Private Equity

Key Contacts

Lynch Kevin Kevin L. Lynch
T: 780.945.4774
Mercury John High Resolution Image John M. Mercury
Partner, Head of Private Equity
T: 403.298.4493
Solway Gary High Resolution Image Gary S.A. Solway
T: 416.777.6555

The main driver of all private equity activity – whether forming a new fund, founding a company, buying or recapitalizing a business, or completing an exit from a long-term investment – is growth. Our Private Equity Group understands that imperative and is committed to working with both large, strategic players as well as early-stage and mid-market companies to deliver on that business objective.

In partnering with domestic and foreign financial sponsors across a wide spectrum of industries, we help our clients source ideas, identify and evaluate opportunities with good valuations, facilitate introductions, negotiate the economics and execute the investment. We also deploy our market-leading expertise in the Canadian oil and gas, tax, capital markets, competition and regulatory arenas to assist our clients in achieving business growth. And, we harness our significant cross-border experience and deep relationships within the global business community to collaboratively contribute to our clients' success.

Select Experience

  • Vesta Energy Corp. in connection with a $295 million equity financing co-led by energy private equity firms Riverstone Holdings, LLC and JOG Capital Corp.  Read more
  • Founders Advantage Capital, in connection with its $74 million acquisition of a 60% Interest in the Dominion Lending Centre group of companies Read more
  • Sanjel Corporation, an Alberta-based energy services and pressure pumping company, in connection with the sale of its Canadian fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing assets to STEP Energy Services Ltd. and 1961531 Alberta Ltd.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2011, Corporate INTL Legal Awards

    Bennett Jones,winner, Private Equity Law Firm of the Year - Canada
  • 2008, PLC Which Lawyer

    Bennett Jones, recognized in Private Equity/Venture Capital

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