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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 Brad Crompton in our Toronto office.

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

DATE $   COMPANY/ASSET ACQUIRED   ACQUIROR
16-Sep-2013
NA Aimia Inc.
Advised Aimia Inc., a loyalty management company, with respect to the financial credit card partnership for its Aeroplan coalition loyalty program in Canada and the negotiation and execution of 10-year agreements with each of TD Bank Group and CIBC
 
21-Dec-2012
$75 million Australian Portable Buildings
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
Black Diamond Group Limited and WEQ Britco LP
23-Oct-2012
$5.7 billion Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group
20-Jun-2011
$2.0 billion Capital Power Income L.P.
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
Atlantic Power Corporation
09-May-2011
$843 million The Forzani Group Ltd.
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
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
30-Jun-2010
$820 million 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
 
29-Jul-2009
$138 million Groupe Aeroplan Inc.
Advised Groupe Aeroplan on its C$150MM participation in a C$600MM credit facility for Air Canada
 
21-Jul-2009
$2.8 billion Quebecor World Inc
Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring
 
07-Jun-2009
$1.6 billion 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-2009
$107 million Tristone Capital Global Inc.
Advised Tristone Capital Global Inc., an independent advisory firm focused on the global energy sector, on its sale to Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group
31-Jul-2008
$10.3 billion TransAlta Corporation
Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
30-Jun-2007
$52.0 billion BCE Inc.
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
Teacher's Private Capital, Providence Equity Partners Inc. and Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
03-May-2007
$8.5 billion IPSCO Inc.
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
SSAB Svenskt Stål AB
02-Mar-2007
$150 million 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-2006
$250 million MTS Allstream Media
Advised MTS Allstream Inc., a leading Canadian telecommunications company on the sale of its directories business
Yellow Pages Group Co.
21-Aug-2005
$2.0 billion CP Ships Ltd
Advised TUI AG, Europe’s largest tourism company and a leading container shipping provider, on its acquisition of CP Ships Ltd., a leading Canadian container shipping company
TUI AG
14-Nov-2002
$375 million Sterling Chemicals (Pulp Chemicals Business)
Advised Sterling Chemicals on the disposal of its Pulp Chemicals Business. The business is one of the largest providers of chemicals for the processing and bleaching of pulp and paper products.
Superior Propane Income Fund
15-Oct-2002
$3.2 billion AT&T Canada
Advised AT&T Canada on a stand-alone financial restructuring
 
15-Feb-2001
$850 million Loews Cineplex Entertainment
Advised Onex on its joint acquisition of Loews Cineplex. The acquisition will occur as Loews Cineplex emerges from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
Onex Corp. , and Oaktree Capital Management
19-Dec-2000
$8.2 billion Seagram (Spirits Division)
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.
Diageo plc and Pernod Ricard
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