On March 20, 2018, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (collectively, MSEP) completed an investment in Specialized Desanders Inc. (SDI), an oilfield equipment and services company.
Bennett Jones LLP was Canadian counsel to Morgan Stanley Energy Partners with a team including Don Greenfield, Darcy Moch, Anu Nijhawan, James McClary, Christine Plante, Irene Bridger, Patrick Brennan, Jeremy Russell, Sebastien Gittens, Bradley Eidsness, Josh Scheinert and Taylor Davis. Vinson & Elkins LLP was US counsel to Morgan Stanley Energy Partners with a team including Caroline Blitzer Phillips, David Peck, Matthew Falcone, Noelle Alix, Connor Long, Reese O’Connor and Ximena Kuri. Maples and Calder was Cayman Islands counsel to Morgan Stanley Energy Partners with a team including Jonathon Meloy and Jeremy Bomford.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP was US counsel to SDI HoldCo LLP and other equity holders with a team including Robert Hicks, Lonnie Johnson, Ralph Caruso and Kira Johnson. McMillan LLP was Canadian counsel to SDI HoldCo LLP and other equity holders, with a team including John Clifford, Todd Miller, Andrew Stirling and Kourtney Reylands.
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP was counsel to a syndicate of Lenders, led by The Toronto-Dominion Bank and including Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC Bank Canada, with a team including Kenton Rein, Douglas Richardson, Mike Tallim and Sam Massie. Mayer Brown LLP was US counsel to the Lenders, with a team including Fred Fisher, Christopher Chubb, Kevin Sheridan Jr., Monica Steinberg and Steven Garden.
Miles Davison LLP was counsel to Management.