Michael Derai - Crowe BGK

Michael Derai


4150 Sainte-Catherine Street West, 6th floor

Montreal, Quebec H3Z 2Y5


Michael Derai, CPA has over 15 years of experience in M&A, business and capital advisory. He joined the corporate finance group of a national accounting firm after obtaining his CPA designation, where he developed his expertise in transactions primarily for mid-market and family-owned businesses.

In 2014 Michael joined Roynat Capital, the merchant banking subsidiary of Scotiabank, eventually leading its operations throughout Québec. He oversaw three teams of professionals responsible for the origination, execution and ongoing management of senior and junior debt transactions primarily in the context of acquisitions, expansion projects and recapitalizations.

Michael joined Crowe BGK as to co-leader the business advisory division. His practice focuses on intimately supporting both entrepreneurs and financial investors in key business and strategic events such as acquisitions, capital raises, financing, divestitures and succession planning.

Michael excels at identifying and addressing key issues in order to obtain desired outcomes for all stakeholders. He has experience ranges of industries including consumer products, telecommunications, transportation, distribution, healthcare and technology.


  • Graduate Diploma in Accountancy, 2006
  • B.Comm., Concordia University, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Ordre des comptables professionels agréés du Québec, since 2007