Ted Brown 1452

Ted Brown

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Education:
University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Laws, 2004

University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1999

Bar admission: 2005
Industries:
Agribusiness, food and beverage, Financial services, Oil and gas, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:
Business law, Anti-corruption and bribery, Capital markets, Commercial agreements, Corporate governance and disclosure, Corporate reorganizations, Joint ventures and other business combinations, Private equity, Shareholder rights and activism, Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions

Experience

Ted's focus is on securities and corporate law, including:

  • Takeover bids, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate reorganizations
  • Corporate governance matters
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Shareholder activism
  • Stock exchange listing and regulatory compliance matters
  • Corporate finance, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities (counsel to both issuers and underwriters)

Community involvement

Ted is a member of the Advisory Board, Canada Action Coalition.

Professional involvement

Ted is the co-leader of BD&P's Business Law Group, and a member of the Partnership Admission Committee and Student Committee.

Corporate roles

Ted serves as the Corporate Secretary to Headwater Exploration Inc. (TSX: HWX) and to Gear Energy Ltd. (TSX: GXE).

Professional associations

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

Presentations

Ted has also presented at various conferences, panels, seminars, and other events, including:

  • Western Canada Energy Future, The Western Legal Innovation Forum (April 2019)
  • Insider Trading: What You Need to Know, The Association of Corporate Counsel Alberta (ACCA), (April 2015)

Continuing education 

In 2006, Ted was seconded to the Alberta Securities Commission, where he worked on several policy initiatives including making amendments to the oil and gas reserve and resource disclosure regime in Canada.

Representative work

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. US$250 million note offering

Counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in a US$250 million public offering of senior unsecured notes.

Freehold Royalties Ltd.'s $373 million public offering

Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd.in its $373 million public offering of 20,700,000 common shares and the $33 million private placement of 1,833,334 common shares.

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.

West Valley Energy Corp.'s private equity investment

Counsel to West Valley Energy Corp. in the private equity investment by Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson Energy Funds.

Sitka Exploration Ltd.'s investment by ARC Financial Corp.

Counsel to Sitka Exploration Ltd. in a private equity investment by ARC Financial Corp. and certain other investors.

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.