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Avison Young Calgary Expands Mergers and Acquisition Team
January 10, 2022
Addition of 15 Year Finance Veteran Solidifies Commitment to the M&A Market
Calgary, Alberta – Avison Young is announcing the expansion of its footprint in the Canadian M&A sector with the appointment of Aaron Swanson, CFA as Vice President in the Calgary office. Bringing over 15 years of Capital Markets experience and expertise, Aaron will be responsible for continuing to build the company’s operating business advisory reach, playing an integral role in M&A execution, debt capital raising and economic research.
“Aaron is a leader in detailed due diligence, positioning of corporate opportunities in the market, and in conducting institutional quality business sale processes,” said James Heaps Managing Director of Avison Young, “Aaron’s hiring solidifies our commitment to the M&A market on being the advisor of choice for mid-market private companies looking to sell their business.”
In his new role, effective immediately, Aaron will lean on Avison Young’s commercial real estate expertise through their dedicated brokerage team, delivering best possible outcomes for the operating businesses advisory practice within their M&A team. The addition of Aaron bolsters the company’s advisory services to their clients - providing strategic solutions towards financial success and assisting in critical business and real estate decisions.
“Avison Young’s strategic growth initiatives, combined with industry leading data and analytic technology, are a true testament of its desire to be a market leader,” states Aaron Swanson. “I look forward to applying my unique skillset in an effort to further the organization’s trend of increasing its market share”.
The majority of Aaron’s career has been spent as a public equity research analyst, most notably leading the Canadian research division for a top tier US based Energy Investment Bank. Prior to joining Avison Young, Aaron was a Principal at a debt advisory firm.
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