Ralph Masella

Partner, Deal Advisory

KPMG in Canada

Mr. Masella has 26 years of M&A transaction and accounting, audit and advisory experience with KPMG.  He currently serves as the leader of the KPMG Transaction Services practice in Montreal, Canada. Ralph is the leader of the KPMG Transaction Services practice and is also part of the Business Valuation team, two practices of KPMG’s Transaction Advisory group in Montréal. He has a vast amount of experience with respect to mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and financing, having participated in the realization of more than 220 transactions in various industries including aerospace and defence, telecommunications, information technology, manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Masella brings a vast amount of technical experience to help with complex accounting and valuation issues.

Mr. Masella provides merger and acquisition assistance to both corporate and financial investors, including:

  • Identifying potential quality of earnings adjustments;
  • Advising clients on purchase and sale agreements and assisting with closing balance sheet/net working capital adjustments;
  • Commenting on risks and opportunities in management’s projections methodologies and assumptions; and
  • Commenting on carve–out cost methodologies, and estimating potential stand–alone costs and synergies.
  • Acquisition due diligence
  • Acquisition financing
  • Acquisition strategy
  • Acquisition valuation
  • Divestiture due diligence
  • Divestiture valuation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • B. Commerce & Accounting, McGill University

  • CPA auditor

  • CBV, Canadian institute of Chartered Business Valuators