Stikeman Elliott

M&A team holds top spot in Canada, US and Global league tables
Stikeman Elliott continues to lead all Canadian firms in Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters' 3rd quarter M&A league tables. Highlights include:

#1 law firm for Canadian M&A by deal count

Mergermarket, Bloomberg

Only Canadian firm ranked in Americas region by deal count


Only Canadian firm ranked in Worldwide M&A, completed and announced, by deal count

Thomson Reuters

#1 law firm for Canadian M&A, completed and announced, by deal count

Thomson Reuters

Only Canadian firm ranked in Global announced M&A by value (US$158.4M) and count (137)


Only Canadian firm ranked in US announced M&A, by deal count


Stikeman Elliott's recent M&A experience includes significant mandates for public and private companies, along with private equity firms:

  • Shred-it International in its US$2.3B acquisition by Stericycle.

  • Legacy Oil and Gas Limited in its C$1.53B acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

  • The Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus in the acquisition of DBRS, the fourth largest global credit rating agency.

  • DH Corporation in its US$1.25B acquisition of Fundtech, partially funded through a bought deal agreement for subscription receipts and extendible convertible debentures for aggregate gross proceeds of $951M.

  • Canadian counsel to CRH plc in its acquisition of certain assets (principally in Canada, Europe and Brazil) from Holcim Ltd./Lafarge S.A., for an enterprise value of €6.5B.

  • Canadian counsel to Allergan Inc., acquired by Actavis plc in a cash and equity transaction valued at $70.5B, creating one of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies by sales revenue.

  • Canadian counsel to Vega and VMG Partners in the US$550M sale of Vega Foods to WhiteWave Foods Company.