Banking

Representative Work

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.

Baytex Energy Corp. $1.5 Billion Financing

Counsel to Baytex Energy Corp. in its 2014 $1.5 billion public offering of 38,433,000 subscription receipts.

ATCO Group Increase in Credit Facilities

Counsel to Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal in connection with the 2013 increase and amendment of credit facilities provided to various members of the ATCO group in the aggregate principal amount of $2 billion.

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.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company – Revolving Credit Facility

Counsel to Royal Bank of Canada and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a revolving credit facility provided to Canadian Pacific Railway Company in the amount $1.165 billion.

Mill City Capital, LP Credit Facilities

Counsel to Royal Bank of Canada and Alberta Treasury Branches in connection with syndicated credit facilities provided to Mill City Capital, LP in 2013 in the aggregate principal amount of $60 million to assist with its going private acquisition of Bonnett's Energy Corp.

Ember Resources Inc. Acquisition of Assets from Apache Corporation

Counsel to Alberta Treasury Branches in connection with syndicated credit facilities provided to Ember Resources Inc. in 2013 in the aggregate principal amount of $150 million to assist in its acquisition of certain oil and gas assets from Apache Corporation and to refinance existing debt.

Landmark Cinemas Canada – Credit Facilities

Counsel to Alberta Treasury Branches in connection with credit facilities provided to Landmark Cinemas Canada Limited Partnership in the amount of $49 million and the financing of Landmark Cinemas Canada Limited Partnership's acquisition of certain theatres located in Ontario and the Western Canadian provinces from Empire Theatres Limited and ECL Western Holdings Limited. 

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.

Superior Plus LP – International Term and Operating Facilities

Counsel for a syndicate of 11 lenders in 2012 providing CDN $570MM senior secured term and operating facilities to a group of affiliated Canadian, U.S. and Chilean borrowers.

Niko Resources Inc. – International Term and Operating Facilities

Counsel for The Bank of Nova Scotia in 2012 as the administrative agent for seven international banks providing US$250 million aggregate senior secured revolving extendible credit facilities to Niko Resources Inc.

Pengrowth Energy Corporation Acquisition of NAL

Counsel to Pengrowth in the 2012 $1.9 billion acquisition of NAL Energy Corporation.

Grande Cache Coal Corp. Acquisition by Winsway Coking Coal

Counsel to Grande Cache in its 2012 $1 billion acquisition by Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Limited and Marubeni Corporation.

Sanjel Group – International Service Company Facility

Counsel in 2011 for a syndicate of lenders, led by Alberta Treasury Branches, providing term and operating facilities for the Sanjel Group for its international operations.

Vermillion Resources Ltd. – International Facilities

Counsel in 2011 for The Toronto-Dominion Bank as agent for a syndicate of 10 lenders providing international credit facilities aggregating CDN $800 million on a senior secured basis.

Progress Energy Resources Corp. Sale to and Joint Venture with PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress in the 2011 $1.1 billion sale of 50% working interest in Montney shale assets in Foothills of north eastern British Columbia to PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, and the formation of an upstream joint venture to develop the gas assets as well as a downstream LNG Export Project Joint Venture pursuant to which they plan to build and operate a major LNG export facility.

Precision Drilling Corporation Term and Operating Facilities

Counsel for the Royal Bank of Canada in 2010 as administrative agent for a syndicate of 13 lenders providing a US$550 million senior secured credit facility to Precision Drilling Corporation and secured against Canadian and U.S. assets.