TORONTO and CALGARY, July 8 /CNW/ - Toronto-Dominion Bank today announced it has fully acquired Ross Smith Sousa Advisors Ltd. (RSS), a privately-held, Calgary-based energy advisory firm, specializing in asset acquisitions and divestitures (A&D) in the oil and gas sector, effective immediately. The acquisition of RSS is an extension of the current capabilities of TD Securities Inc. ("TD Securities") Global Energy and Power Group, adding a well-regarded and technically-focused advisory team in the A&D field. All RSS employees have agreed to join TD Securities. The new business will be part of the Global Energy and Power Group and known as TD Energy Advisors.
"RSS provides a high-quality service that complements our current Energy Investment Banking expertise," says Drew MacIntyre, Vice Chair TD Securities, Head of Global Energy and Power Group. "Our clients have increasingly requested a technical component to our existing breadth of offering in the energy sector and this transaction will build on our capabilities through the addition of a highly talented team of A&D professionals with a strong reputation for service and integrity."
TD Energy Advisors will focus on providing more in-depth technical expertise on high quality strategic opportunities where there is an existing strong relationship. "TD Securities' market-leading capital markets and corporate lending activities will be enhanced through this transaction," says MacIntyre.
"We are very excited to join TD Securities as part of the Global Energy and Power Group. We saw a great match with a firm that has a leading franchise in energy, and is known in the industry for their deep client relationships and an unwavering commitment to premium service and uncompromised advice," says Rodrigo Sousa, President, RSS, and who will assume the role of Managing Director and Head of TD Energy Advisors.
TD Energy Advisors is also pleased to announce that it has been retained by Encana Corporation as its exclusive financial advisor with respect to the sale of certain natural gas and oil assets. Additional information about this opportunity and other mandates underway can be found at: http://www.tdsecurities.com/tds/content/IB_IndustryExpertise.
The financial terms for this transaction are not being disclosed.
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