MEG Energy Corp. has successfully completed equity financing for its oil sands development projects in the Athabasca region of Alberta, Canada. On January 31, 2007, MEG closed an equity financing raising $800 million by way of a private placement of 23.9 million common shares to institutional investors. MEG's agents for the equity financing were Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Lehman Brothers Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp. and Scotia Capital Inc.
MEG was represented by its vice-president, corporate and legal affairs, David Wizinsky, Bennett Jones LLP in Canada and Latham & Watkins LLP in the United States. The Bennett Jones team was led by Mark Powell and included Anu Nijhuwan, Paul Barbeau and Kwang Lim. The Latham & Watkins LLP team was led by Scott Gottdiener and Joshua Tinkelman. The agents were represented by Danielle Carbone of Shearman & Sterling LLP.