Eric Richmond
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2596

Eric's practice focuses on advising clients on all aspects of general corporate and securirties law, including capital market financings, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and other business transactions. He also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.

Eric was a summer student at Blakes after his second year of law school and articled with the Firm upon graduation.


Recent representative transactions include advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • DigitalGlobe, Inc. in connection with its pending US$3-billion acquisition by MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates
  • Element Financial Corporation on its "butterfly" spin-out transaction by way of plan of arrangement pursuant to which Element separated into two new public companies: Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) and ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN)
  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation in connection with its friendly C$480-million acquisition by Irving Infrastructure Corp., a subsidiary of iCON Infrastructure Partners III, L.P., by way of a court approved plan of arrangement
  • Peak Rock Capital LLC in connection with the C$145-million acquisition of Highline Produce Holdings, Inc. by Fyffes PLC

Corporate Finance

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its US$1.7-billion acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. and its related offerings of C$754-million of subscription receipts, C$150-million of preferred shares and C$425-million of medium term notes
  • Agents in connection with the private placement of C$30-million of Collateralized Exchange Listed Notes and concurrent private placement of C$35-million of common shares of Delphi Energy Corp.

  • ECN Capital Corp. in connection with its C$100-million bought deal public offering of cumulative five-year minimum rate reset preferred shares
  • Underwriters in connection with the US$286.9-million offering of subordinate voting shares of Shopify Inc.
  • Underwriters in connection with the US$287.7-million bought deal public offering of common shares of Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Underwriters in connection with the C$60-million offering of Collateralized Exchange Listed Notes of Delphi Energy Corp.
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