Brent W. Kraus
Brent W. Kraus
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-3071
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1999 (AB)
Brent is co-Head of the Corporate Department. He advises international and domestic clients on M&A, shareholder activism (including proxy defense), special committee mandates, restructurings, capital markets, and governance matters. His practice focuses on the acquisition and sale of public and private entities through takeover bids (including hostile bid defense), plans of arrangement, amalgamations, share and asset sales, joint ventures, and reorganizations. Brent represents issuers and underwriters with initial and secondary public offerings and private placements of debt and equity, as well as sponsors and management teams, on significant equity investments and liquidity events. Acts for clients in the energy, energy services, private equity, construction, financial, industrial, consumer products, and other industry sectors. Listed as a Leading Lawyer in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2013. Brent has been frequently recommended by various leading legal directories including Lexpert®, ChambersLegal 500, and Who's Who Legal, among others. Former law clerk to Mr. Justice J.C. Major, Supreme Court of Canada. Alberta Bar, 1999. LLB, 1998 and BComm, 1997.
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On Mar. 5, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, completed an offering of US$500 million
On Mar. 9, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, completed a public offering of $300 million
On Jan. 31, 2020, MEG Energy Corp. completed an offering of US$1,200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 7.125% notes due 2027
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.