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Ari Yakobson
Ari Yakobson

Lawyer, Toronto
Direct Line:
416 520 8505
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E.M.B.A., Queen's University, 2004

LL.B., Western University, 1996

B.A. (Honours), York University, 1993

Professional Affiliations
Law Society of Ontario

Bar Admission
Called to the Ontario Bar 1998


Ari Yakobson 

Ari practises in the areas of corporate finance, M&A and debt products. Ari has acted as an adviser to a large number of small and mid-market companies on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance matters, and is also an active adviser and principal investor in numerous real estate projects and operating companies.

Ari has an entrepreneurial background and continues to be a shareholder and director of Astley Gilbert, Canada’s largest architectural, engineering and construction printer. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Blo Blow Dry Bar, with more than 65 locations across Canada and the United States. Ari was also the founder and CEO of Melonhead Corp., the largest chain of children's hair salons in Canada, which he successfully sold by way of a private equity transaction in 2012.