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.

Khan Resources Inc.

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

TIO Networks Corp.

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.

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.

ARXX Building Products Inc.

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

Russel Metals Inc.

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.

AirBoss of America Corp.

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.

Shaw Communications Inc.

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.

Aurora Oil & Gas Limited

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

Qatar Holding LLC

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.

Paymentus Corporation

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.

Global Railway Industries Ltd.

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

MI Developments Inc.

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).

Announcement

Fintech TIO Networks to Be Acquired by PayPal for C$304 Million

Mar. 09, 2017 - Davies is advising the Special Committee of the board of directors of TIO Networks Corp., a leading North American cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processor, in its acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc. TIO accelerates PayPal’s entry into bill payments with 14 million consumer bill pay...

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Finance and Securities

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.