Published March 18, 2014. Sources: Interviews with companies, agents and/or advisers below and BIV research.
|Rank '14||Acquiring company||Target company||2013 closing date||Description of the deal||Partial list of agents and advisers||Deal value in CAD|
|1|| First Quantum Minerals Ltd
| Inmet Mining Corp
|April 1||First Quantum Minerals Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary FQM (Akubra) Inc acquired all of the outstanding common shares of Inmet Mining Corp||RBC Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies International, CIBC World Markets, Scotiabank||$5,100,000,000.00|
|2|| B2Gold Corp
| CGA Mining Ltd
|January 31||B2Gold acquired all issued and outstanding shares of CGA Mining Ltd||Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP; Canaccord Genuity Corp; Lawson Lundell; Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Squire Sanders; Laurel Hill||$1,100,000,000.00|
|3|| Hecla Mines
| Aurizon Mines
|June 3||Acting for Aurizon in connection with the hostile bid by Alamos Gold, which turned into a friendly acquisition by Hecla Mines for $750 million||Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; K&L Gates LLP; DuMoulin Black LLP; Paul, Weiss, Rifking, Wharton & Garrison LLP||$784,000,000.00|
|4|| Capstone Mining Corp
| BHP Copper Inc (subsidiary of BHP Billiton)
|April 28||Definitive agreement with BHP Copper Inc to purchase BHP Billiton’s wholly owned Pinto Valley copper mining operation and the associated San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company in Arizona||Scotiabank and Citibank||$660,000,000.00|
|5|| New Gold
| Rainy River Resources
|October 16||New Gold acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Rainy River Resources in cash and shares||BMO Capital Markets; Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; RBC Capital Markets||$400,000,000.00|
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