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Kristopher Simard

Kristopher Simard
Kristopher Simard Associate | Calgary
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Representative transactions on which Kris has acted in a significant capacity include acting for:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Agrium Inc. in connection with its approximately US$38-billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Repsol S.A. in connection with its acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc. for approximately C$16.5-billion

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its approximately C$11.4-billion joint venture with KKR & Co. Inc. to merge their western Canadian natural gas processing assets

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Veresen Inc. for approximately C$9.4-billion

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its terminated C$8.5-billion acquisition of Inter Pipeline Ltd.

  • International Petroleum Corporation in connection with its acquisition of BlackPearl Resources Inc. for approximately C$675-million

  • Total Energy Services Inc. in connection with its hostile take-over bid for Savanna Energy Services Corp. for approximately C$509-million, the first successful hostile take-over bid under the new Canadian take-over bid regime

  • DirectCash Payments Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Cardtronics plc for approximately US$460-million

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. in connection with the hostile take-over bid made by Ensign Energy Services Inc. for approximately C$410-million

  • Westport Innovations Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. for approximately C$350-million

  • Cona Resources Ltd. in connection with its take-private acquisition by its majority shareholder, Waterous Energy Fund, for approximately C$85-million

Corporate Finance

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its public offerings of an aggregate of C$6.1-billion principal amount of medium term notes and its public offering of cumulative redeemable minimum rate reset preferred shares for aggregate gross proceeds of C$400-million

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its public offering of C$600-million aggregate principal amount of hybrid notes, the first corporate hybrid debt issuance in Canada involving the use of a special purpose recourse trust structure

  • Nutrien Ltd. in connection with its MJDS public offerings of an aggregate of US$3.0-billion principal amount of senior notes

  • Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with its public offerings of an aggregate of C$2.5-billion principal amount of medium term notes and its MJDS public offerings of an aggregate of U.S.$1.75-billion principal amount of senior notes

  • Nutrien Ltd. in connection with its concurrent redemption of US$1.8-billion aggregate principal amount of debt securities and tender offer to purchase US$300-million aggregate principal amount of debt securities

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. in connection with its MJDS public offering of common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$1.5-billion

  • Northern Courier Pipeline Limited Partnership, a former wholly-owned subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation, with its private placement of C$1.0-billion aggregate principal amount of first lien senior secured notes

  • Veresen Inc. in connection with its public offering of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$920-million, its public offering of C$250-million aggregate principal amount of medium term notes and its public offering of cumulative redeemable minimum rate reset preferred shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$200-million

  • The dealer syndicate in connection with public offerings by CU Inc. of an aggregate of C$1.65-billion principal amount of debentures

  • Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its private placement of C$300-million aggregate principal amount of high-yield senior notes and its private placement of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$230-million

  • The underwriting syndicate in connection with a private placement by Precision Drilling Corporation of U.S.$400-million aggregate principal amount of senior notes

  • Vesta Energy Corp. in connection with its private placement of C$200-million aggregate principal amount of high-yield senior notes and approximately C$200-million debt exchange offer and related consent solicitation

  • The underwriting agents in connection with a private placement by Canadian Utilities Limited of C$250-million aggregate principal amount of debentures

Private Equity

  • Waterous Energy Fund, through its portfolio company, Strathcona Resources Ltd., in connection with its acquisitions of Serafina Energy Ltd. and Caltex Resources Ltd.

  • One of the largest single profession pension plans in Canada in connection with its acquisition of a broad portfolio of oil and gas royalty properties for approximately C$3.3-billion

  • Edge Natural Resources LLC in connection with its take-private acquisition of Canamax Energy Ltd. for approximately C$82-million

  • TriWest Capital Partners in connection with its acquisitions of several oilfield services, industrial and construction services companies

Awards & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2022–2023 – Ones to Watch (Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities Law)

Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2015
J.D. (with Distinction), University of Alberta - 2014
B.Com. (Finance, with Distinction), University of Alberta - 2011
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