Mergers & Acquisitions

Key Contacts

Bell Alan High Resolution Image Alan Bell
Partner
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Kerbel Jeffrey High Resolution Image Jeffrey Kerbel
Partner
T: 416.777.5772
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Kraus Brent Brent W. Kraus
Partner, Co-Head of Capital Markets and M&A
T: 403.298.3071
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Spencer, David David A. Spencer
Partner
T: 403.298.2054
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Misetich Dann Linda High Resolution Image Linda Misetich Dann
Partner, Co-Head of Capital Markets and M&A
T: 416.777.4636
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Experience

  • Counsel to Sproule, a leading geoscience and engineering advisory in the oil and gas sector, in connection with its acquisition of Niven Fischer, a Calgary-based oil & gas consulting firm that provides technical, advisory and administrative support to the oil & gas industry. Read more
  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited in connection with completing C$12.74-billion acquisition of a 70 percent working interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and other oil sands assets. Read more
  • Katz Group in connection with its sale of Rexall Health to McKesson Corporation for approximately $2.9 billion.  Read more
  • Special Committee of Halogen Software Inc., in connection with a $293 million acquisition by way of plan of arrangement. Read more
  • Waterous Energy Fund acquires 67% ownership of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.  Read more
  • Total Energy, in connection with its unsolicited takeover of Savanna Energy Services Corp.  Read more
  • Gibson Energy Inc., in connection with an agreement to sell its Industrial Propane Business for cash consideration of CAD 412m (USD 314.8m) to Superior Plus LP.  Read more
  • ESI Energy Services Inc., in connection with the reorganization with shareholders of Exploratus Ltd. and listing of ESI common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
  • Di-Corp Sand Transloading LP, in connection with the divestiture of Grande Prairie Transload Facility to BMC Northern Resources Inc. 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
  • Klondex Mines Ltd., in connection with the acquisition of the Hollister mine and the Esmeralda mine and mill in Northern Nevada for approximately C$150,000,000.  Read more
  • Klondex Mines Ltd., in connection with its completion of the bought deal private placement of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of $129,500,000. Read more
  • Founders Advantage Capital, in connection with its $74 million acquisition of a 60% Interest in the Dominion Lending Centre group of companies Read more
  • Argent Energy, an Alberta income trust that operated and managed oil and gas properties located in the U.S., sold substantially all of its assets in its cross-border CCAA/Chapter 15 proceeding.
  • Seabridge Gold, Inc. (TSX:SEA) in connection with its proposed acquisition of SnipGold Corp. (TSXV:SGG) pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement for approximately $10.8 million in stock.
  • Apex Capital Management, Inc., a prominent U.S. growth equity manager, in connection with its acquisition by Fiera Capital Corporation, a leading North American independent asset management firm, for US$145 million paid in cash and Class A subordinate voting shares of Fiera. Read more
  • The underwriters of Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp., co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc., in connection with Algonquin's $1.15 billion offering of convertible debentures on an installment basis to partially finance its $3.4 billion acquisition of the Empire District Electric Company. Read more
  • Murphy Oil Company Ltd. in connection with its C$486 million light oil purchase from and joint venture with affiliates of Athabasca Oil Corporation. Read more
  • Bennett Jones Acting for Waste Connections, Inc. on Approximately $13 Billion Merger with Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Read more
  • Oban Mining Corporation (TSX) in connection with its acquisition of NioGold Mining Corp. (TSXV) pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement.
  • 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. Read more
  • Counsel to the principal investors in the refinancing of Tuckamore Capital Management Inc., through the issuance by Tuckamore to the investors, on a private placement basis, of 8.00% Senior Secured Debentures due 2026 in an aggregate principal amount of $176,228,000, as well as the issuance of 10.00% Second Lien Secured Convertible Debentures due 2026 in an aggregate principal amount of $35,000,000. Read more
  • Fluorinov Pharma Inc., a privately-held oncology company, in connection with its $10 million acquisition by Trillium Therapeutics Inc.
  • Edge Natural Resources LLC in connection with the acquisition of Canamax Energy Ltd. by Edge and senior management and certain other shareholders of Canamax in a transaction valued at approximately $82 million. Read more
  • Counsel to Flint Field Services Ltd., a provider of construction services in the oil and gas industry, in connection with the divestment of its Tubular Inspection and Management business segment to ShawCor Ltd. Read more
  • The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust (SBT) in connection with SBT's conversion to an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in partnership with Purpose Investments Inc. Read more
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Limited in connection with its proposed US$28 billion merger with Norfolk Southern Corp.
  • Oban Mining Corporation (TSX) in connection with its acquisition of Northern Gold Mining Inc. (TSXV) pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement.
  • Counsel to the offeror of an unsolicited offer for all of the outstanding shares of Ironhorse Oil & Gas Inc.
  • NES Global Talent, a UK-based technical and engineering recruitment and staffing services provider, in connection with its acquisition of Alberta-based Sure Flow Consulting Services Ltd. and Sure Flow Oilfield Services Ltd.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, in connection with the acquisition of Prostar Well Service Inc. and Prostar Manufacturing Inc. (formerly Rangeland Drilling Automation Inc.) Read more
  • Counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Romarco Minerals Inc. in connection with its acquisition by OceanaGold Corporation pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement for approximately $856 million on a fully-diluted in the money basis. Read more
  • Acted on behalf of an Alberta based oilfield services company with operations in North American and the Middle East, in connection with its US$26 million disposition of its business and operating assets to a US-based strategic buyer.
  • Precision Castparts Corp.'s US$560 million acquisition of Noranco from MidOcean Partners and PSP Investments. Read more
  • Orderit.ca in connection with its acquisition by JUST EAT Canada
  • Eagle Energy Trust, a TSX-listed oil and gas trust, in connection with its acquisition of Coda Petroleum Inc. for approximately $30 million (cash and assumed debt).
  • Oban Mining Corporation in connection with a proposed five-way combination of Oban with Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation, Temex Resources Corp., Ryan Gold Corp. and Corona Gold Corporation and a concurrent strategic investment in Oban of up to $20 million by Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Read more
  • Intrafinity Inc., doing business as SharpSchool, in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of its assets by West Corporation
  • Esna Technologies Inc., a private software company, in connection with its sale to Avaya Inc.
  • Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX) in connection with its combination with Newmarket Gold Inc. (TSXV) pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement for approximately $185 million. Read more
  • The Special Committee of Central GoldTrust in connection with Sprott Asset Management's $1 billion hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Central GoldTrust Read more
  • The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust in connection with Sprott Asset Management's $62 million hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Silver Bullion Trust Read more
  • Counsel to Metalmark Capital in connection with the acquisition of Kissner Milling Company Limited and Kissner Group Inc. by an investor group led by Metalmark Capital and including Silvertree, a joint venture between Silverhawk Capital Partners and Demetree Salt, LLC, and the Kissner management team.
  • Acted on behalf of Progressive Home Warranty Solutions Inc. and Pacific Home Warranty Insurance Services Inc. (the "PHWG Group") in connection with the sale of all of the shares and business of PHWG Group to Hub International Limited.
  • Noront Resources Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of chromite properties in the Ring of Fire mineral region in northern Ontario from certain subsidiaries of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. for a purchase price of US$27.5 million pursuant to an Approval and Vesting Order granted by the Québec Superior Court on April 28, 2015. Read more
  • SurfEasy Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Opera Software.
  • Samson Capital Advisors LLC, a prominent U.S. fixed income investment management firm, in connection with its acquisition by Fiera Capital Corporation, a leading North American independent asset management firm, for US$31.5 million. Read more
  • Premier Gold Mines Limited, a Canadian-based mineral exploration company, in connection with its proposed 50/50 partnership with Centerra Gold Inc. for the joint ownership and development of Premier's Trans-Canada Property including the Hardrock Gold Project located in the Geraldton-Beardmore Greenstone Belt in Ontario.
  • Wheels Group, Inc. in connection with its corporate reorganization and subsequent acquisition by Radiant Logistics Inc. pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement for approximately $100 million
  • Extendicare Inc., a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada, in connection with the $83 million acquisition of the home health business of Revera Inc.
  • Bermuda Telephone Company Limited (BTC), a Bermuda-based telecommunications provider, and the shareholders of its parent company, Barrie Holdings Limited, in connection with the sale of BTC to Digicel Group Limited. Read more
  • Canadian counsel to Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, in connection with a $84 billion (implied enterprise value) reorganization and combination of their respective businesses and the separation of their non- property and property businesses into two new Hong Kong-listed companies, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited. The transaction also involved a transfer of approximately 6% percent of the shares of Husky Energy Inc.
  • A private equity firm, in completing a strategic bolt-on acquisition to an existing portfolio company in its fund with a value of $6 million
  • Newalta Corporation in connection with the sale of its Industrial Division to Revolution Acquisition LP, a company formed by Birch Hill Equity Partners, for cash proceeds of $300 million. Read more
  • Encana Corp. in connection with its sale of gas pipeline and processing assets in Western Canada's Montney region to a partnership of Veresen Inc. and KKR & Co. LP for approximately $760 million. Veresen Midstream, a joint venture of Veresen Inc. and KKR & Co. LP, will also invest up to $5 billion to support future production in the Montney, a massive liquids-rich natural gas play that straddles the Alberta-British Columbia border. Veresen Midstream will also provide midstream services to Encana in connection with the acquired and future assets. Read more
  • Repsol S.A. in connection with the proposed $15.1 billion acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc. Read more
  • Canadian counsel to Regal Beloit Corporation in connection with the US$1.44 billion world-wide acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions business (“PTS”) of Emerson Electric Co.
  • EOG Resources, Inc., one of the largest independent North American oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, in connection with a divestment of all of its assets in Manitoba and certain assets in Alberta through two separate transactions for approximately US $410 million.
  • A privately held company, operating in the software and information management industry and advising the board of directors in a hybrid transaction with a value of $11.3 million
  • Anderson Energy Ltd., an Alberta-based oil and gas company, in connection with its acquisition by Freehold Royalties Ltd. and related reorganization pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
  • Resource Well Completion Technologies Inc. in connection with the acquisition by Schller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG of a majority interest for approximately $40 million. Read more
  • Duluth Metals Limited in connection with the acquisition by Antofagasta plc of all of the outstanding common shares of Duluth Metals Limited by way of a plan of arrangement for a total transaction value of approximately $104.6 million. Read more
  • TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, and certain other shareholders in connection with the sale of Primex Manufacturing Ltd., a British Columbia-based producer of proprietary, specialized plastic products. Read more
  • Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. in connection with its business combination to acquire Virginia Mines Inc. for approximately $461 million. Read more
  • Extendicare Inc., a leading North American provider of post-acute and long-term senior care services, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its nursing, rehabilitative and assisted living business in the United States to a group of investors led by Formation Capital, LLC, a healthcare-focused private investment firm, and an affiliate of Safanad Inc. a global investment firm, for US$870 million.
  • Canadian counsel to Inmarsat plc in respect of the sale of its shares in Skywave Mobile Communications Inc. to Orbcomm Inc. in an arrangement valued at US$130 million.
  • Canadian Non-Operated Resources I Ltd. in connection with its $500 million Peace River High purchase from and joint venture with Tourmaline Oil Corp. Read more
  • Enerbuilt Technologies Inc., in connection with the sale of all of its assets and business to Flameless Solutions Inc., a related entity to WesternOne Inc., a reporting issuer, for consideration of cash and securities of WesternOne Inc., and related pre-closing reorganization of Enerbuilt Technologies Inc.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation, North America's fastest growing distributor and marketer of fuels and lubricants, in connection with its proposed $378 million purchase of assets of Pioneer Energy. Read more
  • VimpelCom Ltd. in connection with its sale process and disposition of their debt and equity interests in the Globalive group of companies in Canada, including Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (WIND Mobile), including the forgiveness or sale of approximately $2 billion of debt owed by WIND Mobile and the sale of their equity interests in WIND Mobile for approximately $130 million. Read more
  • Harvest Operations Corp., in connection with the sale of its subsidiary North Atlantic Refining Limited (NARL) to SilverRange Financial Partners LLC. The sale includes NARL's Canadian refining and marketing businesses in Newfoundland. Read more
  • TerraVest Capital Inc. in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of NWP Industries Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality oil & gas processing equipment based in Western Canada.
  • An individual and a privately held company, in connection with the sale of its shares in a privately held company with a value of $2.9 million
  • ATCO Ltd. in connection with the disposition of ATCO I-Tek Inc. and ATCO's Australian IT operations to affiliates of Wipro Ltd. ("Wipro") for aggregate sale proceeds of approximately $210 million.
  • ATCO Ltd. in connection with the negotiation, structuring and other commercial matters relating to ATCO entering into a strategic alliance with Wipro including 10-year master service agreements governing the provision of IT services by Wipro to the ATCO Group of Companies valued at approximately $1.2 billion.
  • Royal Host Inc., a diversified hospitality company, in connection with its acquisition by Holloway Lodging Corporation by way of plan of arrangement in a transaction valued at approximately $157 million on an enterprise value basis. Read more
  • WaterFurnace, one of the market leaders in the North American geothermal heat pump heating and cooling solutions market, in connection with its acquisition by NIBE, a leading heat pump manufacturer in Europe for $378 million by way of plan of arrangement. Read more
  • NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services Corporation, and the shareholders thereof, in connection with the sale of a majority stake in NCSG to an investor syndicate led by TriWest Capital Partners IV, L.P. and Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund Board.
  • Canadian counsel to mDialog Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Google Inc.
  • The Clay Family, who with Leucadia National Corporation, formed a joint venture, Gauss LLC, to invest US$110 million in a joint venture with Golden Queen Mining Co Ltd. for its Soledad Mountain Project.
  • A privately held company, in the real estate investment industry connection with the implementation of a hotel venture arrangement and acquisition of a hotel and related senior debt financing and franchise agreement with Coast Hotels Limited with a value of $19.7 million
  • A privately held company, in connection with the purchase of the issued and outstanding shares of a privately held company in the services sector with a value of $2.5 million
  • Statoil Canada Ltd. in connection with acquisition by PTTEP Canada Limited of the remaining 60% ownership interest in the Thornbury, Hangingstone and South Leismer oil sands areas in exchange for Statoil's 40% stake in the Leismer and Corner projects and approximately US$200 million in cash. Read more
  • Northern Frontier Corp., in connection with its $27 million acquisition of Central Water & Equipment Services Ltd., a concurrent $21 million bought deal offering of common shares and warrants and the establishment of new senior credit facilities.
  • Oban Exploration Limited, in connection with its reverse takeover transaction with Braeval Mining Corporation to form Oban Mining Corporation. Read more
  • A privately held company, in the IT and business services sector in connection with the purchase of the issued and outstanding shares of a privately held company
  • Corridor Resources Inc. in connection with its $100 million joint venture with the Government of Quebec (through its affiliate, Ressources Quebec Inc.), Petrolia Inc. and Establissements Maurel & Prom S.A. (through its subsidiary, Saint-Aubin E&P (Quebec) Inc.)
  • TerraVest Capital Inc., in connection with its $54 million acquisition of Gestion Jerico Inc., a Quebec-based commercial and residential tank manufacturing company, from Clarke Inc. and 9202-2599 Quebec Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers Pension Plan in connection with its sale of Nexcap Corporation to Element Financial Corporation.
  • RTL-Westcan Limited Partnership, a leading hauler of bulk commodities in Western and Northern Canada, in connection with the sale of its operating business to Kenan Advantage Group and its industrial properties to Edgefront Realty Corp. The ownership group of RTL-Westcan included TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, members of the RTL-Westcan senior management team and others. Read more
  • Osisko Mining Corporation in its response to Goldcorp Inc's unsolicited offer and subsequent agreement with Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico Eagle Mines Limited to jointly acquire 100% of Osisko's issued and outstanding common shares for total consideration of $3.9 billion. Read more
  • Standen's Limited, a Calgary-based supplier of leaf springs, tillage tools, light trailer suspensions and suspension hardware, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to IMT Partnership.
  • Zedi Inc. in connection with the proposed acquisition by a management-led group in a transaction valued at $125 million. Read more
  • Klondex Mines Ltd. in connection with its US$83 million acquisition of the Midas mine and mill complex in Nevada from Newmont Mining Corporation, and related acquisition financings.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its $110 million acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of SPF Energy Inc.
  • Argonaut Gold Inc. in connection with its $75 million acquisition of Silver Standard's San Augistin Property.
  • Marquee Energy Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of the Western Canadian assets of Sonde Resources Corp.
  • Clarke Inc. in connection with the sale of its freight transportation business for net proceeds of approximately $100.5 million. Read more
  • Klondex Mines Ltd., in connection with its private placement of special warrants for aggregate gross proceeds of $19,454,000 and subsequent conversion into common shares by way of short form prospectus. Read more
  • ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. in connection with the sale of its 50% interest in TecnoFast, being its South American joint venture modular housing operations, to its co-venturer, TecnoFast S.A., for $124 million. The business of TecnoFast involved space rental and workforce housing fleet assets as well as manufacturing facilities and offices in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.
  • Canadian counsel to Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC as well as its affiliate Bel Air Securities LLC in connection with its US$125 million acquisition by Fiera Capital Corporation.
  • First Solar in connection with the development and sale of a 50 megawatt portfolio of three solar photovoltaic facilities in Ontario (Amherstburg (10MW), Belmont (20MW) and Walpole (20MW)).
  • Darling International Inc., in connection with its acquisition of all the assets of Rothsay, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., for approximately $645 million.
  • Lipari Energy, Inc. in connection with its indirect acquisition by certain members of Lipari's management team via Plan of Arrangement.
  • Represented the shareholders of HMA Land Services Ltd. in connection with its sale to RPS Energy Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of LSE-listed RPS Group plc.
  • General Donlee Canada Inc. in connection with its $114 million acquisition by Triumph Group, Inc. by way of a Plan of Arrangement.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, in connection with its acquisition of Triple M Housing Ltd, a leading manufacturer of factory built housing.
  • Energizer Holdings Inc. in connection with its US$185 million acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner, and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands from Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
  • Counsel to Independent Financial Advisor to Acadian Mining Corporation in connection with combination by plan of arrangement of Acadian Mining Corporation by LionGold Corp. Ltd.
  • Advising Special Committee of CML Healthcare in connection with the proposed C$1.22 billion acquisition of the company by LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services. The acquisition is subject to approval by shareholders and the court, in addition to customary regulatory approvals. Read more
  • Schlumberger Canada Limited in connection with its acquisition of Gushor Inc.
  • Safeway Inc., as competition counsel, in connection with the $5.8 billion sale of substantially all of its Canadian assets to Sobeys Inc. Read more
  • Sendero Mining Corp. (formerly QRS Capital Corp.) in connection with its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Halo Resources Ltd. pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
  • JAPEX Montney Ltd., a Canadian subsidiary of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX), in connection with the acquisition, from Canadian subsidiaries of PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, of an undivided 10% interest in upstream natural gas assets located in the North Montney area of NE BC and the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export facility to be built near Prince Rupert, BC. Read more
  • Northern Frontier Corp., a TSX Venture Exchange listed capital pool corporation, in connection with the completion of its previously announced acquisition of the NEC Group and certain assets used in the operation of the NEC Group's business.
  • Pipeworx Ltd., a widely held private business (with operations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), in connection with the sale of all of the shares in the capital of Pipeworx Ltd. to PLH Group, Inc. (a US-based portfolio company of Energy Capital Partners (being a US private equity firm)), by way of an exempt take-over bid
  • C2C Industrial Properties Inc. in connection with its $226 million acquisition by Dundee Industrial REIT.
  • Niagara Acquisition LP (a joint venture between KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No. 3 and AimCo) in connection with the sale to Dundee Industrial Limited Partnership of a number of properties (comprising a portion of the ING Portfolio) for a sale price of $503.3 million. Read more
  • PetroChina International Investment Company Limited, in connection with its acquisition of an undivided 49.9% interest in Encana Corporation's approximately 445,000 acres in the Duvernay play for a consideration of $2.18 billion and its joint venture with Encana to develop the Duvernay land holdings in west-central Alberta. Read more
  • Holloway Lodging REIT in connection with its acquisition of a 90% interest in the Holiday Inn Express hotel located in Stellarton, Nova Scotia for a purchase price of $7.9 million.
  • Apex Distribution Inc., in connection with the sale of all of its issued and outstanding shares to Russel Metals Inc. for $225 million plus a five year earnout. 
  • Gibson Energy Inc. in connection with its US$445 million acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common stock of the parent holding company of OMNI Energy Services Corp. Read more
  • The private equity firm, Banyan Capital Partners Inc., via Tartan Canada Corporation, one of Banyan's portfolio companies, acquired Arc Line Construction Ltd. and JDK Rentals Ltd., concurrent with Tartan completing a senior debt facility financing with Alberta Treasury Branches and an exempt market private placement equity financing
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Melior Resources Inc. in connection with an unsolicited insider bid by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pala Investments Limited.
  • BG International Limited, in connection with a joint venture with Spectra Energy to develop an approximately $8 billion trans B.C. natural gas pipeline to a proposed LNG liquefaction facility at Prince Rupert on the coast of British Columbia.
  • Guide Exploration Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by WestFire Energy Ltd. for approximately $200 million.
  • Glencore International in connection with its sale to CF Industries of Viterra's 34% stake in Canadian Fertilizers Limited following closing of Glencore's supported $6.1 billion acquisition of Viterra Inc.
  • Blue Ant Media Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Canadian broadcaster High Fidelity HDTV and its four premium high definition channels – Oasis HD, eqhd, radX and HIFI HD.
  • The MTN Noteholders (largest creditor group - $1.4 billion) in connection with the $2.4 billion recapitalization of Yellow Media Inc. pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act.
  • Precision Castparts Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Aerostructure and Industrial Products from Héroux-Devtek for $300 million.
  • Canadian counsel to Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with the proposed acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev of the remaining stake in Grupo Modelo that it does not already own for approximately US$20.1 billion.
  • Avalon Exploration Ltd. in connection with its sale of all of its outstanding shares by way of plan of arrangement to Twin Butte Energy Ltd. in a transaction valued for approximately $89 million.
  • Represented certain shareholders of SkyPower Limited in connection with Canadian Solar Inc.'s $185 million purchase of a majority interest in SkyPower Limited and related joint venture and commercial arrangements. Read more
  • Assisted a widely held private business in connection with a reorganization pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
  • Pan Orient Energy Corp., on its sale of its subsidiary Pan Orient Energy (Thailand) Ltd., which directly or indirectly holds 60% interests in petroleum Concessions SW1 and L44/43 and L33/43 in Thailand, for approximately US$180 million.
  • Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products, in connection with its acquisition of all of the outstanding securities of Centra Industries, a leading manufacturer of complex aerostructure components for the world's major commercial and military aircraft programs, and the land used to operate the business of Centra Industries for an undisclosed price. Read more
  • Synacor, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Carbyn.
  • Schlumberger Limited in connection with its acquisition of Geophysical Exploration & Development Corporation. Read more
  • Perpetual Energy Inc. in connection with the sale and disposition of 90% of its interest in Warwick Gas Storage Inc. to a partnership sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management for total proceeds of $81 million dollars.
  • Sino-Forest Corporation, a commercial forest plantation operator in China formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, on all Canadian matters relating to or resulting from allegations that have been made against it and certain of its directors and officers since June, 2011. 
  • Blue Ant Media Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Canadian broadcaster GlassBOX Television Inc. and the Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV specialty channels.
  • Lakeside Steel Inc. in connection with the process that resulted in the sale of Lakeside Steel Inc. to JMC Steel Group Inc.
  • NAL Energy Corporation in connection with a plan of arrangement by Pengrowth Energy Corporation to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of NAL for approximately $1.6 billion.
  • Glencore International in connection with its acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Viterra for approximately $6.1 billion by way of a plan of arrangement and the sale of certain assets of Viterra to each of Agrium and Richardson International for aggregate proceeds of approximately $2.6 billion.
  • Xstrata Coal in connection with its US$435 million sale of a 25% interest in its British Columbia coal operations to JX Nippon Oil & Energy.
  • Xstrata Coal in connection with its acquisition of the Sukunka hard coking coal deposit from Talisman Energy Inc. for US$500 million.
  • Flint Energy Services in connection with its acquisition by URS Corp for $1.25 billion pursuant to a plan of arrangement. Read more
  • Mitsubishi Corporation in connection with its acquisition of a 40% interest in Encana Corporation's Cutbank Ridge natural gas assets in Northeastern British Columbia for approximately $2.9 billion. Read more
  • Mill City Capital LP with its acquisition of Havlik International Machinery Inc. from Havlik Holdings Inc.
  • Glencore International in connection with the Canadian aspects of its proposed US$90 billion all share merger with Xstrata.
  • RuggedCom Inc., a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, in connection with its defence of an unsolicited take-over bid by Belden Inc. and subsequent supported acquisition by Siemens Canada Limited by way of take-over bid for approximately $440 million.  
  • The Sterling Group in connection with its acquisition of the Liqui-Box Corporation ("Liqui-Box") from DuPont.
  • Compass Petroleum Ltd. in connection with the $97.8 million acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Compass Petroleum Ltd. by Whitecap Resources Inc. Read more
  • Veresen Inc. in connection with the purchase of Encana Corp's midstream gas gathering and processing plants in Alberta and British Columbia for $920 million. Read more
  • Plains Midstream Canada ULC in connection with its $1.67 billion acquisition of the Canadian natural gas liquids and liquefied petroleum gas business of BP Canada. Read more
  • NorRock Realty in connection with their acquisition by Partners REIT.
  • Gibson Energy Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Palko Environmental Ltd.
  • Sinopec Group in connection with its $2.9 billion acquisition of Daylight Energy Ltd. Read more
  • GeoMegA Resources Inc. in connection with its successful defense of a proxy battle initiated by certain dissident shareholders.
  • Flint Energy Services in connection with its US$138 million acquisition of Carson Energy Services.
  • VenGrowth Funds in connection with the transaction by which Covington Fund II Inc. acquired the assets of New Generation Biotech (Equity) Fund Inc. and The VenGrowth Investment Fund Inc., The VenGrowth II Investment Fund Inc., The VenGrowth III Investment Fund Inc., The VenGrowth Advanced Life Sciences Fund Inc., and The VenGrowth Traditional Industries Fund Inc. for $360 million. Read more
  • Xstrata Coal in connection with its $147 million acquisition of First Coal Corporation.
  • Sale of the ownership interest of Newport Partners Holdings LP, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Tuckamore Capital Management Inc., in Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP and Hargraft Schofield LP to Laurio Management Corp.
  • Reservoir Group Ltd.  in connection with the acquisition of assets and business of Canada Tech Corp. from IROC Energy Services Corp.
  • Noteholders of OPTI Canada Inc. ("OPTI") in connection with a proposed plan of reorganization, compromise and arrangement under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act providing for the USD $2.15 billion acquisition of OPTI by a wholly-owned subsidiary CNOOC Limited and, failing that, the USD $2.15 billion recapitalization of OPTI.
  • ATCO Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Western Australia Gas Networks for $1 billion. Read more
  • Bertram International Corp. in connection with its US$18 million acquisition by Energold Drilling Corp. 
  • Balboa Investment Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Tonko Realty Advisors Ltd. from Pyxis Real Estate Equities Inc.
  • Westport Innovations Inc. from Palladio Finanziaria S.p.A. in connection with its US$117 million acquisition of Emer S.p.A.
  • Secure Energy Services Inc. in connection with its US$37 million acquisition of XL Fluid Systems LTD.
  • IHS Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Dyadem International, Ltd.
  • ERI Acquisition Ltd. in connection with the US$124 million acquisition of Ember Resources Inc.
  • Secure Energy Services Inc. in connection with its $132 million acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Marquis Alliance Energy Group Inc. 
  • ProspEx Resources Ltd. in connection with its $186 million acquisition by Paramount Resources Ltd. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Technicoil Corporation in connection with its $170 million acquisition by Essential Energy Services Ltd. by way of Plan of Arrangement.
  • Sociedad Punta del Cobre S.A.(Pucobre), a Chilean copper producer, in connection with its proposed acquisition of Explorator Resources for $80 million by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Korea National Oil Corporation together with a local partner in Kazakhstan, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Altius Holdings Inc.  
  • Whitecap Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Spry Energy Ltd. for approximately $210 million.
  • Meridian Credit Union in connection with its merger with Desjardins Credit Union to create Ontario's largest credit union with 263,000 members and $8 billion in assets under management.
  • EOG Resources Canada Inc. and Apache Canada Ltd. in connection with their $50 million acquisition from Pacific Northern Gas Inc. of the Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership, owner of the Pacific Trail pipeline project which will connect the Spectra Energy Westcoast pipeline system of British Columbia to the proposed Kitimat natural gas liquefaction project.
  • Demand Media, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of CoverLive from Alcaster Inc., Flagstone Capital Inc. and Keith McSpuner for an undisclosed amount.
  • North West Upgrading in connection with the sale of a 50% interest in NWU's Redwater upgrader/refining project to an affiliate of CNRL, and the related formation of the North West Redwater Partnership between NWU and that CNRL affiliate. 
  • Cash N Go Ltd. in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to Access Cash General Partnership. Cash N Go, which is based in Edmonton, Alberta, was one of the five largest non-bank ATM deployers in Canada. The five largest deployers control 50 percent of Canada's non-bank ATM market.
  • Newport Partners Income Fund, in connection with the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary, NPC Integrity Energy Services Limited Partnership, of Oil Sands Energy Holdings Inc.'s interest in Golosky Holdings LP and Clearwater Holdings LP and the settlement of certain distributions owing and other claims for $19,700,000.
  • Molopo Energy Canada Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Molopo Energy Limited, a publicly listed Australian oil and gas producer) in connection with the sale of its Manitoba oil and gas properties to Legacy Oil + Gas Inc for aggregate consideration of $185 million, consisting of cash and shares of Legacy Oil + Gas Inc.
  • Acted on behalf of the Sellers of the Hys Centre medical office and residential tower in Edmonton for a purchase price of $53,000,000.00
  • 1582956 Alberta Ltd. in connection with its $147,000,000 acquisition of Sun Gro Horticulture Inc. by way of takeover bid.
  • QuIC Financial Technologies Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Markit Group (Canada) Limited, a company owned by Markit Group Holdings Limited, for an undisclosed amount.
  • Agritrac Equipment Ltd., having annual revenues of $47,000,000, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. (a TSX-listed company). Agritrac is a Case IH agricultural dealership with locations in Westlock, Vegreville and Barrhead, Alberta.
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation, in connection with its $22.5 million acquisition of the business of Island Petroleum Products Ltd.
  • Hyak Energy ULC, a subsidiary of Accelerated Oil Technologies LLC, in connection with its acquisition of producing oil properties in southwest Saskatchewan from Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd. for $57,500,000.
  • Newport Partners Income Fund, in connection with the sale by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newport Partners Holdings LP, of its interest in the securities of Newport Partners LP and its general partner, to Merchant Capital Inc. for $15,000,000.
  • Newport Partners Income Fund, in connection with the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newport Partners Holdings LP, of the minority interest in NPC Integrity Energy Services for approximately $15.3 million.
  • Forest Oil Corporation and its subsidiary, Lone Pine Resources Inc., in connection with the proposed spin-out of the Canadian assets of Forest through an initial public offering of Lone Pine and subsequent distribution of Forest's residual interest in Lone Pine to the Forest shareholders. 
  • EOG Resources Canada Inc. in connection with its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Galveston LNG Inc. (owner of the Kitimat LNG Liquefaction project) for an undisclosed amount.
  • An affiliate of Befesa Medio Ambiante, S.A. (a subsidiary of Abengoa, S.A.)  in connection with its strategic investment in an electric arc furnace dust recycling plant in Turkey through a joint venture with Silvermet Inc. 
  • Teck Resources Limited in connection with its acquisition of a minority interest from Suncor Energy Products Inc. in the Wintering Hills Windfarm, an 88 megawatt project consisting of 55 wind turbines currently being constructed near Drumheller, Alberta.  The $66,000,000 paid by Teck Resources Limited will be used to fund the completion of the windfarm which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011.  
  • The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada in connection with a $131,000,000 and $11,000,000 acquisition financing to OMERS Realty Corporation in respect of the Southcentre Regional Mall and Southcentre Executive Tower in Calgary.
  • Counsel to KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No. 3 as part of a joint venture with certain clients of Alberta Investments Management Corp. regarding its acquisition of ING Summit Industrial Fund LP and ING Real Estate Canada LP for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2 billion.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation, in connection with its $850-million joint venture with Penn West Petroleum Ltd.  in relation to the development of conventional and shale gas properties in British Columbia's Wildboy and Cordova Embayment gas plays.
  • Newport Partners Income Fund in connection with its sale of 90% interest in Peerless Garments LP to ComWest Enterprises Corp.
  • Newport Partners Income Fund, in connection with the sale by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newport Partners Holding LP, of its interest in the securities of Peerless Garments LP and its general partner, Peerless Garments GP Inc., to ComWest Enterprise Corp. for $22.275 million.
  • Rothschild (Canada) Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Mustang Capital Partners Inc.
  • Elluminate Inc. in connection with its US $116 million acquisition by Blackboard Inc.
  • Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.P. in connection with its $847 million acquisition of Swift Power Corp. by way of a take-over bid. 
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., as Canadian counsel in connection with its acquisition of Fermentas International Inc.
  • Independent Committee of Public Storage Canadian Properties Limited Partnership in connection with a going-private transaction valued at approximately $80 million.
  • J. Aron & Company in connection with its acquisition of the natural gas marketing and trading books of each of Nexen Marketing, Nexen's Canadian marketing arm, and Nexen Marketing U.S.A. Inc., its U.S. unit, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Goldman Sachs, in connection with its acquisition, through its affiliate J. Aron & Co., of the natural gas marketing business of Nexen Inc.
  • Burntsand Inc. (a TSX listed issuer) in connection with its amalgamation with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Opentext Corporation.
  • Research In Motion Limited, in connection with its $200 million acquisition of QNX Software Systems from Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
  • Flint Energy Services Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of PES Surface Inc. for approximately $8 million.
  • HBK Master Fund LP sold shares and warrants in Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. to Brookfield Special Situations II (OSB) L.P. 
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Ltd., as Canadian counsel, in connection with its acquisition of ratiopharm Group for approximately $4.85 billion (€3.625 billion).
  • TriWest Capital Partners IV, L.P. invested in Colter Energy Services Inc. and Colter Production Testing Services Inc. in partnership with Colter's senior management team and the existing Principals.
  • Visant Corporation, in connection with its acquisition of Intergold Ltd. by way of take-over bid.
  • The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada in connection with a $53,000,000 acquisition financing to Artis REIT in respect of two industrial properties in Acheson industrial park, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary.
  • Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas Inc. (a Newfoundland and Labrador Crown Corporation) in connection with its acquisition of a working interest in the Hibernia Southern Extension offshore oil project, the other working interest owners of which are ExxonMobil, Chevron, StatoilHydro, Murphy, CHHC and Suncor, and in regards to related unitization and joint operating arrangements.
  • Federals Silver Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Herdron Capital Corp.
  • Berens Energy Ltd. in connection with its $343 million acquisition by PetroBakken Energy Ltd.
  • ZCL Composites Inc. (TSX: ZCL), in connection with a share purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Dualam Plastics Inc. that involved a total of 10 subsidiaries located in Canada, the United States, and Belize. The purchase price was $20.5 million, payable partly in cash and partly in shares, subject to closing adjustments, including adjustments for working capital and certain post-closing vendor indemnities.
  • Parkland Income Fund in connection with its acquisition of Bluewave Energy for $231 million from Birch Hill Equity Partners, Bluewave executives and employees and a group of founding investors.
  • NAL Oil & Gas Trust in connection with its $400 million acquisition of Breaker Energy Ltd.
  • RTL-Westcan Limited Partnership, in connection with a Canada-led offering of CDN$130 million of senior secured second lien guaranteed notes and concurrent acquisition of substantially all of the assets of ECL Transportation Ltd.
  • Corel and an independent directors' committee of the board, in connection with a US tender offer by controlling shareholder Vector Capital.
  • Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWL), in connection with the acquisition of substantially all the assets of PowerComm Inc. (TSX: PCG) that involved predominantly Canadian operation carried on by PowerComm, four subsidiaries and two further joint ventures, including business operations in Kazakhstan. The purchase price consisted of up to $33.5 million subject to adjustments, with $25.5 million payable on closing and up to $8 million payable based on specified performance and earn-out thresholds. Powell also assumed certain liabilities of PowerComm including bank debt, accounts payable and obligations under capital and other leases estimated to total approximately $22.5 million.
  • Enerflex Systems Income Fund, in connection with its acquisition by Toromont Systems Ltd. by way of take-over bid for approximately $700 million.
  • Canadian counsel to Castle Harlan and CHAMP Private Equity, the buyout firms, the sale of United Malt Holdings Ltd. to GrainCorp Ltd. 
  • Natural Gas Partners, in connection with its disposition of shares in Auriga Energy Inc.
  • CUNA Mutual Group in connection with its acquisition by Co-operators Life Insurance and Central 1 Credit Union.
  • Molopo Australia Limited, in connection with its acquisition of BakkenCo. for $13 million.
  • Molopo Australia Limited, in connection with the acquisition of Brink Energy Ltd. by Plan of Arrangement.
  • Newport Partners Income Fund, in connection with the sale by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newport Partners Holding LP, of all of the securities of Elliott Special Risks LP and its general partner, Elliott Special Risks GP Inc., to MINT Canadian Specialty Underwriters Limited, a subsidiary of Markel International Limited for $75 million.
  • Pet Valu, Inc., in connection with its acquisition by way of plan of arrangement by certain affiliates of Roark Capital Group for approximately $143 million.
  • Parkland Income Fund, in connection with the acquisition by Parkland Income Fund of 0851738 B.C. Ltd. for approximately $34.5 million.
  • Universal Energy Group Ltd., in connection with its acquisition by Just Energy Income Fund (formerly Energy Savings Income Fund), for approximately $350 million.
  • Alberta Securities Commission Decision re: ARC Equity Management (Fund 4) Ltd., Re, 2009 ABASC 390.  Mandate involved work on behalf of Profound Energy Inc. and Paramount Energy Trust.
  • Western Prospector Group Ltd., in connection with the proposed takeover bid of the Company by CNNC International Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Development Holdings Corporation, for $31 million. 
  • NAL Oil & Gas Trust, in connection with its $115 million acquisition of Alberta Clipper Energy Inc.
  • Special Committee of MediSolution Ltd., in connection with its acquisition by the controlling shareholder, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • Omstead Foods Limited, in connection with the divestment of its frozen vegetable and coated appetizer division to Bonduelle SA and its frozen fruit division to Silver Valley Farms.
  • Aecon Group Inc., in connection with its $200 million acquisition of Lockerbie & Hole Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
  • Research In Motion Limited in connection with its $150 million acquisition of Certicom Corp.
  • Special Committee of OFI Income Fund in its review of strategic alternatives leading to a sale transaction to CertainTeed Insulation.
  • Canadian Western Bank, in connection with their agreement to acquire a 72.5 per cent stake in Adroit Investment Management Ltd.
  • The Westaim Corporation, in connection with the sale of assets of Westaim's subsidiary, iFire Technology Ltd., to CTS Group Limited.
  • Catch the Wind, Inc., in connection with its $15 million private placement of subscription receipts and subsequent reverse takeover of a capital pool company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Selling shareholders, in connection with a sale of all of the shares in the capital of Victory Rig Equipment Corporation to Trinidad Drilling Ltd.
  • Riverstone Holdings LLC, in connection with their agreement to acquire Gibson Energy Holdings, Inc. from Hunting Plc for a purchase price of $1.25 billion and related financing.
  • Blink Telecommunications Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oakville Hydro Corporation, in connection with its acquisition of Milton Hydro Telecom Inc.
  • Pengrowth Energy Trust, in connection with its acquisition of all of Accrete Energy Inc.'s interest in the Harmattan Area pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
  • ION Geophysical Corporation, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in connection with its $350 million acquisition of the outstanding shares of ARAM Systems, Ltd. and its affiliate company, Canadian Seismic Rentals, Inc.
  • Cherington Capital LLC, a private equity firm, in connection with their divestiture for an undisclosed amount, of all of the Canadian, American and Portuguese assets of a Nisku and Calgary-based oil and gas service company, to a strategic American buyer.
  • Escavar Energy Inc., in connection with a $25 million plan of arrangement where Alberta Clipper Energy Inc., acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Escavar Energy Inc.
  • Precision Drilling Trust, in connection with its approximately $2 billion acquisition of Grey Wolf, Inc.
  • Shareholders of Interair/Fun Sun, in connection with its acquisition by Thomas Cook Group PLC for approximately $114 million.
  • Acquisition of operations and assets of a western Canadian-based concrete company.
  • Ivanhoe Energy Inc., in connection with the purchase and sale of certain oil sands leases of Talisman Energy Inc. for aggregate consideration of $90 million.
  • Western Prospector Group Ltd., in connection with the unsolicited takeover bid by Khan Resources Inc. and the subsequent negotiated transactions with Tinpo Holdings Industrial Company Limited and First Development Holdings Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNNC International Limited.
  • EnCana Corporation, which had an enterprise value of approximately US$50 billion, in connection with its division into two independent publicly traded companies - one new EnCana Corporation, an unconventional natural gas company and the other Cenovus Energy Inc. an integrated oil company.
  • Synenco Energy Inc., in connection with its acquisition by Total E&P Canada Ltd. for approximately $540 million by way of take-over bid.
  • Plains Midstream Canada ULC, in connection with its $683 million acquisition of all outstanding shares of Rainbow Pipe Line Company ULC.
  • Icera Inc., as Canadian counsel, in connection with its acquisition of Sirific Wireless.
  • Innicor Subsurface Technologies Inc., in connection with its acquisition by BJ Services Company for $55 million.
  • SSAB, in connection with its sale of the IPSCO Tubulars business to Evraz for US$4.025 billion.
  • Zedi Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zedi Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Universal Measurement Solutions Inc. 
  • Parkland Income Fund, in connection with its $9.1 million acquisition of the business of Wiebe Transport Inc.
  • NAL Oil and Gas Trust, in connection with their acquisition of Spear Exploration Inc. and Tiberius Exploration Inc. by plan of arrangement for total consideration of approximately $130 million.
  • Iteration Energy Ltd., in connection with the arrangement agreement providing for its acquisition of Cyries Energy Inc., creating an intermediate oil and gas exploration and development company with an enterprise value of approximately $1 billion.
  • Counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Teknion in respect of the purchase of Teknion shares by its controlling shareholder.
  • United Diamond, LP and Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P., along with their private equity partner, Invervale Capital, in connection with their acquisition for an undisclosed amount, of all of the Canadian and American assets of United Diamond, United Diamond Ltd., Torkbuster Inc., and United Diamond Drilling Services Inc.
  • Salamander Energy plc, in connection with its US$220 million acquisition of GFI Oil & Gas Corporation by way of a plan of arrangement. 
  • Hunter Keilty Muntz and Beatty International Insurance Brokers, in connection with the sale of its shares to Hub International Limited, a US-based insurance broker aggregator.
  • Special committee of Berkana Energy Corp., in connection with the offer by Quatro Resources Inc. to acquire all of its outstanding common shares following the announcement by Murphy Oil Canada of its intention to sell its 80% shareholdings in Berkana.
  • SkyPower Wind Energy Fund LP, in connection with the sale of its Terrawinds wind energy project near Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec and related assets for approximately $300 million.
  • ExAlta Energy Inc., in connection with the sale of all of its issued and outstanding shares by plan of arrangement to Galleon Energy Inc., for total consideration of approximately $110 million.
  • Grupo Modelo, in connection with its joint venture with Molson Coors for importing, distributing and selling Modelo products in Canada. 
  • Great Western Containers Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Greif Bros Canada Inc., for an undisclosed amount.
  • Total Energy Services Ltd., a subsidiary of Total Energy Services Trust, in connection with its acquisition of the operating assets of Oilpatch Rentals Ltd., (oilfield drilling and production rental equipment and trucking assets).
  • Zedi Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zedi Inc., in connection with its acquisition of J&J Oilfield Ltd.
  • Watch Resources Ltd., in connection the acquisition of Watch Resources Ltd. by Pearl Exploration and Production Ltd. pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement.
  • Acquisition by a private equity sponsored Canadian issuer of all of the outstanding stock of a US based heavy equipment operator.
  • GMP Securities L.P., in connection with the $110 million private placement of Pearl Exploration and Production Ltd.
  • Purchase of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Trans Tech Contracting Inc. and related to private equity funding and debt syndication.
  • Compass Petroleum Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of Los Altares Resources Ltd., through the amalgamation of Swiftsure Energy Inc., (a wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Petroleum) and Los Altares Resources.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with its sale of the Con-Force group of companies to Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $120 million.
  • TSX Group Inc., in connection with its acquisition of NetThruPut Inc. from Enbridge Inc. and Circuit Technology Limited.
  • Innova Exploration Ltd., in connection with its $329 million acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Trust by way of a take-over bid, payable in cash.
  • Visa Inc., in connection with its global restructuring.
  • North American Development Group, in conjunction with Gibralt Capital Corporation, in connection with the approximately $135 million acquisition by Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) of an effective 50% undivided interest in Dartmouth Crossing Shopping Centre.
  • Diamond Tree Energy Ltd., in connection with its $100 million Arrangement Agreement combining Diamond Tree Energy Ltd. and Crocotta Energy Inc. 
  • Seneca Resources Corporation, in connection with its $245 million sale to NAL Oil & Gas Trust.
  • Tesco Corporation, in connection with its USD$5.7 million acquisition of Hill's Casing Service Ltd.
  • Schlumberger Limited, in connection with the formation and capitalization of a joint venture involving High Arctic Energy Services Inc.
  • Greenbank Energy Ltd., in connection with a $30.2 million court-ordered plan of arrangement pursuant to which Rock Energy Inc. acquired all of the outstanding shares of Greenbank Energy Ltd.  The transaction was a cash and paper deal that was conditioned on a concurrent private placement by Rock to raise the money required for the deal.
  • Marathon Oil Corporation, in connection with its US$6.9 billion acquisition of Western Oil Sands Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Special counsel to Steeplejack Industrial Group Inc., in connection with the $122 million acquisition by plan of arrangement by The Brock Group.
  • Dundee Securities Corporation, in connection with a $10 million private placement made by Magnus Energy.
  • Technicoil Corporation, in connection with the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Storm Service Rigs Inc.
  • Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership, in connection with the acquisition of assets of the Cinema City chain of theatres for approximately $6.3 million.
  • Rolling Thunder Exploration Ltd., in connection with its acquisition by Action Energy Inc. by way of court-ordered plan of arrangement.
  • Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., in connection with the sale of Movie Distribution Income Fund's 49 percent indirect interest in Motion Picture Distribution LP. 
  • WCE Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, in connection with the sale of all shares, totalling $50 million, to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. by a plan of arrangement.
  • Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.P., in connection with its $218.5 million acquisition of Countryside Power Income Fund.
  • Counsel to Eimskip Holdings Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Hf. Eimskipafelag Islands, in connection with its $1.2 billion acquisition of Versacold Income Fund.
  • Shareholders of ResMor Trust Company, in connection with its acquisition by Minneapolis-based GMAC Residential Funding of Canada.
  • Extendicare Inc. and Haro Financial Corporation, in connection with the sale of all outstanding shares of Crown Life Insurance Company to Canada Life Assurance Company.
  • SkyPower Corp., in connection with the acquisition of an equity stake in the company for an undisclosed sum by Lehman Brothers private equity business. Read more
  • Penn West Energy Trust, in connection with its acquisition of C1 Energy Ltd.
  • Counsel to OJSC Russian Machines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Basic Element, in connection with its $1.5 billion investment in Magna International Inc.
  • Persona Communications Corp., in connection with the sale of all of Cable Acquisition Holdings Company Limited shares to Eastlink Persona Holdings Inc, for a substantial sum.
  • Statoil ASA, in connection with its $2.2 billion acquisition of North American Oil Sands Corporation by way of take-over bid.
  • Parkland Income Fund, in connection with its $16.3 million acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Joy Propane Ltd.
  • Special Committee of VOXCOM Income Fund, in connection with the $109 million acquisition by way of take-over bid by UE Waterheater Income Fund.
  • Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., in connection with its acquisition of a substantial minority interest in Score Media.
  • Acquisition of all of the assets and operating business of A-1 Crane & Bridge Rentals and related private equity funding and debt syndication.
  • Syndicate of underwriters, in connection with Progress Energy Trust's $250 million bought deal subscription receipt financing.
  • Counsel to SSAB corporation, in connection with its $9.1 billion acquisition of Ipsco Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, in connection with its proposed investment with James Richardson International Limited to acquire Agricore United.
  • Health Care Property Investors Inc., in connection with its $1.4 billion offer to acquire all of the outstanding units of Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust.
  • Stratic Energy Corporation, in connection with its $120 million acquisition of Grove Energy Limited.
  • Forum Oilfield Technologies, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Vanoil Equipment Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
  • ZCL Composites Inc. and its subsidiaries, in connection with their US$40.8 million acquisition of Minnesota-based XAHC, Inc. the sole shareholder of Xerxes Corporation.
  • ZCL Composites Inc., in connection with a $40 million bought deal private placement of subscription receipts with an underwriting syndicate led by Peters & Co. Limited that also included CIBC World Markets, Paradigm Capital Inc., Raymond James Ltd., National Bank Financial Inc. and Orion Securities Inc. 
  • Dunvegan Energy Limited, a private oil and gas company, with respect to its acquisition by Huron Energy Corporation through plan of arrangement for approximately $25 million.
  • Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., in connection with the $2.3 billion sale of all the outstanding shares of the company by way of plan of arrangement to Canwest, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and EdgeStone Capital Partners.
  • Aetas Health Care Inc., in connection with the sale of the company by its management and TriWest Capital Partners to the Canadian Back Institute, backed by Callisto Capital and lenders.
  • Hunter Keilty Muntz & Beatty Limited, in connection with its acquisition of Morris & Mackenzie Inc.'s insurance brokerage business.
  • Pengrowth Energy Trust, in connection with its approximately $1.1 billion acquisition of Canadian oil and gas properties and undeveloped lands through the acquisition of the shares of four subsidiaries of ConocoPhillips Canada.
  • Matco Capital Ltd., in connection with its investment in ART Advanced Technologies Inc.
  • Nova Bancorp Group, in connection with its investment in Cogency Semiconductor Inc.
  • Tektronix, Inc., in connection with its US$27 million cross-border acquisition of Canadian Minacom.
  • The Special Committee of Bema Gold Corporation, in connection with the US$3.1 billion takeover offer by Kinross Gold Corporation.
  • Parkland Income Fund, in connection with its $135 million acquisition of Neufeld Petroleum and Propane Ltd. and Neufeld Holdings Ltd.
  • Watch Resources Ltd., in connection with an amalgamation with Energy 51 Inc.
  • Shell Canada Limited, in connection with its approximately $8.7 billion acquisition by Shell Investments Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc.
  • SC Calgary Properties Limited Partnership and Aspen Properties Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of 50 percent interest of Scotia Centre from Bank of Nova Scotia Properties Inc. for approximately $100 million.
  • Flint Energy Services Ltd., in connection with its $470 million acquisition of Transco Energy Services Ltd.
  • Watch Resources Ltd., in connection with the reverse takeover by Energy 51 Inc. by way of shareholder approved amalgamation.
  • Northwest Capital Appreciation, Inc., in connection with a $58 million leveraged buy-out of Northern Crane Services and with respect to the debt and equity financing for the acquisition.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with financing its investment in RTL Robinson Enterprises.
  • Shore Gold Inc., in connection with the acquisition by Kensington Resources Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shore Gold, of an aggregate 60 percent participating interest in the Fort á la Corne Joint Venture (FALC JV) from De Beers Canada Inc., Cameco Corporation and UEM Inc. for $180 million and the subsequent sale of a 40 percent participating interest in the FALC JV to Newmont Mining Corporation of Canada Limited.
  • SkyPower Corporation, regarding a share purchase agreement and other related matters in connection with the HSH Nordbank AG acquisition of a minority stake in SkyPower Corporation.
  • Counsel to Eimskip Atlas Canada, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avion Group, and KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No. 2, in connection with Avion's $580 million acquisition of Atlas Cold Storage Income Trust, and with respect to structured real estate secured financing for the transaction which was provided by KingSett.
  • Stellarton Technologies Inc., in connection with the purchase and sale of the compression assets and business of Stellarton Technologies Inc. to Vaportech Holdings Ltd and Vaportech Energy Services for approximately $7.5 million.
  • Gross Capital Inc., in connection with its $16.6 million purchase of a mixed retail/office development municipally known as 130, 140, 150 and 2575 Ouellette Place, Windsor, Ontario, from Prime Rose Inc.
  • Prairie Schooner Petroleum Limited, in connection with the $431 million acquisition of the company through a plan of arrangement by True Energy Trust.
  • Enerflex Systems Ltd., in connection with its reorganization, by way of a plan of arrangement, into a mutual fund trust, Enerflex Systems Income Fund.  
  • Korea National Oil Corporation, in connection with its $310 million acquisition of a 100 percent interest in the BlackGold oil sands assets of Newmont Mining Corporation of Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation.
  • Pengrowth Energy Trust, in connection its $1.3 billion acquisition of Esprit Energy Trust.
  • HealthPoint Capital Partners II LP, in connection with its $22.3 million acquisition of DTI Dental Technologies Inc.
  • Matco Investments Ltd., managing partner of Penny Lane Development, in connection with the sale of 33-1/3 percent interest in the Penny Lane Shopping Centre to each of Alberta Investment Management and SITQ for an undisclosed amount.
  • Diamond Tree Energy Ltd., with respect to its offer to purchase Blue Mountain Resources Ltd. in a $115 million share for share take-over bid.
  • KingStreet Real Estate Growth LP No. 2, in connection with its acquisition of a 91,000 square foot office building located in Mississauga.
  • Flint Energy Services Ltd., in connection with the $40 million acquisition of the Denmar Group of Companies, including the parent company, Denmar Energy Services Ltd.
  • Brock White Company, in connection with the acquisition of all of the assets of Manstar Distributors Ltd. for $16 million.
  • KingStreet Real Estate Growth LP No. 2, in connection with its acquisition of a 90 percent interest in four senior housing projects in a joint venture with Retirement Life Communities.
  • CIBC World Markets, financial advisor to Canada Southern Petroleum Limited, in connection with the acquisition of Canada Southern by Canadian Oil Sands.
  • Forum Oilfield Technologies Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Pipe Wranglers L.P. for an undisclosed amount.
  • Acquisition of all of the assets and operating business of Applied Geo-Environmental Solutions Inc.
  • Counsel to Extendicare Inc. and Extendicare REIT, in connection with a $1.6 billion reorganization resulting in the distribution of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. to Extendicare shareholders and the conversion of the remaining business of Extendicare into a Canadian real estate investment trust, Extendicare REIT.
  • Peters & Co. Limited, as agent, with regard to the acquisition of LILT Canada Inc. by TriAxon Resources Limited for $5 million.
  • Peters & Co. Limited, as agent, with regard to the acquisition of Bredal Limited Partnership for $8 million.
  • KingStreet Real Estate Mortgage LP No. 1, regarding mezzanine financing by KingStreet in connection with the portfolio sale of 47 properties by SMK Speedy International Inc. to Forum Leasehold Partners Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
  • Alberta Power (2000) Ltd, in connection with the acquisition by ENMAX Corporation of the Battle River power purchase arrangement from EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • BlackRock Ventures Inc., in connection with the $2.4 billion acquisition of the company by Shell Canada Limited.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with financing its investment in Royal Camp.
  • The syndicate of underwriters, led by Peters & Co. and included GMP Securities Ltd., Tristone Capital Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation and National Bank Financial Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Morpheus Energy Corporation by Orleans Energy Ltd. for approximately $89 million.
  • The syndicate of underwriters, led by Peters & Co. and including GMP Securities Ltd., Tristone Capital Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation and National Bank Financial Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Mercury Energy Corporation by Orleans Energy Ltd. for approximately $21 million.
  • Age Care Investments Limited, in connection with the $142.9 million sale of six senior long term care facilities in Alberta and British Columbia to Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust.
  • Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund, in connection with the fund's US$1.2 billion acquisition of EnCana Corporation's gas storage business, now known as Niska Gas Storage.
  • zed.i solutions inc., in connection with its $2.5 million acquisition of PetroNet Systems Inc.
  • Tenergy Ltd., in connection with the takeover bid by FRQ Acquisition Corporation for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Tenergy at an approximate aggregate purchase price of $85 million.
  • Terroza Environmental Corporation and Terroza Expediting Inc., in connection with the acquisition by Seair Inc. (a TSX-V listed issuer) for $1.05 million of a 51 percent interest in the business of the companies.
  • The Riverside Company, a private equity firm, in connection with its portfolio company, Welltec A/S's acquisition of Heat Seekers Ltd. for $12.1 million.
  • Newalta Income Fund, in connection with its purchase of PSC Industrial Services Canada Inc. and its subsidiaries from Philip Services Corporation for approximately $110 million.
  • Flint Energy Services Ltd., in connection with the acquisition of 49 percent of the shares of Mackenzie Valley Construction Ltd., for gross proceeds of $6.74 million.
  • Alberta Power (2000) Ltd., in connection with the acquisition by TransCanada Energy Ltd. of the 760 MW Sheerness power purchase arrangement from the Alberta Balancing Pool.
  • Agrium Board of Directors, in connection with Agrium Inc.'s $600 million successful unsolicited takeover bid for the income deposit securities of Royster-Clark Limited and Royster-Clark ULC.
  • Rolling Thunder Exploration Limited, in connection with the amalgamation of Rolling Thunder Exploration Ltd. and San Telmo Energy Ltd. valued at $35 million, the amalgamated entity operates under Rolling Thunder Exploration Ltd.
  • Avalon Resources Ltd., in connection with the sale of all of its outstanding common shares to Atlas Energy Limited for a cash and share consideration of $49.44 million.
  • Inuvialuit Energy Inc., in connection with its unsolicited takeover bid for Omega Hydrocarbons Ltd.
  • Teck Cominco Limited, in connection with the $475 million acquisition of a 15 percent interest in the Fort Hill Oil Sands Project from UTS Energy Inc. and Petro-Canada.
  • Welton Energy Corporation, in connection with its $10.5 million acquisition of Era Oil & Gas Corporation.
  • Banks Energy Inc., the vendor, in connection with the sale of all of its issued and outstanding shares to Arapahoe Energy Corporation in a share transaction worth $12 million.
  • Deer Creek Energy Limited, in connection with its acquisition by Total E&P Canada Limited (a subsidiary of Total S.A.) by way of a takeover bid for approximately $1.6 billion.
  • Unocal Canada Limited, in connection with the income tax aspects of its approximately US$1.7 billion sale of Northrock Resources Limited to Pogo Producing Inc.
  • Blizzard Energy Inc., the vendor, in connection with a plan of arrangement whereby Shiningbank Energy Income Fund acquired the majority of Blizzard's natural gas assets.
  • APF Energy Trust, in connection with its combination with StarPoint Energy Trust through a plan of arrangement, resulting in a consolidated trust with an enterprise value of $1.7 billion and related spin-out plan of arrangement transaction involving APF and Rockyview Energy Inc.
  • MicroPlanet Inc., in connection with its acquisition by HF Capital Corporation, for a consideration of $11.48 million.
  • ZCL Composites Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Triple M Fiberglas Holdings Ltd., Triple M Fiberglass Mfg. Ltd. and Triple M Fiberglass Ltd. by way of share purchase.
  • Athanor BV, in connection with the business combination between Athanor and Winstar Resources Ltd. and related financing transactions.
  • Great-West Life Assurance Company, in connection with financing $243 million secured by properties across Canada.
  • Inyx Inc., in connection with the acquisition of certain assets and business of Aventis Pharmaceuticals Puerto Rico Inc.
  • Tristone Capital Advisors Inc. and its principal shareholders, in connection with the sale of all of its operating subsidiaries to Petroleum Place Energy Advisors in a cash and share transaction valued at approximately $101 million.
  • Fort Chicago Energy Partners LP, in connection with its $270 million acquisition of Alberta Ethane Gathering System.
  • ViRexx Medical Corp., then a TSX Venture listed issuer, in connection with their acquisition of AltaRex Medical Corp., then a TSX listed issuer, by way of a plan of arrangement resulting in ViRexx becoming a TSX listed entity with AltaRex as it unlisted, wholly-owned subsidiary with combined assets of approximately $50 million.
  • Ultima Energy Trust, in connection with a $500 million merger with Petrofund Energy Trust.
  • Vision HRM Software Inc., now Serenic Corporation, in connection with its $1.4 million acquisition by way of share purchase.
  • ZCL Composites Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Durex Steel & Alloy Industries Ltd., via its wholly owned subsidiary Mocoat Services Incorporated by way of asset purchase.
  • Pengrowth Corporation and Pengrowth Energy Trust, in connection with the $550 million acquisition of certain Alberta and Saskatchewan oil and natural gas properties by way of the purchase of a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation. 
  • Wilshire Enterprises Inc., a US real estate company, in connection with its sale of its oil and gas business to Addison Energy Inc, for US$15 million.
  • AltaRex Corp., a TSX-listed issuer, in connection with a plan of arrangement involving AltaRex Medical Corp. and Nova Bancorp Investments Ltd., which involved the spin-out of the bio-tech assets of AltaRex Corp. to AltaRex Medical Corp., which acquired a substitute TSX listing, the recapitalization of AltaRex Corp and AltaRex Medical Corp. with approximately $6.15 million and the transformation of AltaRex Corp. into a new oil and gas company known as Twin Butte Energy Ltd.
  • Global Thermoelectric, in connection with its cross border sale to FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  • Compass Petroleum Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of Ravenwood Resources Inc.
  • ViRexx Research Inc., in connection with its reverse takeover of Norac Industries Inc. by way of an amalgamation, a concurrent private placement of special warrants raising $8.32 million and a concurrent listing on the TSX Venture exchange.
  • Foundation Equity Corporation, the single largest shareholder of Global, in connection with the contested proposed $100 million combination of Global Thermoelectric Inc. with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Luscar Ltd., in connection with their multi-party reorganization of assets of Fording Inc. involving Teck Cominco Limited, Westshore Terminals Income Fund, CONSOL Energy Inc., Sherritt Coal Partnership II and the Luscar Energy Partnership involving the transfer of assets in excess of $2 billion. 
  • Summit Resources Limited, in connection with the $240 million acquisition of the company by Paramount Resources Limited in a friendly takeover bid.
  • Gulf Canada Resources Limited, in connection with its $2.3 billion acquisition of Crestar Energy Inc.
  • Canadian Airlines, in connection with the $1.8 billion bid by Onex to purchase Air Canada and Canadian Airlines and merge them into a single carrier.
  • A Canadian independent, in connection with the sale of its interests in the UK sector of the North Sea.
  • A private corporation in the sale of all its shares to Baytex Energy Trust for $109 million.
  • A private US company, in connection with several corporate asset acquisitions in South America.
  • A private vendor, in connection with the sale of assets of its refrigeration business to a U.S. private equity firm.
  • A U.S. private equity fund, in connection with its $42 million acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Rand A. Technology Corporation, a TSX listed company, by way of Plan of Arrangement.
  • Agrium Inc., in connection with the $31.25 million acquisition of the western Canadian fertilizer business of Imperial Oil Ltd.
  • Algorithmics Inc., in connection with the US$175 million acquisition of the company by Fitch Group, Inc.
  • Alliance Atlantis, in connection its acquisition of minority interest in Headline Sports.
  • Anadarko Canada Corporation, in connection with two sales, one being the sale of a subsidiary and the second being a smaller sale of assets with proceeds of approximately $853 million.
  • Anderson Exploration Limited, in connection with its $960 million acquisition of Numac Energy Inc. by take-over bid.
  • Anderson Exploration Limited, in connection with its $979 million "white knight" takeover bid for Ulster Petroleums Limited.
  • Anderson Exploration Limited, in connection with the sale of Federated Pipe Lines Ltd. for $349 million, including assumed debt of $120 million from its two shareholders, Imperial Oil Limited and Anderson Exploration Limited, to Pembina Pipeline Income Fund.
  • Anderson Exploration Ltd. in connection with its sale of US$400 million principal amount of 6.75 percent senior unsecured notes due 2011 to purchasers in the United States.
  • Anderson Exploration Ltd., in connection with its acquisition by Devon Energy Corporation for approximately $7.3 billion by take-over bid.
  • ATCO Frontec Corp., in connection with the sale of the assets and undertakings of ATCO Frontec Corp.'s security guard division to Palladin Security Group Ltd.
  • ATCO Gas, in connection with its $550 million sale of Viking assets to Burlington.
  • ATCO Limited, in connection with its public spinout of Akita Drilling Ltd.
  • ATCO Ltd., in connection with its cross-border sale of ATCOR Resources Ltd. to Forest Oil.
  • ATCO Midstream, in connection with the acquisition of Wolcott Gas Processing Limited and its midstream business assets.
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Trust, in connection with its $2 billion merger with Canadian Oil Sands Trust.
  • Atlantis Communications Inc., in connection with its combination of Alliance Communications Inc. to form Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.
  • Avalon Resources Ltd., in connection with a take-over bid (cash and shares) by Atlas Energy Ltd. for approximately $60 million.
  • Bank of Nova Scotia, in connection with Ontrea Inc. and the sale of an office complex in Toronto to the Ontario Pension Board's subsidiary, OPB Realty Inc.
  • Bank of Nova Scotia, in connection with the sale of Scotia Centre's Galleria in Regina.
  • Berens Energy, in connection with the acquisition of Berland Exploration Ltd. by plan of arrangement for $105 million.
  • BG Group plc, in connection with its US$345.6 million acquisition of El Paso Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
  • BT Energy Fund LP, in connection with its investment in Richmount Petroleum.
  • BT Energy Fund LP, in connection with its investments in Hunter Energy Inc.
  • Burlington Resources Inc., in connection with its US$3.8 billion cross-border acquisition of Poco Petroleums Limited.
  • Cadbury Trebor Allan Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Adams from the global confectionary and manufacturing division of Pfizer Inc. for US$4.2 billion.
  • Pengrowth Energy Trust, in connection with its acquisition of Imperial Oil's interests in the Judy Creek/Swan Hills area.
  • The purchase of more than twenty oilfield transportation businesses based in Western Canada by Pentastar Energy Services Limited.
  • Prudential Steel Limited, in connection with the US$ 500 million friendly takeover by way of plan of arrangement (exchangeable shares) by Maverick Tube Corporation.
  • Public Storage Canadian Properties (Special Committee), in connection with the initially hostile takeover bid by the controlling unitholder.
  • Purcell Energy Ltd., in connection with a plan of arrangement completing an extensive corporate restructuring and the sale of all of its Saskatchewan assets and substantially all of its Alberta assets for total cash and share consideration of $151 million.
  • Represented a syndicated limited partnership in the acquisition of a Rona Building Centre and the related first mortgage financing.
  • Represented venture-backed Rationale Software in Canada on its sale to IBM.
  • Selling shareholders, in connection with a sale of all of the shares in the capital of Caribou Electric Inc. to a purchaser affiliated with Ainsworth Inc. and the purchaser's entering into a long term lease with a company owned by the selling shareholders.
  • Shareholders of Bridge Brand Food Services Ltd., in connection with its sale to Gordon Food Services.
  • Shareholders of Cover-All Building Systems, in connection with its acquisition by Boston-based Audax Group.
  • Shareholders of H. L. Powell Trucking Limited, in connection with the $191 million acquisition of the company by Producers Oilfield Services Inc.
  • Sherbrooke Investments Inc., in connection with a reorganization and forced amalgamation with dissent rights valued at $2 million.
  • Shore Gold Inc., in connection with a merger with Kensington Resources Limited by plan of arrangement to create a consolidated diamond exploration and development company with a market capitalization of approximately $885 million at the time of closing.
  • Stellarton Energy Corporation, in connection with the $143.5 million acquisition by Tom Brown.
  • Sulzer Medica, in connection with its US$ 27 million acquisition of Mitroflow Enterprises.
  • TELUS Corporation - counsel to TELUS in connection with its acquisition of PSINet Canada including matters concerning PSINet Limited and its Canadian affiliates (PSINet Canada) filing for CCAA protection.
  • TELUS Corporation, in connection with the $810 million sale of its advertising services directory business to Verizon Information Services.
  • Temple Exploration Inc., in connection with the $115 million acquisition of the company by Husky Energy.
  • TerraLink Horticulture Inc., in connection with its acquisition of a horticultural manufacturing and distribution division of a major international mining company.
  • Glacier Energy Limited, in connection with its acquisition by Vermilion Energy Trust by way of take-over bid for $94 million.
  • Glacier Energy Limited, the target, in connection with an all cash takeover bid and offer to purchase all issued and outstanding common shares for $95 million.
  • Global Thermoelectric Inc., in connection with its $100 million proposed merger with Quantum Fuel Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
  • Gordon Food Service, in connection with the $360 million disposition by Sobeys Inc. of its SERCA Foodservice operations to Gordon Food Service and SYSCO Corporation.
  • Grey Wolf Exploration Inc., in connection with the hostile takeover bid for the company by Abraxas Petroleum Corporation.
  • Gulf Canada Resources Limited, in connection with its $9.8 billion cross-border sale to Conoco Inc.
  • Gulf Canada, in connection with its acquisition of Pennzoil Canada.
  • Gulf Indonesia Resources Limited, in connection with its US$330 million going private transaction with Conoco Inc.
  • Gulfstream Resources Canada Limited, in connection with the $208 million acquisition of the company by Andarko Petroleum Corporation.
  • Hawker Resources Inc., acted for the purchaser, in connection with the acquisition of all shares and warrants of Iteration Energy Inc.
  • HF Capital Corporation, in connection with a plan of merger by way of exchangeable share exchange with Microplanet Limited valued at US$20 million.
  • Hunt Oil Company, in connection with its $1.5 billion unsolicited bid for Berkley Petroleum Corporation.
  • HYgait Resources Ltd., in connection with its acquisition by Wild River Energy Ltd., by way of a three corner amalgamation for share consideration.
  • InfoInteractive Inc., in connection with its $43 million cross-border acquisition by America Online Inc.
  • Innicor Subsurface Technologies Inc., in connection with its $15 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Polar Completions Division of Precision Drilling Technology Services Group Inc., a subsidiary of Precision Drilling Corporation.
  • Innicor Subsurface Technologies Inc., in connection with its acquisition of a number of companies engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of oil tools, including the acquisition of Independent Oil Tools Inc.
  • Innicor Subsurface Technologies Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Prime Perforating Systems Limited.
  • Innicor Subsurface Technologies Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Summit Tool Services Inc.
  • Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation in respect of its acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets in Western Canada.
  • Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation, in connection with its $70 million hostile takeover bid for Omega Hydrocarbons.
  • Island Lake Resort Group, in connection with its sale on behalf of the vendor group.
  • Jaws Technology, in connection with its acquisition of Offsite Data Services Limited.
  • JMB Realty Corporation, in connection with its acquisition of 100 percent of the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited for a total of $2.6 billion.
  • Kings Place II Limited, with respect to the sale of Kings Place in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick, to Fortis Properties Corporation, the real estate unit of Fortis Inc., for an undisclosed amount.
  • KingStreet Real Estate Growth LP No. 2, in connection with its acquisition of a 50 percent interest in four senior housing projects in Ontario and British Columbia.
  • KingStreet Real Estate Growth LP No. 2, in connection with purchases in design-build retail complex for an undisclosed amount from Millstream Village Development Corporation.
  • Luscar Coal Income Fund, in connection with its $1 billion sale to Sherritt Coal Partnership, following an unsolicited takeover bid.
  • Matco Investments Limited, in connection with the reorganization of Synsorb Biotech Inc. into an energy company - Hawker Energy Inc., acquisition of assets into Southward Energy Limited and related financings, valued at $170 million.
  • MEG Energy Corp., in connection with the standby purchase of shares for minimum proceeds of $250 million.
  • Moffat Communications Limited and Mr. Randal Moffat, in connection with the $1.2 billion acquisition of Moffat Communications by Shaw Communications.
  • Moffatt Communications, in connection with the $118 million sale of its competitive access provider business to GT Group Telecom Inc.
  • Niska Gas Storage, in connection with a US$1.1 billion term loan financing led by Bank of America North America.
  • Octane Energy Services, in connection the acquisition of F. Miller Excavating Limited.
  • Octane Energy Services, in connection with a number of companies engaged in the oilfield services business, including the acquisition of K-Tech construction.
  • Octane Energy Services, in connection its acquisition of Roustabout Pipelines Inc.
  • Pacific Energy Partners, LP, in connection with its acquisition of BP Canada Energy Co.'s Rangeland Business unit, including the Rangeland Pipeline System, the Aurora Pipeline and Rangeland Marketing Company for approximately $157 million.
  • Pacrim Developments Inc., in connection with the sale of the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, for $65 million to Legacy Hotels Real Estate Investment Trust.
  • PanCanadian Energy Corporation, in the spin out by way of plan of arrangement by Canadian Pacific Limited of its shareholdings in PanCanadian, as well as all of its shareholdings in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP Ships Limited, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Inc. and Fording Inc.
  • PanCanadian Energy Corporation, in connection with its $27 billion merger with Alberta Energy Company Limited to form EnCana Corporation to form Canada's largest energy producer at the time.
  • Parkland Income Fund, in connection with the acquisition of the issued and outstanding shares of Neufeld Group of Companies for $113 million.
  • The bond purchasers, in connection with the offering and sale by 809062 Alberta Limited and ARCI Limited of $220 million aggregate principle amount of 6.66 percent First Mortgage Bonds due December 8, 2008, pursuant to a Trust Deed dated as of December 8, 1998, among 809062 Alberta Limited, ARCI Limited and TD Trust Company, as trustee, secured by the property known as the Petro-Canada Centre in Calgary, Alberta, which leases, under a "credit" lease, a substantial part of the project.
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company and The Canada Life Insurance Company, in connection with approximately $240 million in acquisition financing to Calloway REIT secured by shopping centers across Canada.
  • The shareholder consortium, in connection with their formation to effect the buyout of the founders of and the restructuring of Trakware Systems Inc., the restructuring has included the entering into of a complex source code / object code license arrangement with the founder.
  • Thermo Electro Corporation, in connection with its $60 million acquisition of CRS Robotics Corporation.
  • Total Energy Services Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of a number of  companies engaged in the oilfield services business.
  • Total Energy Services Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of Biddell Equipment Inc.
  • Travers Food Service, in connection with the $20 million sale by Aramark Canada.
  • Triversity, a private software company, in connection with its acquisition by SAP.
  • TriWest Capital Partners Inc., and other shareholders of Highland Transport , in connection its investment in Highland.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with financing its investment in Con-Force.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with its investment in Cover-All Building Systems.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with its investment in ResMor Trust Company, a provider of residential mortgage products and services across Canada.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with its investment in Vanguard Plastics.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with its investment in Shumka Craig Moore Adjusters Canada Limited.
  • TriWest Capital Partners, in connection with its investment in Omstead Foods, from H.J. Heinz Company.
  • TrizecHahn Office Properties, in connection with the sale of Bankers Hall, Calgary Place, CN Place and Canada Place.
  • TSX Group, in connection with the acquisition of NGX Canada Inc. from OMHEX for approximately $38 million.
  • Veritas DGC Inc., in connection with its $36 million cross-border acquisition of Enertec Resource Services Inc. using exchangeable shares.
  • VerticalBuilder.com Inc., in connection with the friendly takeover bid of the company by WNS Inc.
  • Vivendi, in connection with its US$34 billion acquisition of The Seagram Company Limited.
  • Welton Energy Corporation, in connection with its $30 million acquisition through plan of arrangement of Infiniti Resources International Limited.
  • Williams Energy (Canada) Inc., in connection with its sale of three natural gas liquids extraction plants to Inter Pipelines Fund for $715 million.
  • Woodard Corp and Angela Lovett, in connection with their sale of three corporate entities to QuinStreet LLC.
  • zed.i solutions Inc., in connection with its $8 million acquisition of Roughneck.ca Inc.
  • zed.i Solutions Inc., in connection with the $7.1 million acquisition of Menex Technologies Inc., a private company, financed through an offering of subscription receipts.
  • North West Redwater Partnership entered into a 30 year agreement with the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission to process a portion of the Government of Alberta's bitumen royalty in kind (or ”BRIK”) at 50,000 bpd facility to be constructed in Alberta's industrial heartland. North West and the APMC also signed an agreement pursuant to which North West will market 37,500 bpd of BRIK volumes on behalf of the APMC.
  • Cal Nichols (Chairman of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club) and his company in its disposition of its block of shares in the Edmonton Investors Group Holdings Ltd. (EIG) to Rexall Sports Corp. in its acquisition of 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of EIG and the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club. 
  • Canadian Airlines Corporation, in connection with the restructuring of the Canadian airline industry that resulted in the merger of Canadian Airlines and Air Canada.
  • Canadian Hunter Exploration Limited, in connection with its $3.3 billion cross-border acquisition by Burlington Resources Inc.
  • Canadian Hunter, in connection with structuring and establishing its Argentinean operation and its acquisition of Atalaya Energy S.A.
  • Canadian Utilities Limited, in connection with its public spinout of ATCOR Resources Ltd.
  • CDPQ Capital Mortgages, in connection with Borealis Retail REIT's acquisition of Midtown Plaza Shopping Centre, and the Cornwall Centre, $199 million.
  • Centrica plc, a leading provider of energy and essential services in the U.K. under AA and British Gas brands, in connection with its $1 billion acquisition of Enbridge Services Inc., which more than doubled the customer base of Centrica's Canadian business.
  • Chauvco Resources Ltd. in its $1.5 billion plan of arrangement merger with Pioneer Natural Resources (at the time, the largest cross border oil and gas stock merger ever completed using an exchangeable share structure).
  • Chevron Canada Resources, in connection with the $268.5 million sale of all of the shares of Enerpro Midstream Company to KeySpan Facilities Income Fund.
  • Chieftain International Inc., in connection with its $915 million acquisition by Hunt Oil Company.
  • Circa Enterprises Inc., a public manufacturing corporation, in connection with its acquisition of Hydel Enterprises Inc.
  • Cognos Inc., in connection with its purchase of Databeacon Inc., a private software company.
  • Conoco, in connection with its acquisition of Petro-Canada's NGL extraction, marketing, and transportation business.
  • Consorcio Comex S.A de C.V., in connection with a US$400 million cross-border transaction involving the acquisition of all stock of General Paint's parent.
  • Cougar Hydrocarbons Inc., in connection with its acquisition by StarPoint Energy for consideration consisting of shares valued at approximately $25 million and $40 million in cash.
  • Drayton Valley Power Income Fund, in connection with its $63 million acquisition by Algonquin Power.
  • Drilcorp Energy Ltd., in connection with its approximately $50 million acquisition of the company by  Twin Butte Energy.
  • DWL, a private software company, in connection with its acquisition by IBM.
  • El Paso/Encap Investments, in connection with its acquisition/strategic alliance with Enerplus Group.
  • Encal Energy Limited, in connection with its $1.8 billion cross-border merger with Calpine Corporation.
  • EnCana, in connection with its sale to Canadian Oil Sands Trust (COST) of its 10 percent interest (and then later another 3.75 percent) in Syncrude Canada Limited, operator of the Syncrude Project, one of the largest oil sands project in Alberta, for a combined total value of $1.49 billion. ($1.07 billion and $417 million respectively.)
  • EnCap Investments LLC, in connection with its investment in Unconventional Resources Canada, a private energy company.
  • Energy Explorer Inc., the target, in connection with a $15 million takeover bid by Great Plains Exploration Inc.
  • Ernst & Young Inc., the vendor corporation's (Ventura Energy Inc.) receiver and manager, in connection with the vendor's sale of assets to Kootenay Energy Inc., a resource company.
  • Esprit Exploration Limited, Esprit Energy Trust, Prospex Resources Limited, Esprit Acquisition Corporation and Esprit Exchanges Limited, in connection with an estimated $660 million reorganization into an income trust and a spin-off of exploration company (Prospex Resources Limited) by plan of arrangement.
  • Esprit Exploration Limited, in connection with its purchase of shares of Markedon Energy Limited.
  • Esprit Exploration Limited, in connection with its purchase of shares of Monroe Energy Inc.
  • Esprit Exploration Limited, in connection with its purchase of shares of Springridge Energy Inc.
  • Estate of a private individual in connection with the purchase and sale of 50% of the issued and outstanding shares of Phillips Bros. & Associates Land Development Ltd. and Trans World Oil and Gas Ltd.
  • FileNet Corporation, the purchaser corporation, in connection with the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Yaletown Technology Group Inc.
  • Flint Energy Services Ltd., in connection with its $190 million acquisition of IPEC Limited.
  • Foundation Equity Corporation, in connection with the complex reorganization and recapitalization of ROAM I.T. (Canada) Holdings Inc. (a non-private issuer), by way of plan of arrangement involving the compromising of the interests of multiple classes of shareholders and creditors.
  • Fun Sun Vacations, in connection with its merger with V.I.T. Voyages Intair Transit Inc., to create Canada's leading FIT tour operator and air consolidator.