Canadian Dealmakers, which recognizes contributions to the M&A market, held its 2012 awards gala in Toronto on February 27, 2013. Among the winners were several companies involved in private equity transactions. CGI Group Inc., a portfolio company of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, won in both the IT and Foreign Outbound categories, while GENIVAR Inc., backed by the Caisse and CPPIB, won in Industrials. DHX Media Ltd. also took the prize for its purchase of Cookie Jar Group, owned by Birch Hill Equity Partners and OMERS Private Equity, while Entertainment One Ltd., backed by Marwyn Investment Management, was awarded for its buy of Alliance Films Inc.
Canadian Dealmakers – 2012 Winners
2012 Consumer Business Industry Award
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Advisors: Advokatfirmaet Haavind Vislie DA • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ • Barclays • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • Deloitte, Eversheds • HSBC Holdings PLC • National Bank Financial Inc • Rabobank NV • Scotiabank • SEB Enskilda • UBS Investment Bank
2012 Utilities Industry Award
Recipient advisors: Guess Rudd, BMO Capital Markets, Dykema Gossett PLLC • Stikeman Elliott LLP
Target advisors: Blackstone Group LP • Goldman Sachs & Co
Advisors: Ashburn Mason • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
2012 Information Technology Industry Award and Foreign Outbound – Global Award
CGI Group Inc.
Recipient advisors: CIBC Capital Markets • Clifford Chance • Computershare • Ernst & Young • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP • Goldman Sachs • Holland & Knight • KPMG • NBC Financial • Norton Rose Canada LLP • Osier, Hoskin & Harcourt • RLM Finsbury • Slaughter & May • Sullivan & Cromwell • TD Securities • Towers Watson
Target advisors: Bank of America I Merrill Lynch • Brunswick Group • Capita • Deutsche Bank • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer • Rothschild
2012 Mid-Market Award
DHX Media Ltd.
Recipient advisors: Canaccord Genuity Corp • Mark G. Gosine • Stewart McKelvey
Target advisors: RBC Capital Markets • Goodmans LLP
Advisors: McCarthy Tetrault LLP
2012 Value Creation Award
Entertainment One Ltd.
Recipient advisors: Credit Suisse Group • Deloitte • JP Morgan • Mayer Brown LLP • Osier Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
2012 Industrials Industry Award
Recipient advisors: Barclays • BMO Capital Markets • CIBC World Markets Inc • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP • Linklaters • McMillan LLP • National Bank Financial Inc • Stikeman Elliott LLP
Target advisors: Jefferies & Co Inc • Nabarro • Numis Securities Ltd • Osier, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP • Rothschild
Advisors: Norton Rose Canada LLP • Lavery, de Billy, LLP • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
2012 Media and Telecommunications Industry Award and Foreign Outbound – U.S. Award
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
Recipient advisors: Bank of America Merrill Lynch • BMO Capital Markets • Deloitte • Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP • Kaye Scholer LLP • KPMG • Perkins Coie LLP • RBC Capital Markets • Shearman & Sterling LLP
Target advisors: Credit Suisse Group • Deloitte • DLA Piper • JP Morgan • Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell • Vinson & Elkins • Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Advisors: Cravath, Swaine & Moore
2012 Mining Industry Award
Pan American Silver Corp.
Recipient advisors: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP • CIBC World Markets Inc. • Deloitte • Grupo Abogacia Profesional S.C. • Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. • KPMG • Legalmex S.C. • RB Abogados • Scotia Capital Inc. • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flam LLP
Target advisors: BMO Capital Markets • Cereceres & Villalobos Abogados S.C. • Dorsey & Whitney LLP • Garcia Jimenez & Asociados • KPMG • Stikeman Elliott LLP
2012 Energy Industry Award
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Recipient advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • Scotia Waterous Inc
Target advisors: Andrews Kurth LLP • Dorsey & Whitney LLP • Norton Rose Canada LLP • TD Securities Inc
2012 Foreign Inbound – Asia Award
Petronas Carigali Canada Ltd.
Recipient advisors: Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Ernst & Young • Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC • Mercer • National Public Relations Inc. • Norton Rose Canada LLP • StrategyCorp Inc
Target advisors: BMO Capital Markets • Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP • Scotia Waterous Inc.
2012 Financial Industry Award
TMX Group Limited
Recipient advisors: Bank of America Merrill Lynch • BMO Capital Markets • KPMG • Torys LLP • Ernst and Young
Target advisors: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP • CIBC World Markets Inc • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP • Kingsdale • McCarthy Tetrault LLP • National Bank Financial Inc • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP • Scotia Capital Inc • TD Securities Inc • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP • Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
Advisors: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP • Deloitte • Wildeboer Dellelce LLP • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP • Stikeman Elliott LLP • Goodmans LLP • Bennett Jones LLP
The Canadian Dealmakers awards are jointly run by Deloitte, The Globe and Mail, Lexpert and Thomson Reuters.
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