Axel Christiansen

Axel Christiansen

Managing Director, Baker Tilly Canada Corporate Finance

A CFA charter member, Axel brings more than 20 years of mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance experience to Baker Tilly Canada Corporate Finance (formerly Renaissance Mergers & Acquisitions) and is an integral member of the team as a Managing Director. With a career focused on serving small- to mid-sized B.C. companies across a wide range of industries, he’s routinely sought out by entrepreneurs who want to successfully transition their businesses.

Born in Hong Kong, raised in the Philippines and a Vancouver resident for more than four decades, Axel was a founding member of Vancity Capital – the mezzanine financing division of Vancity Savings Credit Union. He then moved on to become managing director for BDC Capital’s mezzanine financing group, covering B.C. and the Yukon. In both roles, he was actively engaged in structuring and negotiating merger and acquisition transactions.

Axel was the driving force behind the creation of the successful Exit This Way and How to Buy a Business seminar series, which have provided entrepreneurs with diverse transition expertise for more than 15 years.