- Solid deal thesis
- Overall financial soundness of the transaction and significant impact on the success and/or transformation of the company
- Complexity of the deal
- Solid industry-wide reputation
- Excellence in overall deal execution including integration
- Planning and execution
To qualify as a Canadian Dealmaker:
- The acquiror must be a Canadian headquartered corporation or fund
- The deal must have closed or be expected to close in the 2017 calendar year. At the discretion of the judges, there may be an exception made for a deal announced in 2016 or 2017 that has a high probability of closing in early 2018 (with the exception of the Value Creation Award).
The process involves two assessment phases and judging by a panel of nine preeminent business leaders who evaluate each transaction with reference to the degree to which it meets or exceeds the Award’s objectives. Judging criteria include:
- Quantitative factors, such as value creation, synergies realized, financial soundness and improved industry ranking, and
- Qualitative factors, such as strength of the deal thesis, complexity of the deal, pre-integration planning and the extent of post-merger integration activities
To Submit Nominations
To nominate a Deal for an Award, please review the
eligibility criteria, complete the
nomination form and submit your nomination as soon as possible to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The process involves two assessment phases and judging by a panel of preeminent business leaders.
Nominations should be completed and submitted as soon as possible by email to
email@example.com but in no case later than October 31, 2017. The gala Awards ceremony will be held on March 8, 2018 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
You may contact Canadian Dealmakers with your questions, including to send a Nomination at
Not all Award categories will be awarded every year and modification and expansion of Award categories may occur. The determination of which categories will be awarded in any given year is at the discretion of the program partners and the independent judging committee. Also, multiple winners may be awarded.
1. INDUSTRY AWARDS
Financial Deal of the Year
Consumer Business Deal of the Year
Infrastructure & Utilities Deal of the Year
Energy Deal of the Year
Health Care Deal of the Year
Industrial Deal of the Year
Information Technology Deal of the Year
Media & Telecommunications Deal of the Year
Mining Deal of the Year
2. Other Awards potentially chosen by the Judging Panel:
Deal Team of the Year
This Award is presented to a Canadian headquartered company that has demonstrated overall excellence in deal making.
IPO of the Year
The initial public offering (IPO) of the year is presented to the company that has completed the most successful IPO during the calendar year.
Foreign Outbound Deal of the Year
This Award is presented to a Canadian headquartered company that has successfully completed an outbound merger or acquisition. Multiple Awards may be given for different regions (e.g. U.S. or Global).
Foreign Inbound Deal of the Year
This Award is presented to a non-Canadian headquartered company that has successfully completed a merger or acquisition in Canada.
Mid-Market Deal of the Year
This Award is presented to a mid-market Canadian headquartered company or fund that has completed an acquisition of approximately $100 to $300 million in deal size.
Value Creation Award
This Award is presented to the Canadian headquartered company that has completed acquisition(s) since January 1, 2013 and demonstrated significant value creation.
Life Time Achievement Award
This Award may be presented to an individual that led significant deal activity which has shaped the Canadian business landscape.
Integration Excellence AwardThis Award is presented to a Canadian headquartered company that has demonstrated excellence in planning and executing an integration, following a significant acquisition event.
3. Additional Awards based on Thomson Reuters league tables
In addition to the Awards noted above, the Canadian Dealmakers will potentially name Winners in the following categories, based on Thomson Reuters league tables:
1. Investment Bank of the Year (by Value): Cdn deals by transaction size.
2. Invest Bank of the year (by Volume): Cdn deals by number of deals.
3. Mid-Market Investment Bank of the Year (by Value): Cdn deals by transaction size.
4. Mid-Market Investment Bank of the Year (by Volume): Cdn deals by number of deals.
5. Breakout Investment Bank of the Year: Bank that has charted top 25 (top 10) for the first time.