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Brett Seifred

Brett Seifred is a partner in the Corporate/Commercial, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. He has acted for clients in a broad range of transactions, including the sale and acquisition of public and private companies, public offerings of debt and equity, private placements, going private transactions and corporate reorganizations. Brett also advises public companies on Canadian securities regulation and corporate governance matters on an ongoing basis.

Representative Work

  • Acting 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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

  • 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.

  • Acted for ARXX Building Products Inc., the debtor in receivership proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and related proceedings under Chapter 15.

  • Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the operations of Monarch Supply Ltd., an oilfield supply company predominately serving the Drayton Valley, Alberta area.

  • Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in connection with its acquisition of all the shares of Flexible Products Co., a privately owned U.S. company that is a leading supplier of anti-vibration solutions to the North American automotive market, for a purchase price of approximately US$51 million and in establishing a new long-term debt facility for AirBoss of America Corp. comprising a US$25-million senior secured multi-currency revolver, a US$15-million senior secured revolver, a US$45-million senior secured term loan and fixed-rate term loans of $8.7 million and $5 million.

  • Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Enmax Envision Inc., a high-speed data communications subsidiary of Enmax Corporation, operating one of Calgary's largest fibre-optic networks, for a purchase price of approximately $225 million.

  • Acted for Aurora Oil & Gas Limited in connection with its A$120 million global offering.

  • Acted for Qatar Holding LLC in connection with its acquisition of its interest in European Goldfields Limited and its agreement to finance the development of European Goldfields' Skouries and Olympias gold projects in Greece.

  • Acted for Paymentus Corporation, a leading electronic bill payment, presentment and customer communication technology and services company, in connection with an equity investment by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity investment firm.

  • Acted for Global Railway Industries Ltd. in the sale of its operating subsidiary, CAD Railway Industries Ltd.

  • Acted for MI Developments Inc. in the elimination of its dual-class share structure pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario).

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

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Brett Seifred
Brett Seifred
Partner
Office:
Toronto
Tel:
416.863.5531
Email:
bseifred@dwpv.com
Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2002

Education:

University of British Columbia, LL.B. (Gold Medalist), 2000

Queen's University, B.A. (Honours), 1996