Hibbard Bruce

Bruce A. Hibbard

Partner

Public and Private Capital Markets, Investment Fund and M&A Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.8141

Bruce Hibbard practises corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on public and private capital markets offerings, investment funds, corporate/commercial issues and mergers and acquisitions.

Bruce acts for a diverse group of clients, including both public and private entities, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, investment banks and exempt market dealers.

His practice includes advising issuers, investors and registrants with respect to business and fund formation, corporate reorganizations, private and public equity financings, take-over bids, plans of arrangement, initial public offerings, registration issues, share and asset acquisitions and divestitures and dispositions. He also advises companies on matters relating to securities regulation, corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations.

Bruce was recognized as one of Canada's "Leading Lawyers under 40" in the 2016 edition of Lexpert's annual Rising Stars awards and in 2015 was named a Corporate Lawyer to Watch in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

Bruce is a sessional professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law teaching Mergers & Acquisitions. He has lectured or been a panellist on such topics as private placements, public offerings, hedge funds and alternative investments, limited partnerships, cross-border listings, buying and selling a business and representation and warranty insurance.

To complement his practice, Bruce has completed level two of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course and has published a number of articles in respect of various corporate/commercial, securities and tax related matters.

Select Experience

  • Counsel to Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., a publicly-listed, Houston-based drilling services company, in connection with its acquisition of drilling technologies companies Warrior Rig Ltd., Warrior Manufacturing Services Ltd. and certain related subsidiaries. Read more
  • Westport Innovations Inc., a global alternative fuel systems and components company, in connection with its merger with Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. Read more
  • The Bodtker Group of Companies Ltd., an Alberta-based industrial drum reconditioning, manufacturing and distribution company, in connection with the sale of operations of certain of its subsidiaries, Universal Drum Reconditioning Ltd., All Tank, Great Western Containers Inc., Can-Am Containers Inc. and Jos Lebel Containers, to Industrial Container Services Canada, Inc.

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Bruce A. Hibbard, recognized as a Leading Lawyer to Watch
  • 2015, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

    Bruce A. Hibbard, recognized as a Corporate Lawyer to Watch

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