Kelsey Armstrong

Kelsey Armstrong

Partner, Corporate

Contact Information

kearmstrong@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7011

Office

Calgary

Areas of Expertise

Bar Admission

Alberta, 2011

Education

  • University of Alberta, J.D. (Gold Medalist)
  • University of Calgary, B.Comm. (Gold Medalist)

Language(s)

English

Kelsey’s practice focuses on corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Kelsey has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, having acted in plans of arrangement, hostile take-over bids, private equity transactions, share and asset acquisitions and complex restructurings. Her experience also includes acting for issuers and underwriters in domestic and cross-border debt and equity offerings, including initial public offerings, shelf and short form prospectus offerings and private placements.

In addition, Kelsey regularly advises clients on corporate governance matters and continuous disclosure obligations.

Kelsey completed her J.D. (with Distinction) at the University of Alberta where she was awarded the Horace Harvey Gold Medal for highest standing in her graduating class. Prior to attending law school, Kelsey obtained her B.Comm. (with Distinction) in Finance from the University of Calgary. On completion of her studies, she was awarded the Haskayne School of Business Gold Medal as well as the Governor General’s Silver Medal.

  • Dye & Durham

    The Underwriters in Dye & Durham’s $500 million offering

  • 2223890 Alberta Ltd.

    2223890 Alberta Ltd. in its $195 million go-private transaction with Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc.

  • MHR Fund Management LLC

    MHR Fund Management LLC in Telesat Canada’s going public transaction

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its $23.6 billion agreement with Cenovus Energy Inc. to create a new integrated energy leader

  • Delphi Energy Corp.

    Delphi Energy Corp. in its restructuring transaction under the CCAA

  • AltaLink

    The Syndicate of Dealers in AltaLink’s $225 million notes offering

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its $1.25 billion public offering

  • Dye & Durham Limited

    The Underwriters in Dye & Durham’s $150 million IPO and secondary offering of common shares

  • Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.

    Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. in its $500 million acquisition of natural gas infrastructure assets from Crescent Point Energy Corp.

  • KKR

    Acting for KKR and AIMCo in their joint acquisition of a combined 65% equity interest from TC Energy in the $6.8B Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

  • Wheel Estate Rentals

    Wheel Estate Rentals in its acquisition by Ruckify

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp. for $6.4 billion

  • Greengate Power Corporation

    Greengate Power Corporation in its $100 million strategic co-development partnership with Fengate Real Asset Investments

  • Cona Resources Ltd.

    Cona Resources Ltd. in the change of control tender offer for its US$269.7 million 7.25% senior notes and related financing by way of a $160 million second lien term loan and a drawdown on its existing credit facility

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. completed a public offering of $750 million principal amount of 3.60% notes, which will mature in March 2027

  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in the sale of its interest in the Foster Creek Christina Lake (FCCL) oil sands partnership, as well as the majority of its western Canada Deep Basin gas assets, to Cenovus for total proceeds of C $17.7 billion.

    • Veresen Inc. in its $9.7 billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation
    • Canadian Natural Resources Limited in connection with the sale of certain royalty interests to PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. for $1.8 billion.
    • Canadian Oil Sands Limited in its response to Suncor Energy Inc.’s unsolicited takeover bid valued at $6.6 billion.
    • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. in connection with activist shareholder matters and Legacy’s $1.5 billion acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.
    • Husky Energy Inc. in its $750 million public debt financing and $200 million and $150 million preferred share public offerings.
    • Veresen Inc. in the formation of a new entity, Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership, equally owned by Veresen and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., which acquired certain natural gas assets from Encana Corporation and the Cutbank Ridge Partnership.
    • Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. in its $500 million initial public offering and secondary offering.
    • Northern Blizzard Resources Inc. in its US$425 million offering of senior unsecured notes. 
    • Angle Energy Inc. in its $576 million acquisition by Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
    • 2SV Capital, Tuckerman Capital and Right Lane Capital in their acquisition of Galvanic Applied Sciences Inc.
    • Independent directors of Insignia Energy Ltd. in the acquisition of the 29% public minority interest by the controlling shareholder, Brookfield Capital Partners Ltd.
    • Basin Tools L.P. in its take-private acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares of Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd. by way of plan of arrangement.
    • URS Corporation in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd.
    • Eastern Petroleum Limited (a privately-held company controlled by Pakistani-based JS Group) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spud Energy Pty. Limited, in the reverse take-over of Jura Energy Corporation.
    • SCF Partners in its acquisition of Integrated Production Services.
    • Thule Group of Sweden on its acquisition of Chariot Carriers.
    • Wentworth Resources Limited in connection with its AIM listing.
    • Numerous private placement equity financings for various private issuers including Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.
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