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Award category

Winning deal

Award recipient (individual)

Award recipient (firm)

Mining industry

Capstone (in partnership with KORES) – Far West

Jason Howe, vice-president, business development

Capstone Mining Corp.

Korea Resources Corp. (KORES)

Energy industry

Talisman (in partnership with Ecopetrol) – Equion Energia

Mike Adams, vice-president business development

Talisman Energy Inc.

Oilfield and exploration services industry

Western Energy Services – Stoneham Drilling Trust

Dale E. Tremblay, CEO

Western Energy Services Corp.

Media & telecommunications industry

BCE – CTVglobemedia

Kevin Crull, president – Bell Media

BCE Inc.

Financial services industry

Intact – AXA

Louis Gagnon, president and COO of Intact Financial Corp.

Intact Financial Corp.

Consumer business industry

Canadian Tire – Forzani

Michael Medline, president of FGL Sports Ltd. (new name for Forzani Group)

Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.


Canadian Helicopters – Helicopters NZ

Mr. Don Wall, president and CEO

Canadian Helicopters Ltd., Cdn. Helicopters Group

Foreign outbound

Barrick – Equinox

Alistair Baker, vice-president, corporate development,

and Rick McCreary, senior vice-president, corporate development

Barrick Gold Corp.

Foreign inbound - joint venture

Joint Venture Petronas – Progress Energy

PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd,


Foreign inbound - buyout

Sinopec – Daylight Energy

Mr Zhang Lianhua, president

Sinopec International Petroleum

Exploration and Production Corp. (SIPC)

IPO of the year

Gibson Energy

Stewart Hanlon, president and CEO

Gibson Energy Inc.

CVCA private equity

EV > $500M


and Apax Partners) – Kinetic Concepts

Erik Levy, principal, private investments

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

CVCA private equity mid-market

EV $100M- $500M

OMERS Private Equity

– CBI Health Group and Accelerated Rehabilitation Centres

Tim Patterson, managing director

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

(OMERS) Private Equity

Deal team of the year

Bank of Nova Scotia – for the DundeeWealth, Banco Colpatria,

and Bank of Guangzhou acquisitions this year along with

their continuing expansion strategy into emerging markets

Chris Hodgson, group head, Global Wealth Management

Bank of Nova Scotia

Industrials industry

Martinrea – HONSEL

Nick Orlando, president and CEO


Martinrea International Inc.

*Subject to company approval of receipt of award; historically some companies have declined an award

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