Richard's practice primarily focuses on acting for clients in public and private merger and acquisition transactions and in public offerings of debt and equity.
He has acted on both the buyside and sellside of M&A matters, as well as for special committees, significant securityholders and investment banks in the M&A context. His experience includes advising private equity funds and pension funds on M&A matters and both issuers and underwriters on public offerings. Richard has also advised on contested proxy battles, as well as continuous disclosure and corporate governance related matters.
Richard has a deep understanding of the Canadian public M&A market for both friendly and unsolicited transactions. He is one of the driving forces behind the Blakes Public M&A Deal Study, which is produced by the firm each year and is a go-to resource for buyers, sellers and investment banks involved in Canadian public merger & acquisition transactions. His transactional experience and work with the study gives him both practical and data-driven insight into the Canadian M&A market.
Richard has experience working on files in a wide range of industries, including mining, aviation/aerospace, power generation, technology, hospitality, financial services and cannabis, among others.