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Year called to bar: 1999 (AB)
Brent Kraus focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions, as well as corporate governance and shareholder activism. He acts for both internationally and domestically based strategic acquirors and financial investors in connection with the acquisition or disposition of Canadian businesses, local management teams in the connection with the formation and ongoing capital raising needs of junior to mid-size entities, investment dealers in connection with public and private financings, financial advisory services and regulatory compliance and ongoing compliance, governance advice and securityholder matters for public and private entities. Brent is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) and is Corporate Secretary for several private companies. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, he served as law clerk to Mr. Justice J.C. Major at the Supreme Court of Canada.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).
On January 6, 2017, DirectCash Payments Inc. (“DirectCash”) completed an arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) involving Cardtronics plc (“Cardtronics”) in which an affiliate of Cardtronics acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of DirectCash for cash consideration of $19.00 per common share. Together with the repayment of DirectCash’s third party indebtedness (including the redemption of all of the issued and outstanding ...
On December 6, 2016, Alberta Oilsands Inc. (“AOS”) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Marquee Energy Ltd. (“Old Marquee”) pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the Alberta Business Corporations Act (“ABCA”) involving AOS, Old Marquee and the holders of common shares of Old Marquee (the “Arrangement”) in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of an arrangement agreement dated August 19, 2016, as amended October 11, 2016 (as amended, the “Arrangement Agreement”).
On June 1, 2016, pursuant to an agreement and plan of merger dated January 18, 2016, (the “Merger Agreement”) between Waste Connections, Inc. (formerly known as Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (“Progressive Waste”)), Water Merger Sub LLC (“Merger Sub”) and Waste Connections US, Inc. (formerly known as Waste Connections, Inc.) (“Old Waste Connections”), Merger Sub merged with and into Old Waste Connections (the “Merger”), with Old Waste Connections surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Progressive Waste.