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Dan McLeod

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

M&A, Reorganizations and Shareholder Activism

  • WestJet Airlines Ltd. on its acquisition by an affiliate of Onex Corporation valued at approximately C$5.0-billion

  • Drilling Info, Inc. on its acquisition of Cortex Business Solutions Inc. valued at approximately C$55-million

  • International Petroleum Corp. on its acquisition of BlackPearl Resources Inc. to create a combined international oil and gas exploration and production company with an enterprise valued of approximately C$1.36-billion

  • Lundin Petroleum AB on the spin-out of its international business into International Petroleum Corporation (IPCO) and the related listing of IPCO on the Toronto Stock Exchange

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

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

  • Agrium Inc. in connection with its successful proxy contest with JANA Partners LLC

Corporate Finance and Private Equity

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$239-million initial public offering of AltaGas Canada Inc.

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$3-billion offering of common shares and US$3-billion offering of senior notes to finance a portion of the purchase price for the acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$2.2-billion public offering and C$400-million private placement of subscription receipts by AltaGas Ltd. to finance a portion of the purchase price for its acquisition of WGL Holdings Ltd.

  • TransCanada Corporation on its C$4.4-billion offering of subscription receipts to finance a portion of the purchase price for its acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group Inc.

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$930-million initial public offering (IPO) and TSX listing of Seven Generations Energy Ltd.

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$500-million IPO and TSX listing of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.

Awards & Recognition

Dan is recognized as a leading lawyer in several publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2020 Edition (M&A and Capital Markets)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019 (M&A)

  • Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets 2019 (Debt and Equity)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A)

  • Who's Who Legal: Energy - 2013-2017

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017

  • The 2011 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Lawyers to Watch)

  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2010 (Rising Stars: Canada's Leading Lawyers 40 and Under)

Education

Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2003
Admitted to the New York State Bar - 1999
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 1998
LL.B., University of British Columbia - 1996
B.Comm., University of Alberta - 1991

* Practice limited to Alberta law

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