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


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1999 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 519-575-7545

Secondary phone: +1 416-369-4629

Fax: +1 519-571-5045

Email: bryce.kraeker@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Secondary office:  Toronto




Bryce Kraeker

Bryce Kraeker is the Managing Partner of Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office.

Bryce regularly provides counsel to 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. He also supports his Canadian and international clients on all aspects of registrant regulation and fund formation.

He manages all aspects of his clients' domestic and cross-border merger and acquisitions activities. He has extensive experience in structuring take-over bids, plans of arrangements, amalgamations, share and asset purchases, reverse takeover transactions and proxy contests.

He is often called upon to advise 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 is known as a trusted advisor who gets the job done. His clients benefit from his strong negotiating skills, practical regulatory advice, and his ability to simplify complex securities laws. In recognition of his broad expertise and commitment to client service, Bryce is a three-time recipient of the Acritas Stars designation – an independent award driven by client nominations.

Outside of his legal practice, Bryce is an active member of the Waterloo Region community, and is currently serving as board president for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

Career & Recognition

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Representative Work

  • 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