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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

Financings

  • BHP Billiton on its private placement investment in Midland Exploration Inc.

  • The dealer syndicate on the C$4-billion medium term note program of Hydro One Inc. under a base shelf prospectus

  • The underwriters in connection with a C$100-million offering of convertible debentures of Atlantic Power Corporation

  • 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 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

Awards & Recognition

Richard has been recognized as a notable practitioner by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets: Equity

Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2007
J.D., University of Toronto - 2006
B.Comm., Queen's University - 2002

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