Corporate Law Waterloo - In a full range of financing options, our teams of Banking & Project Finance Group helps borrowers and lenders alike. We advise and act upon a variety of loan and other commercial credit facilities varying from simple letters of credit to complex multi-jurisdictional credit facilities (secured and unsecured, non-syndicated and syndicated). Several transactions have involved public sector credit facilities.
As borrower and lender counsel, we have acted to be able to facilitate many syndicated credit facilities that have increased operating capital amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Our clients have comprised manufacturing companies, an auto parts manufacturers, restaurant franchisees, and large mining and forestry businesses. We have helped borrowers, within businesses as diverse as restaurant franchising and home appliances, to secure a wide range of acquisition financing by making use of sale-leaseback transactions, senior debt, and mezzanine and subordinated lending. Our Banking & Project Finance Group has particular strength within four transactional areas: project finance, asset finance, subordinated debt and mezzanine financing as well as real estate finance.
Our Banking & Project Finance Group acts for both borrowers and lenders within asset-based loans that make use of receivables, inventory, leased equipment, bond obligations, and various other assets as collateral. Among our clients are a technology company, a video game distributor, and various other businesses with difficult needs for cross-border assurance and security. We serve borrower clients who have manufacturing and sales operations in Canada, the United States and overseas.
Our lawyers have accumulated a vast amount of skill documenting the required covenants for reporting, cash management and reserves whilst acting on behalf of borrowers on asset-based loans made by nearly all of the major lenders in the market.
Our lawyers have the skill to handle the financing of big projects, navigating the difficulties of legal, financial and regulatory problems. These projects consist of the construction of power plants, pulp mills, industrial facilities, mines, real estate developments and other capital-intensive building projects. For such difficult structures, we provide project finance help to both lenders and borrowers. On the lender side, our skill includes advising about subsequent sale of a hydroelectric facility and construction financing. We likewise act for pension fund managers as lenders in first mortgage project financing for the construction of commercial real estate projects.
Real Estate Finance
We have good working relations along with a lot of financial institutions, having been successful in assisting with construction finance and commercial mortgage involving real estate development and acquisition. What's more, we advise clients about loan structures. We can negotiate and settle financing documents from both the lender's and borrower's perspectives. The handling of environmental due diligence is part of closing and documenting such financing transactions. In situations of foreclosure or default, our objective is to assist lenders maximize debt recovery by recommending about security enforcement options and mortgage solutions.
Subordinated Debt and Mezzanine Financing
Our Banking & Project Finance lawyers are skilled at helping entrepreneurial and mid-market businesses pursue options for financing that occupy the wide capital market range between common equity and senior debt. Usually these transactions enable our clients to bridge the gap between senior debt and equity financing to seek out acquisitions and different opportunities. With our help, lenders are able to secure the control and return they need while borrowers are allowed to obtain the funds they need for growth. As we negotiate the subordination agreements and priorities among the different classes of creditors, we can structure the financing package for the debentures or notes to involve equity shares, sale-leaseback arrangements and convertible preferred shares.
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