Stikeman Elliott

Stikeman Elliott ranks #1 in 2016 league tables in numerous categories
FEBRUARY 2017 - Stikeman Elliott continues to be ranked as #1 legal advisor across multiple categories in M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets in the 2016 league tables. The year-end results are determined according to data compiled by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Financial Post.

Some highlights of the results:

M&A and Private Equity

  • #1 Canadian firm for M&A by deal count - Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters

  • #1 Canadian firm for Cross Border announced deals by deal value - Bloomberg

  • Only Canadian firm for Global announced deals based on deal count - Bloomberg

  • Only Canadian firm ranked for Americas by deal count - Mergermarket

  • Top ranked Canadian firm in Private Equity for Global buyouts, U.S. buyouts, and U.S. buyouts and exits by deal value - Mergermarket

Capital Markets

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity, Equity Offerings, Equity Linked & Preferred and Equity Offerings & Equity Linked (for Manager) by deal count - Bloomberg

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Corporate Bonds (for Issuer) by deal count and value - Bloomberg

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity IPO (for Issuer) by deal value - Bloomberg

  • #1 law firm for Canadian Equity Offerings and Combined Equity & Debt Offerings (for Underwriter) by deal count - Financial Post

  • Top ranked Canadian firm in Global Equity, Equity Linked & Rights (for Manager) by deal count - Bloomberg

Some of Stikeman Elliott's notable transactions in 2016 include:

  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B proposed merger of equals by way of a plan of arrangement with Agrium Inc.

  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.

  • Marriott International, as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

  • TELUS Corporation in the acquisition by Baring Private Equity Asia of a 35 percent equity stake in TELUS International (Cda) Inc.

  • Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Waste Connections, Inc. in a C$14.9B all-stock business combination effected by way of a reverse merger.

  • Aritzia Inc. in its C$400M initial public offering.

  • Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in connection with the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately C$3.9B.

  • Lowe's Companies Inc. in its C$3.2B friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).


Stikeman Elliott's M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital and Corporate Finance & Securities Groups are recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their expertise. We are ranked continually as market leaders and the industry standards for client service, creativity and innovation. We were selected as the 2017 M&A Law Firm of the Year by Best Lawyers Canada and received top rankings for Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts and Venture Capital Investment in Chambers Canada 2017.