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The Farber Difference

Farber has been in the business of supporting companies and individuals in distress for over 40 years. As we like to say, navigating through crisis is in our DNA.

Rooted in corporate restructuring, we’ve carefully and strategically expanded our range of solutions over the years to assist companies in all stages of the business life cycle. Whether you’re facing financial challenges, a business strategy turned on its head, or you have a planned or sudden leadership vacancy—Farber helps people solve complex challenges.

We recognize that people are the heart and soul of your organization. We also understand that people encounter setbacks both in the workplace and at home—with the pressures of each world delicately interwoven. After all, behind every tough decision you or your company makes, there’s a person, or group of people, experiencing a spectrum of emotions.

That’s why we strive to help you excel on a human level. From enhancing your emotional intelligence and leadership skills, managing change, elevating your executive and team performance; to realizing your professional and personal wealth management goals, we help nurture your emotional and financial well-being.

Farber helps to seamlessly bridge your two worlds, the personal and professional. Our team offers human-centred solutions—for the multi-faceted set of opportunities and challenges you face—while making a quantum difference in the lives of everyone we work with.

Making business work better, together.TM

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Cross-functional expertise

Cross-functional expertise

We are an independent business advisory firm providing strategic, financial and operating solutions for businesses of all sizes. We work with an organization’s leadership in collaboration with their advisors, lenders and other professionals, to solve their people, business and financial challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

Across Canada and beyond

Across Canada and beyond

Since 1979, Farber has grown to more than 70 locations across Canada and over 250 employees. This diverse national footprint, combined with our membership in international alliances BTG Global Advisory and IIC Partners, allows us to provide the international reach, local expertise and personalized approach our clients need to succeed in today’s global economy.

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Our Culture

Farber’s distinct culture is built on a unique type of synergy—one that evolved from the relationship of the Firm’s founding partners Alan Farber and Gary Lifman. On any given day, every member of our team is working towards one common goal—the success of our clients—and we’ll go to great lengths to help one another succeed in this endeavour.

This collaborative focus is so strong it’s almost tangible. Our clients frequently ask how such a large group of people—from different backgrounds, functions and geographic locations—can work so seamlessly together. Finding stellar people and business partners is undoubtedly part of the secret—but it stems deeper than that.

Above all, our vision is to create an enduring and successful practice with our unique human-centred approach and culture. Our efforts don’t stop at helping our clients, we also empower our employees to have enriching careers while giving back to our communities.

Our Values

Each of our team members truly stands behind our core values. These values guide our interactions with our colleagues, business partners and clients—and ensure each of us conducts business ethically and with a keen focus on the success of our clients.

1

Through the Power of the Peleton, we believe there is always a solution. Through our collaboration, creativity and tenacity we solve the toughest business challenges.

2

Doing right is always right. With our clients, our community and each other, we operate with a deep sense of purpose.

3

People matter to us. We are a family and treat each other with care and respect.

4

Client success leads to our success. By delivering outstanding value to our clients, we will thrive.

5

We have a deep entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit. We are constantly seeking and delivering innovative solutions, anticipating and capitalizing on change.

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