855 2nd St SW, Suite 3500, Bankers Hall, East Twr, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1983 (AB)
Brock is Chair of Blakes and practises in the area of corporate commercial law with a focus on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, and private equity transactions. His clients include leading issuers, financial institutions, investment dealers, and energy and service companies. Brock's recent mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance experience includes acting as lead counsel on more than 170 mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations, and public equity and debt offerings. He has advised on some of the largest commercial transactions in Canada. Brock is also a member of the advisory board of the Canadian General Counsel Awards. He is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Canada by all major legal directories and ranking publications.
On March 21, 2016, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) completed its acquisition of Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS). The transaction began as an unsolicited take-over bid made by Suncor on October 5, 2015, under which Suncor offered 0.25 of a Suncor share for each COS share, and was subsequently completed following the signing of a Support Agreement by Suncor and COS on January 17, 2016, pursuant to which Suncor agreed to increase its offer price to 0.28 of a Suncor share for each COS share, with the amended offer supported by the COS board of directors.
On February 13, 2007, Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. through their indirect wholly owned subsidiary HCP Acquisition Inc. (together, Harbinger) acquired all of the outstanding trust units of Calpine Power Income Fund (the fund) it did not already own at a price of $13.00 per trust unit for total consideration of approximately $760 million.
Enerplus Resources Fund completed a public offering of 4.75 million trust units for gross proceeds of $127,537,500 to a syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC World Markets Inc. The deal closed on September 12, 2002.