Sequeira Partners Co-founder Kellie Manchester wins global Deal Maker Award

Prestigious global distinction honours the year’s most impressive transactions


March 2, 2020

VANCOUVER – Sequeira Partners Co-founder Kellie Manchester has been awarded the prestigious global Finance Monthly 2020 Deal Maker Award.

Each year, the awards recognize the most impressive transactions around the world, and celebrate excellence in M&A expertise in corporate, private equity, investment banking and legal fields. Kellie was the only Canadian dealmaker recognized and one of only six recipients across North America.

“Sequeira Partners is known to clients for our depth of experience when it comes to sell-side advisory, but also for being a people-focused firm, carrying our clients’ best interests at heart and fostering a special culture of teamwork that includes gender equity at the highest level of our leadership,” said Kellie Manchester, Co-founder of Sequeira Partners. “It’s exciting to see our unique approach and the work we’re doing recognized at the global level. Our team at Sequeira, at all levels, was foundational in bringing this transaction to a successful close.”

Kellie was selected for her work acting as advisor to Trailer Wizards Ltd., a leading supplier of trailer rental and leasing services in Canada, on its sale to TIP Trailer Services, a large European and Canadian equipment service provider and portfolio company of I Squared Capital.

The Sequeira team, served as exclusive financial advisors to Trailer Wizards, navigating the company through a complex sale process that included initial valuation, preliminary negotiations, pricing, due diligence, and negotiation of final transaction terms. The acquisition represents one of the largest deal closings in Sequeira Partners’ history.

Following the transaction, TIP’s Canadian division includes a combined fleet of more than 33,000 trailers, reefers, chassis and flatbed/drop-deck configurations. The company employs a staff of more than 500 people, including approximately 300 mechanics, throughout almost 30 locations in Canada from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia.

Kellie Manchester has 20 years’ experience advising clients in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to joining Sequeira Partners, she worked with a big four accounting firm in deal advisory, and holds a CFA designation. Kellie is active in the community volunteering with the Association of Women in Finance, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Inn from the Cold, and was previously nominated as one of BC Business Magazine’s most influential women in finance in British Columbia.  In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors for a private foundation focused on re-investing in the local community.

Click here to access the Finance Monthly 2020 Deal Maker Awards publication and list of global winners.


About Sequeira Partners

Sequeira Partners was founded in 2010 with a vision to build something special working with exceptional people and helping clients realize their transaction goals. After establishing the first office in Edmonton, the firm grew to include offices in Vancouver and Calgary. Today, Sequeira Partners is one of Western Canada’s largest boutique advisory firms serving clients in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan – specializing in industrial, energy services and diversified industries. To date, Sequeira has completed and announced more than 50 transactions with a combined enterprise value of approximately $2.9 billion and 10 transactions over $100 million.