Jocelyn Blanchet

Partner, Tax

KPMG in Canada

Based in Toronto, Jocelyn is a Partner and the National Leader for KPMG’s M&A tax practice. He has more than 15 years of experience assisting private equity, venture capital and hedge funds and other financial sponsors to plan and execute acquisitions, reorganizations and divestitures. Developing solutions for complex situations has gained him recognition as an innovative tax planner.

In addition, Jocelyn has extensive experience working with financial institutions on the design of products and strategies in their highly-regulated and heavily-taxed industry.   As a result, he understands the necessity of working with regulators and other business units (compliance, capital management, financial reporting) in the design and implementation of their tax-efficient structures.

Jocelyn has authored and spoken extensively on the design of investment funds and on other issues relevant to M&A.  He is also the Chair of the Tax Policy Committee of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA), advocating for positive tax changes in the industry.

  • Acquisition due diligence
  • Divestiture due diligence
  • Divestiture tax implications
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax implications of mergers and acquisitions
  • Transactions
  • BA, University of Waterloo

  • MAcc, University of Waterloo

  • CPA, CA

  • Canadian Tax Consulting

  • International Corporate Tax

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax

  • Chair, Tax Committee, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)

  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation