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:
Canopy Growth Corporation
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on a series of agreements, including privately negotiated redemption agreements with certain holders of its unsecured senior notes due July 15, 2023 and agreements with certain of its lenders under its term loan credit agreement dated March 18, 2021, that will have the overall effect of deleveraging the Company’s balance sheet by ~C$437mm over time
Advising JerseyCo, the indirect Holdco of Alpha Auto Group, a Canadian automotive dealership group, on its acquisition of Lookers Plc, a leading UK automotive dealership group
PCAS Canada Inc.
Advised DIC Corporation, a Japanese specialty chemical company, on the acquisition of PCAS Canada Inc., a contract manufacturer of high-quality photoresist polymers, from PCAS SA, a French manufacturer of complex molecules for Life Sciences and Specialty Chemicals markets which is a majority-owned subsidiary of SK Capital-backed Seqens
Calibre Group’s QuadR Business
Advising Calibre Group, an Australian diversified engineering group, on the sale of its Calibre QuadR business to WSP Global Inc., a leading global engineering and professional services firm
Advised Realza Capital Partners, a leading Spanish private equity firm, on the disposal of Industrias Dolz, a leading global player in the manufacturing and distribution of water pumps for the independent automotive market (IAM).
Advising Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on the re-organization and consolidation of its U.S. cannabis assets under a new holding company, Canopy USA, and on related investments and debt repurchase transactions
Westinghouse Electric Company
Advising the Independent Committee of Brookfield Renewable Partners, the flagship listed renewable power company of Brookfield Asset Management, in consortium with Cameco and other institutional partners, on the acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company, one of the world’s largest nuclear services businesses, from Brookfield Business Partners
Recipe Unlimited Corporation
Advising the Special Committee of Recipe Unlimited, the largest full-service restaurant company in Canada, on its go private transaction with Fairfax Financial Holdings
Advising Veritiv Corporation, a leading North American distributor of packaging, facility solutions, print and publishing products and services, on the sale of Veritiv Canada, Inc. to Imperial Dade, a portfolio company of Bain Capital
Advised Lithium Americas, a development-stage company with projects in Jujuy, Argentina and Nevada, United States on its acquisition of Millennial Lithium, a Vancouver-based exploration and development company focused on advancing the Pastos Grandes Lithium Project in Argentina
Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC)
Advising I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager, on its acquisition of a 35% equity interest in HTEC, a privately-held leader in the hydrogen energy transition
Score Media and Gaming, Inc.
Advising the Board of Directors of Score Media and Gaming (“theScore”), a leading digital media and sports betting and technology company, regarding the acquisition of theScore by Penn National Gaming
American Hotel Register Company, Inc.’s North American Assets
Advised American Hotel Register Company, Inc. on the sale of its North American assets to Consolidated Hospitality Supplies, LLC
Australian Unity Funds Management
Advised Australian Unity Funds Management on its successful defence of Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust, in response to four unsolicited offers from a consortium comprised of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC
Advising MKS, a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions, on the acquisition of Photon Control, a Canadian manufacturer of fiber optic measurement solutions used in semiconductor wafer fabrication
Canopy Growth Corporation
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its US$750 million term loan financing with King Street Capital Management, L.P.
Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations
Advised Sunwing, a leading Canadian travel company and leisure airline, on its C$375mm financing under the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program administered by the Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corp. and overseen by the Government of Canada
Primus Telecommunications – Subsidiary of Fusion Connect, Inc.
Advising Fusion Connect, a telecommunications services provider, on the sale of its Canadian subsidiary, Primus Telecommunications, to Distributel Communications Ltd.
VersaCold Logistics Services
Advised KingSett Capital, a leading Canadian real estate private equity investor, on the sale of its portfolio company, VersaCold Logistics Services, Canada's leading cold storage warehouse owner/operator
Cirque du Soleil
Advised the Company on its CCAA and Ch.15 proceedings and $1.5bn sale through a Sale and Investment Solicitation Process (SISP)
Brookfield Property Partners L.P.
Advised the Special Committee of Brookfield Property Partners L.P., one of the world’s premier commercial real estate companies, on its repurchase of up to $890 million of publicly held units, funded with an equity investment from Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates
Abacus Health Products, Inc.
Advised Abacus Health Products, Inc., a leader in over-the-counter (“OTC”) topical products combining active pharmaceutical ingredients with cannabidiol (“CBD”) hemp extract, on its sale to the Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc., a market leader in hemp-derived CBD wellness products.
Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited
Advised 3i Infrastructure plc on the sale of Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited, a leading independent telecommunications infrastructure provider focusing on mobile towers and indoor connectivity
David’s Bridal Inc.
Advised David’s Bridal, a leading bridal gown and special occasion dress retailer, on its out-of-court recapitalization
Controlling ownership interest in CrossAmerica Partners LP
Advised Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., a multinational convenience store operator, on the strategic review and subsequent sale of its controlling ownership (which included 100% of the general partner interest, 100% of the incentive distribution rights and ~7.5mm limited partner units) in CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL), a leading wholesale fuels distributor and convenience store lessor in the United States