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 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
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 Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.
Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
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
Brookfield Canada Office Properties
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.
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
Concordia International Corp.
Advised an Ad Hoc Group of Cross-over Debtholders on Concordia International’s cross-border Canadian restructuring and recapitalization, including a US$586.5mm common equity private placement, the equitization of ~US$1.7bn of unsecured debt and the partial paydown and exchange of ~US$2.2bn of secured debt
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
Advised AT&T Canada on a stand-alone financial restructuring
Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET"), the largest pure-play industrial REIT in Canada, regarding the acquisition of PIRET by Blackstone Property Partners
Quebecor World Inc
Acted as financial advisor to Quebecor World on its CCAA / Chapter 11 restructuring
Advising the Special Committee of Canfor Corporation, a leading integrated forest products company, on its go private transaction with Great Pacific Capital, an affiliate of The Jim Pattison Group
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
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
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
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
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
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings 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.
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
Advised Sterling Chemicals in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings
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
Advised the Ad Hoc Group of the company's $481mm term loan with respect to the company's prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring
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.