Biggest corporate finance/stock and debt deals of 2014

Ranked by size of the deal in CAD

Published in BIV on April 7, 2015. Updated August 20, 2015. Sources: Interviews with companies, agents and/or advisers below and BIV research. Foreign currency has been converted using Bank of Canada's closing rate on date of deal closing. CDOR = Canadian dollar offered rate.

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Rank '15Recipient companySectorDate deal closedDeal descriptionPartial list of agents and advisers involvedDeal value in CAD
1 First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining Feb-28 Completion of an exchange offer and consent solicitation with respect to the 8.75% senior notes due 2020 and 7.5% senior notes due 2021 issued by Inmet Mining Corp, now FQM (Akubra) Inc Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP $2,200,000,000.00
2 Mercer International Inc
Natural resources Sep-30 844 million euro restructuring of 827 million euro project loan facility and 17 million euro loan facility Clifford Chance LLP, PwC, Sangra Moller LLP, Unicredit Bank AG $1,196,000,000.00
3 Baja Mining Corp
Mining Apr-02 Baja Mining Corp joined Korea Resources Corp and other members of the Korean Consortium in converting all of the outstanding shareholder loans of Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (MMB) into equity of MMB Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP $931,354,000.00
4 Mercer International Inc
Natural resources Nov-26 US$650 million offering of senior notes Barclays, Credit Suisse, Latham & Watkins LLP, Macquarie Capital, PwC, RBC Capital Markets, Raymond James, Sangra Moller LLP $815,000,000.00
5 Telus Corp
Technology Sep-15 3.75% notes offering BMO, CIBC (syndicate: Scotia, TD, HSBC, National Bank, Desjardins, Canaccord, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and Laurentian), RBC $800,000,000.00

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