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.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      October2015
      Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016
    • Career
      December2015
      Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Managing Partner, Waterloo Region Office
    • Community
      June2015
      Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery - Board President
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      November2014
      Lexpert 's Leading Lawyers in Energy 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2014
      Lexpert's Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      October2013
      Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Career
      February2013
      Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, National Business Law Practice Area Leader
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
  • 2010

    • Community
      June2010
      Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery - Board Member
    • Career
      January2010
      Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Waterloo Region Office, Business Law Department Head
  • 2009

    • Community
      May2009
      Mennonite Church Eastern Canada - Board Member
  • 2007

    • Career
      February2007
      Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Partner
  • 2002

    • Career
      April2002
      Seconded to Ontario Securities Commission, Corporate Finance Department
  • 1999

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1999
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1997

    • Education
      1997
      Osgoode Hall, LLB
  • 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