William Guinan

William C. Guinan  

Partner

Executive Summary

William (Bill) Guinan is a partner in our Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Calgary office. Bill focuses his practice on securities and corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, continuous disclosure matters and stock exchange requirements, as well as on oil & gas and banking matters. He represents public oil & gas issuers, and other industrial issuers, listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the TSX Venture Exchange, as well as private equity issuers, in equity and debt financing transactions, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance matters and in various facets of oil & gas and corporate and commercial law. Bill also represents Canadian chartered banks in both single-lender and syndicated debt-financing transactions.

Representative Work

Lead counsel in the following matters:

2017

  • Transformational acquisition of natural gas assets located in the Foothills area of Alberta and the Deep Basin area of BC and related infrastructure divestitures by Ikkuma Resources Corp.
  • For Carrick Petroleum Inc. in respect of an insiders bid.
  • The sale by Zedcor Energy Inc. of all of the assets and business of its construction equipment rental subsidiary 4-Way Equipment Rentals Corp. to Cooper Rentals Canada Inc.
  • For Zedcor Energy Inc. regarding its re-financing by Maynbridge Capital Inc. and various related debt and equity financing transactions.
  • Ikkuma Resource Corp.'s $45 million term loan from Alberta Investment Management Corporation.

2016

  • $90 million convertible debenture financing by Kelt Exploration Ltd. by way of short‑form prospectus and concurrent private placement.
  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s $100 million disposition of Karr area, Alberta assets.
  • Canadian Equipment Rental Corp.'s sale of shares of its subsidiary MCL Waste Systems & Environmental Inc. and sale of its Waste Management Division to GFL Environmental Inc.
  • Start-up financing and initial acquisition of Central Alberta oil and natural gas assets by Little Rock Resources Ltd.

2015

  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s $327 million acquisition of Artek Exploration Ltd. by way of Plan of Arrangement.
  • For Beaumont Energy Inc. with respect to its acquisition by way of Plan of Arrangement by Whitecap Resources Inc. for $425 million.
  • For Nexxco Energy Ltd. with respect to its acquisition by way of Plan of Arrangement by Burgess Creek Exploration Inc.
  • Short form prospectus offering of common shares by Kelt Exploration Ltd. in the amount of $86.5 million.

2014

  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s $165 million acquisition of all of the shares of Capio Exploration Ltd.
  • For CERF Incorporated in connection with its $65 million acquisition of Winalta Inc. by way of Plan of Arrangement.
  • Bought deal private placement of common shares and "flow-through" shares under the Income Tax Act (Canada) by Kelt Exploration Ltd. in the amount of $147 million.
  • Ikkuma Resources Corp.'s recapitalization transaction involving PanTerra Resource Corp. and related private placement of common shares and warrants.
  • Ikkuma Resources Corp.'s $130 million subscription receipts offering of common shares and the qualification of the underlying common shares under a final prospectus in connection with a $120 million acquisition of natural gas assets located in the Foothills area of Alberta and the Deep Basin area of BC. 
  • Farmout and Joint Venture Agreement by a private Alberta-based operator covering substantially all mineral rights held by a First Nation in Central Alberta.

2013

  • For Celtic Exploration Ltd. with respect to its acquisition by ExxonMobil by way of a Plan of Arrangement with a transaction value of $3.2 billion.
  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s $94.5 million brokered and non-brokered private placement of common shares.
  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s $111.6 million bought deal private placement of "flow-through" shares under the Income Tax Act (Canada).
  • For Amarok Energy Inc. with respect to its $25 million offering of common shares by way of short form prospectus.
  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s $101.6 million bought deal financing of subscription receipts to acquire common shares upon completion of the acquisition of certain P&NG assets located in Pouce Coupe/Spirit River areas, Alberta.
  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s $192 million acquisition of P&NG assets located in the Pouce Coupe/Spirit River areas, Alberta.

2012

  • For Cutpick Energy Inc. with respect to its acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp. by way of a Plan of Arrangement with a transaction value of $425 million.
  • For Emerge Oil & Gas Inc. with respect to its acquisition by Twin Butte Energy Ltd. by way of a Plan of Arrangement with a transaction value of $170 million.
  • For Drako Capital Corp. in its amalgamation with Trilateral Energy Ltd. to form Amarok Energy Inc.
  • For Celtic Exploration Ltd. with respect to various public offerings, including a public offering of $172.5 million convertible unsecured subordinated debentures, and a $125 million public offering of common shares, both by way of short form prospectus.
  • For Red River Oil and Gas Ltd. in connection with a $130 million private equity financing by way of subscription receipts for common shares and related acquisition of producing oil and gas assets located in southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba.
  • For Beaumont Energy Inc. in connection with a $140 million private equity financing by way of subscription receipts for common shares and related acquisition of producing oil and gas assets located in southwest Saskatchewan.

Other

  • Numerous international transactions, primarily relating to oil and gas matters, including transactions based in United States (Montana, Colorado, Texas and Wyoming), Czech Republic, Colombia and South Korea.
  • Numerous other brokered and non-brokered private placements of common shares, convertible debentures and "flow-through" shares under the Income Tax Act (Canada).
  • Numerous credit agreements, including both single and multi-lender transactions, for both borrowers and lenders.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Highly Regarded - M&A).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition (and since 2013) of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Energy.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2012 - 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Natural Resources Law).
  • Recognized in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Martindale Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated.