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Dealmakers of the Year Awards

Hyatt Regency Vancouver 
655 Burrard Street Vancouver BC

February 9, 2023

Call for Nominations

 

Please submit your nominations to ACG British Columbia by emailing vancouver@acg.org. The deadline for nominations is January 6th, 2023

Deal of the Year Award

The Deal of the Year Award recognizes a leading British Columbia sell-side transaction, the CEO and the British Columbia professional firms and individuals whose excellence in executing on that transaction created an exceptional outcome. Click here for the Complete Deal of the Year Nomination Form.  

Dealmaker of the Year Award

Dealmaker of the Year Award: The Dealmaker of the Year Award recognizes the contribution of an outstanding BC middle market community participant who has driven the prosperity of the middle market companies in B.C., either as a principal or advisor, through his or her involvement with acquisitions, mergers and/or divestitures. Click here for the Complete Dealmaker of the Year Nomination Form.

2021 Event Photos

The 2021 Association for Corporate Growth British Columbia Dealmakers of the Year Awards were hosted at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver on Thursday, March 31st. ACG BC along with event sponsors Bank of America and Lawson Lundell LLP, celebrated the achievements of local M&A professionals and networked with industry leaders.   

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2021 Deal of the Year Recipient

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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.
 

WINNER: Xypex Chemical Corporation

ACG BC is proud to recognize as BC's Middle Market Deal of the Year the sale of Xypex Chemical Corporation to TorQuest Partners, in a transaction led by CEO D'Arcy Mainwaring. Xypex was advised by PwC Corporate Finance Inc. with a team consisting of Jim Crooks, Ronnie De Zen, Philip Haywood and Daniel Barends, and by Lawson Lundell LLP with a team consisting of David Allard, Andrew Robertson, and Danielle Broadfoot.
 

FINALISTS: FT Synthetics Inc. and Vessel Packaging Inc.
 

ACG BC also recognizes as finalists for the Deal of the Year two transactions:
 

FT Synthetics Inc. in its sale to GAF, in a transaction led by its shareholders Gary Sandhar, Surinder Bath, and Sam Lidhar, and advised by Kevin Mayer of Citizens M&A Advisory and Andrew Hennigar of Border Ladner Gervais LLP.

 

 

 


 

Vessel Packaging Inc. in its sale to TricorBraun, in a transaction led by CEO Matt Leslie, and advised by Leo Wilson of KPMG Corporate Finance Inc. and Arash Amouzgar of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

2021 Dealmaker of the Year 

The Dealmaker of the Year Award focuses on recognizing the contribution of an  outstanding individual dealmaker who has contributed significantly to the prosperity of BC middle market companies through dealmaking.

WINNER: Tom Kramer, President and CEO of Smith Cameron Group

 

Tom Kramer acquired Smith Cameron, a BC-based pump distribution business, in 2011 with Krystal Growth Partners. After acquiring Smith Cameron, Tom was intimately involved with the sourcing, screening, execution, and integration of six follow-on strategic transactions, before divesting of Smith Cameron in 2021 to Flow Control Group, a KKR Portfolio Company.
 

FINALIST: Andrew Black, Founder and CEO of VetCare Canada Inc.

ACG BC also recognizes Andrew Black, founder and CEO of VetCare Canada Inc. as finalist for Dealmaker of the Year. In 2021, Andrew and his team led a process to secure a C$175M senior credit facility to support VetCare's growing objective of continued expansion across Canada, and also closed 22 practice acquisitions, building relationships with all vets when leading the acquisition process.

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About Dealmakers of the Year Awards

The 2022 Association for Corporate Growth British Columbia Dealmakers of the Year Awards will be hosted at the Hayatt Regency Vancouver on Thursday, February 9th. Join us to celebrate the achievements of local M&A professionals and to network with industry leaders.

Registration information coming soon.