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.
Aecon Group Inc.
Acting for Aecon Group Inc., a leading provider of Canadian construction services, in its proposed $1.5-billion acquisition by CCCC International Holding Limited, the overseas investment and financing arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited. The transaction allows Aecon to gain significant capabilities and financial strength by joining the world's largest network of engineering and construction companies.
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.