Biggest B.C. mining mergers and acquisitions in 2014

Ranked by the total value of the deal in CAD

Published on March 17, 2015. Updated March 24, 2015 to add #14. Sources: Interviews with companies, agents and advisers below and BIV research. Foreign currency has been converted using Bank of Canada's closing rate on date of deal announcement.

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Rank '15FootnotesAcquiring companyTarget company2014 closing dateDescription of the dealPartial list of agents and advisersDeal value in CAD
1 B2Gold Corp
Papillon Resources Ltd
03-Oct B2Gold acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Papillon Resources in an all-share transaction at approximately US$570 million BMO Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity, Deutsche Bank, EY, Gowlings, Macquarie Group Ltd, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Lawson Lundell LLP, Raymond James Ltd $621,186,000
2 Hudbay Minerals
Augusta Resource Corp
29-Jul Hudbay acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Augusta Resource in an all-share transaction BMO Capital Markets, Davis LLP, GMP Securities, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Scotiabank, TD Securities $555,000,000
3 First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Lumina Copper Corp
19-Aug First Quantum Minerals acquired Lumina Copper in a cash and share transaction valued at approximately $470 million Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (U.S.); Zaballa Carchio Abogados (Argentina) $470,000,000
4 Rio Alto Mining Ltd
Sulliden Gold Corp Ltd
05-Aug Completion of a plan of arrangement Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP $406,100,000
5 Silver Standard Resources Inc
Goldcorp (Vancouver) and Barrick (Toronto)
TSX:G (Goldcorp); TSX, NYSE:ABX (Barrick)
04-Apr Silver Standard acquired the jointly owned Marigold mine from Barrick and Goldcorp CIBC, BMO Capital Markets, Lawson Lundell LLP, RBC $275,000,000

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