TriWest Capital and Alberta Teachers’ acquire NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul

TriWest Capital Partners and Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund completed their acquisition of a majority interest in NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation (“NCSG”) from existing shareholders on August 25, 2014. NCSG is one of the largest providers of fully operated and maintained crane and heavy haul services in North America.

The transaction was financed by an asset-based revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by Royal Bank of Canada and the issuance of secured notes led by RBC Capital Markets, LLC as initial purchaser.

TriWest Capital Partners was represented by Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. The Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer team included Dino DeLuca, David Grout, Lauren Ash, Adrian Etchell and Brianna Guenther (corporate and M&A); David Ross (tax); Nancy Smith, and Andrew Kuzma (banking) and Alyson Goldman and Syd Abougoush (securities). The Paul Weiss team included Andrew Foley, Catherine Goodall and Christian Kurtz (corporate, notes and M&A); and Eric Goodison, Craig Salm, and Pearl Yuan-Garg (banking). 

Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund was represented by a Stikeman Elliott LLP team that included Vince Imerti, John O’Connor and Kyle Lamothe (tax) and by Jonathan McCullough (corporate) of McCullough O’Connor Irwin LLP.

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation was represented by Bennett Jones LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP. The Bennett Jones team included John Mercury, Kristos Iatridis, Drew Broughton, John Lawless, Megan Bertram and James Bartlett (corporate and M&A); Darcy Moch (tax); and Beth Riley (regulatory). The Vinson & Elkins team included Doug Bland and Caroline Blizter Phillips (corporate and M&A), David Peck (tax) and David Wicklund (finance).

Royal Bank as agent under the ABL Credit Agreement was represented in the US by Paul Hastings LLP with a team of Mario Ippolito, Joseph Fastiggi and Cecilia Wang. Royal Bank of Canada was represented in Canada by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with a team consisting of Kevin Morley, Michael Hart, Ben Leith and Kevin Whittam (banking); Gregory Wylie (tax) and Richard King (Aboriginal). 

RBC Capital Markets, LLC, as initial purchaser of the notes were represented in the US by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP with a team of Rod Miller, Jessica Cunningham, Namazie Kaveh, Matt Kusel and Meir Hornung, and in Canada by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt with a team consisting of Michael Hart, Kevin Morley, Ben Leith and Kevin Whittam (banking); Rob Lando and Matthew McLeod (securities) and Gregory Wylie (tax).