Biggest non-mining mergers and acquisitions of 2016

Ranked by size of the deal in CAD

Updated April 10, 2017; six deals previously in print version removed. Updated April 7, 2017; deal previously at #19 removed. Published in BIV's print edition on April 4, 2017. One of two lists that make up the Top 100 Corporate Finance Deals of 2016; see also biggest stock and debt deals of 2016 . 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. See also biggest B.C. mining mergers and acquisitions of 2016

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Rank '17FootnotesAcquiring companyTarget companyDate announcedDate completedDescription of the dealPartial list of agents and advisersDeal value in CAD
1 Lions Gate Entertainment Corp
6/30/2016 12/7/2016 Holders of Starz Series A common stock received $18 in cash and 0.6784 shares of Lionsgate Class B non-voting stock. Holders of Starz Series B common stock received $7.26 in cash, 0.6321 shares of Lionsgate Class A voting stock and 0.6321 shares of Lionsgate Class B non-voting stock Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP $5,683,480,000
2 Vail Resorts Inc
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc
8/05/2016 10/17/2016 Vail Resorts acquired 100% of the stock of Whistler Blackcomb, whose shareholders would receive C$17.50 per share in cash and 0.0998 shares of Vail Resorts common stock Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, KSL Capital Partners LLC, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP $1,400,000,000
3 Date completed: Completed in bundles within four months of deal announcement date of March 8, 2016 7-Eleven Canada Inc
Privately held
Imperial Oil
03/08/2016 Various 7-Eleven Canada Inc purchased Imperial Oil-owned Esso-branded retail stations in British Columbia Lawson Lundell LLP, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP $800,000,000
4 Flir Systems
Point Grey Research Inc
Privately held
10/03/2016 11/4/2016 Definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the business of Point Grey Research Inc, a developer of machine vision cameras for use in industrial, retail, scientific, traffic, mapping and other advanced imaging applications $339,549,000
5 Adventus Realty Trust
Privately held
11/02/2016 11/2/2016 Acquired three office buildings in the suburban district of Rosemont, Illinois, for US$173 million.The properties are geographically situated at the centre of metropolitan Chicago and a short distance from O'Hare International Airport Cushman & Wakefield, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, JP Morgan $231,733,500

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