John E. Piasta
John E. Piasta
Partner
(403) 298-3333
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2001
John Piasta's practice focuses on public and private mergers & acquisitions (M&A), capital markets transactions, including cross-border financings, and corporate governance matters. In the course of his practice John regularly: i) acts for issuers and investment dealers in respect of private and public debt and equity offerings, financial advisory services, and regulatory compliance; ii) advises clients in connection with corporate and asset acquisitions and dispositions; and iii) acts for public and private entities in relation to ongoing corporate and securities law compliance as well as governance and securityholder matters. His extensive experience in the M&A space includes takeover bids, plans of arrangement, amalgamations, and corporate reorganizations. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, John clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal.
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On Mar. 5, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, completed an offering of US$500 million
On Mar. 9, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, completed a public offering of $300 million
Canadian Natural Resources Limited completes its acquisition of Devon Canada Assets
On November 21, 2018, Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) closed a private placement (the “Offering”) of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.50% senior unsecured notes due 2027.
On March 23, 2018, Parkland Fuel Corp. (Parkland) closed a private placement of US$500-million aggregate principal amount of 6.0% senior unsecured notes due 2026.
Chorus Aviation has completed its previously announced bought deal public offering of 11,628,000 common shares of Chorus, which, for greater certainty, means for Canadian investors, Class B Voting Shares of Chorus, and for non-Canadian investors, Class A Variable Voting Shares of Chorus (collectively, the Shares) at $8.60 per Share for gross proceeds $100,000,800.
Cenovus Energy Inc. filed a short form base shelf prospectus in all the provinces of Canada renewing its $1.5 billion medium term note program and entered into a dealer agreement with six investment dealers.