Bloomberg ranks Gowling WLG #2 for Canadian M&A deals in the first half of 2018

11 July 2018

Gowling WLG had an exceptionally strong showing in Bloomberg’s M&A legal advisory tables for the first half of 2018,* ranking second among all law firms globally for number of Canadian deals — with 48 credited transactions.

This ranking reflects the firm’s status as one of the world’s busiest law firms for Canadian M&A, with expertise across a wide range of industries. Recent examples include advising:

  • Energy: NextEra Energy Partners, LP on tax aspects of its $1.6-billion sale of a portfolio of renewable energy facilities to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Media & Telecommunications: Bell Media on its acquisition of a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios
  • Cannabis: Aleafia Inc. on its business combination with Canabo Medical Inc.
  • Manufacturing/Private Equity: Novacap Industries IV, S.E.C. on its acquisition of Mailhot Industries
  • Blockchain: Neptune Dash Technologies Corp. on its reverse takeover transaction
  • Financial Institutions: the Special Committee of Central Fund of Canada Limited on the company's $4.3-billion acquisition by Sprott Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement

Combining legal knowledge and business acumen, members of Gowling WLG’s Canadian M&A Group serve as trusted advisers to a range of Canadian and multinational clients — both publicly traded and privately held — across all major industry sectors.

Bloomberg’s league tables, published quarterly, are leading benchmarks of legal advisory performance.

* Bloomberg: Global M&A Market Review Legal Rankings 1H 2018