Robert has extensive experience in the areas of corporate, securities, oil & gas and general commercial matters. His practice is transactional in nature in spanning public company, private company and mega-project transactions and including corporate mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, purchase and sale of assets and shares, corporate restructurings, together with all associated contract negotiations and preparation. He also has significant corporate governance experience and has served on a number of public and private boards in positions as chair, lead director and chair and member of governance committees. Robert represents a diverse group of individuals and public and private companies, including oil & gas exploration and production and service companies, oil sands companies, private equity providers, securities dealers and investment banks.
On April 13, 2017, Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power or the Company) (TSX: CPX) announced that it had successfully completed the acquisition of Veresen Inc.’s two gas-fired generation facilities in Ontario, consisting of the 84 MW East Windsor Cogeneration Centre and a 50 per cent interest in the 400 MW York Energy Centre.
On May 30, 2016, Sterling Resources Ltd. (“Sterling”) closed a series of recapitalization transactions (the “Recapitalization”) in relation to its wholly owned subsidiary’s senior secured bond (the “Bonds”). Pursuant to the Recapitalization, on the closing date Sterling: (1) completed a rights offering by way of a short-form prospectus dated April 20, 2016, that raised aggregate gross proceeds of $1,303,646.48, all of which were used to release and cancel a portion of the outstanding liabilities under the Bonds; (2) issued an aggregate of 14,192,862,213 common shares to or on behalf of the holders of the Bonds in exchange for the release and cancellation of approximately US$173 million of further liabilities under the Bonds; and (3) entered into an amended and restated agreement governing the remaining liabilities under the Bonds of approximately US$40 million, a new super senior credit facility with certain of the holders of the Bonds in the amount of US$40 million and an intercreditor agreement.
On July 13, 2016, Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (Birchcliff) closed its previously announced bought-deal financing (the Offering) through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., Cormark Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P. and Scotia Capital Inc. and including CIBC World Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., TD Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., AltaCorp Capital Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., Integral Wealth Securities Limited and Peters & Co. Limited (collectively, the Underwriters).
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.