Richard T. Higa
Richard T. Higa
(416) 601-7858
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Partner in the Toronto office. Practice focuses on all aspects of acquisition and cross-border financings, including asset-based lending, bilateral and syndicated financings, Term B loans, second line loans, mezzanine financings, and high-yield notes. Represents major Canadian and US banks and other financial institutions. Over 50 percent of his practice involves acquisition financings for private equity sponsored acquisitions. Recent transactions include acting private equity sponsored acquisition financings in the telecom, chemicals, transportation, gaming, technology, and healthcare industries. Last year he represented the syndicate of lenders providing the bank financings for Rogers Communications’ purchase of Shaw. Has a well-established reputation for being pragmatic and getting deals done. He focuses on building long-term relationships with clients. Regular speaker at conferences. Listed in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Banking. Recommended in Chambers Canada for banking and finance. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1990.
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On December 20, 2017, Bank of America, N.A. entered into a senior secured revolving credit facility (the Credit Facility) in the amount of US$1,600,000,000 in favour of Mattel, Inc. (the Company) and certain of its subsidiaries.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.
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