Syd’s focus is on:
Securities and corporate law
- Compliance with securities regulatory requirements
- TSX Venture Exchange and TSX listings
- Public offerings and private placements
- Mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations
- General corporate matters
Syd was the former Co-Chair and Member of the Calgary United Way Sponsorship Committee.
- Corporate Secretary of PetroShale Inc. (TSXV)
- Former member of the Local Advisory Committee (Alberta) of the TSX Venture Exchange
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
Syd has also presented at various conferences, panels, seminars, and other events, including:
- Legal Education Society of Alberta, 2017
- BD&P Client Seminar, 2015
Blackline Safety Corp. in bought deal public offering
Acted for Blackline Safety Corp. in bought deal public offering of Common Shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $12 million through a syndicate of underwriters led by PI Financial Corp. and concurrent non-brokered private placement of Common Shares for gross proceeds of $13 million, for total gross proceeds of approximately $25 million. Closed August 31, 2022.
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.
Blackline Safety Corp.'s bought deal financing
Counsel to Blackline Safety Corp. in its bought deal financing of 5,480,000 common shares for gross proceeds of approximately $40 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.
Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust $95 million financing
Counsel to Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust in a bought deal financing of 5,909,375 trust units for gross proceeds of $94,550,000.
Peloton's acquisition of Cevian Technologies
Counsel to Peloton in its acquisition of Cevian Technologies, a cloud-based software company, for an undisclosed amount.
Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission in connection with the Keystone Expansion Project
Counsel to APMC regarding the Government of Alberta’s $1.5 billion equity investment in––and $6 billion loan guarantee in support of––the Keystone Expansion Project.
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.
Artis Exploration Ltd. $180 million private equity financing
Counsel to Artis Exploration Ltd. in the $180 million private equity financing with Warburg Pincus LLC.
Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd.'s strategic investment
Counsel to Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd. in a strategic investment by Silver Lake, TriWest Capital Partners and HarbourVest Partners.
Leucrotta Exploration Inc.'s $80 million public offering
Counsel to the underwriters in Leucrotta Exploration Inc.'s $80 million public offering of 33,333,400 common shares.
PetroShale Inc.'s $110 million public offering
Counsel to PetroShale Inc. regarding a $110 million public offering of 122,265,000 common shares.
Yoho Resources Inc. going private transaction
Counsel to Yoho Resources Inc. in the $30.5 million going private transaction led by One Stone Energy Partners LP.
MainSail Energy Ltd.'s $250 million private equity financing
Counsel to MainSail Energy Ltd. in the $250 million private equity financing with Warburg Pincus.
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.
Mullen Group Ltd. acquisition of Gardewine Group Limited Partnership
Counsel to Mullen Group Ltd. in the $172 million acquisition of Manitoba-based Gardewine Group.
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.
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.
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.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. $650 million public offering
Counsel to the underwriters in Crescent Point Energy Corp.'s public offering of 33,700,000 common shares for gross proceeds of $650 million.
Recent honours and recognition
Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in Securities Law (2023)
Leading lawyer in Corporate Commercial by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2022)
Named in The Legal 500 Canada a Next Generation Partner in Capital Markets (2023)
November 15, 2022
August 25, 2022