Mergers and Acquisitions

In Canada, Scotiabank offers a full range of mergers and acquisitions financial advisory services, and is a recognized leader in the field. In the United States, we advise clients on M&A transactions that are predominantly cross-border deals. In Mexico, we provide full service M&A capabilities, and have earned a solid reputation in the Mexican market.

Our services include:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures of public and private companies
  • Assessing strategic alternatives and maximizing shareholder value
  • Takeover defence strategies and planning
  • Restructurings, recapitalizations and workouts
  • Fairness opinions and valuations

In the oil and gas sector, these services are provided through Scotia Waterous.

Our experience is complemented by our global reach, enhancing our ability to effectively execute assignments for our clients. Our own network of offices across North America and Europe is extended by The Bank of Nova Scotia's international network. Our broad network of contacts and relationships enables us to facilitate, where desired, a comprehensive approach to solving our clients' merger and acquisition objectives.

Our principal objective is to provide excellent service while meeting the highest standards of integrity. Over the years we have achieved an impressive track record in providing merger and acquisition services to Canadian and international clients. We have earned a reputation among our clients for advice which is both valuable and objective.

Scotia Waterous

Scotiabank, through its Scotia Waterous business unit, is a global leader in oil and gas M&A. Scotia Waterous was formed in June 2005 through the merger of our oil and gas M&A advisory business and Waterous & Co. The new entity provides a global oil and gas M&A advisory service through its global investment banking offices. For more information visit Scotia Waterous.


For further information, please contact:

Don Robertson
Managing Director and Co-Head,
Mergers and Acquisitions
T 416.863.7573


Vinicio Alvarez
Managing Director and Head,
Debt Capital Markets
T 5255.9179.5222

For information on Scotia Waterous, please contact:

David Potter
Managing Director and Head
Scotia Waterous
T 403.261.2378