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Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions

Our lawyers have a reputation as leaders in the Canadian M&A market and have advised on many of the largest and most complex acquisitions and mergers in the energy sector.  

We effectively and efficiently structure and implement a variety of business combinations and other similar transactions no matter the size or complexity. Our clients receive practical and timely legal advice from our team.

Who we work with

We represent acquirers, targets, shareholders, vendors and financial advisors in large and small domestic, cross-border, and international transactions. When you partner with BD&P, you benefit from our breadth of experience, creativity and skill. We put your commercial objectives and goals first while giving you clear, practical legal advice.

We can draw upon the skills of other lawyers in the firm to ensure your objectives and goals are being met, including in the areas of:

  • Tax
  • Competition
  • Regulatory
  • Labour and employment
  • Energy
  • Litigation
  • Banking
  • Intellectual property

What we do

We can help you with:

  • Public and private acquisitions by a takeover bid (including hostile takeover bids), plan of arrangement, amalgamation or other transaction structures
  • Privately negotiated purchases and sales of shares or assets
  • Cross-border merger and acquisition transactions
  • Going private transactions
  • Takeover bid defences and strategies, including special committee obligations, shareholder rights plans and poison pills
  • Contested shareholder meetings and proxy contests
  • Recapitalization transactions
  • Related party transactions

Practical advice at all stages

We provide advice and manage all aspects of the transaction from start to finish. This includes structuring the transaction, due diligence, regulatory approvals, obligations and responsibilities of boards of directors, and negotiating letters of intent and definitive agreements. We also prepare disclosure documents, ensure compliance with securities legislation and stock exchange requirements, related party rules, and closing the transaction.

Did you know?

BD&P advised on over $51 billion in merger and acquisition transactions in 2021

Representative work

Marco Enterprises Inc.'s going private transaction

Counsel to the special committee of the board of directors of Macro Enterprises Inc. in a going private transaction for total consideration of $136 million, excluding debt.

Graham Group’s acquisition of AECOM’s energy operations and maintenance business

Counsel to the Graham Group of Companies in the acquisition of the North American assets of AECOM’s Energy Operations and Maintenance Division. The acquisition positions the Graham Group as the third largest construction company in Canada and Western Canada’s largest industrial services company.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P's $6.8 billion acquisition of Inter Pipeline Ltd.

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in its acquisition by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement for $6.8 billion.

Greenfire Acquisition Corporation acquisition of Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited

Counsel to Greenfire Acquisition Corporation in its acquisition of all of the shares of Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited, which has a working interest in the Hangingstone facility in Alberta, for an undisclosed amount.

Sale of the of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline by TransAlta Corporation

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the sale by TransAlta and its partner, Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation, for a purchase price of $255 million.

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WestBlock Capital Inc. acquisition by LUXXFOLIO Holdings Inc.

Counsel to WestBlock Capital Inc., a cryptocurrency mining company, in its acquisition by LUXXFOLIO Holdings Inc., a digital infrastructure provider based in Canada for an undisclosed sum.

Saguaro Resources Ltd. sale of energy assets to Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Counsel to Saguaro Resources Ltd. in the sale of 50% of its assets in the Laprise-Conroy North Montney area of British Columbia to Tourmaline Oil Corp. for $205 million. The companies entered into a joint venture agreement to development the assets with Tourmaline operating the joint venture and related facilities

Whitecap Resources Inc's $300 million acquisition of Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd.

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in its indirect acquisition of Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd., a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, for $300 million.

Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd.'s $300 million acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc

Counsel to Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd., a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, in its $300 million acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc.

ARC Resources Ltd.'s $8.1 billion combination

Counsel to ARC Resources Ltd. in its $8.1 billion strategic Montney combination with Seven Generations Energy, resulting in ARC becoming Canada's largest condensate producer, third-largest natural gas producer and sixth-largest upstream energy company.

Peloton's acquisition of Cevian Technologies

Counsel to Peloton in its acquisition of Cevian Technologies, a cloud-based software company, for an undisclosed amount.

​Whitecap Resources Inc.'s $560 million combination with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in its strategic business combination with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and others for approximately $560 million.

Scoular Company's sale of its edible bean business for US $25 million

Canadian counsel to the Scoular Company, a large, privately-owned US agricultural commodities trading company, in the sale of its edible bean business, which included processing plants in St. Hilaire, Minnesota, U.S.; Plum Coulee and Morden, Manitoba; and receiving stations in Garske and Grafton, North Dakota, U.S., to Cooperative Elevator Co., for approximately US $25 million.

​AltaGas Ltd.'s $715 million acquisition

Counsel to AltaGas Ltd. in its acquisition of an additional 37 percent equity interest in Petrogas Energy Corp. for approximately $715 million.

Headwater Exploration Inc.'s acquisition of Cenovus Energy Inc.'s Marten Hills assets

Counsel to Headwater Exploration Inc. in the $100 million acquisition of Cenovus Energy Inc.'s Marten Hills upstream assets. The transaction comprised $35 million in cash, $50 million common shares of Headwater Exploration Inc. and $15 million purchase warrants.

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.'s divestiture of substantially all of its assets

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in its divestiture of substantially all of its assets to Winslow Resources Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Return Energy Inc. (renamed Spartan Delta Corp.), in the context of Bellatrix’s proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

TransAlta Corporation asset acquisition from Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership

Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in respect of the agreement with Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership #2 to acquire the Limited Partnership responsible for developing the Three Creeks Power Project (two 230 MW Siemens F class gas turbines and related equipment) for $84 million.

FYi Eye Care Services and Products Inc.'s strategic investment

Counsel to FYi Eye Care Services and Products Inc., the world's largest optometrist-controlled eye care company, in connection with the strategic minority equity investment in FYi made by L Catterton Management Limited, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm, for an undisclosed amount.

Clarke Inc.'s acquisition of Holloway Lodging Corporation

Counsel to Clarke Inc. and the special committee of Clarke's board of directors in Clarke's acquisition of the 49% of Holloway Lodging Corporation that it did not already own. The acquisition was completed by plan of arrangement.

4iiii Innovations Inc.'s acquisition of STAC Performance

Counsel to 4iiii Innovations Inc., a sports performance technology company, in its acquisition of STAC Performance for an undisclosed sum.

STEM Learning Lab Inc. merger with Edgemakers Inc.

Counsel to STEM Learning Lab Inc. in its merger transaction with EdgeMakers Inc..

Crown Point Energy Inc.'s rights offerings and acquisition of Apco Austral S.A.

Counsel to Crown Point Energy Inc. regarding its US$16 million circular and short form prospectus rights offerings Following the offering, BD&P acted as Canadian counsel to Crown Point in its US$39 million acquisition of Apco Austral S.A. from an affiliate of Pluspetrol S.A. using the proceeds from the rights offerings.

MEG Energy Corp.'s hostile tender offer from Husky Energy

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

Gear Energy Ltd.'s $70 million acquisition

Counsel to Gear Energy Ltd. regarding a $70 million plan of arrangement acquisition of Steppe Resources Inc.

$2.8 billion acquisition of Raging River Exploration Inc.

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

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

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

NewAlta Corporation's $1 billion merger with Tervita Corporation

Counsel to NewAlta in the $1 billion merger with Tervita Corporation, a Canadian environmental solutions provider, in a stock swap transaction.

Maxim Power Corp.'s sale of a proposed wind development project

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in the sale of the proposed 34.5 MW Buffalo Atlee wind development project to Capstone Power Development (B.C.) Corp.

MEG Energy Corp.'s $1.5 billion asset disposition

Counsel to MEG in the $1.5 billion disposition of a 50% interest in Access Pipeline and 100% interest in Stonefell Terminal to Wolf Midstream Inc.

$232 million acquisition of 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).

Whitecap Resources Inc.'s $940 million acquisition of energy assets

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $940 million strategic acquisition of light oil assets in southeast Saskatchewan.

Enerflex Ltd.'s 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.

Canyon Services Group Inc.'s acquisition by Trican Well Service Ltd.

Counsel to Canyon Services Group in the $637 million acquisition by Trican.

Sale of Marathon Oil Canada Corporation to CNRL

Counsel to Marathon Oil Corporation in the US$2.5 billion sale of Marathon Oil Canada Corporation to Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Shell Canada Energy.

$220 million acquisition of UGR Blair Creek Ltd.

Counsel to UGR Blair Creek Ltd. in its $220 million acquisition by Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd.

Savanna Energy Services Corp.'s hostile takeover defence

Counsel to Savanna Energy Services in the defence of a $450 million hostile takeover bid by Total Energy Services Inc.

Spur Resources Ltd.'s $407 million acquisition

Counsel to Spur Resources Ltd. in the $407.5 million acquisition by Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.

Paramount Resources Ltd.'s merger with Trilogy Energy Corp.

Independent counsel to the special committee of independent directors of Paramount in its $2.8 billion merger and related party transaction with Trilogy completed by plan of arrangement.

PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.'s acquisition of royalty rights

Counsel to PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in the $250 million acquisition of a 4% gross overriding royalty on current and future phases of Lindbergh SAGD thermal oil project from Pengrowth Energy Corporation.

ARC Resources Ltd. disposition of light oil assets

Counsel to ARC Resources Ltd. in the $700 million strategic disposition of light oil assets in southeast Saskatchewan to Spartan Energy Corp.

Tourmaline Oil Corp.'s $1.3 billion acquisition of energy assets

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp. in the $1.37 billion acquisition of strategic assets located in the Alberta Deep Basin and the north east British Columbia Gundy area from Shell Canada Energy.

RMP Energy Inc.'s disposition of energy assets

Counsel to RMP Energy Inc. in a $114 million disposition of crude oil and natural gas interests in the Ante Creek area of west central Alberta.

FirstEnergy Capital Corp.'s acquisition by GMP Capital Inc.

Counsel to FirstEnergy Capital Corp. in its $99 million acquisition by GMP Capital Inc..

Axia NetMedia Corporation's $272 million acquisition

Counsel to Axia NetMedia Corporation in the $272 million acquisition by Partners Group in a going private transaction completed by plan of arrangement.

Petrus Resources Ltd.'s $30 million disposition of oil and gas interests

Counsel to Petrus Resources Ltd. in the $30 million disposition of its oil and natural gas interests in the Peace River area of Alberta to Rising Star Resources Ltd.

Murphy Oil Canada Ltd.'s $937 million sale of joint venture interest

Counsel to Murphy Oil Canada Ltd., Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, in the $937 million sale of its 5% non-operated working interest in the Syncrude oil sands joint venture to Suncor Energy Inc.

Freehold Royalties Ltd.'s royalty and land acquisition

Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in the $165 million acquisition of royalty production and lands from Husky Energy Inc.

VolkerWessels Canada Ltd. acquisition of a private construction and highway maintenance company

Counsel to VolkerWessels Canada Ltd. (Volker Stevin) in connection with its acquisition of a private construction and highway maintenance company, Lakes District Maintenance Ltd.

$595 million energy asset acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc.

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $595 million acquisition of premium oil assets in southwest Saskatchewan from Husky Energy Inc.

Murphy Oil Canada Ltd.'s disposition of natural gas assets in British Columbia

Counsel to Murphy Oil Canada Ltd., Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, in the $538 million disposition of the Tupper Main and Tupper West gas plants and associated pipelines in northeastern British Columbia to Enbridge G and P Canada Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc.

PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.'s $1.8 billion asset acquisition

Counsel to PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in $1.8 billion acquisition of royalty assets from Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Kicking Horse Energy Inc.'s acquisition by ORLEN Upstream Canada Ltd.

Counsel to Kicking Horse Energy Inc. in the $356 million acquisition by ORLEN Upstream Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PKN ORLEN S.A.

The Scoular Company asset acquisition from Legumex Walker Inc.

Counsel to The Scoular Company in connection with the $94 million acquisition of the assets of the Special Crops Division of Legumex Walker Inc.

AgJunction Inc. merger with Novariant Inc.

Counsel to AgJunction Inc. regarding its merger with Novariant Inc. pursuant to a plan of merger under the laws of the State of California.

Ag Growth International Inc.'s $221 million acquisition

Counsel to Ag Growth International Inc. in the $221 million acquisition of the Westeel division of Vicwest Inc.

Freehold Royalties Ltd. $321 million royalties' acquisition

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

Encana Corporation's sale of assets to Ember Resources Inc.

Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $605 million sale of Clearwater assets in Alberta, including approximately 1.2 million acres of land and over 6800 producing natural gas wells to Ember Resources.

Mullen Group Ltd. acquisition of Gardewine Group Limited Partnership

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

Encana Corporation's $2 billion disposition of assets

Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $2 billion disposition of its Bighorn assets in Alberta to Jupiter Resources Inc.

Multiple acquisitions by Command Fishing and Pipe Recovery Ltd.

Counsel to Command Fishing and Pipe Recovery Ltd. in the acquisition of three private wireline and fishing companies.

Sale of Pacer Construction Holdings Corporation

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

Parex Resources Inc.'s acquisition of Verano Energy Limited

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

Toscana Energy Income Corporation's acquisition of Toscana Financial Income Trust

Independent counsel to the special committee of independent directors of Toscana Financial Income Trust in the $34.3 million acquisition and related party transaction by Toscana Energy Income Corporation completed by a plan of arrangement.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited's $3.1 billion acquisition

Counsel to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in its $3.125 billion acquisition of Devon Energy Corp.'s Canadian conventional assets, excluding Horn River and the heavy oil properties.

Spartan Energy Corp. acquisition of Renegade Petroleum Ltd.

Counsel to Renegade Petroleum Ltd. in the $495 million acquisition by Spartan Energy Corp. pursuant to a plan of arrangement.

Progress Energy Canada Ltd.'s acquisition of energy assets

Counsel to Progress Energy Canada Ltd. in the $1.5 billion acquisition of part of Talisman Energy Ltd.'s Montney acreage in northeast British Columbia.

Inter Pipeline Fund conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd.

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

CNOOC Ltd.'s $15 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc.

Counsel to the board of directors of Nexen Inc. in Nexen's $15 billion acquisition by CNOOC Ltd.

Encana Corporation's joint venture to develop Duvernay lands

Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $2.18 billion acquisition by Phoenix Duvernay Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of PetroChina International Investment Company Limited, of a 49.9% interest in Encana's Duvernay natural gas play in West Central Alberta; at the same time, a joint venture was formed between Encana and Phoenix to develop the properties.

$5.2 billion acquisition of Progress Energy Resources Corp.

Counsel to Progress Energy Resources Corp. in the $5.2 billion acquisition by PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company.

Crescent Point Energy Corp.'s $640 million acquisition

Counsel to Wild Stream Exploration Inc. in the $640 million acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Calgary Flames acquisition of the Calgary Stampeders

Counsel to the Calgary Flames in the acquisition of a majority interest in the CFL's Calgary Stampeders.

Progress Energy Resources Corp.'s sale and joint venture with PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress in the $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.

Penn West Petroleum Ltd.'s acquisition of Spartan Exploration Ltd.

Counsel to Penn West Petroleum Ltd. in its $222 million acquisition of Spartan Exploration Ltd. and related spin-out of Spartan Oil Corporation completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Application before the Alberta Securities Commission for Paladin Labs Inc. in hostile takeover bid

Counsel to Paladin Labs Inc. in connection with a hostile takeover bid for Afexa, the makers of ColdFx, including in an application before the Alberta Securities Commission to set aside Afexa's rights plan. (Afexa Life Sciences Inc., Re, 2011 ABASC 532)

Acquisition of Kenn Borek Air Ltd.

Counsel to Don Wall and 11412175 Canada Ltd. on the acquisition of Kenn Borek Air Ltd.

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.'s energy asset sale and joint venture

Counsel to Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. in the $1.9 billion sale of 60% interest in McKay & Dover Oil Sands assets to PetroChina International Investment Company Limited and negotiated related joint venture.

Avista Capital Partners acquisition of Top-Co LP

Counsel to Top-Co LP, a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of float equipment and accessories servicing the global energy industry, in connection with its sale to Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm.

Bistow Group Inc.'s acquisition of Cougar Helicopters Inc.

Aviation counsel to Bistow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, in the acquisition of an interest in Cougar Helicopters Inc. for approximately US$250 million.

Canada Diagnostic Centres acquisition of an Alberta diagnostic imaging business

Counsel to Canada Diagnostic Centres, an Alberta based radiological imaging provider, in connection with its acquisition of the Alberta diagnostic imaging business of CML HealthCare Inc..

WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s negotiations to purchase 65 Boeing aircraft

Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in the negotiations to purchase 65 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s negotiations to purchase 45 Bombardier aircraft

Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in the negotiations to purchase 45 Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Leasing of Boeing aircraft by WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Counsel to WestJet Airlines Ltd. in negotiations with various North American and international lessors to lease 40+ Boeing aircraft.

TriWest Capital Partners investment in Northern Mat & Bridge Ltd.

Counsel to TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, in connection with its equity investment in Northern Mat & Bridge 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 acquisition of a majority interest in NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation.

Sale of Decisive Farming Corp.

Counsel to Decisive Farming Corp in the acquisition by TELUS Agriculture Solutions Inc.

Encana Corporation's joint venture with ConocoPhillips

Counsel to Encana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) in the $15 billion formation of two 50/50 joint ventures, a Canadian upstream partnership including the Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands projects formerly held by Encana, and a US downstream limited liability company including the Wood River and Borger refineries formerly held by ConocoPhillips; counsel to Cenovus Energy Inc. in the renegotiation of the joint venture whereby Cenovus took over the interest of Encana.

Acquisition by Sunwest Aerospace Ltd.

Counsel to Sunwest Aerospace Ltd. in the acquisition of a Canadian aircraft charter and management company.

Sale of Rondo Petroleum Inc.

Counsel to Rondo Petroleum Inc. in its $277 million sale to PetroBakken Energy Ltd. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Just Energy Income Fund's acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd.

Counsel to Just Energy Income Fund in the $289 million acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Renegade Petroleum Ltd.'s $420 million strategic acquisitions

Counsel to Renegade Petroleum Ltd. in the financing of a $420 million asset acquisition. The transaction 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.

Maxim Power Corp.'s acquisition of five power facilities in the United States

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in connection with its acquisition of five US-based power generation facilities.

Maxim Power Corp.'s sale of Alberta power project assets

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in connection with the sale of the Alberta power project assets to AltaGas Pipeline Partnership.

Raging River Exploration Inc.'s 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.

Northern Spirit Resources Inc.'s $25 million investment transaction

Counsel to Northern Spirit Resources Inc. (now Altura Energy Inc.) in connection with its recapitalization, reorganization and $25 million investment transaction.

ORLEN Upstream Canada Ltd.'s acquisition of Birchill Exploration LP

Counsel to ORLEN in connection with a $255 million acquisition of Birchill pursuant to a share purchase agreement.

Formation and initial financing of Parex Resources Inc.

Counsel to Petro Andina Resources Inc. in the $500 million acquisition by Pluspetrol Resources Corporation N.V., and formation and initial financing of Parex Resources Inc.

Divestiture of interests in land development entities

Counsel to a Calgary based construction company in connection with its divestiture of its interest in a residential land development group of entities.

Acquisition of interests in a joint venture project

Counsel to a Calgary based diversified income trust in connection with its acquisition of all of the interests of an unincorporated joint venture carrying on the business of creating and managing investment vehicles for offering to the public for investment purposes.

Sale of shares in an engineering and consulting business

Counsel to the founding shareholders of a privately held Calgary based engineering and consulting services corporation in connection with the divestiture of all of their shares to a national project management and engineering services company.

Acquisition of GPS technology products business

Counsel to a Calgary based public GPS technology corporation in connection with its acquisition of the GPS aerial guidance and flow control products business from a privately held Texas corporation.

Multiple oil and gas international acquisitions and dispositions

Counsel to a Calgary based public international oilfield services company in connection with various acquisition and disposition transactions in Mexico, Libya and Brazil.

Acquisition of a pharmacy business in Manitoba

Counsel to a public Canadian pharmaceutical retailer in connection with its acquisition of the central fill and institutional pharmacy business carried on by a privately held corporation in Manitoba.

Divestiture of Dow Chemical Canada ULC assets

Counsel to Dow Chemical Canada ULC in connection with the divestiture of certain Canadian assets, including a commercial air and industrial gas separation facility and a caustic soda distribution business.

Proposed $11 billion plastics manufacturing joint venture

Counsel to The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Chemical Canada ULC in connection with a proposed (and ultimately aborted) $11 billion plastics manufacturing joint venture, known as K-Dow Petrochemicals, with Petrochemical Industries Company, a subsidiary of the state owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

Acquisition of power generation facilities

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in connection with its acquisition of five US based power generation facilities.

Sale of power project assets

Counsel to Maxim Power Corp in connection with the sale of the Alberta Power Project assets to AltaGas Pipeline Partnership.

MEG Energy Corp.'s acquisition of an oil feedstock transportation terminal

Counsel to MEG Energy Corp. in connection with its acquisition of a partially constructed crude oil feedstock transportation terminal and other related assets.

Merger and disposition for a private equity investor in the Netherlands

Counsel to a Netherlands based private equity investor on its acquisition, and ultimate disposition, of a real property development in Alberta.

Advising an energy operator in a dispute with its joint venture partner

Counsel to an operator in a $19,000,000 claim brought by its joint venture partner alleging that it misallocated gas and condensate volumes from joint wells at its gas processing facility.

SMART Technologies Inc's acquisition

Counsel to the founding shareholders of SMART Technologies Inc. in connection with the acquisition of a 49% interest by a UK private equity fund.

WestLB AG's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings

Counsel to WestLB AG, a senior secured lender, in connection with the CCAA proceedings concerning Earth First Canada Inc. and the related asset disposition of apartially completed 144 MW wind-power project.

Artek Exploration Ltd.'s Merger with Kelt Exploration Ltd.

Counsel to Artek Exploration Ltd. in its $300 million business combination with Kelt Exploration Ltd.

InPlay Oil Corp.'s Acquisition of Prairie Storm

Counsel to InPlay Oil Corp. in its acquisition of Prairie Storm Resources Corp. and concurrent bought deal public offering of subscription receipts of InPlay.

Multiple Acquisitions and Dispositions by Crew Energy Inc.

Counsel to Crew Energy Inc. in multiple corporate acquisitions and various asset dispositions. 

Strad Inc.'s Going Private Transaction

Counsel to Strad Inc. in its management led going private transaction.

Obsidian Energy Ltd. acquisition in the Peace River Oil Partnership

Counsel to Obsidian Energy Ltd. in its $44 million acquisition of a 45% interest in the Peace River Oil Partnership from its partner (now 100% owned)

Big Country Energy Services Inc. $127 million sale to MasTec, Inc.

Counsel to Big Country Energy Services Inc., a leader in oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering systems and pipeline construction, pipeline modification and replacement services, and compressor and pumping station construction, in connection with its sale to MasTec, Inc., in a transaction valued at over $127 million

Century Oilfield Services Inc. sale to Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

Counsel to Century Oilfield Services Inc. in connection with its $130 million sale to Calfrac Well Services Ltd. completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement

Clarke Inc. acquisition of Holloway Lodging Corporation

Counsel to Clarke Inc. and the special committee of Clarke's board of directors in connection with Clarke's acquisition of the 49% of Holloway Lodging Corporation that it did not already own. The acquisition was completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement

International Petroleum Corporation acquisition of oil and natural gas assets from Cenovus Energy Inc.

Counsel to International Petroleum Corporation in the acquisition of oil and natural gas assets in Suffield and Alderson areas of southern Alberta from Cenovus Energy Inc. for proceeds of $512 million plus an additional deferred contingent amount of $36 million

Just Energy Income Fund acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd.

Counsel to Just Energy Income Fund in respect to the $289 million acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd. completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement

Pacer Construction Holdings Corporation 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 US$213 million sale to MasTec, Inc.

Penn West Energy Trust acquisition of Reece Energy Exploration Corp.

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust in connection with the $101 million acquisition of Reece Energy Exploration Corp. completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement

Penn West Energy Trust acquisition of Sifton Energy Inc.

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust in connection with its $104 million acquisition of Sifton Energy Inc. completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement

Penn West Energy Trust acquisition of Vault Energy Trust

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust in connection with its $380 million acquisition of Vault Energy Trust completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement

Penn West Energy Trust joint venture with China Investment Corporation

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust in the formation of an $817 million joint venture with a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Investment Corporation to develop Penn West's bitumen assets in the Peace River area of northern Alberta

Penn West Energy Trust merger with Canetic Resources Trust

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust with respect to the $14 billion merger with Canetic Resources Trust completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement&nbsp

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