Mergers & Acquisitions

Representative Work

Whitecap Resources Inc. Acquisition of Beaumont Energy Inc.

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the 2015 $587.5 million acquisition of Beaumont Energy Inc. 

Freehold Royalties Ltd. Acquisition from Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in the 2015 $321 million acquisition of two royalty packages from Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

Tourmaline Oil Corp. Acquisition of Interests of Perpetual Energy Inc.

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp.in the 2015 $257 million acquisition of the interests of Perpetual Energy Inc. in the West Edson area of Alberta.

Kelt Exploration Ltd. Acquisition of Artek Exploration Ltd.

Counsel to Artek Exploration Ltd. in the 2015 $320 million acquisition by Kelt Exploration Ltd.

Longview Oil Corp. Acquisition by Surge Energy Inc.

Counsel to Longview Oil Corp. in the 2014 $430 million acquisition by Surge Energy Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement. 

Mullen Group Ltd. Acquisition of Gardewine Group Limited Partnership

Counsel to Mullen Group Ltd. in the 2014 $172 million acquisition of Manitoba-based Gardewine Group Limited Partnership.

PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. Acquisition of Range Royalty Limited Partnership

Counsel to Range Royalty Limited Partnership in the 2014 $699 million acquisition by PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

Triwest Capital Partners Acquisition of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation

Counsel to Triwest Capital Partners and Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund in connection with the 2014 acquisition of a majority interest in NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation.

Encana Corporation Sale to Jupiter Resources Inc.

Counsel to Encana Corporation in the 2014 $2 billion disposition of its Bighorn assets in Alberta to Jupiter Resources Inc.

Long Run Exploration Ltd. Acquisition of Crocotta Energy Inc.

Counsel to Long Run Exploration Ltd. in its 2014 $346 million acquisition of Crocotta Energy Inc.

Pacer Construction Sale to MasTec, Inc.

Counsel to Pacer Construction Holdings Corporation and its affiliated operating companies, a leading contractor in Western Canada, in connection with its 2014 US$213 million sale to MasTec, Inc.

Parex Resources Inc. Acquisition of Verano Energy Limited

Counsel to Parex Resources Inc. in the 2014 $198 million acquisition of Verano Energy Limited.

Spartan Energy Corp. Acquisition of Renegade Petroleum Ltd.

Counsel to Renegade Petroleum Ltd. in the 2014 $495 million acquisition by Spartan Energy Corp. pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement.

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. Acquisition of Angle Energy Inc

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in the 2013 $576 million acquisition of Angle Energy Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement.

TriOil Resources Ltd. Acquisition by ORLEN Upstream s.p.z.o.o.

Counsel to TriOil Resources Ltd. in the November 2013 $240 million acquisition by ORLEN Upstream s.p. z o.o. 

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. $240 Million Joint Venture

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in the 2013 $240 million joint venture with TCA Energy Ltd., a Canadian incorporated special purpose vehicle for Troika Resources Private Equity Fund based in Seoul, Korea.

Conversion of Inter Pipeline Fund

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Fund in the 2013 conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd., a dividend paying corporation.

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. $200 Million Joint Venture

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in the 2013 $200 million joint venture with the Canadian subsidiaries of Daewoo International Corporation and Devonian Natural Resources Private Equity Fund to develop properties in west central Alberta.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Acquisition of Barrick Energy Inc.

Counsel to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in the 2013 $173 million acquisition of Barrick Energy Inc.

CNOOC Ltd. Acquisition of Nexen Inc.

Counsel to the Board of Directors of Nexen Inc. in the 2013 $15 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc. by CNOOC Ltd.

Vero Energy Inc. Merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Counsel to Vero Energy Inc. in connection with its 2012 $175 million merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. 

Renegade Petroleum Ltd. $420 Million Strategic Acquisitions

Counsel to Renegade Petroleum Ltd. in connection with the financing of its 2012 $420 million asset acquisition which included a plan of arrangement between Renegade Petroleum Ltd. and Canadian Phoenix Resources Corp. (including cash of $75 million), a bought deal offering of 30,104,300 subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $70.1 million and a private placement of 48,619,915 subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $114.3 million.

Madalena Ventures Inc. Cash Takeover Bid of Online Energy Inc.

Counsel to Madalena Ventures Inc. in the 2012 takeover bid of 42,992,196 common shares of Online Energy Inc.

Progress Energy Resources Corp. Acquisition by PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress on the 2012 $5.2 billion acquisition by PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company.