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Year called to bar: 1998 (BC); 1999 (New York); 2003 (AB)
Dan is a partner in the Blakes Calgary office with a practice focus on corporate finance, private equity and M&A transactions, as well as corporate governance, shareholder activism, and general securities and corporate law compliance. He has extensive experience acting for issuers, underwriters and investors in capital market financing transactions, including initial public offerings, public and private debt and equity financings, private equity fund formation, and strategic investments by private equity groups. Dan advises companies and investors on public and private M&A and reorganization transactions, including public take-over bids, amalgamations, plans of arrangement and private sales. He regularly advises lenders, investors and borrowers in work-out and debt restructuring transactions, and he also advises companies in respect of shareholder activism, take-over defence preparedness and corporate governance issues. Dan has also worked as a lawyer in the corporate and M&A practice groups of a major Wall Street law firm.
On June 25, 2018, Frontera Energy (the Issuer) completed an offering of US$350 million principal amount of unsecured senior notes due in 2023, the proceeds of which were used to repurchase US$250 million of the company’s outstanding senior secured notes due in 2021 pursuant to a tender offer.
On December 14, 2018, International Petroleum Corporation (IPC) completed its acquisition of BlackPearl Resources Inc. (BlackPearl) by way of a share exchange pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act with a value of approximately C$675 million.
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.
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.