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M&A Awards Gala Ontario 2024

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M&A Awards Gala Ontario

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November 2024 (date to be confirmed)

5:30 - 9:00 PM

King Edward Hotel, Toronto

Celebrate the winning transactions closed in 2023 at the 3rd edition of the M&A Awards Gala with the most successful Ontario dealmakers and advisory firms.

For more detailed information please consult our Gala Presentation.

Nomination Form

Submit your closed transactions between January 1, 2023 and January 31, 2024.

M&A Awards Gala Guest of Honor

Mairead Lavery



Since joining Export Development Canada in 2014, Mairead Lavery has put values and ethics at the center of her leadership approach. Appointed President and CEO on February 5, 2019, Mairead set out three pillars for her leadership: Champion for Trade; Environmental, Social and Governance Responsibility; and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. These values are the centerpiece of her – and EDC’s – business agenda.

Under her direction, Canada’s export credit agency has pursued ambitious objectives, achieving strong growth, and helping more Canadian companies do business in 200 markets around the world, while generating over $100 billion in trade and investment annually.

In 2020, EDC became a major contributor to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 economic response, helping deliver billions of dollars in liquidity to companies across Canada. EDC also stands as the single largest financier of Canadian cleantech, a proud supporter of women-owned and women-led businesses, and regularly ranks among Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Mairead is the Board Chair for the EDC subsidiary, FinDev Canada, Canada’s international development finance institution, and a Board member of Ontario Global 100, creating opportunities for business leaders of Ontario mid-sized companies to accelerate growth. She also sits on the advisory boards of Toronto Global Forum and Project Arrow, which is creating Canada’s original full-build, zero-emissions concept vehicle. Prior to joining EDC, Mairead held executive roles at Bombardier, where she managed a range of large complex portfolios over a sixteen-year career.

She is a native of Northern Ireland, has a degree in Management and Accounting from Queen’s University Belfast, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. She is also the first woman to occupy EDC’s chief executive role in its 75-plus year history.

In 2015, Mairead experienced another very proud milestone: becoming a Canadian citizen.

Master of Ceremonies

Theresa Shutt

Senior Vice President for Corporate Private Debt Fiera Private Debt
Theresa Shutt, BA, MA, MBA, CFA, is Senior Vice President for Corporate Private Debt at Fiera Private Debt. Prior to joining Fiera in 2019, she was the Chief Investment Officer of Private Debt with Integrated Asset Management. Over her long career she was also Managing Director with BMO Corporate Finance, and she held a variety of roles at RBC and Scotiabank.

2023 Ontario M&A Awards Gala Winners

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Gold Sponsors

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Become a Sponsor

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If you would like to become more involved as a future sponsor, please contact us.
Brahm Elkin, President & Founder
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King Edwards Hotel
37 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario

November 2024 (date to be confirmed)
5:30 PM – Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM – Awards Dinner

Montreal • Toronto • Vancouver • Calgary • Ottawa Quebec City • Mississauga 
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