Richard Turner
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4026

Richard's practice primarily focuses on acting for clients in public and private merger and acquisition transactions, in contested proxy battles and in public offerings of debt and equity.

Richard also has experience advising on lobbying and conflict of interest laws, as well as continuous disclosure and corporate governance related matters.


Representative transactions include advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • CCCC International Holding Limited in connection with its proposed C$1.51-billion acquisition of Aecon Group Inc.

  • PHI, Inc. in connection with its acquisition, with Don Wall, of HNZ Group Inc. in a transaction valued at C$240-million
  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation in connection with its C$480-million acquisition by iCON Infrastructure Partners III

  • DigitalGlobe, Inc. in connection with its US$3-billion acquisition by MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates

  • KSL Capital in connection with the sale of its 24 per cent interest in Whistler-Blackcomb Holdings to Vail Resorts as part of Vail Resorts’ C$1.4-billion acquisition of Whistler-Blackcomb Holdings

  • UnitedHealth Group in connection with its US$15-billion acquisition of Catamaran Corporation

  • The Special Committee of Patheon Inc. on its sale to a joint venture established by its significant shareholder JLL Partners and Koninklijke DSM N.V. for US$2-billion

  • BlackBerry Limited on a US$4.7-billion acquisition proposal from Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

  • Maple Group Acquisition Corporation, as co-counsel, in connection with its offer to acquire TMX Group Inc. in a transaction valued at C$3.7-billion

  • BHP Billiton on its US$40-billion offer to acquire Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Public Finance

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$1.54-billion offering of convertible debentures of Hydro One Limited represented by instalment receipts relating to its proposed acquisition of Avista Corporation

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its C$700-million equity financing (consisting of a C$360-million bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and a C$340-million private placement of subscription receipts), C$150-million issuance of preference shares and C$425-million issuance of medium term notes, all relating to its acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.

  • The underwriters in connection with the C$1.8-billion initial public offering of common shares of Hydro One Limited, as well as secondary offerings of C$2-billion and C$2.8-billion

  • The dealer syndicate on the C$3-billion medium term note program of Hydro One Inc. under a base shelf prospectus

  • The underwriters in connection with Stornoway Diamond Corporation’s C$946-million comprehensive financing transaction, including a C$132-million public offering of subscription receipts, to fund the construction of its Renard diamond project in Quebec

  • BlackBerry Limited on its US$1.25-billion private placement of convertible debentures to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional investors

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Blakes Bulletin on Mergers & Acquisitions, July 28, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, February 2016.
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