Result: Kingsdale was successful in convincing AnorMED shareholders not to tender into the original Genzyme bid. This bought sufficient time for AnorMED to attract a friendly superior bid from Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
Baker Brothers LLC
Result: Kingsdale's efforts resulted in 74% of votes in favour of replacing AnorMED's board with a slate of candidates nominated by Baker Brothers.
Bolivar Gold Corporation
Result: The transaction received a 76.6% approval from Bolivar's Common Shareholders and 82% approval from Warrant and Option Holders.
Result: The transaction received 65% approval based on 62.57% of outstanding shares voted.
Goodwood Inc. & Mason Capital Management
Result: The transaction received 63% shares voted of the total shares issued and outstanding. This was the most decisive win by a dissident group in Canadian history.
Leitch Technology Corporation
Result: The transaction received 54% shares voted of the total shares issued and outstanding. The dissident group was defeated by a vote of 81.8% in support of keeping the current board.
Result: With Kingsdale's leadership and solicitation efforts, ISS voted in favour of the current management and recommend ded its clients vote the same. Immediately prior to the shareholder meeting Mosaid management and the dissident group negotiated a compromise whereby the current board would be re-elected and four new members, chosen by the dissidents, would make up the new ten member board..
Petro Canada - Suncor
Result: After a long and successful call campaign Kingsdale, was able to assist Suncor and Petro Canada achieve and surpass the 66.6% threshold for the merger as well as get approvals for the new Stock Option Plan.
Royal Dutch Shell plc.
Result: Royal Dutch Shell held firm on its offer and received the support of sufficient Shell Canada investors that the transaction was successfully concluded.
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc.
Result: Kingsdale's dedicated efforts and innovative approach paid off as approximately 81.6 per cent of the Agricore United shareholders tendered into the offer.
Result: Over 45% of the outstanding shares supported the merger with Arsenal Energy by way of Plan of Arrangement.
Waterford Finance & Investment Limited
Result: Despite the delay and in spite of the letter from the Algerian Minister, the overwhelming support for Waterford's nominees held firm; leading to a negotiated settlement which included the election of the entire dissident slate of Directors (with two subsequent resignations in favour of two incumbent nominees) and FCP CEO's resignation with his replacement named prior to the meeting.
Result: As Depositary, Kingsdale helped Xstrata successfully acquire all of Falconbridge's outstanding shares, completing the largest cash transaction in Canadian history, and creating the fifth-largest diversified mining company in the world.
Result: With an increase in Yamana's offer price, Meridian's board accepted a revised offer. Yamana went to Meridian shareholders once again, and with the communications support of Kingsdale, won sufficient shareholder approval to make the hard-fought combination a reality.