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Fasken’s valued Clients take home four Canadian Dealmakers Awards

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken acted on three notable deals that took home four Canadian Dealmakers 2017 Awards last week in Toronto. They include the following:



  • Deal Team of the Year
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Couche-Tard) acquires CST Brands Inc.
  • Consumer Business Deal of the Year
  • Mid-Market Deal of the Year
  • Rogers Sugar Inc. acquires L.B. Maple Treat Corporation (LBMT)
  • Information Technology Deal of the Year
  • TMX Group Limited’s (TMX Group) acquires Trayport Limited

Fasken was recognized for its involvement in the Couche-Tard deal, for representing the dealers in a C$3.2 billion cross-border debt financing that financed part of Couche-Tard’s C$4.4-billion acquisition of CST Brands, as well as for representing Parkland Fuel Corporation in buying the majority of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands Inc. from Couche-Tard for approximately C$985 million. Jean-Pierre Chamberland led the team on the Couche-Tard financing and Chris Wolfenberg led the team which included Michel Boislard and Diane Bertrand on the Parkland acquisition.

The Awards also acknowledged Fasken’s role in the C$160.3 million Lantic Inc. acquisition of LBMT. Lantic Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers Sugar Inc. Fasken represented LBMT (a pioneer in the maple syrup industry), Champlain Financial Corporation and other stakeholders. Jean-Sébastien Dugas carried this file.

Fasken played a leading role acting as counsel to TMX Group in connection with the financing arrangements relating to TMX Group’s C$931 million acquisition of London-based Trayport Holdings Limited, and its U.S.-based affiliate, Trayport Inc. The Fasken team acted in relation to amending TMX Group’s existing credit agreement and in relation to a proposed new fully committed credit facility. As well, the Fasken team  acted on the C$300 million private placement offering of senior unsecured debentures. The Fasken team consisted of Jon Levin, John Elias and Alex Nikolic.

The Mergers & Acquisitions Group advises on a variety of industries, including mining, energy, transportation, agribusiness, financial institutions, investment funds, telecommunications and technology. More than 100 of our lawyers focus on advancing M&A strategies for clients every day. Fasken’s M&A group is consistently recognized by Chambers, Lexpert, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

About Dealmakers

Deloitte, The Globe and Mail, Lexpert and Thomson Reuters founded the Canadian Dealmakers program in 2007. These Awards honour both Canadian companies and individuals. The winners are chosen by a panel of eminent judges and the criteria considered are those who have significantly impacted the M&A market through innovation and growth, the establishment of best practices, the enhancement of customer needs and products, and the creation of value.

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