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March

Macquarie Capital Markets Canada, Dundee Securities and the syndicate of agents in Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd.’s C$50 million private placement of common shares

Loblaw in its C$12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, one of Canada’s most recognized retail brands

TD Securities and the strategic advisors in Riverstone Holdings LLC’s C$200 million equity commitment in Canadian International Oil Corp.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as Canadian counsel, in structuring its US$250 million equity commitment to a new platform joint venture with China Vanke Co. Ltd., China’s largest residential developer, to invest in the residential housing market in China

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Union Bank and Mizuho Corporate Bank, as the lead lenders, in the C$850 million financing of Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc., Pattern Energy Group LP and Capital Power Corporation's 270 MW K2 Wind Power Project in Huron County, Ontario

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its US$607 million acquisition of Compañía Operadora de Gas del Amazonas (COGA) and an equity stake in Transportadora de Gas del Perú S.A. (TgP), the largest transporter of natural gas and natural gas liquids in Peru, from Tecpetrol and in its immediate sale of an 81% interest in COGA to Graña y Montero S.A. and Enagás Internacional, S.L.U.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as Canadian counsel, in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Wilton Re Holdings Limited, a U.S. insurance company

RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities and the syndicate of underwriters in First National Financial Corporation's C$49.8 million secondary offering of common shares

CIBC World Markets, TD Securities and the syndicate of underwriters in Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc.’s C$23 million public offering of common shares

FirstEnergy Capital, Peters & Co. and the syndicate of agents in Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.'s C$65 million private placement of common shares

Brookfield Asset Management in its C$200 million public offering of preferred shares

Imperial Metals in its US$325 million private placement of 7% senior unsecured notes under Rule 144A and Regulation S

First Capital Realty in a second C$75 million reopening of its Series R offering of 4.79% senior unsecured debentures

RAE Energy in its acquisition of Offshore Joint Services, Inc. from Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.

Indianapolis Consolidated Justice Facility

February

Fairfax Financial Holdings in the sale of its interest in Canada’s MEGA Brands Inc., one of the biggest makers of construction building toys in the world, to Mattel, Inc.

Endo Health Solutions, as Canadian counsel, in its C$2.7 billion acquisition of Paladin Labs Inc. and its subsequent reorganization of both companies to form Endo International plc

Crest Petroleum in its share purchase agreement with Indio Well Services Corp., to develop an oil and gas well services company in the Permian Basin and in its C$4 million private placement of subscription receipts

Manulife Financial in its C$200 million public bought deal offering of Series 15 non-cumulative preferred shares

Manufacturers Life Insurance in its C$500 million public offering of 2.811% fixed/floating subordinated debentures

First Capital Realty in the C$75 million reopening of its 4.79% Series R senior unsecured debenture offering

Grupo Bimbo in its C$1.83 billion proposed acquisition of Canada Bread Company Limited, the bakery division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., one of Canada’s largest food manufacturers

Franco-Nevada in its US$35 million gold purchase and royalty financing of Klondex Mines Ltd.'s acquisition of the Midas Mine and Mill Complex from Newmont Mining Corporation

Canadian Western Bank in its C$125 million public bought deal offering of Basel III-compliant Series 5 non-cumulative preferred shares

National Bank Financial and the syndicate of underwriters in National Bank of Canada's C$350 million public bought deal offering of Basel III-compliant Series 30 non-cumulative preferred shares with non-viable contingent capital features

Credit Suisse Securities, RBC Capital Markets and the syndicate of agents in Seven Generations Energy Ltd.’s US$321 million private placement of 8.250% senior notes

A global biopharmaceutical company in defence of a marketing complaint brought by a competitor before the Industry Practices Review Committee (IPRC) of Rx&D

Choice Properties REIT in its C$450 million public offering of senior unsecured debentures, including C$250 million of 3.498% Series C debentures and C$200 million of 4.293% Series D debentures

January

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (Phase II)

Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Brookfield Asset Management in a C$500 million public offering of 4.825% medium term notes

RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities, BMO Capital Markets and the syndicate of underwriters in RioCan REIT's C$150 million offering of 3.62% senior unsecured debentures

BMO Capital Markets, Scotia Capital and the syndicate of underwriters in Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund’s C$345.2 million public offering of subscription receipts and concurrent Rule 144A private placement

TD Securities, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital and the syndicate of underwriters in Dundee REIT’s C$150 million offering of 4.074% senior unsecured debentures

First Capital Realty in its C$150 million offering of 4.79% senior unsecured debentures

City of Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Regina New Stadium

BlackBerry in its US$1.25 billion private placement of 6% unsecured subordinated convertible debentures to several institutional investors

River Cree Enterprises, the business entity of The Enoch Cree Nation, in its C$200 million cross-border private placement of 11% senior secured second lien notes, the first cross-border bond issue by a Canadian First Nation-owned business entity and in its subsequent purchase of the minority stake in the River Cree Resort and Casino held by Paragon Gaming for sole ownership

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its C$128 million acquisition of a portfolio of Saskatchewan farms from Assiniboia Farmland LP, its first Canadian agriculture venture

KKR and KKR North American XI Fund in the fund’s C$250 million investment in Torq Energy Logistics, Ltd.

City of Barrie Transit Facility

Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link