Dion Legge practises tax law. He has extensive experience in the field of corporate tax relating to corporate reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, takeovers, debt and equity financings, infrastructure projects, cross-border transactions and executive compensation. Mr. Legge also advises on tax-planning issues related to international structures for Canadian-based multinational corporations, on investments by non-residents in Canada, and on structuring cross-border mergers & acquisitions, divestitures and financings. He also has extensive experience in estate planning for individuals and advising family offices.
Morgan Stanley completed the acquisition of Solium Capital Inc., a leading global provider of software-as-a-service for equity administration, financial reporting and compliance, headquartered in Calgary, for $1.1 billion.
On July 20, 2018, TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta”) completed a $345 million secured bond offering, by way of a private placement for its newly formed limited partnership, TransAlta OCP LP (the “Issuer”), which was secured by, among other things, a first ranking charge over all but a nominal percentage of the equity interests in the Issuer and its general partner, and a first ranking charge over all of the Issuer’s accounts and certain other assets (the “Financing”).
On July 19, 2018, Tervita Corp. (“Tervita”) and Newalta Corp. (“Newalta”) completed a business combination by way of plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”), pursuant to which Tervita acquired all of Newalta’s issued and outstanding common shares.
On August 18, 2016, Paramount Resources Ltd. (Paramount) completed the sale of oil and gas assets in the Musreau/Kakwa area of west-central Alberta to Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (Seven Generations) for total consideration of approximately $2.1 billion.
On July 18, 2016, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI), a Hong Kong-based global infrastructure company that holds diversified investments in energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, water infrastructure, waste management, and waste-to-energy and infrastructure-related business, and Power Assets Holdings Limited (PAH), a Hong Kong-based global investor in power and utility-related businesses with investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and energy from waste and gas distribution, completed their $1.7-billion acquisition of 65-per-cent indirect ownership interest in select heavy oil pipeline and storage assets from Husky Energy (Husky) in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and related joint-venture, financing and commercial arrangements.
On April 1, 2016, TransCanada Corporation closed a bought deal offering of subscription receipts in Canada and the United States for aggregate gross proceeds of $4.4 billion, which, at the time, constituted the largest bought deal offering in Canadian history
On September 1, 2015, Enbridge Inc. announced the closing of the transfer of its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business, comprised primarily of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets (the Transaction) to an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $30.4 billion together with certain Incentive/Performance Rights. A joint special committee (the Special Committee) of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) and the Board of Trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust (ECT) was formed to review and consider the Transaction, conduct due diligence and negotiate the terms of the Transaction on behalf of EIFH, the Fund and ECT.
On August 14, 2015, Crescent Point Energy Corp. (Crescent Point) completed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Coral Hill Energy Ltd. (Coral Hill) for approximately $258 million. Crescent Point is one of Canada’s largest light and medium oil producers. Prior to the acquisition, Coral Hill was a privately owned, light oil-weighted producer with assets primarily located in the Swan Hills Beaverhill Lake resource play.
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.