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Nigel Behrens

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nbehrens@bdplaw.com
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Education:
University of Calgary, Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts, English and Political Science (with Distinction), 2010

Bar admission: 2015
Industries:
Aerospace, Start-up and early-stage companies
Practice areas:
Capital markets, Corporate governance and disclosure, Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions

Experience

Nigel’s focus is on securities and corporate law, including:

  • Public offerings
  • Private placements
  • TSX Venture Exchange and TSX Listings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Share and asset acquisitions
  • Compliance with securities regulatory requirements
  • Corporate governance
  • General corporate matters

Community involvement

Nigel is the Director of Heart & Solar, providing Canadian charities with renewable energy.  He is also the Director of Nordic Combined Ski Canada, and the Director of Ski Jumping Canada.

Professional involvement

Corporate roles

Nigel is the Corporate Secretary, Canadian Virtual Gurus Inc.

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Representative work

Canadian Virtual Gurus Inc. Series A $8.4 million financing

Advised Canadian Virtual Gurus Inc. on their Series A $8.4 million financing for their diversity-focused virtual assistant marketplace.

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.

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.

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.

​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.

Headwater Exploration Inc.'s recapitalization of Corridor Resources Inc.

Counsel to Headwater Exploration Inc. management team in the $50 million recapitalization and reconstitution of management of Corridor Resources Inc.

Wolverine Energy Infrastructure Inc.'s $23 million public offering

Counsel to Wolverine Energy Infrastructure Inc. in its public offering of 23,000,000 common shares of the company for gross proceeds of $23 million.

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.

$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.

$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).

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.

Raging River Exploration Inc.'s $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.

Acquisition of Kenn Borek Air Ltd.

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

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.

Serious Labs Inc.'s US$5 million financing

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

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.