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Noralee Bradley

Noralee Bradley
Noralee Bradley Partner | Calgary
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Representative matters include advising:

Private Equity Focused Financing and M&A

  • Cona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund agreement to acquire Pengrowth Energy Corporation for approximately C$740-million and related acquisition financing

  • Seitel Holdings, Inc., a Centerbridge portfolio company, in its sale of its Canadian subsidiary and operations to Pulse Seismic Inc., a TSX listed company

  • Spitfire Ventures, LLC, a Rod Lewis entity, on its investment in US Oil Sands Inc. as part of the C$80-million financing

  • Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. in its initial capitalization by NGP Partners and Riverstone

  • TUSK Energy Corporation on its sale by way of plan of arrangement to Polar Star Canadian Oil and Gas, Inc., a venture indirectly owned by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America of New York

  • Spearpoint Energy Corp. on its creation as a general partnership with a private equity fund and sale to NAL Oil & Gas Trust

Public M&A

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its C$1.8-billion acquisition by Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • ClearStream Energy Holdings LP on its acquisition (and related financing) of certain assets of the production services division from AECOM Production Services Ltd. and certain of its affiliates

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

  • Cona Resources Ltd. on its C$85-million "go private transaction" by majority shareholder, Waterous Energy Fund

  • Veresen Inc. on its C$9.7-billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • ConocoPhillips on the sale of its interest in the Foster Creek Christina Lake (FCCL) oil sands partnership, as well as the majority of its Western Canada Deep Basin gas assets, to Cenovus for total proceeds of C$17.7-billion

  • Athabasca Oil Corporation on its acquisition of Canadian thermal oil assets from Statoil Canada

  • Canadian Oil Sands Limited on its response to Suncor Energy Inc.'s unsolicited take-over bid valued at C$6.6-billion

  • CanElson Drilling on its C$500-million merger with Trinidad Drilling

  • Anglo Potash Ltd. on the sale process leading to an acquisition by BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc.

Finance

  • Cona Resources Ltd. on the change of control tender offer for its US$269.7-million, 7.25 per cent senior notes and related financing by way of a C$160-million second-lien term loan
  • Precision Drilling Corporation on its US$350-million senior note offering

  • Crest Energy International on WesternZagros' C$200-million rights offering, private placement backstop agreement and loan facility

  • Credit Suisse, as Canadian counsel, and other initial purchasers on Canbriam Energy's US$250-million high-yield bond offering

  • Northern Blizzard Resources on its C$500-million initial public and secondary offering, US$425-million high-yield bond offering and C$90-million issuer bid

  • The underwriting syndicate led by RBC Capital Markets, Barclays Capital Canada Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and BMO Capital Markets for Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited's C$250-million initial public offering

  • Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. on its European initial public offering and acquisition of Triton Hydrocarbons Pty. Ltd., an Australian company

Activism

  • Special Mandate for Board of Directors of oil and gas service company with short selling activism

  • Parallel Energy Trust on its strategic alternatives process

  • MGM Energy Corporation on its "related party" arrangement with Paramount Resources

  • Group of Concerned Shareholders on a requisitioned meeting for Helix BioPharma Corp. and subsequent proxy battle

  • The Special Committee of Afexa Life Sciences Inc. on its defence of Paladin Labs' hostile take-over bid and sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Awards & Recognition

Noralee is continuously recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications, including in the most recent editions:

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2020 Edition (Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 Lawyer of the Year (Corporate Law)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Corporate/M&A)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers 2014

Noralee was the recipient of the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Today's Leaders in Practice Excellence in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law.

Professional Activities

Noralee is a board member of Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd., a TSX-listed company. She is past chair of the executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors and past chair of the board of directors of Angle Energy Inc., a TSX-listed company.

Noralee currently serves on the Board of Governors at the Calgary Petroleum Club, the TSX Listing Advisory Committee and the selection committee for the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. She also sits on the Calgary United Way board of directors, is a member of the Governance and Development Committee and was co-chair of the 2018 city wide campaign.

Education
Executive Leadership Program at Ivey Business School at University of Western Ontario - 2016
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 1991
J.D. (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan - 1990
B.Comm. (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan - 1988
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