Torys continues to rank first among Canada’s top corporate finance legal advisers in 2012

October 31, 2012

Bloomberg's 2012 third quarter corporate finance league tables rank Torys as among the top law firms in the world to advise on corporate finance transactions.

The results summarized here are based on transaction values.

Bloomberg

  • In the category of advising managers of Canadian equity and equity-linked offerings, Torys ranked 1st 24 transactions valued at US$5.763 billion.
  • In the category of advising managers of Canadian equity offerings, Torys ranked 1st, with 30 transactions valued at US$6.167 billion.
  • In the category of advising managers of Canadian common equity, income trust, convertible and preferred offerings, Torys ranked 1st, with 31 transactions valued at US$6.267 billion.
  • In the category of Canadian Corporates advising the issuer, Torys ranked 2nd, with 11 transactions valued at US$3.721 billion.


Financial Post Dealmakers

  • In the category of advising underwriters of Canadian equity offerings, Torys ranked first, with 11 transactions valued at C$2.738 billion.
  • In the category of advising underwriters of Canadian equity or debt offerings, Torys ranked second, with 13 transactions valued at C$4.263 billion.
  • In the category of advising underwriters of Canadian debt offerings, Torys ranked third, with 2 transactions valued at C$1.525 billion.
  • In the category of advising on the 10 largest debt offerings in Canada, Torys ranked
    • third for advising the underwriters in the Bank of Nova Scotia’s C$1.5 billion offering of debentures
    • ninth for advising Brookfield Asset Management in its C$425 million offering of notes
    • tenth for advising Sherritt International in its C$500 million offering of debentures
  • In the category of advising on the 10 largest equity offerings in Canada, Torys ranked
    • first for advising the underwriters in the Bank of Nova Scotia’s C$1.7 billion offering of common shares
    • third for advising the underwriters in Bonavista Energy Corporation’s C$345 million offering of common shares
    • ninth for advising First Capital Realty Inc. in its C$240 million offering of units
    • tenth for advising the underwriters in RioCan REIT’s C$193 million offering of trust units
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