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Year called to bar: 1997 (AB)
Craig Story is a partner in the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. He has served on the firm’s Partnership Board, as well as on the management group for the Calgary office. Craig’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, including public and private capital markets offerings, private equity and venture capital funds, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. His corporate finance practice includes advising issuers, major investors and underwriters in both the public and exempt markets. Specific transaction experience includes bought deals, MJDS offerings, shelf prospectuses, private equity and venture capital fund creation, restructuring and initial public offerings. Craig advises clients and Special Committees with respect to numerous types of mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. Representative clients include energy companies, service and infrastructure companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, midstream companies and investment bankers. Craig has been counsel to issuers and underwriters with respect to private placements and public offerings, including cross-border offerings for both debt and equity financings.
On December 8, 2017, Belgium-based Kinepolis Group NV (Kinepolis) completed its acquisition of Landmark Cinemas Canada Limited Partnership (Landmark Cinemas) from TriWest Capital Partners (TriWest) and management shareholders for approximately $123 million.
On April 13, 2017, Source Energy Services Ltd. (“Source”) completed an initial public offering of approximately 16.7 million common shares at $10.50 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $175 million. The common shares of Source are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SHLE.”
On May 2, 2017, STEP Energy Services Ltd. (“STEP”) completed an initial public offering of 10 million common shares at $10 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of $100 million. The common shares of STEP are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “STEP.”
On December 8, 2016, Source Energy Services Canada LP (“Source LP”) and Source Energy Services Canada Holdings Ltd. (“Source Holdings” and together with Source LP, “Source”) completed its offering of $130-million aggregate principal amount of senior secured first lien notes (the “Notes”).
On June 30, 2015, Crescent Point Energy Corp. (Crescent Point), one of Canada’s largest light and medium oil producers, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. by way of arrangement (the Legacy Acquisition). The total consideration for the Legacy Acquisition was approximately $1.53 billion, comprising approximately 18.97 million Crescent Point common shares and the assumption of approximately $967 million of net debt.
Mullen Group Ltd. acquired Manitoba-based Gardewine Group Limited Partnership from TriWest Capital Partners and Gardewine’s senior management team and other owners in an all cash transaction worth $172 million.