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2014 winners 

Lifetime Achievement Award 
Purdy Crawford awarded posthumously

The Lifetime Achievement Award is Canadian Dealmakers' most prestigious award to an individual who has:

• An established history of distinguished service
• Exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others
• Made a lasting contribution to Canadian business
• Significantly influenced Canadian deal-making on a national and international level

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Value Creation Award 
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. for their multiple acquisitions

Recipient advisors: Davies Ward Phillips &Vineberg LLP • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP • PWC• Deloitte • HSBC Holdings PLC • National Bank Financial • Rabobank • Scotiabank • Desjardins Group • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd • CréditAgricole • Wells Fargo • Fifth Third Bank • PNC Bank • ICICI Bank Canada • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Canada

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Deal Team of the Year Award
WSP Global Inc. for their multiple acquisitions
 

Recipient advisors: Hogan Lovells • Stikeman Elliott LLP • McMillan LLP • Barclays • CIBC World Markets • Deloitte • PWC

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Foreign Inbound Award 
Burger King Worldwide Inc. acquires Tim Hortons Inc.

Recipient advisors: Davies Ward Phillips &Vineberg LLP • Kirkland & Ellis LLP • Paul, Weiss,Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • JP Morgan • Lazard • Wells Fargo Securities • KingsdaleShareholder Services • D.F. King & Co., Inc. • Brunswick Group LLP
: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz • Citi • RBC Capital Markets • Earnscliffe Strategy Group • Longview Communications Inc.
Advisors: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

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Foreign Outbound Award
Encana Corp. acquires Athlon Energy Inc.

Recipient advisors: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Vinson & Elkins LLP • Barclays Capital • Tudor Pickering & Co LLC • Computershare • Georgeson
Target advisors: Latham & Watkins LLP • GoldmanSachs • Evercore Group, L.L.C.

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IPO of the Year Award 
Encana Corp.'s spinoff of PrairieSky Royalty
Ltd.

Advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • PWC • Dorsey & Whitney LLP • Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP • AltaCorp Capital Inc.• BMO Nesbitt Burns • CIBC World Markets • First Energy Capital Corp. • GMP Securities L.P. • National Bank Financial • Peters & Co. • RBC Dominion Securities• Scotiabank • TD Securities

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Investment Bank of the Year Award 
RBC Capital Markets

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Financial Industry Award
Element Financial Corp. acquires PHH Arval

Recipient advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP • GuggenheimPartners LLP • BMO Capital Markets • Ernst &Young • HUB HKMB • Dechert LLP
Target advisors: Kirkland & Ellis LLP • Stikeman Elliott LLP • White & Case LLP • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • JP Morgan
Advisors: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP • Wildeboer Dellelce LLP • Dentons Canada LLP • Mayer Brown LLP

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Utilities Industry Award
Fortis Inc. acquires UNS Energy Corp.

Recipient advisors: White & Case LLP • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • Snell & Wilmer LLP • McInnes Cooper • Scotiabank
Target advisors: Lazard • Baker Botts L.L.P. • Roshka DeWulf & Patten
Advisors: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP • Stikeman Elliott LLP • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &Garrison LLP • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

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Information Technology Industry Award 
OpenText Corp. acquires GXS Inc.

Recipient advisors: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP • Citi • RBC Capital Markets • Barclays
Target advisors: Shearman & Sterling LLP • JP Morgan
Advisors: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Media & Telecommunication Industry Award 
Shaw Communications Inc. acquires ViaWest Inc.

Recipient advisors: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP • TD Securities • Ernst & Young
Target advisors: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • RBC Capital Markets

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Materials Industry Award 
Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund acquires General Chemical Holding Co.

Recipient advisors: Covington & Burling LLP • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • KPMG • BMO Capital Markets • Jefferies LLC
Target advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Weil, Gotshal & Manges • Barclays • KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. • Deloitte

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Mining Industry Awar
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and Yamana Gold Inc. acquire Osisko Mining Corp.

Recipient advisors: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • TD Securities • Bank of America Merrill Lynch • PWC • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. • National Bank Financial • Royal Bank of Scotland
Target advisors: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP • Bennett Jones LLP • BMO Capital Markets • Maxit Capital LP
Advisors: Stikeman Elliott LLP • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Energy Industry Award 
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. acquires Devon Energy Corp.'s Canadian assets

Advisors: Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP • Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP • BMO Capital Markets • Scotia Waterous Inc

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View our past winners (2007-2013)