Published April 5, 2016. Updated July 11, 2016. Deal #13 in the print version, valued at $155.9 million, has been removed. It was a different valuation of deal #11, below. One of two lists comprising the Top 100 corporate finance deals feature; see also biggest stock and debt deals of 2015. Sources: Interviews with companies below, agents and/or advisers and BIV research. Foreign currency has been converted using Bank of Canada's closing rate on date of deal announcement.
|Rank '16||Footnotes||Acquiring company||Target company||Date transaction announced||Date transaction completed||Description of the deal||Partial list of agents and advisers||Deal value in CAD|
|1|| Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust
| True North Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust
|October 30, 2015||Northern Property REIT (now Northview Apartment REIT) completed transactions involving the acquisition of True North Apartment REIT and certain multi-family real estate assets from affiliates of, and joint ventures with, Starlight Investments Ltd||Bloom Lanys; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Davies LLP||$3,000,000,000|
|2|| BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc
| Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc
|September 2, 2015||December 17, 2015||Acquisition of Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc by BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc||Canaccord Genuity; CIBC World Markets; Gowling WLG; Stikeman Elliott LLP||$1,070,000,000|
|3|| Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp
| OnCore Biopharma Inc
|January 11, 2015||March 4, 2015||Creation of a new global company, Arbutus Biopharma, focused on developing a curative regimen for hepatitis B patients||Cooley LLP; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP; Lawson Lundell LLP; Lazard; White & Case LLP||$889,950,000|
|4|| The Match Group Inc
| Plentyoffish Media Inc
|July 14, 2015||October 28, 2015||The Match Group's subsidiary, Match.com Canada Ltd, completed its acquisition of Plentyoffish Media Inc for US$575 million cash. The Match Group also owns Match.com, OkCupid and Tinder||Goodmans LLP; McMillan LLP; Venable LLP; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz||$732,550,000|
|5|| WhiteWave Foods Co
| Vega and VMG Partners
|June 15, 2015||August 1, 2015||WhiteWave Foods Co completed its US$550 million acquisition of Sequel Naturals Ltd dba Vega Foods, maker of plant-based nutrition products||Haynes and Boone LLP; McMillan LLP; Mogan Daniels Slager LLP; Stikeman Elliott LLP; Winston & Strawn LLP||$677,435,000|
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