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At M&A Talk we bring you exclusive interviews with experts in business sales, valuations, mergers and acquisitions and more. We talk to the most experienced professionals in the industry to uncover their secrets.

Cross-Border: Preparing for a Deal with a Foreign Buyer or Investor

Cross-Border: Preparing for a Deal with a Foreign Buyer or Investor

Drew Stuart Dorweiler


What if someone in Canada, Mexico or overseas was interested in buying your business? Would there be any difference in the way the transaction would be carried out? Would there even be an advantage in selling your company to a foreign buyer? The landscape has changed, and with so much interest from international investors in American businesses, it’s important to understand the motivation of the buyers and some of the things that make global mergers and acquisitions unique. Joining us with his expert perspective on this topic is Mr. Drew Dorweiler, CPA and Certified Valuation Analyst with over 30 years of global corporate experience.

Guest Profile

Over 30 years of experience in valuation of hundreds of privately & publicly-held companies in business valuation, corporate finance & litigation support mandates on a global basis. Frequently participated as financial advisor in corporate acquisitions, divestitures & start-up businesses & in sourcing financing in North America & internationally.

Testified as expert witness in more than 20 cases before Quebec Superior Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, U.S. District Court, Tax Court of Canada, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta & arbitration panels in high-profile, complex financial litigation & valuation matters.

Drew is recognized as one of North America’s pre-eminent valuators of professional sports franchises & properties. His valuation & transaction repertoire includes NHL, MLB, NBA, CFL, English Premier League, European & semi-professional sports teams, arenas, broadcasting & naming rights.

Drew has given numerous interviews featured in international TV, radio & print media on valuation, financial & sports business matters. He has spoken at myriad conferences & authored many articles in professional publications on business valuation, litigation support & fraud-related topics during the past 26 years. Elected to Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation for 2013-2015 and 2016-2018 terms & to Board of Directors of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators from 2006-2009. Named Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2013.

Drew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Dartmouth College. He obtained a dual MBA, Corporate Finance & Accounting, Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University.

Drew is a DJ on radio station CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal hosting a weekly show featuring UK indie music. He is co-founder of a business management firm for internationally-renown music artists.

Elected to Board of Directors of Canadian federal political party since 1995.

Dual US & Canadian citizenship. English & French fluency.


A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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