CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 The M&A Advisor has recently announced the winners of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. At their recent 2016 M&A Advisor Awards Gala, at the New York Athletic Club, the leading M&A publication awarded Paladin CMS Advisors, Canadian partner of ONEtoONE Corporate Finance, the 2016 Strategic Deal of the Year Award ($10mm-$25mm) for their work on the Korite Minerals and Canada Fossils deal.

“We are so pleased to have had the mandate to exclusively represent the shareholders of Korite Minerals Ltd. and Canada Fossils Ltd. who trusted Paladin to steer this complex transaction to a most successful outcome.” says Calvin Hughes, Founder and Managing Director of Paladin CMS Advisors.  “We’d also like to share our gratitude with our deal team members at Burstall Winger Zammit and Felesky Flynn and to The M&A Advisors for hosting such a prestigious event.  Receiving this award from amongst such a field of distinguished professionals is indeed a true honour.”

“The Sale and Divestiture of Korite Minerals Ltd. & Canada Fossils Ltd. is a compelling transaction combining a unique set of materials and products (dinosaur and ammolite fossils and rare jewellery) with end-to-end vertical integration (of mining, production and B2B global distribution),” says David Fergusson, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The M&A Advisor. “The M&A Advisor is pleased to recognize Paladin CMS Advisors and their work on this deal with the 2016 Strategic Deal of the Year Award.”

The M&A Advisor Awards Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the 2016 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 45 M&A, media, academic, and stalwarts. In addition to the announcement of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners, Thomas Farrell, Executive Vice President, Generational Group was presented with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award; and Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman, Sonenshine Partners; Professor, Harvard University Law School; and John Reiss, Global Head of White & Case’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group received the 2016 Leadership Award.


To view a list of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners please CLICK HERE.



Paladin CMS Advisors (Capital Markets Strategy) is a boutique, private Canadian investment banking firm dedicated to serving private middle market companies with M&A advisory. Paladin CMS is also the Canadian Partner of ONEtoONE Corporate Finance, a global digital investment banking group that is redefining the M&A industry, with more than 100 senior advisors, industry consultants, and researchers across 30 countries who are obsessed with results.



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