On September 30, 2015, Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) announced the closing of a US$1.085 billion senior secured term loan facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by Bank of America, N.A. (Term Agent). The proceeds of the term loans were used to facilitate HBC's acquisition of Galeria Kaufhof GmbH ("Galeria Kaufhof") and certain of its affiliates.
Galeria Kaufhof is the operator of the largest department store chain in Germany.
Osler represented Bank of America, N.A. as Canadian counsel with a team consisting of Kevin Morley (Financial Services), Gregory Wylie (Taxation), and Jason Pearlstein (Financial Services).