Chris Van Staveren
Sr. Advisor – Mergers & Acquisitions
Chris Van Staveren is Final Image’s Senior Advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions. He brings a wealth of formal and practical experience to Final Image and its clients.
In addition to supporting M&A activity for Final Image, Chris is currently working as President of Chrysalis4 Investments, focused on private company investments and developing new business ventures.
Chris has previously sat on a number of boards, and is currently on the board of International Datacasting (TSX:IDC) and the CNBPA (Canadian Netherlands Business Professionals Association).
Chris was formerly a Partner at KPMG in the Transaction Services practice, focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions. He’s worked on over 300 M&A transactions for North American and International clients. In his 20 years with KPMG, he played various consulting roles including those in IBAS (Independent Business Advisory Services) and Business Process Improvements.
Chris has provided value added services for the following clients:
• Strategic Clients – Rogers, Research in Motion (Blackberry), Maple Leaf Foods, Celestica, BCE, NORTEL Networks, CBC (Dragons Den), GE, Siemens, BBC, Rolls Royce, BNS.
• VC and PE Buyers – Imperial Capital, ONEX, ONCAP, TD, BMO, Edgestone, RBC, Wynnchurch Capital, Triwest Capital, NB Capital, Teachers Private Capital, OMERS, CAI Fund, Vengrowth, Roynat, MMV Financial, CA Bancorp, Canterbury
• Income Trusts – KCP, Chemtrade Logistics, Cott Corporation, Amtelecom