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Jim D. Lutes, CA, CF

Ernst & Young | Atlantic Managing Partner Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  1. Ernst & Young
  1. Ernst & Young,
  2. Baker Street Capital,
  3. CFM
  1. Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young

Managing Partner

– Present

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Jim is the Atlantic Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP and has over 30 years of strategic advisory and operations experience. He has extensive financial advisory and transaction experience in health and life sciences, real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, and technology.

Jim also leads the Merger and Acquisition Practice and Structured Finance Practices in Atlantic Canada. Jim was formerly the Practice Director of the Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Practice in Toronto and also served as the National Director of the Health and Life Sciences and Consumer Products Corporate Finance Practice.

During a break in his career with Ernst & Young Jim also acted as President and COO of a high growth publicly listed manufacturing business with 2300 employees and $650 million in revenue with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He was recipient of the Ontario Region manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Cum Laude from Dalhousie University, a CA in Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the CF Corporate Finance Specialty in Canada, England and Wales, and is a North American qualified CEPA.

Jim has landed more Atlantic salmon than any financial advisor he knows. He also is a cyclist and a golfer.


Managing Partner

Ernst & Young
– Present (2 years 11 months)Atlantic Canada

Leadership of the Ernst & Young Atlantic practice.

Partner, Atlantic Markets Leader

Ernst & Young
(1 year 4 months)Atlantic Canada

Leading Ernst & Young Atlantic Market practice - focus on growing businesses throughout the Atlantic Region.


Baker Street Capital
(7 years)New Brunswick, Canada

Strategy, corporate finance advisory, private equity investment management.


(6 years)

Led growth from a newly listed public company to market leader, grew revenue from $40 million to over $600 million in a six year period.

Partner, Corporate Finance

Ernst & Young
(9 years)Toronto, Canada Area

Practice Director, Toronto Ontario, Health and Life Science, Consumer Products Corporate Finance Practice.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Strategic Financial...
  • Management
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Reporting
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development


Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

CA, Accounting and Finance

Dalhousie University

Bachelor of Commerce, Honours, Commerce, Cum Laude

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