Geoff Barsky

Title: 
Desautels Global Expert; Head of the Canadian and International Mergers & Acquisitions group at BMO Capital Markets
Degree(s): 

MBA’07

Biography: 

Geoff is Head of the Canadian and International Mergers & Acquisitions group at BMO Capital Markets. Geoff has significant experience with mergers, acquisitions, sale processes, takeover defense, activism defense, strategic investments, joint ventures, fairness opinions, cross border transactions and independent valuation mandates.

Over Geoff’s career he has worked closely with clients in the energy, mining, infrastructure, telecom, real estate, financial services and technology sectors and has advised on more than 50 completed M&A transactions totaling more than $100 billion in transaction value.

Geoff’s notable transaction experience includes Spectra Energy’s merger with Enbridge, BCE’s acquisition of Astral, CNOOC’s acquisition of Nexen, Crescent Point Energy’s acquisition of Legacy Oil + Gas,  Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s acquisition of Heritage Royalty Partnership and the sale of Thompson Creek to Centerra Gold.

Prior to joining to BMO Capital Markets, Geoff worked for GE Capital in various roles.

Geoff holds a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Geoff is also a CFA Charterholder.

Specialization by geographical area: 
Toronto
Group: 
Desautels Global Experts
Stream: 
Business Development
Investment Management