Collins Barrow Toronto launches infrastructure advisory services

TORONTO, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Collins Barrow Toronto launches its infrastructure advisory practice, a unique offering in the Canadian market. The practice is being supported by the firm's partnership with Balance Resources, a leading advisory company focused on the resource, infrastructure and construction sectors. 

"The partnership with Balance Resources is a crucial element to solving key infrastructure challenges in Canada," says Harry Blum, Managing Partner, Collins Barrow Toronto. "Given the ever-increasing focus on cost management within the sector, we are effectively expanding the breadth of opportunities available to our clients and deepening the value we bring to the table."

Working jointly, the team provides specialized expertise in infrastructure and finance solutions and offers value-added advice to exploration companies, developers, stakeholders and investors across the value chain.

"By entering the Canadian market, we are leveraging the strengths and expertise we have developed in Australia and internationally," says Susie Henderson, Director of Balance Resources and now Collins Barrow Toronto's infrastructure advisory practice. "By aligning with Collins Barrow Toronto, we are plugging into an active pipeline and extending our work in overcoming barriers to investment."

Collectively, Collins Barrow Toronto and Balance Resources bring an extensive network of contacts and investors to projects within both the equity and debt markets.

Sharing a commitment to revitalizing the sector, the team takes a collaborative, multifaceted approach to uncovering and optimizing business development solutions for clients throughout the country.

ABOUT COLLINS BARROW
With offices from coast to coast, Collins Barrow is one of Canada's largest associations of chartered accounting firms and the eighth largest group of chartered accountants in the country. Known as Canada's mid-market alternative for audit, tax and advisory solutions, we have developed a reputation for being a real choice for quality and value-added financial advice due to the depth and breadth of our
in-house skills, customized offerings and service excellence.

We serve companies at all stages of their development, from large publicly traded companies to emerging and owner-managed businesses. Our clients come from a cross-section of industries, including private equity, manufacturing, industrial, wholesale, retail and distribution, professional services, farming and agriculture, financial services, real estate and land development, hospitality and entertainment, technology and communications, energy and mining, biotech and not-for-profit. Our understanding and first-hand knowledge of the trends impacting these industries continue to prove that our professionals are well positioned to offer valuable and effective solutions.

ABOUT BALANCE RESOURCES
Balance Resources is a highly respected infrastructure advisory company providing specialist support and advice to the resource, infrastructure and construction sectors. Balance also provides specialist advice on inbound investment and alliance opportunities, and assistance with the development of business opportunities in resources, infrastructure and construction.

Image with caption: "Harry Blum, Managing Partner, Collins Barrow Toronto (CNW Group/Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140612_C2520_PHOTO_EN_3638.jpg

SOURCE: Collins Barrow National Cooperative Incorporated

For further information: Harry Blum, Managing Partner, Collins Barrow Toronto , 416.480.0160, hblum@collinsbarrow.com; Susie Henderson, Director, Collins Barrow Toronto Infrastructure Advisory LP, 416.480.0160, shenderson@collinsbarrow.com; Janice Chan, Media relations, Akcessia - Mayk Ideas, 647.727.3645, janicec@akcessia.com

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