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Vice President | CPA, CA

Clayton Spahn

Clayton Spahn

Dependable, trustworthy, intelligent.

Passionate about everything he does, Clayton Spahn is experienced and naturally instinctive when it comes to separating fact from fiction pertinent to the mandates he oversees. Hard-working and honest, he prides himself on presenting ideas in clear and easily understood language, and thinks creatively in order to find the right solution at the right time for his clients.

Clayton has over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance focusing on M&A, due diligence and transaction advisory. Prior to joining Richter, he worked for an international accounting firm in Toronto where he provided clients with merger, acquisition, financing, and advisory services. He has a great deal of experience advising various companies seeking acquisitions, financing, expansion, and divestiture and/or evaluating strategic projects for economic viability.

Clayton has worked with clients in fields ranging from insurance, waste management and healthcare to retail and manufacturing and has advised clients on over 100 transaction opportunities to date.

Focusing largely on transaction advisory, Clayton is responsible for helping grow the VLT Advisory Services division in Toronto and assists Richter’s clients in evaluating transaction opportunities.

Always willing to help, Clayton supports not only his own team but the team firm-wide whenever he can.

Fields of expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Due diligence (buy-side/ sell-side)
  • Quality of earnings reports
  • Purchase agreements
  • Working capital analysis
  • Divestitures
  • Advising on strategic alternatives
  • Advising on capital deployment strategies


  • Private equity
  • Financial institutions and insurance
  • Environmental services and waste management
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • Food processing
  • Retail
  • Aviation and aerospace
  • Transportation logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity distribution
  • Utilities
  • Oil and gas services
  • Sport event management
  • Infrastructure and PPPs

Academic Background

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) 2005
  • BBA (with Honours), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2002

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Association for Capital Growth (ACG), Toronto Chapter