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2013 winners

Value Creation Award 
High Liner Foods Inc. acquires the U.S. subsidiary and Asian procurement operations of Icelandic Group h.f.

Recipient advisors:  Goodwin Procter LLP • Stewart McKelvey • Ernst & Young • Marko Partners • RBC Capital Markets • GSP Communications • KPMG
Advisors: Norton Rose Fulbright
• Paul Hastings

 


Deal Team of the Year Award
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. for their multiple acquisitions, particularly Baush + Lomb Holdings Incorporated and Obagi Medical Products Inc.

Recipient advisors: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP • Deloitte • Bank of America • Barclays • JP Morgan • Morgan Stanley • RBC Capital Markets

 


Consumer Business Industry Award 
Sobeys Inc. acquires Canada Safeway Limited

Recipient advisors: Stewart McKelvey • Sullivan & Cornwall • Stikeman Elliott LLP • Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP • MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman • Merovitz Potechin • Grant Thornton • Ernst & Young • Morgan Stanley • Scotiabank
Target advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Latham & Watkins • Bennett Jones • Deloitte • Goldman Sachs & Co.
Advisors: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 


Energy Industry Award
Bonterra Energy Corp. acquires Spartan Oil Corp.

Recipient  advisors: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP • AltaCorp Capital Inc. • Deloitte • Olympia Trust Company
Target advisors: McCarthy Tétrault LLP • Clarus Securities Inc. • GMP Securities L.P. • TD Securities 


Financial Industry Award 
Element Financial Corporation acquires Canadian fleet portfolio of GE Capital Canada Inc.

Recipient advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Barclays • BMO Capital Markets • GMP Securites L.P. • TD Securities • RBC Capital Markets • National Bank Financial (NBF) • HUB HKMB • Ernst & Young • Computershare
Target advisors:
McCarthy Tétrault LLP • Scotiabank
Advisors: Wildeboer Dellelce LLP • Bennett Jones LLP 

 


Foreign Inbound Award 
CNOOC Ltd. acquires Nexen Inc.

Recipient advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP • BMO Capital Markets • Citibank
Target advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • Richard A. Shaw PC • Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP • Covington & Burling LLP • Norton Rose Fulbright • Goldman Sachs & Co. • RBC Capital Markets


Foreign Outbound Award (Global)
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation acquires Petrominerales Ltd.

Recipient advisors: Norton Rose Fulbright • Proskauer Rose LLP • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Martinez Neira Advogados • Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS
Target advisors: McCarthy Tétrault LLP • Torys LLP • Equity Financial Trust  Computershare Trusy Company
Advisors: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP • Brigard & Urrutia


Foreign Outbound Award (US) 
Hudson's Bay Company acquires Saks Incorporated 

Recipient  advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • Deloitte • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • RBC Capital Markets
Target advisors: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz • Goldman Sachs & Co. • Guggenheim Partners LLC • Morgan Stanley
Advisors: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher • Greenberg Traurig

 


Healthcare Industry Award 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. acquires Baush + Lomb Holdins Incorporated 

Recipient  advisors: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • Skadden, Arps, Slate Meaghner & Flom LLP • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP • Deloitte • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Barclays • JP Morgan • Morgan Stanley • RBC Capital Markets
Target advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP • Goldman Sachs & Co. • JP Morgan • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 


Industrials Industry Award 
CCL Industries Inc. acquires Avery Dennison Corporation's office & consumer products and designed & engineered solution businesses 

Recipient  advisors: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP • McMillian LLP • BMO • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi • Scotiabank • Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer
Target advisors: Latham & Watkins LLP • Dentons Canada LLP • Norton Rose Fulbright • Davis Polk & Wardwell • JP Morgan
Advisors: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP



Information Technology Industry Award 
David + Henderson Corporation acquires Harland Financial Solutions 

Recipient  advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • Winston & Strawn LLP • Raymond James Ltd. • Deloitte • KPMG • Mercer • Scotiabank • RBC Capital Markets • CIBC World Markets Inc. • CIBC Melon • Fundamental Creative Inc. 
Advisors: Torys LLP • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 



IPO of the Year Award 
BRP Inc. 

Recipient  advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • BMO Capital Markets • RBC Capital Markets • UBS Securities Canada • Citigroup Global Markets Canada • Deloitte • Solebury Communications • Tower Watson 
Advisors: McCarthy Tétrault LLP • Ropes & Gray • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • Norton Rose Fulbright • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 



Media & Telecommunication Industry Award 
BCE Inc. acquires Astral Media Inc. 

Recipient  advisors: McCarthy Tétrault LLP • BMO Capital Markets • CIBC World Markets LLP • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Sullivan & Cromwell
Target advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • RBC Capital Markets • National Bank Financial Inc. • Goodmans LLP

Advisors: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • Dentons Canada LLP • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP



Mining Industry Award 
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. acquires Inmet Mining Corporation 

Recipient  advisors: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP • McCarthy Tétrault LLP • Weil, Gotshal & Manges • Goldman Sachs & Co. • Jefferies & Co. • RBC Capital Markets • KPMG • Standard Chartered Bank • Computershare • Citibank • Georgeson • Harmony Communications Inc.
Target advisors: Torys LLP • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • CIBC World Markets Inc. • Scotiabank • KPMG • CIBC Mellon • Laurel Hill Advisory Group • Longview Communications Inc.

Advisors: Goodmans LLP • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Allen & Overy LLP



Private Capital Offering - Private Equity Funding Award 
Canada Goose 

Recipient  advisors: Torkin Manes LLP • Deloitte • Canaccord Genuity
Bain Capital advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • Ropes & Gray LLP • Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg S.à.r.l • Maples and Calder

Advisors: McCarthy Tétrault LLP • Chapman and Cutler LLP



Top Canadian Investment Bank
RBC Capital Markets

                                                                                           

 



Top Canadian Mid-Market Investment Bank
GMP Securities L.P.
National Bank Financial

                                                                                           





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