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Eric Moncik

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

Equity and Debt Offerings

  • Great-West Lifeco Inc. in connection with its public offerings of C$1.5-billion principal amount of 3.60% limited recourse capital notes, C$500-million principal amount of 2.981% debentures due July 2050, C$600-million principal amount of 2.379% debentures due May 2030, C$500-million principal amount of 3.337% debentures due February 2028 and 8,000,000 First Preferred Shares, Series T for gross proceeds of C$200-million

  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its public offerings of C$300-million principal amount of 2.633% debentures due February 2027 and C$400-million principal amount of 4.071% debentures due June 2025

  • Underwriters in connection with public offerings by Agellan Commercial REIT, American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (including its IPO), Automotive Properties REIT, BSR Real Estate Investment Trust (including its IPO), Choice Properties REIT, Exchange Income Corporation, First Capital Realty Inc., Inovalis REIT (including its IPO), Invesque Inc. (formerly Mainstreet Health Investments Inc.) (including its IPO), Restaurant Brands International Inc., Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., theScore, Inc., Tricon Residential Inc. and True North Commercial REIT

  • IGM Financial Inc. in connection with its public offerings of C$250-million principal amount of 4.206% debentures due March 2050 and C$200-million principal amount of 4.174% debentures due July 2048

  • Aecon Group Inc. in connection with its public offering of $184-million principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due December 2023

  • Blueprint Software Systems Inc. in connection with its Class D Preferred Share financing

Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

  • Torstar Corporation in connection with its acquisition by NordStar Capital L.P.

  • Great Hill Partners in connection with its investment in Auvik Networks Inc.

  • Great Hill Partners in connection with its acquisition of IBM Corporation’s sales performance management business operating as Varicent Software

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on iCON Infrastructure Partners III's acquisition of Capstone for approximately C$480-million

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Securities: Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (REITs)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2022 (Capital Markets and Corporate & M&A)

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms - 2021 Edition (Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2021 (Capital Markets – Debt & Equity)

  • 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)

Professional Activities

Eric is a member of the board of directors of Lay-up Youth Basketball.

Eric was a member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Securities Advisory Committee for a three-year term from 2016 to 2018.

Eric served as co-chair of the Blakes Legal Personnel Committee from 2015 to 2019; the Blakes Toronto Articling Program from 2011 to 2015; and the Blakes Toronto Summer Student Program from 2007 to 2011.

Media Activities
  • Interviewed: FP Dealmakers: After a tough first half, Bay Street bets on low interest rates driving more deals
    Interviewed by Julius Melnitzer, Legal Post feature, National Post,Toronto, Ontario, July 10, 2019.
  • Interviewed: Financing amid fear: How Bay Street raised $360B despite volatility
    Interviewed by Geoff Zochodne, FP Dealmakers feature, National Post, Toronto, Ontario, January 29, 2019.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2000
LL.B., University of Toronto – 1998
M.B.A., University of Toronto – 1998
B.A. (Economics), University of Western Ontario – 1994
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