV)
Chartered Accountant (CA)
Bachelor of Science, Biology (BSc) - UBC

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