Mergers and
Mergers and Acquisitions Advisors
Your M&A Advisors:
Your Advisor for Selling or Buying a Canadian Business
William Berry
BComm, MBA – President

William Berry is the President and founder of Apex Capital Canada Ltd. He manages, supervises and oversees all aspects of the firm’s transactions from origination through preparation, structuring, negotiation and closing.

Previously William had an extensive background in corporate and investment banking. Before founding Apex Capital in 1990, William spent four years in London, England, where he was an investment banker at two sister firms, Orion Royal Bank and Libra Bank, both owned by Royal Bank of Canada. In these positions he marketed corporate finance products to U.S. corporations and European banks.

Prior to working in the U.K., William spent the first five years of his career as a corporate banker in Canada, with Bank of America and The First National Bank of Chicago.

William holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and subsequently earned an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Paula McCarty,
HBA, MBA – Advisor

Paula McCarty is an accomplished executive with extensive corporate finance experience. She has worked with numerous businesses for over 21 years both within the organizations as a senior finance and operations leader as well as a third party transaction Advisor.

She has worked on several M&A transactions with Apex Capital where she has served as an advisor for over 15 years. Andrea has worked on numerous mergers & acquisition, restructuring and strategy projects both as an advisor and in-house.

Formerly, Paula has held a number of senior positions with leading corporations in Canada and the UK including Pink Tartan/Tevrow+Chase, Virgin, Bell Canada, Pink Tartan and the Ontario Public Service.

Paula holds an HBA from Ivey Business School and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania in the United States.

Victor Stark,
BA, MBA – Advisor

Victor Stark brings extensive senior level leadership experience in Mid-Market Merger and Acquisitions to Apex Capital Canada. His 25 years of experience include having been President of Carlton Cards and President of Canadian chocolate icon Laura Secord. Victor also served as Vice President of Regional Operations and as Vice President of Business Development for Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc.

His role at Laura Secord was to prepare the business for divestiture, and to create and deliver management presentations to prospective financial and strategic purchasers of the business. He was successful in selling the business to a private equity firm at an enhanced multiple. At Van Houtte, he was involved in the sale of the business from its publicly traded status to a private equity firm, and subsequently from private equity back to a publicly traded firm. While at Van Houtte, Victor was also responsible for six tuck-in acquisitions, and two non-core business divestitures.

Victor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce and Finance from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration degree from York University.

James Lee,
B.Comm – Financial Analyst

James Lee joined Apex Capital as an analyst in April 2016 and is responsible for research, analysis, financial modelling and due diligence to support all of the firm’s mandates.

Prior to AIM, James worked at a mid-market private equity fund where he performed competitive and financial evaluation of acquisition opportunities in numerous industries including consumer goods, energy, software and technology.