Mehrez Houacine

Partner, Tax Advisor

Mehrez Houacine


25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

With more than 10 years of experience working for a number of major accounting firms, Mehrez Houacine specialises in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisation, business transfers, and key-employee stock incentive plans. Known for his rigour, technical abilities and listening skills, Mehrez helps SMEs and their leaders by offering tax solutions that are tailored to their needs.

Over the years, Mehrez has developed sound business relationships with his clientele in a wide range of activity sectors.

Mehrez is also involved in the tax community. More specifically, he is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and of the Association de planification financière et fiscale (APFF), where he participates by publishing articles and giving lectures.

  • LL.M., Université de Montréal, Master of Laws, specialisation in taxation (2015)
  • Member of the Order of CPAs (2012)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, HEC, Montreal (2009)
  • "Corporate Tax Guide 2021 - Canada Chapter"

    Chambers and Partners, March 2021

  • “75% Wage Subsidy: What, Who and How, and Several Questions”

    BCF Publication, April 2020

  • “Budget 2020: Do You Know These Fiscal Measures That Support the Development of Your Technological”

    BCF Publication, March 2020

  • “Aggressive Tax Planning and Public Contracts: Are You Ready?”

    BCF Publication, December 2019

  • "Enjeux fiscaux à l’ère du numérique"

    Stratège, vol. 19, number 3, June 2014.

  • Acted on behalf Novolecs in the acquisition of the assets of Stace, a factory specializes in the design and manufacture of low and medium voltage auxiliary equipment, serving a large local and international customer base;
  • Acted on behalf of Epsilyte Holdings LLC, a leading provider of advanced materials, in its acquisition of StyroChem Canada, Ltd.;
  • Acted on behalf of PayFacto Payments Inc. in the equity investment of up to C$150 million led by private equity firm Flexpoint Ford with participation from BMO Capital Partners;
  • Sale of a pharmaceutical company to a European group;
  • Corporate reorganisation to ensure group shareholders that all assets would be protected;
  • Transfer of a manufacturing company to key employees;
  • Implementation of a financing structure for an IT company;
  • Implementation of an international structure for a company in the entertainment industry;
    Acquisition of a company in the automotive parts distribution sector.
  • December 2020

    “Transactions: New Trends”, Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Montreal Chapter

  • March 2016

    "Liste de contrôle pour une vente d’actifs," Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)

  • Member of the Quebec CPA Order
  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)