Osler Tops Canadian M&A Rankings for the first half of 2016

Jul 12, 2016

The first half 2016 M&A league tables have been released and Osler has been ranked #1 by each of Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, and Mergermarket. This follows our first place full-year rankings for 2015.

According to Thomson Reuters, there was US$108 billion of deal activity with Canadian involvement announced in the first half of the year, down 22% from the same period in 2015, and Osler advised on US$37 billion in total transaction value represented by 42 deals. Notable transactions in the first half of 2016 included advising Corus Entertainment in its $2.65 billion purchase of Shaw Media from Shaw Communications, The Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Husky Energy in the $1.7 billion disposition of an interest in midstream assets, and iCON Infrastructure in its $480 million agreement to acquire Capstone Infrastructure.

Highlights of Osler’s first half 2016 rankings include:

  • Ranked by Thomson Reuters as the #1 Canadian law firm for Canadian announced deals (by value) and the #2 firm (by deal count)

  • Ranked by Bloomberg as the #1 law firm for Canadian announced deals (by value)

  • Ranked by Mergermarket as the #1 law firm for Canadian announced deals (by value)

With offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York, Osler is consistently ranked as one of the top M&A law firms in Canada. Our roles on domestic, cross-border and international transactions include advising public companies, private companies, private equity sponsors, emerging companies and start-ups, global conglomerates, pension funds, sovereign funds, and financial advisors.