Team

Our team has a wealth of experience to assist you, with a substantial track record of success in helping owners buy, grow and ultimately sell their businesses.

Meet the senior members of our team:
 

TORONTO

Trevor Gough

Trevor has 19 years of mid-market mergers and acquisition (M&A) and corporate finance experience, completing many transactions including divestitures, acquisitions, management buyouts and capital raisings. These transactions have covered a wide range of sectors and industries including manufacturing (equipment, consumer goods, concrete, food processing), business services (healthcare, equipment rental, telecom, testing/inspection, certification), distribution (capital equipment, steel, fuel, transportation) and technology (software).

Prior to joining CIBC in 2002, Trevor worked for 12 years with the corporate finance and audit groups of an international accounting and consulting firm in Canada and the U.K. and is a Chartered Accountant.

Contact Trevor by:

Phone at 416-980-7341
 

Christian Davis

Christian has over 11 years of mid-market M&A and corporate finance experience. He has helped execute on M&A transactions across a broad range of industries including technology, pharmaceutical, food, manufacturing and business services. He has also worked in CIBC's leveraged finance group.

Prior to joining CIBC, Christian worked as an engineer for a Canadian telecommunications company. Christian has a BSc (Engineering) from Queen's University, an MBA from the Queen's School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.

Contact Christian by:
Phone at 416-980-3268
 

Iain Gallagher

Iain has over 16 years of mid-market M&A and corporate finance experience. He has provided advice and transaction management services to public and private companies, crown corporations and private equity funds involved in evaluating and executing corporate transactions. Iain has significant cross border M&A experience.

Prior to joining CIBC, Iain worked for 4 years with the corporate finance group of an international professional services firm in Canada. Iain previously worked in investment banking and corporate development roles residing in Ireland, the United States and the Netherlands. Iain holds a B. Sc. (Management) from Trinity College, Dublin and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin.

Contact Iain by:
Phone at 416-784-7652


Andrew Harmgardt

Andrew has over 8 years of mid-market M&A and investment banking experience. He has completed many successful M&A transactions across a broad range of sectors and industries including business services, equipment rental, distribution, transportation, manufacturing, technology, healthcare and financial services.

Prior to joining CIBC, Andrew worked in the corporate banking group of a Canadian bank. Andrew holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. 

Contact Andrew by:
Phone at 416-304-4970
 

MONTREAL

Philippe Froundjian

Philippe has over 19 years of mid-market M&A and corporate finance experience, completing many transactions including divestitures, acquisitions, management buyouts and capital raises. Philippe has both domestic and cross border experience, advising private and public companies across a wide range of industries.

Prior to joining CIBC, Philippe was a research assistant at a leading independent economic publication firm where he was responsible for providing macroeconomic research on the G-10 countries. Philippe has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from Concordia University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Contact Philippe by:
Phone at 514-876-2998


Gabriel Fugere

Gabriel has over 10 years of mid-market M&A and corporate finance experience working with public and private companies in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, business services, chemicals, healthcare, power generation, equipment rental, technology, software and transportation.

Prior to joining CIBC in 2009, Gabriel worked for 3 years at a biotechnology private equity fund based in Montreal. Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from HEC Montréal and is a CFA Charterholder.

Contact Gabriel by:
Phone at 514-876-6651


VANCOUVER

Grant Wallace

Grant has over 17 years of mid-market corporate finance and investment banking experience. He has completed a significant number of divestiture, acquisition and capital raising projects, both as an M&A advisor and a strategic acquirer.

Prior to joining CIBC in 2010, Grant worked in private equity and was the Director of Corporate Finance for a large private company. He also spent seven years in the M&A advisory practice of an international accounting firm in Vancouver and Toronto. Grant is a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University.

Contact Grant by:
Phone at 604-665-1380


CALGARY

Amun Whig

Amun has over 14 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining CIBC he spent over 5 years with a boutique investment bank specializing in mid-market M&A transactions. Amun also gained public market investment banking experience with National Bank Financial.

His experience includes numerous successful divestures, management-led buyouts, public and private financings and acquisition transactions in a variety of industries, including: energy services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, contract manufacturing, business services, consumer products and food.

Amun holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator.

Contact Amun by:
Phone at 403-221-5512


EDMONTON

Graham Drinkwater

Graham has over 18 years of mid-market M&A and corporate finance experience. He has been involved in the execution of many successful divestiture, acquisition and private placement transactions for both private and public companies.

He has broad industry experience including energy services, building products, business services, transportation, food processing, forest products, real estate and power generation. He further gained public market investment banking experience with CIBC World Markets' Power & Utilities Investment Banking team. Graham has an Honours BBA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Contact Graham by:
Phone at 780-420-4843

 

Halifax

Adrian Snow 

Adrian has over 7 years of mid-market M&A and corporate finance experience. He joined CIBC’s Mid-Market Investment Banking group in 2014. Prior to joining CIBC, Adrian worked for 3 years with the financial advisory and audit groups of a Big Four international professional services firm in Canada. 

Adrian has broad industry experience including manufacturing (automotive, food, capital equipment), distribution (consumer products, fuel, equipment), business services (transportation, financial services) and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Accountant. 

Contact Adrian by:
Phone at 902-428-4759