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Private Enterprise

As business owners themselves, the partners of our firm are intimately familiar with the opportunities and barriers privately held businesses face. We have first-hand experience working with a diverse portfolio of clients, from companies owned by the same family for generations to entrepreneurs focused on rapid expansion.


Growth-oriented private enterprises are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy, as well as of Smythe’s practice. We bring decades of experience and a holistic, collaborative approach to understand the goals you have for your business. Our aim is to support you along every step of the way as you scale your enterprise.

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Our Expertise

Since our six founding partners established Smythe in 1980, we have built a reputation in British Columbia as a leading firm for privately owned businesses looking to step into the next phase of growth and opportunity. We assess your business from every angle, collaborating with a team of specialists to take a tailored approach that works for you.

What We Offer

The services we offer are predicated on ensuring your business remains resilient, relevant, profitable and sustainable as you grow.

As one of our core values, the Smythe approach is built on collaboration. Every client is assigned an advisor and engagement team. Your team will bring in the expertise of various specialists within our firm to meet your specific needs as they evolve.

Accounting and assurance services

Income tax planning and compliance

Business valuations

Succession planning and intergenerational transfers

Estate & trust planning

Business consulting & advisory

Business restructuring and reorganizing

Mergers and acquisitions

More Services Related Services

Smythe offers our valued clients a wide range of tailored services. Our local knowledge and specialized industry insight help you succeed in today’s ever-changing environment.

Business Acquisitions & Sales

Whether you are buying a new business or selling your current one, the Smythe team has the experience and knowledge across various industries to guide you through the decision-making process, from start to finish.

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Business Valuations

We are well versed in providing independent, objective and expert business valuation services for a number of purposes such as tax and transaction pricing.

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Tax Planning & Compliance

We can help you navigate the increasingly complex tax landscape to develop effective strategies and solutions that work for you and your business.

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Cross-Border & US Tax

Our team has tax expertise on both sides of the border and can assist with your US, Canadian and cross-border tax questions.

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Audit & Accounting

Whether you have a private company, a public one listed in Canada or the US, or a non-profit organization, we make sure to provide personalized and professional services. Our quality audits and up-to-date insights will position your business to weather any global challenge.

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