Mr. Zalev has served clients across industries including manufacturing, retail, distribution, real estate, automotive, hospitality, airlines and mining in Canada, the U.S. and Australia.
Mr. Zalev recently served as financial advisor to Comark Inc. in connection with its CCAA proceedings and its sale to Stern Partners Inc., Salus Capital Partners regarding its credit facility to Laura Shoppes, ATD Legal for its sale to Deloitte LLP, Danby Products Inc. in its $150 million refinancing with a syndicate led by J.P. Morgan, and Greco Aluminum Railings in its cross-border sale to O2 Investments. He supervised the successful sale process for Arctic Glacier Income Fund to HIG Capital and the sale of the JW Marriott Rosseau to Canadian Niagara Hotels. Additionally, Mr. Zalev served as financial adviser to WestLB AG in connection with its financing and sale of the Pond Bay Project in St. John USVI, and advised the management of one of Australia’s largest retail real estate owners on its refinancing of more than $7 billion of senior and subordinated debt.
Previously, Mr. Zalev advised on the refinancing of Polywheels Inc, the sale of Clayton Steel and the sale and restructuring of Triton Tubular Components. He served as financial advisor to Heinz Canada in connection with its acquisition of Renee’s Gourmet Foods, as well as Heinz’s broader acquisition strategy, and to Archibald Candy (Canada) Corp operating as Laura Secord in its restructuring and sale. Additionally, he advised Cadbury Adams on the sale of Allen Candy business to RH Capital Partners, and conducted the sale of Denninghouse Inc. (operating as The Buck or Two Stores) and of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Zalev served as Vice President with KPMG Corporate Finance Inc., specializing in corporate finance and restructuring. Before KPMG, he was with RSM Richter Inc., a Canadian restructuring firm.
Mr. Zalev earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from York University and a master’s degree in management and professional accounting from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Corporate Finance Specialist designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer with the Canadian Securities Regulators. Mr. Zalev was selected as a winner of the 2015 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader Awards for North American Dealmakers by The M&A Advisor. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Canadian Venture Capital Association, as well as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Strategy Committee for Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto. He is also a CrossFit Certified Level II Trainer, Olympic Weightlifting Coach and Movement and Mobility Trainer.