Steven Collia

Partner, PwC Canada

Steven Collia is a Partner in PwC LLP’s Valuations, Modeling and Disputes (“VMD”) practice and is based in Toronto.

Steven's primary focus is working within PwC's Strategic Value Consulting practice providing clients with scenario analysis, value conclusions and fresh independent advice to support executive decision making in a framework of increasing shareholder value and mitigating risk. By applying a value lens to your most important business decisions Steven's advice brings shareholder value impacts into clearer focus to help improve decision-making, build stronger consensus and alignment among stakeholders and increase returns on your most important corporate and capital strategies. Typical business decisions in which Steven advises his clients include strategic planning, value improvement, mergers & acquisitions, capital deployment, business start-ups, capital structure, executive compensation and negotiations of strategic agreements.

Steven also has extensive experience in providing valuation advice under a wide variety of contexts including corporate reorganizations, tax and estate planning, shareholder transactions and financial reporting.

Recent transactions:

  • Financial advisory role providing deal strategy, negotiation and valuation advice in the context of restructuring an ownership position in one of the worlds most pre-eminent gold mines in a transaction valued at greater than $1 billion
  • Consulted a large Canadian trade association in the entertainment and media sector by providing critical financial and valuation advice that was used as a key input into their strategic negotiations with the Federal government on specific industry tax incentive programs
  • Provided an independent valuation and fairness opinion for the restructuring of a related party shareholding within the Canadian insurance sector

Steven began his career with PwC working in the firm’s Audit and Assurance practice, specializing in the pharmaceutical and consumer and industrial products sectors. He is a graduate of McMaster University an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (summa cum laude) in 2004. He is a Chartered Accountant (2007), placing in the National UFE Honour Roll (top 50 in Canada), and a Chartered Business Valuator (2009), scoring in the top ten in Canada on the CICBV Membership Entrance Exam.

In 2014, Steven was also selected to represent the Canadian firm on a global initiative with a focus on increasing momentum, consistency and alignment in driving PwC's global strategy.

Contact details

Tel: +1 416 941 8315

Email

Experience

  • Consumer and Industrial Products
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceuticals

Specialty

  • Valuations
  • Strategic financial analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Tax Planning

Education

  • McMaster University