Richmond Bayes

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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4884

Fax: (204) 957-4222

Services provided by R J Bayes Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1998)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1997)
  • MA (Manitoba, 1994)
  • BA (Manitoba, 1991)

Richmond is a partner of the firm, practising in corporate finance and securities law and mergers and acquisitions, with extensive experience in public offerings, private placements, corporate reorganizations and going private transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Counsel to the Canadian Wheat Board in connection with its $500 million privatization and continuance under the Canada Business Corporation Act
  • Counsel to Wellington West Holdings Inc. in connection with $333 million sale to National Bank of Canada by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Counsel to Gendis Inc. and Special Committee of the Board in connection with its $70 million going private transaction
  • Counsel to Exchange Income Corporation in connection with multiple acquisitions, including its $250 million acquisition of Provincial Aerospace Ltd.
  • Counsel to Decisive Dividend Corporation in connection with multiple acquisitions
  • Counsel to various issuers in connection with acquisitions, business combinations and corporate reorganizations by way of statuatory plan of arrangement, including:
    • Canadian Wheat Board’s acquisitions of Prairie West Terminal Ltd. and Great Sandhill Terminal Ltd.
    • Exchange Industrial Income Fund and Exchange Income Corporation in connection with trust conversion and corporate conversion
    • Artis Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion
    • Temple Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion
    • Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion
    • Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with trust conversion
    • Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its merger and combination with IAT Air Cargo Income Fund
  • Advising issuers (including boards of directors and special board committees) in connection with strategic reviews, going private transactions, business combinations, insider bids, issuer bids and related party transactions

 Securities/Corporate Finance

  • Counsel to Artis Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with approximately $2 billion of public offerings of trust units, preferred trust units, rated unsecured debentures and convertible debentures
  • Counsel to Exchange Income Corporation in connection with multiple public offerings of common shares and convertible debentures
  • Counsel to Underwriters in connection with Manitoba Telecom Systems’ $250 million public offering of common shares
  • Counsel to Underwriters in connection with multiple public offerings and private placements
  • Counsel to various public issuers including Decisive Dividend Corporation, Temple Hotels Inc., Huntingdon REIT, Whiterock REIT, Lanesborough REIT in connection with public offerings of equity and debt securities on a bought deal and best efforts basis and listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and/or TSX Venture Exchange
  • Counsel to various capital pool companies in connection with IPOs, listings on the TSX Venture Exchange and Qualifying Transactions
  • Formation and structuring of private investment vehicles, including real estate limited partnerships, venture capital funds, private equity funds and other public and private investment funds
  • Director, Private Pension Partners Inc., a private real estate asset management company
  • Lecturer, Securities Law Course, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law (2001-present)
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Manitoba Bar Association, Securities Law Section (2002-2007)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (Securities Law Section) for the review of proposed federal Capital Markets Stability Act and Provincial Capital Markets Act
  • Manitoba representative of the Canadian Bar Association (Securities Law Section) for the review of proposed federal securities legislation proposed by the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation in Canada
  • Submissions to the Standing Committee of Provincial Ministers on behalf of the Securities Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association with respect to the discussion paper entitled “Securities Regulation in Canada: An Inter-Provincial Securities Framework”
  • Submissions to the Standing Committee on Law Amendments on behalf of the Securities Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association with respect to Bill 24 – The Securities Amendment Act
  • Manitoba Bar Association Continuing Legal Education lecture on Limited Partnerships as Financing Vehicles
  • Presentation to various community economic development organizations on Community Economic Development Tax Credit Offerings
  • Presenter, Securities Law, TSX Venture Exchange Company Workshop
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer, mergers & acquisitions and securities law
  • A leading practitioner, corporate finance and securities, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory