Capabilities by Region : Canada

Greenhill has considerable advisory experience in Canada. Our Managing Directors and professionals have advised clients on transactions involving many of the leading companies in the region and have access to a vast network of corporate relationships throughout Canada.

Greenhill established its presence in Canada in June 2006 with the acquisition of Toronto-based Beaufort Partners.

For more information on Greenhill’s advisory practice in Canada and our capabilities in the region, please contact Managing Director Steve Mayer in our Toronto office.

Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this region:

Recent Transactions

20-Apr-17
$4.3 billion
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Brookfield Canada Office Properties

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Canada Office Properties, Canada’s pre-eminent office real estate investment trust, on its go private transaction with Brookfield Property Partners L.P.

22-Feb-17
$533 million
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Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company

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Acquiror: 
Saputo Inc.

Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer

13-Oct-16
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Concordia International Corp

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Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Concordia International, a diverse, international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on generic and legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs, on its strategic review process

04-Oct-16
$223 million
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U.S. rights to Toprol-XL (AstraZeneca)

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Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Advised Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global specialty pharmaceutical company in connection with the financing of its acquisition of the U.S. rights to cardiovascular drug Toprol-XL (metoprolol succinate) and its Authorized Generic from AstraZeneca.

08-Aug-16
$1.5 billion
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Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Vail Resorts, Inc.

Advised Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., a 75% owner and operator of the largest and most visited mountain resort in North America, on its sale to Vail Resorts, Inc.

15-Jun-16
$414 million
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Aegerion Pharmaceuticals

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Acquiror: 
QLT Inc.

Advised QLT Inc. on its merger with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and concurrent equity raise to create a rare disease-focused global biopharmaceutical organization

14-Jun-15
$912 million
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Niska Gas Storage Partners

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Acquiror: 
Brookfield Infrastructure Group

Advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Niska and provided a fairness opinion on its sale to Brookfield

08-Jun-15
$45 million
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Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Acquiror: 
QLT Inc.

Advised QLT Inc. on its strategic equity investment in Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc., a newly formed global specialty pharmaceutical company resulting from the business combination of POZEN Inc. and Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., and the special distribution of the Aralez shares to QLT shareholders.

26-May-15
$2.2 billion
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Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)

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Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets

21-Dec-12
$75 million
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Australian Portable Buildings

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Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company Australian Portable Buildings, a leading Australian manufacturer of customized modular buildings, to a consortium comprising Black Diamond Group and WEQ Britco

23-Oct-12
$5.7 billion
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Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

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Acquiror: 
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group

Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets

26-Mar-12
$513 million
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ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Bausch + Lomb, Inc.

Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Bausch + Lomb, Inc., a global ophthalmic products company

20-Jun-11
$2.0 billion
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Capital Power Income L.P.

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Atlantic Power Corporation

Advised Capital Power Income L.P., a Canadian power trust with a portfolio of 20 power generation assets located in Canada and the United States (total net generating capacity of 1,400 MW), on its sale to Atlantic Power Corporation

09-May-11
$843 million
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The Forzani Group Ltd.

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Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

Advised The Forzani Group Ltd., Canada's largest national retailer of brand-name and private-brand sporting goods, apparel and footwear, on its sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

30-Jun-10
$820 million
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Trident Resources Corporation

Advised Chilton Investment Company on Trident’s financial restructuring and emergence from CCAA / Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection including the negotiation of a new equity investment

10-Mar-10
$576 million
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Camelot Group plc

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Acquiror: 
Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan

29-Jul-09
$138 million
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Groupe Aeroplan Inc.

Advised Groupe Aeroplan on its C$150MM participation in a C$600MM credit facility for Air Canada

21-Jul-09
$2.8 billion
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Quebecor World Inc

Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring

07-Jun-09
$1.6 billion
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EPCOR Power L.P.

Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of EPCOR Power L.P., an Alberta-based power trust, on approval of the transfer of its GP interest and 30.6% LP interest from EPCOR Utilities to a newly formed company, Capital Power Corporation

28-May-09
$107 million
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Tristone Capital Global Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Macquarie Group

Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group

31-Jul-08
$10.3 billion
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TransAlta Corporation

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Acquiror: 
LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners

Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners

30-Jun-07
$52.0 billion
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BCE Inc.

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Acquiror: 
Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Advised the Board of BCE on a review of a range of strategic alternatives that culminated in an agreement to sell to a consortium consisting of Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners for $52.0 billion that was ultimately terminated

03-May-07
$8.5 billion
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IPSCO Inc.

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SSAB Svenskt Stål AB

Acted as lead financial advisor to SSAB Svenskt Stål AB on its acquisition of IPSCO Inc., a leading Canadian producer of energy tubulars and steel plate in North America with an annual steel making capacity of 4.3 million tons

02-Mar-07
$150 million
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Patheon Inc.

Advised Patheon Inc., a leading global provider of drug development and manufacturing services, on an equity investment from a private equity investor, the result of a strategic alternatives review process

14-Aug-06
$250 million
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MTS Allstream Media

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Acquiror: 
Yellow Pages Group Co.

Advised MTS Allstream Inc., a leading Canadian telecommunications company on the sale of its directories business

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