Trevor Rowles
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9750

Trevor practises securities and corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity transactions and venture capital. He has experience advising public and private issuers, underwriters, private equity and strategic acquirers and target boards, as well as assisting issuers with continuous disclosure and general corporate and securities law compliance.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Examples of recent transactions include advising:

Corporate Finance

  • TransCanada Corporation and its subsidiaries on offerings of, in the aggregate, US$5-billion of senior notes, C$2.15-billion of medium-term notes, US$3.45-billion and C$1.5-billion of hybrid trust notes, C$2.2-billion of preferred shares, C$3.2-billion of common shares, a novel C$1-billion at-the-market equity program and a C$4.4-billion of subscription receipts (the largest bought deal in Canadian history)

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$3-billion offering of common shares and US$2.9-bilion offering of senior notes in connection with its acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips

  • WestJet Airlines Ltd. on private placements of C$400-million and US$400-million of senior unsecured notes

  • ENMAX Corporation on its C$200-million private placement of debentures

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$17.7-billion acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips

  • Canadian Western Bank on its acquisition of the business of Maxium Financial Services Inc. and Desante Financial Services Inc. for consideration of up to C$120-million and its acquisition of GE Capital's Canadian Franchise Finance business with a portfolio of approximately C$350-million of loans

  • Arcan Resources Ltd. on its acquisition by Aspenleaf Energy Ltd. for a total value of approximately C$300-million, including assumed debt

  • Gran Tierra Energy Inc. on the sale of its Argentina business unit to Madalena Energy Inc. for aggregate consideration of approximately US$69-million on the sale of its Brazil business unit to Maha Energy AB for cash consideration of approximately US$38-million and on the sale of its Peru business unit to Petrotal Ltd.

Private Equity

  • JOG Capital on its investments in a number of Canadian junior upstream oil and gas companies

  • Wells Fargo Strategic Capital in connection with its investments in a number of Canadian junior upstream oil and gas companies

  • An international private equity group in connection with its investments in a number of Canadian and foreign junior mining companies

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

  • Global Energy Ventures Ltd., an ASX-listed global developer of integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, on its acquisition of Sea NG Corporation, a Calgary-based CNG marine transport technology company, together with associated intellectual property rights

  • A private clinical-stage pharma company on its Series C financing with a consortium of US and Canadian institutional venture capital investors

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