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Bryce Kraeker
Managing Partner, Waterloo Region, National Business Law Leader

Primary Office: Waterloo Region

Secondary Office: Toronto

Bryce Kraeker

The clients that Bryce works with most appreciate his ability to uncomplicate securities laws and provide strategic advice, which informs and guides their business decisions.

Bryce drives deals to successful completion. He manages all aspects of clients' domestic and cross-border M&A activity. A strong negotiator, Bryce has extensive experience in structuring take-over bids, plans of arrangements, amalgamations, share and asset purchases, reverse takeover transactions and proxy contests.

Bryce simplifies fundraising. He advises issuers and underwriters on raising debt or equity through both public and private corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, bought deals and other prospectus offerings and private placements, including private equity investment, for both public and private entities.

Bryce is a trusted adviser to the boards of a number of public and private clients. He regularly advises on corporate governance best practices and policies, directors’ duties and liabilities, continuous disclosure obligations, insider trading policies, equity incentive compensation plans and related party transactions.

Bryce provides practical regulatory advice. He advises both Canadian and international clients on all aspects of registrant regulation and fund formation, including securities dealer, adviser and fund manager registration issues, particularly relating to compliance issues in respect of private equity and hedge fund formation and the marketing and distribution of fund securities to Canadian investors.

Bryce is fully committed to exceptional client service and ensuring that every detail is taken care of.


"For me, the thrill of my practice is partly intellectual, partly pressure-driven, but mostly relational — getting to know clients as friends and helping them achieve their goals!"

December2015

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Managing Partner, Waterloo Region Office

October2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

December 2015

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Managing Partner, Waterloo Region Office

2015

October 2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

June 2015

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery - Board President

2014

November 2014

Lexpert 's Leading Lawyers in Energy 2014

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2014

April 2014

Lexpert's Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining

2013

October 2013

Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

2013

February 2013

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, National Business Law Practice Area Leader

2012

July 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012

2010

June 2010

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery - Board Member

June 2010 - June 2015

2010

January 2010

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Waterloo Region Office, Business Law Department Head

January 2010 - December 2015

2009

May 2009

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada - Board Member

May 2009 - May 2015

2007

February 2007

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Partner

2002

April 2002

Seconded to Ontario Securities Commission, Corporate Finance Department

April 2002 - April 2003

1999

1999

Year of Call, Ontario

1997

1997

Osgoode Hall, LLB

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Bryce Kraeker

The clients that Bryce works with most appreciate his ability to uncomplicate securities laws ...

Bryce Kraeker
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Memberships

Insights & Resources

British Columbia Securities Commission grants first registration in Canada to Bitcoin investment fund manager

Multiple Authors

Article September 8, 2017

Revised uniform Capital Markets Act and proposed initial regulations published today

Multiple Authors

Article August 1, 2015

New Canadian Investment Fund Manager Registration Requirements Explained

Bryce Kraeker

Article October 1, 2012

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Bryce Kraeker

The clients that Bryce works with most appreciate his ability to uncomplicate securities laws ...

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EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Co-authored “Fund Formation” in the Private Equity 2010 edition of Getting The Deal Through

Speaking Engagements

Client Work

Gowling WLG advises Clean Harbors on Lonestar West acquisition

Client Work July 14, 2017

Gowling WLG advises Yangarra Resources on $11.5-million bought deal financing

Client Work May 25, 2016

Gowling WLG advises Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. on $32-million bought deal financing

Client Work May 20, 2016

NAV CANADA files $500 million base shelf prospectus

Client Work November 6, 2015

Guelph Hydro raises $30 million in bond financing

Client Work September 25, 2015

Gaming Nation Inc. (formerly Oceanside Capital Corp.) closes reverse takeover transaction

Client Work June 1, 2015

Armstrong & Quaile Associates acquired by Sterling Mutuals

Client Work May 1, 2015

Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation closes $25 million bought deal financing

Client Work April 17, 2015

InterRent REIT closes $75 million bought deal financing

Client Work February 1, 2015

Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro closes private placement offering of $50 million principal amount of senior unsecured debentures

Client Work January 1, 2015

State Farm sells Canadian insurance operations to Desjardins Group in cross-border transaction

Client Work January 1, 2015
  • Jilin Jien Nickel in its C$100 million acquisition of Goldbrook Ventures
  • Clean Harbors in its US$400 million acquisition of Eveready Inc.
  • Clean Harbors in its C$250 million acquisition of Peak Energy Services Inc.
  • Clean Harbors in its C$38 million acquisition of Destiny Resources Services
  • NextEra Energy in its acquisition of two Canadian public entities holding an aggregate of 130 MW of wind power generation assets for a total of C$190 million
  • Sirit Inc. in its C$74 million acquisition by Federal Signal
  • Wedge Energy in its reverse takeover by Under Tolgoi Minerals Inc.
  • ATI Technologies in its US$5.4 billion acquisition by Advance Micro Devices
  • Macquarie in its C$1.4 billion acquisition of Gateway Casinos Income Fund
  • The Baupost Group in its strategic C$23 million investment in Guyana Goldfields
  • TD Securities as underwriter in over $100 million of equity and convertible debt bought deal financings for Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation
  • NAV CANADA in its public offerings of over C$1 billion of medium term notes
  • InterRent REIT in its $51 million bought deal financing
  • Numerous private equity funds in raising capital in Canada

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Bryce Kraeker

The clients that Bryce works with most appreciate his ability to uncomplicate securities laws ...

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