Eric Moncik
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2536

Eric's practice focuses primarily on public and private financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He also provides ongoing advice on general securities and corporate law matters to a variety of issuer clients.

Eric has acted as counsel to issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a number of public financings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He has also acted for purchasers and vendors in a wide range of asset and share purchase transactions, and for many companies in connection with amalgamations, statutory arrangements and reorganizations. These transactions have involved participants in industries such as real estate, infrastructure, financial services, communications and media and technology.

Before becoming a partner, Eric had been practising as an associate at Blakes and, prior to that, as an articling and summer student at the Firm.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent examples of Eric's transactional experience include acting for:

Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on iCON Infrastructure Partners III's acquisition of Capstone for approximately C$480-million
  • Bell Aliant Inc. and Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc., and the special committee of the board of directors of each, on BCE Inc.'s C$4-billion privatization of Bell Aliant

  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its friendly C$2.75-billion acquisition of Primaris Retail REIT by way of a court approved plan of arrangement and concurrent C$1.28-billion sale of a portfolio of Primaris retail properties to the Kingsett group of funds
  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers Inc.
  • Varicent Software Incorporated in connection with its sale to IBM Corporation

Equity and Debt Offerings

  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with multiple public offerings of stapled units, senior unsecured debentures and convertible unsecured subordinated debentures
  • Aecon Group Inc. in connection with its public offering of C$172.5-million of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures
  • Underwriters in connection with the initial public offerings of Mainstreet Health Investments Inc. of US$95-million of common shares, Inovalis REIT of C$113.7-million of units and American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP of C$100.1-million of units
  • Underwriters in connection with public offerings by Exchange Income Corporation, Choice Properties REIT, Restaurant Brands International Inc., Tricon Capital Group Inc., American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP, theScore, Inc., Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., Agellan Commercial REIT and True North Apartment REIT
  • Blueprint Software Systems Inc. in connection with its Class C Preferred Share financing
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Eric has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Corporate Finance & Securities)
  • The 2013 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as one of the "Corporate Lawyers to Watch"
  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2012 (One of the "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in Canada)
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets, October 16, 2017.
Co-author: Disclosure of REIT Distributions Scrutinized - Ontario Securities Commission Calls for More Information
Canadian Property Management, Vol. 30 No. 1, March 2015.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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Interviewed: Legal Post League Tables: Deal volume surges in first quarter; Big jump in year-over-year numbers seen
Interviewed by Drew Hasselback, Legal Post feature, National Post, Toronto, Ontario, April 19, 2017.
Interviewed: Legal Post League Tables: Deal flow slows in first quarter of 2016
Interviewed by Drew Hasselback, National Post, Legal Post, Toronto, Ontario, May 3, 2016.
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Interviewed: Legal Post League Tables: New found love for IPOs kick starts the Canadian capital markets business: Q1 2015 League Tables
Interviewed by Drew Hasselback, National Post, Legal Post feature, Toronto, Ontario, May 20, 2015.
Interviewed: Legal Post League Tables: National Business Firms Dominate Full-Year Results
Interviewed by Drew Hasselback, National Post, Legal Post feature, Toronto, Ontario, February 4, 2015.
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