Published April 5, 2016. Updated April 7, 2016, to include firms for deal #16 that were not credited in the print edition. One of two lists comprising the Top 100 corporate finance deals feature; see also biggest non-mining mergers and acquisitions 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 closing.
|Rank '16||Footnotes||Recipient company||Sector||Date transaction completed||Deal Description||Partial list of agents and advisers involved||Deal value (CAD)|
|1|| Province of British Columbia
|Government||May 1, 2015||The Province of British Columbia issued $2.5 billion worth of 30-year bonds with a 2.8% interest rate maturing on June 18, 2048||BMO Capital Markets; CIBC World Markets; National Bank; RBC Capital Markets; Scotia Capital; TD Securities||$2,500,000,000|
|2|| Telus Communications Inc
|Telecommunications||March 27, 2015||Closed offering of $1.75 billion senior unsecured notes in three series: $250 million of three-year notes (1.5% interest); $1 billion of seven-year notes (2.35% interest); $500 million of 30-year notes (4.4% interest)||BMO Capital Markets; Cannacord Genuity; CIBC World Markets; Dejardins; HSBC Securities; JP Morgan; Laurentian Bank; National Bank; RBC Capital Markets; Scotia Capital; TD Securities; Wells Fargo Securities||$1,750,000,000|
|3|| First Quantum Minerals Ltd
|Mining||June 4, 2015||Completed a public offering of 88,461,450 common shares at a price of $16.25 per common share||BNP Paribas; Deutsche Bank; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Goldman Sachs; Jefferies LLC; Nomura Holdings; RBC Capital Markets||$1,437,498,563|
|4|| Silver Wheaton Corp
|Mining||March 17, 2015||Completed a bought-deal common share financing of 38,930,000 common shares sold at a price of US$20.55 per share||Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; BMO Capital Markets; Canaccord Genuity; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; CIBC World Markets; Credit Suisse Securities; GMP Securities; HSBC Securities; Macquarie Capital Markets; Merrill Lynch; Mitsubishi UFJ Securities; Morgan Stanley; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Raymond James; RBC Capital Markets; Salman Partners; Scotia Capital; Skadden, Arps, Slate & Flom LLP; TD Securities; UBS Securities||$1,022,080,000|
|5|| Goldcorp Inc
|Mining||June 30, 2015||Closed a secondary offering of 58,051,692 Tahoe common shares at a price of $17.20 for gross proceeds of $1 billion||Beacon Securities; BMO Capital Markets; Canaccord Genuity; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; CIBC World Markets; Citigroup; Cormark Securities; Credit Suisse; Dundee Securities; GMP Securities; Goldman Sachs; HSBC Securities; Laurentian Bank Securities; Macquarie Capital Markets; Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stangley; Paradigm Capital; Raymond James; RBC Capital Markets; Scotia Capital; TD Securities||$1,000,000,000|
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