Transaction Experience

Collectively, our team has completed over 190 M&A transactions and financings worth in excess of $180 billion. While we have been involved with 19 transactions exceeding $1 billion, and advised on many complex public market M&A transactions, including unsolicited takeover bids and takeover defenses, most of our experiences are in smaller private market transactions. Over two thirds (69%) of our transactions were valued at less than $100 million. To us, a successful transaction represents the capstone of a constructive relationship and the quantifiable realization of our client’s business success.

All Corporate Sales

Target (Client) Acquirer $Millions
Alcan Rio Tinto $46,064
Petro-Canada Suncor Energy $22,471
British American Tobacco Toronto-Dominion $7,900
3Com US Robotics $7,300
Tim Hortons (Corporate Repatriation to Canada) $5,500
Astral Media BCE $3,400
Telesat Loral and Public Sector Pension Plan $3,400
Western Coal Walter Energy $3,300
CTV BCE $2,900
Alliance Atlantis Canwest and Goldman Sachs $2,600
Canwest Shaw $2,000
Teranet Income Fund Borealis Infrastructure Fund $2,000
Bow Valley Energy Talisman Energy $1,800
Ranger Oil Limited Canadian Natural Resources $1,495
Royal Utilities Sherritt $1,400
Colt Companies WorleyParsons A$1,130
Canwest Postmedia $1,100
Sobeys Empire Company $1,000
Trilon Corporation Brascan Corporation $775
UTS Energy (10% Interest in Fort Hills) Petro-Canada and Teck Cominco $750
CBH Resources Perilya Limited A$451
Emco Limited Blackfriars $440
RealFund REIT RioCan REIT $440
Telemedia Corporation Standard Broadcasting $365
Maple Leaf Foods (Animal Nutrition Business) Private $250
Kenetech (507-MW Facility) Edison Mission Energy US$247
Arawak Energy Vitol Holdings $246
Cinch Energy Tourmaline Oil $228
TransCanada Pipelines (US Midstream Assets) Duke Energy and other US buyers US$215
Gulf Canada Resources Torch Energy Advisors $215
Lakeport Brewing Income Fund Labatt Brewing Company $210
Harvard (35-MW Facility) Common Wealth Energy $180
Canadian 88 Energy (Assets) Hunt Oil $176
Millenium Coal Peabody Resources A$150
BFC Construction Armbro Enterprises $115
Trimac Corporation Penske Truck Lending $105
Command Drilling Corporation Nabors Industries $97
Sonde Resources Niko Resources $88
Centric Energy Corp. Africa Oil Corp. $65
Storm Gas Resources Storm Resources $55
Dspfactory Limited AMI Semiconductor US$51
Carma Corporation Brookfield Properties $40
Bronco Energy Legacy Oil & Gas $35
NRI Industries (Materials Division) Polytech Rubber & Recycling US$8
Dynex Semiconductor E2V Technologies $6
Liquidation World Big Lots $6
Neilson Pomerleau ND
Tri-Ocean Engineering Toyo Engineering ND
Versacold (Eimskip) The Yucaipa Companies ND
Gold Reserve Rusoro Mining (Successful Defense) ND
Island Hearing Services Phonak AG ND
ATX Networks Trivest Partners ND
Loyalty Group Alliance Data Systems ND

*Transaction values are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise stated.

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