Advantage Energy and Sound Energy Business Combination

Advantage Energy Income Fund and Sound Energy Trust completed a plan of arrangement resulting in the business combination of the two trusts on September 6, 2007. The combined trust, valued at approximately $2.7 billion, will continue to operate under the name of Advantage Energy Income Fund as a conventional oil & gas royalty trust.

Sound was represented by Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP with a team that included John Brussa and Jeff Fortin (tax), Grant Zawalsky, Spencer Coupland and Lindsay Cox (securities), Alicia Quesnel (oil & gas), Jody Wivcharuk (competition) and Jeff Sharpe (litigation).

Advantage was represented by Macleod Dixon LLP with a team that included Jack MacGillivray, Scott Negraiff, Kirk Litvenenko and Candace Herman (securities), Craig Maurice (tax) and Rujuta Patel (competition).


Craig A. Maurice Candace T. Herman Jeffrey E. Sharpe Spencer M. Coupland Grant A. Zawalsky Alicia K. Quesnel Kirk A. Litvenenko Lindsay P. Cox Jeff Fortin Jody L. Wivcharuk John A. Brussa Scott M. Negraiff Rujuta Patel


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