Biggest stock and debt deals in B.C. in 2020

 

Ranked by size of the deal in CAD

Published April 5, 2021. Sources: Interviews with companies below, agents and/or advisers and BIV research. Foreign currency has been converted using Bank of Canada's closing rate on date of deal closure. NP = Not provided

Scroll to the end to download the entire list, as well as versions from previous years. One of two lists that make up the Top 100 Corporate Finance Deals of 2019; see also biggest B.C. (non-mining) mergers and acquisitions of 2020.

For mining M&As, see biggest B.C. mining mergers and acquisitions of 2020.

Rank '21 Recipient company Sector Date deal announced/closed Deal description Partial list of law firms involved Partial list of underwriters and avisers involved Deal value in CAD
1

First Quantum Minerals Ltd
TSX:FM
www.first-quantum.com

Mining

September 17, 2020
September 20, 2020

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. executed its US$1.5 billion bond offering

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Vinson & Elkins LLP; Ropes & Gray

NP

$2.01 billion

2

Telus Corp
TSX:T, NYSE:TU
https://www.telus.com/en/

Telecom

February 19, 2020
February 26, 2020

$1.5 billion common share bought deal offering

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

CIBC, RBC, TD, BMO, Scotiabank, Deloitte LLP

$1.5 billion

3

First Quantum Minerals Ltd
TSX:FM
www.first-quantum.com

Mining

January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020

First Quantum Minerals US$750 million senior notes offering

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Vinson & Elkins

NP

$1.01 billion

4

Barolo Ventures Corp
TSX-V:BVC.H
NP

Metal ore mining

NP
November 25, 2020

Spin-out transaction resulting in the successful launch of Osisko Development Corp a newly-formed compan on the TSX-V

NP

NP

$850 million

5

Telus Corp
TSX:T, NYSE:TU
https://www.telus.com/en/

Telecom

May 21, 2020
May 29, 2020

US$600 million notes issuance due 2028

NP

RBC, BMO, Scotiabank, TD

$836.47 million

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