M&A Awards Presentation (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 Presentation will celebrate the success and the remarkable work of professionals in M&A and corporate financing.

This 2020 M&A Awards will be presented virtually and will be broadcast on our website and social networks.

The nomination process is closed.

 

M&A Awards Finalists:

DEAL OF THE YEAR: LAW FIRM
Étienne Brassard, Lavery Lawyers - Acquisition of Molson Land
Andrew Cohen, Miller Thomson LLP - Acquisition of Cogeco Peer 1 by Digital Colony
Neil Kravitz, Fasken - Acquisition of Aeroplan Loyalty Program by Air Canada
Karl Tabbakh, McCarthy Tétrault - Acquisition of NDT Global by Eddyfi/NDT

Sponsored by


DEAL OF THE YEAR: ACCOUNTING FIRM
Alain LeBlond, Deloitte - Globalvet
Anthony Ferrari, BDO Canada - Ficodis Inc.
François Laurence, former BDO Canada - Falcon Envrionmental Services Inc.

Commanditée par

DEAL OF THE YEAR (<$20M): FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Charles Blouin, BDC Capital - Acquisition of Gestimed by PetaIMD
Charles Godbout, PwC - Incendo Media Inc.
Sébastien Nadeau, Oaklins E. Canada - Plurison Inc.

Sponsored by


DEAL OF THE YEAR (>$20M): FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Ken Brooks, EYO - Reel One Entertainment Transaction
Ken Brooks, EYO - TransDiff Transaction
Maxime Detraux, PwC - Plastique Micron Transaction
Christine Pouliot, PwC - TRJ Telecom Transaction

Sponsored by



PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR (ACQUISITION OF MINORITY INTEREST)
Jean Bédard, BDC Capital - Acquisition of a minority interest by  BDC Capital in TeraXion
Emmanuelle Héroux, Fonds de solidarité FTQ - Acquisition of a minority interest of Groupe Access by Fonds de Solidarité FTQ
Éric Phaneuf, Partenaires Walter Capital - Acquisition of a minority interest in Athos Services Commémoratifs

Sponsored by
PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR (ACQUISITION OF MAJORITY INTEREST)
David Lewin, Novacap - Nuvei acquires SafeCharge
Julie Proulx, Fonds de solidarité FTQ & Alain Tremblay, Caisse de dépôt de placement du Québec - Groupe Canam
Michel Toutant, Novacap - Foliot

Sponsored by


DEBT FINANCING DEAL OF THE YEAR 
Emmanuelle Héroux, Fonds de solidarité FTQ - Agence Cartier
Charles Blouin, BDC Capital - Acquisition of Gestimed by PetaIMD financed by BDC Capital
Pascal Dion, BDC Capital - Pit Caribou

Sponsored by

STRATEGIC ACQUISITION OF THE YEAR
David Perez, Air Canada - Acquisition of Aeroplan Loyalty Program by Air Canada
Martin Thériault, EddyFi/NDT - Acquisition of NDT Global by Eddyfi/NDT
Adrian Schauer, AlayaCare Inc. - Acquisition of Procura

Sponsored by

 

M&A Awards 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.

December 31st, 1969

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM