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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 multi-jurisdictional 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 the Government of Canada, 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 the Government of Canada in connection with its issuance of Green Bonds and Ukraine Sovereignty Bonds, acting as Canadian counsel to a global company in the banking solutions space on a multi-billion dollar refinancing, acting for the Bank of Canada in connection with its ELA and STLF facilities, and acting for a private manufacturing company in connection with the financing of its US$265 million minority shareholder buyout. 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.