Helen Mallovy Hicks is a partner in the Deals practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP working in the Toronto office. She leads the Canadian Dispute Analysis & Valuations group.
Helen helps clients save time and money by providing independent, credible, professional valuation reports.
She provides business valuation advice in the context of corporate governance, independent valuations, Multi-lateral Instrument 61-101 valuations, fairness opinions and fairness reviews, financial accounting requirements, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate reorganizations, estate planning, and shareholder disputes. Her advisory experience centres on assisting clients in disputes involving value and negotiations for purchases/sales of businesses.
Helen's valuation and advisory experience includes both public and privately funded companies, from multinationals to sole proprietorships and professional practices. She has conducted assignments in industry sectors including automotive, information and communication technology, consumer and packaged goods, financial services, mining, real estate, and the service sector, including professional and government enterprises.
A University of Toronto graduate, Helen earned a BCom, subsequent CA designation, and in 2009 was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (FCA). She is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and has given expert testimony before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.
Helen co-authored the chapter “Fairness Opinions” in the book Corporate Finance for Canadian Executives (2007) with PwC partner Kristian Knibutat.
She also authored "Fairness Opinions: What Directors Need to Know" in The Journal of the Institute of Corporate Directors, April 2010, Issue 149, “The changing face of fairness opinions,” Lexpert Magazine September 2009, and “Fairness Opinions Provide Solid Support for Business Decisions,” Lexpert Magazine October 2007 and numerous other articles and public speaking engagements include the Ontario Securities Commission, CICA, the Canadian Institute, Federated Press Conference Division, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Canadian Venture Capital Association, Canadian Automotive Dealers Association, National Automotive Dealers Association and various private groups.
Helen is a member of the Board of Directors of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee as well as the Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and member of the Executive Committee for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto Symphony Foundation. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of Altruvest, a charitable organization that offers performance improvement and governance solutions to charities.