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 2016 winners 

Lifetime Achievement Award: 

Ed Clark
former President and CEO of TD Bank Group 


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

Infrastructure & Utilities Award:


Fortis Inc. acquires ITC Holdings

Advisors: Goldman Sachs, Scotiabank,
Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Lazard, White & Case LLP,
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, McInnes
Cooper LLP, Torys LLP, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP,
Dykema LLP, Jones Day LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Skadden,
Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP,
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Cravath, Swaine & Moore,
Foley & Lardner LLP, Crowe & Dunlevy, Triplett,
Woolf & Garretson LLC, Newman, Comley & Ruth PC,
Sullivan & Ward PC, Stinson Leonard Street LLP,Stuntz,
Davis & Staffier, PC, Clark Hill PLC, Fredrikson & Byron, PA
Conner & Winters, LLP, Polsinelli PC, Curtis,
Garrett & O’Keefe PC, Strasburger & Price, LLP

Foreign Outbound Award: 


Emera Inc. acquires TECO Energy 

Advisors: J.P. Morgan Securities, Scotiabank, Morgan Stanley, Moelis & Co., Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Holland & Knight LLP
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP,Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Mid-Market Award:


EnerCare Inc. acquires Service Experts 

Advisors: National Bank Financial, Moelis & Co.,  PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young
Torys LLP, Bennett Jones LLP
McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Arnold & Porter LLP
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Information Technology Award:

Open Text Corp. acquires Dell EMC division

Advisors: Barclays, Morgan Stanley,Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP,Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Houthoff Buruma,Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Foley Hoag LLP


Industrials Award:


Stantec Inc. acquires MWH Global

Advisors: CIBC Capital Markets, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Dean Bradley Osborne Partners, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Bennett Jones LLP, Dentons Canada LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Linklaters LLP
Stikeman Elliott LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Foreign Inbound Award:


Vail Resorts Inc. acquires Whistler Blackcomb

Advisors: Greenhill & Co., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Energy Award:

Suncor Energy Inc. acquires Canadian Oil Sands

Advisors: RBC Dominion Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities, CIBC World Markets, Kingsdale Shareholder Services, Longview Communications
D.F. King Canada, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Consumer Business Award:

Cara Operations Ltd. acquires Groupe St-Hubert

Advisors: National Bank Financial, KPMG, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Bank of the Year (by Volume) Award:
Mid-Market Bank of the Year Award:

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Value Creation Award:CCl.PNG
CCL Industries Inc. for multiple acquisitions

Advisors: BMO Capital Markets,
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP


Media & Telecommunications Award:

Shaw Communications Inc. acquires WIND Mobile

Advisors: CIBC World Markets, TD Securities
BMO Capital Markets, PJT Partners
Dentons Canada LLP, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


Deal Team of the Year Award:

Shaw Communications Inc. for multiple acquisitions

Advisors: CIBC World Markets, TD Securities
RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets
Blair Franklin Capital, Barclays, Ernst & Young
PJT Partners, Dentons Canada LLP
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Goodmans LLP, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Dentons Canada LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
McCarthy Tétrault LLP


View our past winners (2007-2015)