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Year called to bar: 1990
Eric Friedman is a partner in the firm's Financial Services Group. His practice focuses on complex domestic and multijurisdictional secured and unsecured debt financing transactions including syndicated lending, leveraged acquisitions, note offerings, tender offer financings, asset-based lending, equipment financing and subordinated lending. Eric regularly acts for and advises various domestic and foreign financial institutions, corporate borrowers, private equity funds and other lenders with respect to a wide variety of transactions. Recent transactions include advising a Canadian public company with world-wide operations on a private placement bond financing, acting for a Canadian public company with global operations in the energy services business in connection with a significant refinancing, acting for a Canadian public company with mining operations in Ontario and Québec in connection with new financing, and acting for a Canadian private equity fund in connection with financing certain add-on acquisitions. Eric is recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada in banking and finance law and by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide in banking law.
On February 1, 2019, a company owned by Vertu FX Limited Partnership (“Vertu”), BDC Capital Inc. (“BDC”) and certain members of the Firmex executive management team completed the acquisition of Firmex Holdings Inc.
On April 13, 2018, CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions, completed its inaugural Canadian offering of $300-million aggregate principal amount of 3.864-per-cent Notes due 2028.
SEMAFO Inc. announced that it had completed a bought deal private placement of 15,640,000 common shares at a price of $3.70 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $57.9 million and a senior secured credit facility with Macquarie Bank Limited.