Stikeman Elliott ranks #1 in 2016 league tables in numerous categories

February 17, 2017

Stikeman Elliott continues to be ranked as #1 legal advisor across multiple categories in M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets in the 2016 league tables. The year-end results are determined according to data compiled by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Financial Post.

Some highlights of the results:

M&A and Private Equity

  • #1 Canadian firm for M&A by deal count - Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters

  • #1 Canadian firm for Cross Border announced deals by deal value - Bloomberg

  • Only Canadian firm for Global announced deals based on deal count - Bloomberg

  • Only Canadian firm ranked for Americas by deal count – Mergermarket

  • Top ranked Canadian firm in Private Equity for Global buyouts, U.S. buyouts, and U.S. buyouts and exits by deal value - Mergermarket

Capital Markets

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity, Equity Offerings, Equity Linked & Preferred and Equity Offerings & Equity Linked (for Manager) by deal count - Bloomberg

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Corporate Bonds (for Issuer) by deal count and value - Bloomberg

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity IPO (for Issuer) by deal value - Bloomberg

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity Offerings and Combined Equity & Debt Offerings (for Underwriter) by deal count - Financial Post

  • Top ranked Canadian firm in Global Equity, Equity Linked & Rights (for Manager) by deal count - Bloomberg

Some of Stikeman Elliott’s notable transactions in 2016 include:

  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B proposed merger of equals by way of a plan of arrangement with Agrium Inc.

  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.

  • Marriott International, as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

  • TELUS Corporation in the acquisition by Baring Private Equity Asia of a 35 percent equity stake in TELUS International (Cda) Inc.

  • Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Waste Connections, Inc. in a C$14.9B all-stock business combination effected by way of a reverse merger.

  • Aritzia Inc. in its C$400M initial public offering.

  • Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in connection with the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately C$3.9B.

  • Lowe's Companies Inc. in its C$3.2B friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).