Published March 14, 2017. 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.
|Rank '17||Footnotes||Acquiring company||Target company||Deal announced||Deal closed||Description of the deal||Partial list of agents and advisers||Deal value in CAD|
|1|| Silver Weaton Corp
| Vale SA
|8/2/2016||8/2/2016||Wholly owned subsidiary Silver Wheaton (Caymans) Ltd acquired additional gold stream from Vale SA's Salobo mine in Brazil||Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP||$1,048,160,000|
|2|| Kirkland Lake Gold Inc
| Newmarket Gold Inc
|9/29/2016||11/30/2016||Kirkland Lake Gold Inc and Newmarket Gold Inc merged to form Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd, a mid-tier gold producer with expected annual gold production of over 500,000 ounces||Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, GMP Securities, Maxit Capital LP, RBC Capital Markets||$1,010,000,000|
|3|| Boliden AB
| First Quantum Minerals Ltd
|3/10/2016||6/1/2016||Acquired Kevitsa mine, located in the north of Finland in Lapland||Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP||$950,235,200|
|6/9/2016||12/1/2016||BCIMC acquired a 9.99% interest in Glencore's agricultural products business||Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets||$794,435,370|
|5|| Yintai Resources Co Ltd
| Eldorado Gold Corp
|5/16/2016||11/22/2016||Eldorado sold its respective interest in the White Mountain and Tanjianshan mines (China) and the Eastern Dragon development project to an affiliate of Yintai Resources||Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, BMO Capital Markets, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cutfield Freeman & Co., Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, GMP Securities, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP; JunHe LLP; Morrison & Foerster LLP||$773,760,000|
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