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Canadian Law Awards: Blakes Congratulates “Deal of the Year” Recipients and Finalists

May 12, 2023

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes or the Firm) is pleased to announce that 10 of our clients’ deals are recognized as finalists across multiple Deal of the Year categories in the 2023 Canadian Law Awards. The awards were held in Toronto on May 11, 2023.

Blakes is proud to partner with many of the country’s best legal teams on matters that continue to shape business law in Canada and congratulates all the 2023 recipients and finalists.

Now in its fourth edition, the Canadian Law Awards features multiple Deal of the Year categories, including Infrastructure & Projects, Insolvency & Restructuring, M&A and Mid-Market.

Blakes advised on the following Deal of the Year finalist deals (our clients are indicated in parentheses):

Infrastructure & Projects Deal of the Year

  • GO Transit corridor expansion project (Metrolinx)

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its joint venture with KKR & Co. to create Pembina Gas Infrastructure (Pembina Pipeline Corporation)

Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year

  • Aldo cross-border restructuring (Multiple)

  • Groupe Sélection restructuring under the CCAA (Groupe Sélection)

M&A Deal of the Year

  • Kinross Gold Corp. acquisition of Great Bear Resources (Great Bear Resources)

  • Rio Tinto acquisition of Turquoise Hill Resources (Turquoise Hill Resources)

Mid-Market Deal of the Year

  • Audax Private Equity Acquisition of Harbourfront Wealth Management (Harbourfront Wealth Management)

  • Enercare Acquisition of HydroSolution L.P. and HydroSolution Ltd. (TD Bank)

  • Essity acquisition of 80% share of Knix Wear (Knix Wear)

  • Wyloo Metals Acquisition of Noront Resources (BHP Group Limited)

About the Canadian Law Awards
The Canadian Law Awards are presented annually by Key Media. Nominees were selected from hundreds of submissions from firms and legal departments nationwide. An audited, independent judging panel reviewed the nominations and scored them against strict criteria.