Denise Bright's practice focuses on financial transactions and securities, where she acts for a variety of public and private companies, partnerships and income trusts in regard to their financing requirements. Denise has also assisted various investment and private equity funds with financing various investments.
She advises clients in public and private equity and debt financings, traditional bank financings, takeover bids, arrangements, amalgamations, private mergers and acquisitions and divestitures by way of either assets or shares. In addition, her practice includes project finance, venture and mezzanine finance, and structured finance transactions, including synthetic leasing.
In addition to having a law degree, Denise is a chartered accountant. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, she worked for an international accounting firm and in the corporate finance department of an oil and gas boutique investment bank.
Denise is a past editor of the University of Calgary Law review. In addition, she is a member of the audit committees for the Law Society of Alberta and Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association and sits on the Bennett Jones Opinion Committee.
- Sanjel Corporation, an Alberta-based energy services and pressure pumping company, in connection with the sale of its US fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing assets to Liberty Oilfield Services Holdings LLC.
- Sanjel Corporation, an Alberta-based energy services and pressure pumping company, in connection with the sale of its Canadian fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing assets to STEP Energy Services Ltd. and 1961531 Alberta Ltd.
- Stantec Inc. in connection with its $1.25 billion credit facilities to finance, in part, the successful acquisition of MWH Global, Inc. for approximately US$793 million.