1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2100, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1996 (QC)
Eric is head of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Montreal Corporate group and chair of the Gaming group. He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A and securities law, which includes advising on public offerings, private placements, recapitalization, and stock exchange listings. His work encompasses initial public offerings, as well as other public and private placement offerings of many Quebec-based and multinational companies in various industries, including mining and gaming. Eric's private equity expertise includes representing numerous technology-based companies and institutional private equity funds in structuring cross-border financings.
Concordia International Corp. (“Concordia” or the “Company”) (TSX: CXR), an international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on becoming a leader in European specialty, off-patent medicines, completed the recapitalization of approximately US$4 billion of secured and unsecured debt in September 2018 pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the “CBCA Plan”) under the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”).
On July 1, 2017, Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC) (Semtech) a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of AptoVision Technologies Inc. (AptoVision), a privately-held provider of uncompressed, zero-frame latency, Video over IP solutions addressing the Pro AV market.
On July 31, 2015, NYX Gaming Group Limited (NYX or the Company) together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYX Digital Gaming (Canada) ULC (NYX Digital), completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Amaya (Alberta) Inc., formerly Chartwell Technology Inc., and Cryptologic Limited from Amaya Inc. (Amaya) for an initial purchase price consisting of $110 million in cash, subject to customary working capital adjustments, and the issuance to Amaya of $40 million exchangeable preferred shares of NYX Digital. NYX also entered into a preferred supplier licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Amaya to provide certain casino gaming content to Amaya’s real-money casino offering, which will be integrated into the PokerStars and Full Tilt branded casino websites.
Montreal-based gaming company Amaya Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell gaming machine designer and supplier Cadillac Jack, Inc. to AGS, LLC, an affiliate of private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC, for $476 million in a cash and debt transaction.
Sprague Resources LP (Sprague) completed its indirect acquisition of all of the equity interests in Kildair Service Ltd. (Kildair) through the acquisition from Sprague International Properties LLC (the Vendor), of the equity interests of Kildair’s parent, Sprague Canadian Properties LLC.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. completed its acquisition of 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of privately held Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd., the owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, in an all-cash transaction for an aggregate purchase price of US$4.9 billion, including certain deferred payments and subject to customary purchase price adjustments.