Nigel Behrens

Representative Work

$1 billion private equity financings for Calgary-based oil and gas companies

Since 2012, counsel to eight Calgary-based private oil and gas companies in connection with over $1 billion of private equity financing transactions, with both Canadian and US based private equity sponsors

Serious Labs Inc. US$5 million financing

Counsel to Serious Labs Inc. in its US$5 million equity private placement financing

MEG Energy hostile tender offer from Husky Energy

Counsel to MEG Energy, a Canadian oil sands producer, and its board of directors regarding the response to the unsolicited tender offer by Husky Energy whereby Husky sought to acquire the entire share capital of MEG for approximately $6 billion

NewAlta Corporation $1 billion merger with Tervita Corporation

Counsel to NewAlta Corporation in the $1 billion merger with Tervita Corporation, a Canadian environmental solutions provider, in a stock swap transaction completed by way of Plan of Arrangement

NuVista Energy Ltd. acquisition of pipestone business of Cenovus Energy Inc.

Counsel to NuVista Energy Ltd. in the $625 million acquisition of the Cenovus Pipestone Partnership, which holds assets in the Pipestone area of Northwest Alberta, from Cenovus Energy Inc.

Raging River Exploration Inc. strategic acquisition by Baytex Energy Corporation

Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc., a Canadian oil producer, in the $2.8 billion strategic acquisition by Baytex Energy Corporation

TriWest Capital Partners investment in HPC Energy Services Ltd.

Counsel to HPC Energy Services Ltd. in a Plan of Arrangement whereby TriWest Capital Partners acquired a majority interest in HPC Energy Services Ltd.

Acquisition of HNZ Group Inc. (Canadian Helicopters Limited)

Counsel to Don Wall and CHL Heli-Acquisition Company Ltd. in the $232 million acquisition of HNZ Group Inc. (Canadian Helicopters Limited)

Enerflex Ltd. acquisition of Mesa Compression, LLC

Counsel to Enerflex Ltd., through the U.S. entity Enerflex Energy Systems Inc., in its US$106 million acquisition of U.S. based contract compression business, Mesa Compression, LLC

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. $80 million public offering

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in a public offering of $50 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% extendible unsecured subordinated convertible debentures and 25,000,000 subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of $80 million

Raging River Exploration Inc. acquisition of Rock Energy Inc.

Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc. in the $109 million acquisition of Rock Energy Inc. pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement

Enerplus Corporation $200 million public offering

Counsel to the underwriters in Enerplus Corporation's $200 million public offering of 29,000,000 common shares

Raging River Exploration Inc. $108 million public offering

Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc. in a public offering of  12,500,000 common shares, inclusive of an over-allotment of 1,500,000 common shares, for approximate total proceeds of $108 million

Ventura Resources Inc. $15.4 million combined private placements

Counsel to Ventura Resources Inc. in a $12 million brokered private placement and $3.4 million non-brokered private placement