Mercury John High Resolution Image

John M. Mercury

Partner, Head of Private Equity

M&A and Corporate Finance Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.4493

John Mercury, leader of the firm's private equity practice group and lead director of the firm's partnership board, concentrates on private investments and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and PIPE transactions, primarily on behalf of Canadian and U.S. financial sponsors. John also spends time advising general partners and investors in the formation of private equity funds and other investment vehicles. John's clients span a variety of industries, including energy, financial services, consumer products and manufacturing.

John joined Bennett Jones after spending eight years in New York, where he practised corporate and U.S. tax law with a leading New York-based law firm and where he worked as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in its M&A group. In these roles, John provided legal and financial advice to a broad range of U.S., Canadian and foreign companies, primarily in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, debt and equity financings and corporate governance matters.

John is a member of the firm's board of directors and serves on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar.

Select Experience

  • Vesta Energy Corp. in connection with a $295 million equity financing co-led by energy private equity firms Riverstone Holdings, LLC and JOG Capital Corp.  Read more
  • Waterous Energy Fund Acquires 67% Ownership of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. Read more
  • RS Energy Group Management Team in connection with a capital commitment from Warburg Pincus.

Recent Publications

Blog Posts

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Repeatedly recommended, Private Equity
  • 2017, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers

    Recognized as one of Canada's leading corporate lawyers
  • 2016, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

    Recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada

News & Speaking Engagements