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Dealmakers of the Year Awards

Gala & Celebration

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver

Thank You To Our 2018 Official Event Sponsors :
2018 Dealmakers of the Year Award Recipients

2018 DEAL OF THE YEAR

Agreement Express Inc.
CEO, Mike Gardner

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Raymond James Ltd.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Deloitte LLP

Agreement Express Inc. is a Vancouver, BC-based leading provider of a SaaS based onboarding automation platform for financial services. Frontier Capital, A North Carolina based private equity firm, acquired control of Agreement Express Inc. through a plan of arrangement in May 2018 for a purchase price representing a return to shareholders of approximately 6.5x invested capital.

Critical to this deal being completed was the participation of Agreement Express' Chief Financial Officer, Brad Carlyle. With a very large base of shareholders, and a complex multi-jurisdictional operating structure, Brad completed the most complex components of due diligence and disclosure. This deal was also completed by a very small deal team, which depended highly on Mr. Carlyle's attention to detail and his energy.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP acted for Agreement Express with a team that included Iain Mant, Martin Ferreira Pinho and Gosia Piasecka (corporate), Mike Coburn (tax), Tracey Cohen (litigation) and Karam Bayrakal (IP).

Raymond James Ltd. acted as exclusive financial advisor. Raymond James formed a cross-border team led by Sean Martin (Toronto) and Steve Hufford (St. Petersburg, Florida).

McCarthy Tétrault LLP acted for certain management shareholders of Agreement Express, with a team that included Ted Koffman (corporate), Bosa Kosoric (corporate) and Monique Ronning (employment).

Deloitte LLP assisted Agreement Express with certain structuring and tax matters, with a team that included Philippe Montillaud (M&A and tax) and David Mueller (tax).

Deal of the Year Award: The Deal of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates a leading British Columbia sell-side transaction. This award recognizes both the executive team and CEO as well as British Columbia-based professional firms and other individuals whose excellence in executing on that transaction led to an exceptional outcome.


2018 DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR

Alistair Cook, President & CEO
BID Group Holdings Ltd.

In addition to leading BID through five transformative growth transactions over the past three years (including $125M in acquisitions, strategic partnerships and capital programs, as well as the completion of debt and equity financings in excess of $100M). Alistair is the driving force behind BID's strategy to automate and introduce Al into the wood processing sector.

"Alistair has an exceptional ability to connect with each and every member of the BID team, from the shop floor through to the boardroom of BID's major customers, and a large part of BID's success can be attributed to these leadership and communication skills."

David Schellenberg, Highland West Capital Ltd.

Dealmaker of the Year Award: The Dealmaker of the Year Award recognizes the contribution of an outstanding dealmaker who has driven the corporate growth strategy through a series of accretive acquisitions, mergers and/or divestitures.


ACG British Columbia congratulates all companies and individuals nominated and our wider M&A community in British Columbia generally for all of their contributions to a year full of exceptional transactions. We also wish to thank everyone who submitted nominations - we could not hold this event without you!


2018 Dealmakers of the Year Awards Gala Celebration
Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The ACG British Columbia Dealmakers of the Year Awards were hosted this year at the Sutton Place Hotel on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Vancouver. It was British Columbia's opportunity to celebrate achievements of local M&A professionals and acknowledge industry excellence. 

 

THE CELEBRATION!

Master of Ceremonies, Steve Patterson (Host of CBC Radio's The Debaters), and business leaders in the community joined together for a fun evening in celebration of local M&A achievements and industry excellence.

 

Dealmakers of the Year Awards & Celebration
November 8th, 2018 
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Master of Ceremonies: Steve Patterson, Host of CBC Radio's The Debaters

Cocktail Reception: 5:30pm
Dinner Program: 6:30pm
Dessert & Networking: 8:00pm

TICKET PRICES
Member Price: $180 + GST
Non-Member Price: $200 + GST
Member Table of Eight: $1350 + GST
Non-Member Table of Eight: $1500 + GST

 

 


Congratulations to our 2017 Dealmakers of the Year!

2017 Deal of the Year Award

Daiya Foods Inc.

Terry Tierney, CEO, Daiya Foods Inc.

Ally Bharmal, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Rick Kohn, Partner, Deloitte LLP

Janica Lane, Managing Director, Consumer Investment Banking, Piper Jaffray


The Deal of the Year Award celebrates a leading British Columbia sell-side transaction. This award recognizes the executive team and CEO, as well as British Columbia-based professional firms and other individuals whose excellence in executing on that transaction led to an exceptional outcome.

 


2017 Dealmaker of the Year Award 

 

Elana Rosenfeld, Co-founder and CEO

Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd


The Dealmaker of the Year Award recognizes the contribution of an outstanding Dealmaker who has driven the corporate growth strategy through a series of transactions.

ACG British Columbia congratulates all companies and individuals nominated.  Check out the great photos from the 2017 Dealmakers of the Year Awards below!


 

Congratulations to our 2016 Dealmakers of the Year!

Scott McIntosh, President

Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX)

Advisor: Deloitte Corporate Finance

Tim Berman, President

Fluxwerx Illumination

Advisor: Mogan Daniels Slager LLP

Congratulations to our 2015 Dealmakers of the Year!

Stuart Suls, President & CEO, Mr. Lube Canada LP

Advisor: PWC Corporate Finance

Kevin McElroy, President, Nuheat Industries & Neil Johansen, Managing Partner, Fulcrum Capital Partners

Advisor: Lazard Middle Market

ACG Leadership Award Recipient

Hugh Notman, Managing Partner
CCC Investment Banking

Congratulations to our 2014 Dealmakers of the Year!

Richard Harris of Golden Boy Foods Ltd. and Rob Wildeman of Tricor Pacific Capital

Advisor: Lazard Middle Market

Jeff Hart Can-Sure Underwriting Ltd.

Advisor: Capital West Partners

ACG Builders Award Recipient

Doug Cruikshank of The Cruikshank Advisory Group Ltd.

ACG British Columbia

Congratulations To All Of Our Past Dealmakers of the Year!

2013

Dealmakers Award

Robert Miller, President & CEO, PRT Growing Services Ltd.

John Anderson, President, Chairman & CEO, The Oppenheimer Group

Lifetime Achievement Award

Rod Senft, Tricor Pacific Capital

2012

Dealmakers Award

Elana Rosenfeld, Kicking Horse Coffee

Ed Yurowski and Jim Dales, Procon Mining and Tunnelling Group

Martin Bates and David Chapman, Crossroads C&I Distributors

2011

Dealmakers Award

Leroy Reitsma and Doug Beckman, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group

Rick McClymont and David Taft, Britco Group

Shannon Susko, Subserveo Inc.

2010

Dealmakers Award

Brad Miller, IMW Industries

Joseph Calvano, Dollar Giant

Jack Lee, 4Refuel