Clayton Spahn


Vice president


Phone: 416.646.0544
Address: 181 Bay St., Suite 3320 - Bay Wellington Tower
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3


Business Valuation, Transaction Advisory Services

Clayton Spahn has 14 years of experience in accounting and finance focusing on M&A, due diligence and transaction advisory. Prior to joining Richter, Clayton 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. Clayton 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.

Fields of expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Due diligence
  • Quality of earnings reports
  • Purchase agreements
  • Working capital analysis
  • Advising on strategic alternatives
  • Advising on capital deployment strategies


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

Academic Background

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

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Association for Capital Growth (ACG), Toronto Chapter - member since 2016
  • Capital Connection Conference - committee member since 2016