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Year called to bar: 1988 (AB)
Darcy is co-Chair of the firm’s tax department and has a practice focused on income tax aspects of corporate reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, takeovers, debt financing transactions, transactions involving partnerships and other flow-through vehicles, asset-based financings, and cross-border financing and leasing transactions. His practice also includes personal tax planning and residency matters, foreign tax planning for Canadian residents, and structuring investments for non-residents into Canada. Darcy is a former Chair of the National Taxation Section of the Canadian Bar Association and past co-Chair of the CBA-CPA Joint Committee on taxation. He served on the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Board of Governors and is a past director and president of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society. In addition, Darcy has presented a number of papers on a variety of tax-related topics at national, international, and local tax conferences. Darcy has been frequently recognized as a leading tax lawyer by numerous well-known legal publishers, including Lexpert®, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Legal 500, and Who's Who Legal,among many others.
Kissner Group Holdings LP (“Kissner”) completed its acquisition of NSC Minerals Ltd. (“NSC”), a market-leading provider of salt products in Western Canada and the North Central United States, from an investor group led by Altas Partners.
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 December 22, 2017, Sonicfield Global Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CST Group Ltd., and Deloitte Restructuring Inc., in its capacity as court appointed receiver and manager of the assets, properties and undertakings of Grande Cache Coal LP, Grande Cache Coal Corp., Up Energy (Canada) Ltd. and 0925165 B.C. Ltd, entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement, pursuant to which Sonicfield agreed to purchase certain coal assets from the Receiver for aggregate consideration of approximately US$433.9 million.
On March 20, 2018, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (collectively, MSEP) completed an investment in Specialized Desanders Inc. (SDI), an oilfield equipment and services company.
NEP Canada Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Newton Energy Partners LLC of Houston and a portfolio company of Kayne Anderson Funds, indirectly sold all of the outstanding shares in NEP Canada ULC, its Canadian exploration and production operating subsidiary, to Aspenleaf Energy Ltd.
TriWest Capital Partners invested in Lithion Power Group (fka HPC Energy Services) in partnership with various members of senior management and existing shareholders. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
On October 17, 2017, Coeur Mining, Inc. (Coeur), a public gold and silver company listed on the New York Stock Exchange acquired all of the outstanding shares of JDS Silver Holdings Ltd. (JDS Silver), a private British Columbia silver mining company, for aggregate consideration of up to US$250 million pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
Vesta Energy Corp. (Vesta) completed a $295-million equity financing co-led by energy private equity firms Riverstone Holdings, LLC (Riverstone) and JOG Capital Corp. (JOG). Other investors included members of the Vesta management team.
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 December 14, 2016, Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), a leading environmental solutions provider, implemented its court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Plan”).
On May 13, 2016, Athabasca Oil Corporation (Athabasca) and Murphy Oil Company Ltd. (Murphy), completed the previously announced light oil joint venture to develop Duvernay and Montney plays in the Kaybob area of northwestern Alberta for approximately $486 million.
On May 8, 2015, Repsol S.A. of Madrid, Spain completed the acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc. in a deal worth approximately $16.5 billion (US$13.5 billion). The transaction was the largest M&A deal by value announced in Canada in more than two years and the largest international deal by a Spanish company in over five years. The transaction was completed by way of court-approved arrangement under the <i>Canada Business Corporations Act</I> and, upon closing, all of the issued and outstanding common and preferred shares of Talisman were acquired by Repsol for cash consideration. Talisman’s publicly held debt remained outstanding following completion.
TriWest Capital Partners and Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund completed their acquisition of a majority interest in NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation (“NCSG”) from existing shareholders on August 25, 2014. NCSG is one of the largest providers of fully operated and maintained crane and heavy haul services in North America.