M&A Awards Gala (QUEBEC)

  • Honoring successful Quebec Dealmakers and Advisory firms
  • Celebrating excellence in Financing and M&A
  • Creating awareness for the M&A contribution to the economy

The M&A Awards Gala on October 26, 2020 will celebrate at the prestigious ballroom the Windsor Montreal, the success and the remarkable work of professionals in M&A and corporate financing.

  • Honorary President: Janie Béïque, Executive Vice President, Investment, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
  • Master of Ceremonies: Anne-Marie Bélanger, Partner, BDO & Jacques Foisy, Chairman, Managing Partner, Novacap

The nomination process is extended till June 30, 2020.

 

M&A Awards Gala Quebec Judges :

  • Cynthia Aboud, Senior Vice-President, Accord Financial
  • Anne-Marie Bélanger, Partner, BDO
  • Marc-Vincent Bobée, Partner & Co-President, Acolytes – RCGT Division
  • Todd Caluori, Senior Vice-President and Associate Partner, M&A Lead Advisory, EY
  • Richard Cantin, Partner & Co-President, Acolytes – RCGT Division
  • Eric Cardinal, Senior Director, Velocity Trade
  • Simon Clément, Managing Partner, Lavery de Billy
  • Raoul Heredia, Senior Vice President, MNP
  • Patrick Ifergan, Vice-President, Deal Advisory, KPMG Inc.
  • Louise Langevin, Vice President, BDC Capital, Growth & Transition Capital Quebec
  • Veronik Menard, Director, Corporate Financing, BDC
  • Angelo Noce, Partner, Blakes
  • Antonella Penta, Partner, Fasken, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
  • Miriam Pozza, Partner & Deals Leader, M&A – Quebec region, PWC
  • Yves Rocheleau, Partner, Lavery de Billy

 

M&A Awards Gala Categories:

  • 1. Deal of the year: law firm: this category aims to recognize exceptional achievement by the legal advisors to one of the parties, which contributed to the overall success of the transaction.
  • 2. Deal of the year: accounting firm: this category aims to recognize exceptional achievement by the accounting firm performing financial due diligence, tax due diligence or other transaction services, which contributed to the overall success of the transaction. (Note that financial advisory services are not included in this category but rather in category No. 3 below).
  • 3. Deal of the year (under $20M): financial advisor: this category aims to recognize exceptional achievement by the financial advisor to the buyer or seller, which contributed to the overall success of the transaction. (Note: amount measured by transaction price at closing. Includes investment banks, accounting firms (advisory services group) and independent advisors or brokers).
  • 4. Deal of the year (over $20M): financial advisor: this category aims to recognize exceptional achievement by the financial advisor to the buyer or seller. (Note: amount measured by transaction price at closing. Includes investment banks, accounting firms (advisory services group) and independent advisors or brokers).
  • 5. Private equity deal of the year (acquisition of minority interest): this category aims to recognize the transactional skills and strategic vision of a private equity investor (PE fund or institutional private equity) who has purchased a minority stake in a business (under 50% of voting shares).
  • 6. Private equity deal of the year (acquisition of a majority interest): this category aims to recognize the transactional skills and strategic vision of a private equity investor (PE fund or institutional private equity) who has purchased a controlling interest in a business (over 50% of voting shares).
  • 7. Debt financing deal of the year: this category aims to recognize the deal performance and service excellence of a bank or institutional lender in providing acquisition debt financing to a purchaser in the context of an M&A transaction (includes management buy-out, but does not include general or operational financings in a non-transaction context).
  • 8. Strategic acquisition of the year: this category aims to recognize an entrepreneur or strategic acquirer for its business vision, strategy and execution in growing by way of acquisition. (Private equity funds or their platform companies not eligible, as they are included in category No. 6 above).

 

M&A Awards Gala Winners 2019

  • TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR $2-10M: Alma Cirikovic (OSF Global Services) / Charles Blouin (BDC Capital) for OSF GLOBAL SERVICES
  • YOUNG PROFESSIONAL IN M&A: Sébastien Nadeau (Oaklins E. Canada)
  • DEBT FINANCING: Christine Pouliot (PwC Canada) for GROUPE LACASSE
  • BUSINESS ACQUISITION: François Laurence (BDO) for BATTERY VENTURES
  • TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR $10-50M: Maxime Tourangeau & Benoît Mignacco (BDC Capital) for AUDIOKINETIC
  • BUSINESS SALE: Charles Godbout (PwC Canada) for TETRAGENX
  • JOINT VENTURE: Marie-Claude Boisvert (Clearspring Capital Partners) & André Lavoie (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) for DEMERS AMBULANCES
  • TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR $50-100M: François Tellier (Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance) for DELOM
  • PRIVATE EQUITY: Martin Lizotte (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) & Jacques Grégoire (Fonds de solidarité FTQ) for GROUPE OCÉAN
  • CROSS BORDER: Édith Jacques & Judith Houle-Couture & Pierre-Olivier Valiquette (Lavery, de Billy, S.E.N.C.R.L.) for CAMSO INC.
  • TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR +$100M: Richard Provencher (Stein Monast S.E.N.C.R.L. Avocats) for NEMASKA LITHIUM INC.

October 26th, 2020

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Windsor
1170 Peel Street
Montreal

Registration