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

Trevor's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and venture capital. He has expertise in leading complex cross-border M&A transactions and on advising financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on the corporate and governance structuring of private equity investments. Trevor also has significant capital markets transaction experience.

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Examples of recent transactions include advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Drillinginfo, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital Partners, LLC, on its C$45.7-million acquisition of Cortex Business Solutions Inc., a TSXV-listed network-as-a-service e-invoicing solutions provider

  • Sunward Intelligent Equipment Co. Ltd., a Shenzhen Stock Exchange listed construction equipment manufacturer, on its purchase of Avmax Group Inc., a Calgary-based aircraft maintenance and leasing company

  • Laricina Energy Ltd. in its support of a take-over bid by Canadian Natural Resources Limited for all common shares and follow on change of control offer for Laricina’s senior notes

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • TransCanada Corporation on its US$13-billion acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group Inc.

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

Private Equity Investments

  • Denham Capital on its investment in Spire HoldCo, a midstream development company focused on developing infrastructure to solve complex problems in Western Canada

  • 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

  • Rice Investment Group on its investment in Cold Bore Technology Inc., a global leader in fracturing optimization software

  • 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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