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:
Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.
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.
Advised Sterling Chemicals in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings
Advised AT&T Canada on a stand-alone financial restructuring
(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.
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
MTS Allstream Media
Advised MTS Allstream Inc., a leading Canadian telecommunications company on the sale of its directories business
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
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
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
Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners
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
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
Quebecor World Inc
Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring
Groupe Aeroplan Inc.
Advised Groupe Aeroplan on its C$150MM participation in a C$600MM credit facility for Air Canada
Camelot Group plc
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
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
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
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
ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advised ISTA Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, on its sale to Bausch + Lomb, Inc., a global ophthalmic products company
Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
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
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
Aralez Pharmaceuticals 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.
Niska Gas Storage Partners
Advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Niska and provided a fairness opinion on its sale to Brookfield