Ashley Houlden

Ashley Houlden

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Ashley Houlden, MAcc, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF joined Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) in January 2013. She is a managing director in the Toronto office and part of the dispute, valuations and investigations practice. Ashley has over 13 years experience in business valuations, litigation support services, corporate finance and financial advisory. In 2020, Ashley was awarded the ‘top CBV under 40’ award, in memory of David Cornfield.

Ashley has completed, signed and critiqued numerous expert reports in a number of matters that have been accepted by various Canadian courts and tribunals on a variety of matters, for both business valuations and the quantification of damages. Ashley has completed numerous expert valuation and other reports quantifying financial loss or damages pursuant to a wide variety of litigation and dispute matters, including shareholder disputes, post acquisition purchase price disputes, dissent and oppression, breach of contract and other contract disputes, SOx disputes, product pricing, product negligence and negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation.

Ashley is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and obtained her Masters of Accounting in 2007. Ashley is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators as well as being Certified in Financial Forensics.

Previously, Ashley worked as an associate in mergers and acquisitions at a Canadian investment bank. She was responsible for providing strategic advisory services on mergers, acquisitions, asset divestitures, corporate restructurings, valuations and fairness opinions. Ashley performed strategic reviews for numerous mining clients and identified, evaluated and presented acquisition, divestiture and spin-off ideas while assessing the impact of the proposed transactions on the share price. Prior to working at a Canadian investment bank, Ashley was an assurance manager in energy and natural resources at a global accounting firm. Ashley worked on mining clients in both the Toronto and Johannesburg.

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