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:
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
Advised ICC Brazil, the leader in animal health and nutrition ingredients derived from yeast in Brazil, on establishing a long term strategic partnership with Lallemand, a global leader in the development, production and marketing of yeast, bacteria and specialty ingredients
Advised Renewi plc, a leading waste to product company, on the sale of its Canadian operations to Convent Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment firm
Lion's Specialty Cheese division
Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world
T5 Data Centers Strategic Partnership
Advised T5 Data Centers, a leading national data center owner and operator, on the creation of a fully integrated platform with QuadReal Property Group to develop, acquire and operate data centers via a $1.0 billion investment from QuadReal
Acreage Holdings Inc.
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Acreage Holdings Inc., a vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis company with its headquarters in New York
Dairy Crest Group plc
Advised Dairy Crest Group plc, a producer of leading British food brands and value-added ingredients, on a recommended cash offer for its entire issued share capital from Saputo Inc, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world
Advised the Special Committee of Aritzia, an innovative designer and retailer of fashion brands, on the secondary offering and concurrent repurchase of shares held by Berkshire Partners
Storz & Bickel GmbH, related entities and IP
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Storz & Bickel, a premium manufacturer of vaporization devices
Advised the Ad Hoc Group of the company's $481mm term loan with respect to the company's prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring
Advised Empire Company Limited on the acquisition of Farm Boy, one of the most successful and fastest growing food retailers in Canada
Common shares and common share purchase warrants in Canopy Growth
Advised Canopy Growth on a C$5bn investment by Constellation Brands. As consideration for the investment, Constellation received newly issued Canopy common shares and common share purchase warrants
Berger Group Holdings, Inc.
Advised Berger Group Holdings, Inc. (“Louis Berger”), a leading international professional services engineering firm, on its sale to WSP Global Inc.
Hiku Brands Company Ltd.
Advised Canopy Growth, the world’s largest diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Hiku Brands
Trans Mountain Pipeline system, Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets
Advised the Government of Canada on the acquisition of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets from Kinder Morgan Canada Limited