Byron Barker

Chief Analyst


CFA Institute – Chartered Financial Analyst
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – Chartered Accountant
University of Manitoba, Canada – Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) – Accounting and Finance


Penta Investments, Prague (2010-2012) – Controlling & Reporting Manager
PwC, Toronto / Prague (2004-2009) – Director Transaction Advisory Services
Various Companies, Prague / Toronto (1999-2004) – Finance / Director of Finance
KPMG, Winnipeg / Prague (1993-1999) – Audit Manager


English (native)


Advised corporate and private equity clients on 40+ buy-side and sell-side transactions deals with both KPMG and PwC Transaction Services:

Orascom Telecom acquisition of Globalive Communications
2008 – deal value unknown

Nutreco Holding NV acquisition of Maple Leaf Animal Feed (Canada’s leading animal nutrition company)
2007 EV 500M CAD

Onex’s Oncap II PE fund acquisition of CiCis Pizza (leading U.S. pizza restaurant chain with 500+ restaurants)
2007 EV 250M CAD

Georgia Gulf acquisition of Royal Group Technologies (biggest North American plastic window producer and leading building products company)
2006 EV 1.7bn CAD