Corporate Law Peterborough - Our Banking & Project Finance Group helps borrowers and lenders within the full range of financing options. The variety of loan and other commercial credit facilities we serve range 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 several syndicated credit facilities that have raised operating capital totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Our clients have included manufacturing companies, an auto parts manufacturers, restaurant franchisees, and huge mining and forestry companies. We have helped borrowers, in businesses as diverse as home appliances and restaurant franchising, to secure a wide range of acquisition financing by utilizing senior debt, sale-leaseback transactions, and mezzanine and subordinated lending. Our Banking & Project Finance Group has particular strength in four transactional fields: asset securitization, project finance, subordinated debt and mezzanine financing as well as real estate finance.
Our Banking & Project Finance Team represents both lenders and borrowers within asset-based loans which use receivables, inventory, bond obligations, leased equipment, and various other assets as collateral. Among our clients are a video game distributor, a technology company, and various other businesses with difficult needs for cross-border assurance and security. We serve borrower clients who have manufacturing and sales operations within the United States, Canada and abroad.
Our lawyers have accumulated a vast amount of experience documenting the necessary covenants for reporting, cash management and reserves while representing borrowers on asset-based loans made by the majority of the major lenders within the market.
Our company has expertise navigating the complexities of legal, financial and regulatory issues included within the financing of huge projects, like for instance the structure of pulp mills, power plants, industrial facilities, mines, real estate developments and other capital-intensive building projects. For these difficult structures, we provide project finance support to both borrowers and lenders. On the lender side, our experience encompasses advising on construction financing and subsequent sale of a hydroelectric facility. We also represent pension fund managers as lenders in first mortgage project financing for the structure of commercial real estate projects.
Real Estate Finance
Due to the good working relationships our lawyers enjoy along with all major financial institutions, we have numerous years of success assisting with construction finance and commercial mortgage involving real estate development and acquisition. We advise clients regarding loan structures. We can settle and negotiate financing documents from both the lender's and borrower's perspectives. Dealing with environmental due diligence is part of closing and documenting these financing transactions. In situations of default or foreclosure, our goal is to help lenders maximize debt recovery by recommending on mortgage solutions and security enforcement options.
Subordinated Debt and Mezzanine Financing
Our lawyers in Banking & Project Finance have the experience to assist the numerous mid-market and entrepreneurial companies in their pursuit of financing options that occupy the market range between senior debt and common equity. Often these transactions allow our clients to bridge the gap between senior debt and equity financing to seek out acquisitions and various opportunities. With our help, lenders can secure the control and return they require whereas borrowers are enabled to obtain the resources they require for growth. As we negotiate the priorities and subordination agreements amongst the various classes of creditors, we can structure the financing package for the notes or debentures to include convertible preferred shares, equity shares, and sale-leaseback arrangements.
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