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Kent Kufeldt

National Business Leader, Securities & Capital Markets

Vancouver
Calgary
KKufeldt@blg.com
604.640.4195

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Kent represents public issuers and underwriters in public and private debt and equity financings, initial public offerings, and cross-border financing transactions.

He has significant experience with merger, acquisition and reorganization transactions (both public and private), acting for both acquiring companies and target companies in hostile take-overs and negotiated acquisitions.

Throughout his career, Kent has been involved in many innovative transactions in both the corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions areas.

Prior to joining BLG, Kent practised for over 20 years with a large international firm and was Chair of its Securities Group.

Kent is the National Business Leader of BLG's Securities & Capital Markets Group.

Experience

  • Alterra Power Corp. in its $1.1 billion sale to Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
  • Yanchang Petroleum Group Limited in its $320 million acquisition of Novus Energy Inc.
  • Bonnett’s Energy Corp. in its $117 million sale to Mill City Capital, L.P.
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation in its $2.5-billion acquisition of European Goldfields Limited.
  • Ember Resources Inc. in its major shareholder-led going-private transaction.
  • Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities in its $780-million sale to bcIMC.
  • Western Financial Group Limited in its acquisition by Desjardins Financial Group.
  • The Churchill Corporation in its $400 million acquisition of Seacliff Construction Corp., and a related $190 million Common Share and Convertible Debenture Financing.
  • The Underwriters in connection with TransCanada Corporation’s multi-billion dollar bought deal offerings.
  • The Special Committee of CCS Income Trust in its $4 billion, management-led, going-private transaction.
  • Western Oil Sands in its $7.1 billion acquisition by Marathon Oil Company.
  • OPTI Canada in its concurrent $900 million private placements and $300 million initial public offering, as well as its subsequent equity and high-yield debt financings.
  • Alberta Energy Company in its $22.5 billion merger with PanCanadian Energy Corporation to form Encana Corporation.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member Canadian Bar Association
  • Member Calgary Bar Association and Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta and Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, International Bar Association, American Bar Association and Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth (Vancouver chapter)

Community Involvement

  • Director Vancouver Section of the Hong-Kong Canada Business Association
  • Board of Governors, Business Council of British Columbia

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyout and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law) and the 2021 edition (Corporate Governance Practice, Oil and Gas Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2004) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Energy: Oil & Gas, Corporate Commercial Law, Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2017) of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2017) of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition – Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers.
  • Recognized as the 2016 Vancouver Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year and the 2014 Calgary Securities Law Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 2011
  • Alberta, 1989
  • BA, Université de Calgary, 1985
  • LLB, Université de Toronto, 1988