Riley O’Brien

Representative Work

STEM Learning Lab Inc. merger with Edgemakers Inc.

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

NuVista Energy Ltd. $419 million strategic equity financing

Counsel to Nuvista Energy Ltd. in a $214 million private placement of subscription receipts, and a concurrent $170 million prospectus offering of subscription receipts for proceeds of $384 million, as well as in the private placement of $35 million in common shares on a flow-through basis for overall proceeds of $419 million

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.

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.

Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc acquisition of a stake in Orca Exploration Group Inc.’s subsidiary

Counsel to Orca Exploration Group Inc. in Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc's acquisition of a stake in Orca Exploration Group Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary PAE PanAfrican Energy Corporation (part one of three parts up to US$130 million) and related shareholders' agreements

Whitecap Resources Inc. $425 million financing

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $425 million financing comprised of a $92.5 million non-brokered private placement and a concurrent $332.5 million bought deal equity financing pursuant to which Whitecap issued 48,297,000 subscription receipts

RMP Energy Inc. $80 million disposition to Tangle Creek Energy Ltd.

Counsel to RMP Energy Inc. (now Ironbridge Resources Inc.) in the purchase and sale agreement with Tangle Creek Energy Ltd. pursuant to which Tangle Creek acquired all of RMP’s crude oil and natural gas interests in the Waskahigan/Grizzly, Kaybob, Gilby, Pine Creek areas of West Central Alberta in addition to other minor Alberta properties for approximately $80 million

Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd. strategic investment

Counsel to Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd. in a strategic investment by Silver Lake, TriWest Capital Partners and HarbourVest Partners

Cardinal Energy Ltd. $170 million public offering

Counsel to Cardinal Energy Ltd. in the $170 million public offering of 30,190,000 subscription receipts

Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. acquisition of UGR Blair Creek Ltd.

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

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

Counsel to Canyon Services Group Inc. in the $637 million acquisition by Trican Well Service Ltd.

Savanna Energy Services Corp. hostile takeover

Counsel to Savanna Energy Services Corp. in the defense of a hostile takeover bid by Total Energy Services Inc.

Leucrotta Exploration Inc. $80 million public offering

Counsel to the underwriters in Leucrotta Exploration Inc.'s $80 million public offering of 33,333,400 common shares