Carrie Aiken
Carrie Aiken
(403) 260-9775
(403) 260-9700
855 2nd St SW, Suite 3500, Bankers Hall, East Twr, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2004
Carrie is partner who practices income tax law with a focus on domestic and international corporate taxation. She advises on complex tax planning matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings and restructurings, infrastructure projects, private equity, real estate funds and pension fund investments. Carrie advises international companies, private equity investors and state-owned enterprises looking to invest, commence or acquire business operations in Canada across all industries. Carrie also advises Canadian pension funds and other institutional investors on their private equity, infrastructure, real estate and other investments in Canada and abroad. Carrie has significant expertise in the tax regime as it relates to the energy industry including oil and gas, pipeline, and renewable and cleantech energy projects. She also assists clients with the resolution of tax audits and the management of tax disputes through all stages of the appeal process. Carrie regularly writes and speaks at a variety of tax conferences, seminars and industry association meetings.
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Strathcona Resources, Waterous Energy Fund affiliates acquire Caltex Resources
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP represented Strathcona and WEF
Deal complements ATCO natural-gas storage capabilities
On October 25, 2018, AltaGas Canada Inc. (“ACI”) completed an initial public offering of its common shares. In connection with the initial public offering, ACI issued 16.5 million common shares at a price per share of $14.50 for gross proceeds of approximately $239 million, and the common shares began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “ACI.”
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.
On December 7, 2017, Pembina Pipeline Corp. (Pembina) closed a $400-million public offering of cumulative redeemable minimum rate reset class A preferred shares, Series 21.
On February 3, 2017, AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas) completed its public offering of 67,800,000 subscription receipts, on a bought deal basis, at an issue price of $31.00 per subscription receipt (the Offering Price), for total gross proceeds of approximately $2.1 billion.
On May 30, 2017, Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KML) completed its initial public offering (the IPO) by issuing 102,942,000 restricted voting shares at a price of $17.00 per share, for total proceeds of approximately $1.75 billion.
On June 2, 2017, Trican Well Service Ltd. (“Trican”) and Canyon Services Group Inc. (“Canyon”) completed the previously announced acquisition of Canyon by Trican pursuant to a plan of arrangement for approximately $627 million and an assumption of approximately $38 million of net debt.
On June 8, 2015, Aspenleaf Energy Limited (Aspenleaf) completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Arcan Resources Ltd. (Arcan). The acquisition was carried out pursuant to the terms of a plan of arrangement that was approved by Arcan’s shareholders on June 2, 2015. The total value of the acquisition was approximately $300 million, including assumed debt.
PrairieSky Royalty (PrairieSky) completed its acquisition of Range Royalty Limited Partnership (Range Royalty), a private oil and gas royalty company, pursuant to a plan of arrangement. With closing of the transaction, PrairieSky acquired approximately 3,000 barrels of oil equivalent of royalty production and 3.5 million acres of royalty lands
Veresen Inc. completed a public offering of 56,120,000 subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $920 million. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to partially fund the acquisition by Veresen, through an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, of the 50 per cent convertible preferred interest owned by Global Infrastructure Partners in the Ruby pipeline system for US$1.425 billion.