Focusing on corporate and securities law matters, Kevin Johnson acts for a variety of participants in capital markets transactions, primarily in the energy sector. He has acted for issuers, selling shareholders, independent committees of boards of directors and investment dealers in public and private offerings of securities, related party transactions, corporate reorganizations, and mergers & acquisitions. He also advises on corporate governance and disclosure compliance matters.
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 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 March 21, 2016, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) completed its acquisition of Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS). The transaction began as an unsolicited take-over bid made by Suncor on October 5, 2015, under which Suncor offered 0.25 of a Suncor share for each COS share, and was subsequently completed following the signing of a Support Agreement by Suncor and COS on January 17, 2016, pursuant to which Suncor agreed to increase its offer price to 0.28 of a Suncor share for each COS share, with the amended offer supported by the COS board of directors.
On September 11, 2015, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, completed its offering of US$900M of 6.125 per cent unsecured unsubordinated notes due 2115 and US$300M of 4.800 per cent unsecured unsubordinated notes due 2035 for combined aggregate gross proceeds of US$1.2B.
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.