Greg Peterson Partner Head, Calgary Corporate Finance Group


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1992 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-292-9812

Fax: +1 403-263-9193

Email: gregory.peterson@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Calgary



Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson is a senior partner in the Corporate Finance Group of Gowling WLG's Calgary office and serves as the leader of the office's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group. Greg was recently recognized as a leading lawyer in the Corporate Commercial (Alberta) category in the 2018 edition of Chambers Canada. Greg's practice focuses primarily on public and private company matters with an emphasis on transactions involving:

  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and reorganizations
  • Plans of arrangement
  • Going private transactions
  • Take-over bids
  • Asset and share purchase and sale agreements

Greg represents private and public companies at all stages of their development, from initial public offerings to large corporate clients with multi-billion dollar market capitalizations. Greg has extensive experience in private equity transactions and public financings, including equity, debt and venture capital financings. Greg also has represented companies based in China doing business in Canada.

Greg is currently - and has been in the past - a director and/or officer of many of his clients, providing extensive experience on matters relating to corporate governance, stock exchange listings, regulatory compliance and conflict of interest situations. He has been counsel to many special committees of various boards of directors, in situations such as corporate reorganizations, whether the transaction involved an amalgamation, plan of arrangement or take-over bid.

Greg has 25 years of experience and involvement in the energy sector and, as a result of his experience, he has gained an extensive network of decision makers and senior executives in the energy industry in Canada.

Career & Recognition

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From 1996 to 1999, Greg was the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law course instructor for Corporate Finance & Securities Law. He is a frequent lecturer for the University of Calgary MBA program, the Canadian Bar Association and the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

Greg is the co-author of the securities book, Securities Regulation in Canada, published by Butterworths.

  • Author of the materials and presenter for the TSX Venture Exchange Corporate Governance Workshop and the TSX Venture Exchange Rules and Tools Workshop.
  • Author of the publication, "Private Placement Financing," Legal Education Society of Alberta, April 2000 Meetings.
  • Author of the publication, "General Securities Law Issues for Practitioners," Canadian Bar Association 2000 Mid Winter Meeting.

Insights & Resources

Transactions that are representative of Greg's practice include:

  • Counsel to Capital Power Corporation in its $200 million offering of 4.50% Cumulative Rate Reset Preference Shares, Series 5
  • Counsel to Ice River Springs Water Co. Inc. in its acquisition of the water bottling assets, trademark and retail customers of Arrowhead Water Products Ltd. for aggregate consideration of approximately $1.6 million
  • Counsel to Manitok Energy Inc. in the negotiation of an arrangement with National Bank of Canada for a $70 million revolving operating demand loan and an acquisition and development demand loan of $20 million, for a total credit facility of $90 million [January 23, 2013]
  • Counsel to Capital Power Corporation in its $150 million offering of 4.60%Cumulative Rate Reset Preference Shares
  • Counsel to Foundation Group Capital Trust in a plan of arrangement with Corval Energy Ltd. in which Corval acquired the units of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foundation for cash, debt and promissory notes totalling approximately $28.5 million
  • Counsel to Manitok Energy Inc. in its $83.4 million acquisition, with Petrus Resources Ltd., of oil and natural gas assets and counsel to Manitok Energy Inc. in several public offering of common shares and flow-through common shares, pursuant to a prospectus, for aggregate gross proceeds of various amounts from $20 million to $40 million.
  • Counsel to privately-held TENET Medical Engineering, Inc. of Calgary, Alberta in its acquisition by UK-based Smith & Nephew
  • Counsel to privately-held Skystone Energy Inc. in its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of First Response Emergency Services Ltd.
  • Counsel to Crocotta Energy Inc. in connection with its acquisitions of Salvo Energy Corporation, Black Bore Resources Ltd., Diamond Tree Energy Ltd. and Eastshore Energy Ltd. and in connection with several financings, including $100-millionand public offering of common shares.
  • Counsel to Reece Energy Exploration Corp. in connection with its public listing, its business combinations with Long View Resources and with Penn West Energy Trust and with several financings, including $50-million and $25-million public offerings of common shares.
  • Counsel to Vault Energy Trust in connection with its business combination with Penn West Energy Trust and in connection with several financings, including a $50-million public offering of convertible debentures.
  • Counsel to Chamaelo Energy Inc. in connection with its conversion into Vault Energy Trust and the creation of Chamaelo Exploration Ltd. and in connection with several financings, including a $200-million public offering of common shares.
  • Counsel to Chariot Energy Inc. in connection with several financings including $50-million and $188,000,000 offering of common shares.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in connection with several financings, including $100-million and $46-million public offerings of common shares and a $220-million public offering of subscription receipts

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