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Renee M. Ratke


Corporate, M&A, Reorganization, Financing and Securities Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3615

Renee Ratke represents both public and private corporations as well as investment dealers. Her practice includes domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, private and public financings both in Canada and internationally, securities regulatory matters and corporate governance.

Renee's clients include oil and gas exploration and transportation companies, income trusts, and service and manufacturing companies. She has over 20 years of national and cross-border experience and has acted for clients in some of the largest transactions in Canada.

Renee presents at seminars and conferences on corporate and securities laws matters including mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Among other community activities, Renee is a director of the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

Select Experience

  • Penn West Petroleum in connection with its asset divestiture program which resulted in proceeds of disposition in excess of $1.5 billion, including the sale of certain Viking Dodsland assets to Teine Energy Ltd. for $975 million.
  • Veresen Inc. in connection with its $200 million bought deal offering of 8,000,000 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series E.
  • Veresen Inc. in connection with the public offering of 56,120,000 subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $920 million to be used to partially fund the acquisition of the 50% convertible preferred interest owned by Global Infrastructure Partners in the Ruby pipeline system for US$1.425 billion. Read more

Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Renee M. Ratke, received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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