TransAlta Corp.

TransAlta Corp.

TransAlta Corp.

Date Founded



12th Avenue SW,Suite 110,Calgary, AB T2P 2M1

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Alternative Energy
Power & Utilities

Company Description

Providing wholesale energy solutions to large industrial customers, TransAlta operates in three markets – Australia, Canada and the United States – offering a diverse set of fuels, meeting the needs of our customers. In the United States, TransAlta actively services the entire western interconnection (WECC) and Mid-C energy markets. Backed by our physical assets and global reputation, businesses we serve include investor-owned utilities (IOUs), public utility districts (PUDs), and large industrial customers. Depending on needs, we can partner to provide wholesale electricity that satisfies baseload, variable, intermediate and peak power requirements. Our solutions help reduce your risk and we can provide “green” energy solutions with Renewable Energy Options.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Strategy & Investment Officer

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

Chief Growth Officer

Managing Director, Corporate Controller

Vice President & Controller

Managing Director, Corporate Secretary

Managing Director & Treasurer

Board of Directors

Chair, US Public Policy & Regulation Practice at Dentons

Chief Executive Officer at Dynegy Midwest Generation LLC

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at TimberWest Forest Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at TransAlta Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at PTI Resources LLC

Vice Chairman & Director at ARC Financial Corp.

Co-Founder at She Leads Foundation

Former Managing Partner-Calgary Region at Arthur Andersen LLP /Canada

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Scheer, Rowlett & Associates Investment Management (SRA) is a value manager that focuses on investments in Canadian equities. The firm seeks to deliver superior, risk-adjusted returns over the long-term in both up and down markets through investments in undervalued Canadian companies with strong or improving fundamentals, healthy financial positions and proven management. SRA's investment philosophy is based on the idea that efficiencies in the equity market are realized over mid- to long-term periods. They seek to invest in undervalued companies with strong or improving fundamentals, healthy financial positions and proven management teams. The firm's objective is to deliver superior, risk-adjusted returns over the long term in both up and down markets.The firm manages Canadian equity portfolios using a four-stage, bottom-up fundamental analysis process. SRA first conducts a value screen on all S&P/TSX companies on the basis of traditional valuation measures, such as price-to-book and price-to-earnings ratios. They next step focuses on evaluating the company to determine why its valuation is being discounted in the marketplace. This step closely considers historical earnings, operating risk, management's track record and competitive advantages. The third step in SRA's process considers the operating environment and changes that could inhibit the company's ability to repeat its past successes. The final step results in the development of a fair value per share. They analyze the company in terms of discounted cash flow, break up value, net asset value, relative cash flow and earnings multiples.SRA also offers balanced investment management services that combine their Canadian equity services with fixed-income and foreign equity management, through sub-advisory arrangements. Their affiliate, Baker Gilmore & Associates Inc., provides the firm's fixed-income management. Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. manages the firm's US and EAFE components.

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Polar Asset Management Partners employs a multi-strategy, arbitrage-oriented investment approach. The firm offers a variety of unique investment strategies that can be accessed through commingled funds, managed accounts, and custom portfolios. Their strategies include: Canadian Convertible Arbitrage; US & European Convertible Arbitrage; Fixed Income Arbitrage; Risk Arbitrage; Closed-End Fund Arbitrage; Structured Products Arbitrage; Structured Credit; Canadian Event Driven; US Equity Long/Short; and Canadian Micro-Cap. Polar Asset Management Partners seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns while maintaining a strong emphasis on capital preservation.

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Quadravest Capital Management (QCM) focuses on the creation and management of enhanced yield products for retail investors. The firm manages Capital Gains Income Streams Corp. (TSE:CGQ), a mutual fund that seeks to provide holders of the equity dividend shares with fixed, cumulative monthly cash dividends in the amount per equity dividend share to yield 7% per annum on the original investment amount and an amount equal to the lesser of the original investment amount or the managed portfolio per equity dividend share. It invests in a diversified portfolio consisting principally of common shares issued by companies whose shares are included in the S&P 500 and the S&P/TSX 60.QCM manages Dividend 15 Split Corp. (Class A (DFN) and Preferred (DFN.PR.A)) and Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (Class A: DF and Preferred DF.PR.A), both of which are designed to pay monthly cash dividends primarily through investment in a portfolio of 15 dividend yielding, high quality Canadian companies.Dividend Select 15 (TSX: DS) provides investors with an opportunity to invest in a portfolio of 15 high quality Canadian companies whose shares offer an attractive dividend yield, and which have shown solid earnings growth and have a history of capital appreciation.Income Financial Trust (TSX: INC.UN) is an investment trust fund that invests in a diversified portfolio consisting of common shares included in the TSX Financial Services Index, the S&P Financials Index and the S&P MidCap Financial Index.Financial 15 Split Corp. (Class A TSX: FTN and Preferred TSX: FTN.PR.A) is a high quality portfolio consisting of 15 financial services companies made up of Canadian and US issuers.North American Financial 15 Split Corp. (Class A FFN and Preferred FFN.PR.A) invests in a portfolio of 15 high quality US and Canadian financial services companies..US Financial 15 Split Corp. (Class A FTU and Preferred FTU.PR.B) invests in a diversified, portfolio consisting of 15 US financial services companies.Canadian Life Companies Split Corp. is designed to pay monthly cash dividends. It invests in a portfolio consisting of four Canadian life insurance companies. It offers two types of shares, a Class A (TSX: LFE) and a Preferred (TSX: LFE.PR.B).Canadian Banc Corp. is is designed to pay monthly cash dividends. It invests in a portfolio consisting of six Canadian banks. It offers two classes of floating rate securities, a Class A (BK) and a Preferred (BK.PR.A).Prime Dividend Corp. invests in a diversified portfolio consisting of dividend yielding Canadian companies. Two types of shares are available, a Class A (PDV) and a Preferred (PDV.PR.A).M-Split Corp. is designed to provide investors with exposure to Manulife Financial Corp. The fund offers three types of shares, a Capital share (XMF.A), a Class I Preferred Share (XMF.PR.B) and a Class II Preferred Share (XMF.PR.C).New Commerce Split Corp. invests common shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Three types of shares are available: a Capital share (YCM), a Class I Preferred (YCM.PR.A) and a Class II Preferred (YCM.PR.B).TDb Split Corp. seeks to provide investors with exposure to Toronto-Dominion Bank. The fund offers two types of shares, a Class A (TSX: XTD) and a Preferred (Priority Equity Share) (TSX: XTD.PR.A) both with the objective to pay regular monthly cash dividends.

Recent Transactions
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Transalta Renewables, Inc. purchases Transalta Corp. /(3) Renewable Assets from TransAlta Corp.

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Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. purchases TEC Pipe Pty Ltd. /Solomon Power Station from TransAlta Corp.

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The Stichting INGKA Foundation, IKEA Group purchase 88 MW Wintering Hills Facility from TransAlta Corp.

Transaction Advisors

Advised onAltalink LP purchases Transalta Corp. /Alberta Transmission Business from TransAlta Corp.

Investment Advisor

Advised onAltalink LP purchases Transalta Corp. /Alberta Transmission Business from TransAlta Corp.


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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Legal Advisor

Deputy General Counsel at OnDeck

Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC


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