Robert Napoli, CA LLB finances management buy outs (MBOs), mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and expansion for growing companies in all industries. Robert covers British Columbia (BC) and Alberta.
Robert is Vice President and co-founder of First West Capital, Western Canada's subordinated debt (sub-debt) and mezzanine finance provider for small and medium sized companies. He has particular expertise in IT/communications, manufacturing and services industries, having completed over 50 sub-debt transactions so far.
Robert is President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Vancouver Chapter, Vancouver's community for corporate finance and M&A professionals. He is also a director and executive member of the ACG Global Board.
Robert has over 15 years experience in corporate finance, accounting and financing. Prior to co-founding First West Capital, Robert was an Investment Manager at another subordinated debt fund. Before that, Robert was Manager, Corporate Finance with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As a Chartered Accountant in Canada and Australia, Robert contributes to his profession as an adviser to the Accounting Standards Board of Canada (AcSB), on Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE).
He holds Honours Degrees in Commerce and Law from Monash University, Australia. In addition, he holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Robert is a BIV Top 40 under 40 award recipient and writes a monthly op-ed column on corporate finance matters in the Business in Vancouver newspaper.