Brett Seifred

Partner

Brett Seifred

Brett Seifred

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2002

Brett achieves success for clients by immersing himself in their businesses and finding creative solutions to the challenges in their transactions.

Canadian and international clients – both public and private – choose Brett to advise on their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, going-private transactions and corporate governance matters. Brett’s big-picture approach has earned the trust of clients across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications and media, manufacturing, energy, mining and private equity.

Brett teaches an advanced course in corporate law at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.

Brett Seifred

Partner

Brett achieves success for clients by immersing himself in their businesses and finding creative solutions to the challenges in their transactions.

Canadian and international clients – both public and private – choose Brett to advise on their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, going-private transactions and corporate governance matters. Brett’s big-picture approach has earned the trust of clients across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications and media, manufacturing, energy, mining and private equity.

Brett teaches an advanced course in corporate law at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.

Waterton Global Resource Management, Inc.

Acting for Waterton Global Resource Management, Inc. in its sale of the Getchell gold project in Nevada to Premier Gold Mines Limited for consideration of up to US$85 million.

Lead Investor

Acted for the lead investor in a US$30-million private placement of special warrants issued by Acreage Holdings, Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis operators in the United States.

Hostess Brands, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Hostess Brands Inc. in its $425-million acquisition of Voortman Cookies Limited from Swander Pace Capital.

Greenhill & Co. Canada Ltd.

Advising Greenhill & Co. Canada Ltd. in its fairness opinion and formal valuation to the special committee and board of directors of Canfor Corporation in Canfor's going-private transaction with Great Pacific Capital Corporation for approximately $1 billion.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its $160-million acquisition of City Pipe & Supply Corp., a Texas-based supplier of pipe, valves, and fittings to oil and gas companies in the United States.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in a $548-million secondary bought deal offering of 80,630,383 Class B non-voting participating shares of Corus Entertainment Inc.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. to form a new defense business, AirBoss Defense Group, through the merger of its AirBoss Defense business and other operations in Acton Vale, Québec, with privately owned, U.S.-based Critical Solutions International, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately US$132.7 million.

Ipsen S.A.

Acted for French biopharmaceutical company Ipsen in the acquisition of Québec-based Clementia Pharmaceuticals for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share in cash upfront, plus a contingent value right (CVR) of US$6.00 per share, for a total transaction value of up to US$1.31 billion.

Management Systems Resources Inc.

Acted for Management Systems Resources Inc., a leading provider of automated global trade compliance software solutions, in the sale of the Visual Compliance and eCustoms business to Descartes Systems Group for $330 million.

Enercare Inc.

Acted for Enercare Inc., one of North America's largest home and commercial services and energy solutions companies, in its $4.3-billion sale to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners by way of plan of arrangement.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC on the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in The State Group Inc., a leading North American multi-trade industrial and specialty services contractor.

Khan Resources Inc.

Acted for Khan Resources Inc. in the proposed acquisition by Arden Holdings Ltd. of all the shares of Khan by way of plan of arrangement.

TIO Networks Corp.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of TIO Networks Corp., in connection with its $304-million acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc. TIO is a North American cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its sale of Shaw Media Inc. to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion. Shaw Media is the owner of the Global Television Network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Davies acted for Shaw in 2010 on the purchase of these assets from CanWest Global Communications for $2 billion. The proceeds from this sale were used to finance Shaw's acquisition of WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion. Davies acted for WIND Mobile.

Advance Engineered Products Ltd.

Acted for Advance Engineered Products Ltd. in connection with its sale of Westech Vac Systems Ltd. to FST Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in connection with its successfully amended $138-million senior secured credit facilities.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its acquisition of Advance Engineered Products Ltd.'s tank production and services business under a sale proceeding conducted pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The assets purchased also include the mobile vacuum systems business carried on under the Westech Vac Systems name and the metal fabrication and machining business carried on under the Dumur Industries name.

Airboss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Immediate Response Technologies, LLC, a privately owned U.S. company that is a leading provider of personal protection and safety products, for an initial purchase price of approximately US$37 million with additional contingent payments of up to approximately US$25 million.

Tecpetrol International S.A.

Acted for Tecpetrol International S.A. and Tecpetrol Internacional S.L. (Unipersonal) in connection with the agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Americas Petrogas Argentina S.A from Americas Petrogas Inc. for a cash purchase price of $77.6 million.

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Acted for Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited in connection with its investment, together with CEF Holdings Limited, in Magris Resources Inc. to fund Magris' initial acquisition of Iamgold Corp's Niobec mine for approximately US$530 million.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors including Globalive Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and LG Capital Investors, of the interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (doing business as WIND Mobile).

McCain Foods

Acted for McCain Foods on the sale of its North American frozen pizza business to Dr. Oetker.

Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Baytex Energy Corp. via a Scheme of Arrangement for AUD$1.9 billion.

IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002

Education

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, LLB (Gold Medallist), 2000
Queen’s University, BA (Honours), 1996

Teaching Engagements

Brett teaches advanced corporate law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Brett achieves success for clients by immersing himself in their businesses and finding creative solutions to the challenges in their transactions.

Canadian and international clients – both public and private – choose Brett to advise on their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, going-private transactions and corporate governance matters. Brett’s big-picture approach has earned the trust of clients across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications and media, manufacturing, energy, mining and private equity.

Brett teaches an advanced course in corporate law at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.

Waterton Global Resource Management, Inc.

Acting for Waterton Global Resource Management, Inc. in its sale of the Getchell gold project in Nevada to Premier Gold Mines Limited for consideration of up to US$85 million.

Lead Investor

Acted for the lead investor in a US$30-million private placement of special warrants issued by Acreage Holdings, Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis operators in the United States.

Hostess Brands, Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Hostess Brands Inc. in its $425-million acquisition of Voortman Cookies Limited from Swander Pace Capital.

Greenhill & Co. Canada Ltd.

Advising Greenhill & Co. Canada Ltd. in its fairness opinion and formal valuation to the special committee and board of directors of Canfor Corporation in Canfor's going-private transaction with Great Pacific Capital Corporation for approximately $1 billion.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its $160-million acquisition of City Pipe & Supply Corp., a Texas-based supplier of pipe, valves, and fittings to oil and gas companies in the United States.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in a $548-million secondary bought deal offering of 80,630,383 Class B non-voting participating shares of Corus Entertainment Inc.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. to form a new defense business, AirBoss Defense Group, through the merger of its AirBoss Defense business and other operations in Acton Vale, Québec, with privately owned, U.S.-based Critical Solutions International, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately US$132.7 million.

Ipsen S.A.

Acted for French biopharmaceutical company Ipsen in the acquisition of Québec-based Clementia Pharmaceuticals for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share in cash upfront, plus a contingent value right (CVR) of US$6.00 per share, for a total transaction value of up to US$1.31 billion.

Management Systems Resources Inc.

Acted for Management Systems Resources Inc., a leading provider of automated global trade compliance software solutions, in the sale of the Visual Compliance and eCustoms business to Descartes Systems Group for $330 million.

Enercare Inc.

Acted for Enercare Inc., one of North America's largest home and commercial services and energy solutions companies, in its $4.3-billion sale to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners by way of plan of arrangement.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC on the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in The State Group Inc., a leading North American multi-trade industrial and specialty services contractor.

Khan Resources Inc.

Acted for Khan Resources Inc. in the proposed acquisition by Arden Holdings Ltd. of all the shares of Khan by way of plan of arrangement.

TIO Networks Corp.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of TIO Networks Corp., in connection with its $304-million acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc. TIO is a North American cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its sale of Shaw Media Inc. to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion. Shaw Media is the owner of the Global Television Network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Davies acted for Shaw in 2010 on the purchase of these assets from CanWest Global Communications for $2 billion. The proceeds from this sale were used to finance Shaw's acquisition of WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion. Davies acted for WIND Mobile.

Advance Engineered Products Ltd.

Acted for Advance Engineered Products Ltd. in connection with its sale of Westech Vac Systems Ltd. to FST Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in connection with its successfully amended $138-million senior secured credit facilities.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its acquisition of Advance Engineered Products Ltd.'s tank production and services business under a sale proceeding conducted pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The assets purchased also include the mobile vacuum systems business carried on under the Westech Vac Systems name and the metal fabrication and machining business carried on under the Dumur Industries name.

Airboss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Immediate Response Technologies, LLC, a privately owned U.S. company that is a leading provider of personal protection and safety products, for an initial purchase price of approximately US$37 million with additional contingent payments of up to approximately US$25 million.

Tecpetrol International S.A.

Acted for Tecpetrol International S.A. and Tecpetrol Internacional S.L. (Unipersonal) in connection with the agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Americas Petrogas Argentina S.A from Americas Petrogas Inc. for a cash purchase price of $77.6 million.

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Acted for Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited in connection with its investment, together with CEF Holdings Limited, in Magris Resources Inc. to fund Magris' initial acquisition of Iamgold Corp's Niobec mine for approximately US$530 million.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors including Globalive Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and LG Capital Investors, of the interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (doing business as WIND Mobile).

McCain Foods

Acted for McCain Foods on the sale of its North American frozen pizza business to Dr. Oetker.

Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Baytex Energy Corp. via a Scheme of Arrangement for AUD$1.9 billion.

IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002

Education

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, LLB (Gold Medallist), 2000
Queen’s University, BA (Honours), 1996

Teaching Engagements

Brett teaches advanced corporate law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.