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Ask an expert about determining the value of a business for sale or purchase

Midhurst/June 3, 2022 – Join us on June 16 at 12 p.m. to learn how to determine the value of a business for sale or purchase, and how to prepare to sell your business. David Holmes, a chartered professional accountant and chartered business valuator, will discuss common issues to navigate when buying or selling a business.

Through this Ask an Expert session, participants will learn:

  • How to prepare your business for sale
  • What information a buyer should request and review
  • How businesses are valued and the most common business valuation methodologies
  • The primary considerations that impact a business’ value
  • Common issues when selling or buying a business
  • Tax planning when buying or selling a business


Virtual Ask an Expert Speaker Series –
How to Value a Business


Virtual – details to be provided upon registration


Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


This is a FREE event, but registration is required. To register, visit

About the Speakers

David Holmes, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF, is a chartered professional accountant, chartered business valuator and certified in financial forensics with over twenty years of valuation, finance and accounting experience working with organizations that have ranged from large publicly listed companies to smaller owner-managed entities. David is the past Academic Advisor to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) and York University where he was responsible for overseeing the CICBV’s Program of Studies.

David is a partner at Rumley Holmes LLP, a professional services firm with over twenty professionals, where he advises business owners on valuations, the purchase and sale of businesses and tax minimization strategies.

About the Ask an Expert series

This session is part of the “Ask an Expert” series presented in partnership with the County of Simcoe, the Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation, Community Futures South Georgian Bay, Sandbox Centre and Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre – Georgian College

To view recordings of past sessions, please visit <<< Add Link to {Page Name}>>>.

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)