Infrastructure – Financial Services

If there’s one thing an infrastructure project needs to get off the ground, it’s financing. These are large and complex projects that can only get built with the right investors. With infrastructure projects expected to increase in the coming years, it is important to make financing arrangements to get a project off the ground.

Fortunately, there are many financing options to explore, including working with the Canada Infrastructure Bank, partnering with Infrastructure Ontario and other public sector organizations, as well as developing joint ventures with institutional investors and various other options. 

This kind of project development has unique financing considerations, which is why it’s important to work with a team like Osler’s Infrastructure Group that has arranged and overseen a wide variety of financing arrangements. With our broad expertise, we can counsel clients on how to negotiate public-private financing agreements and on any other industry-specific or regional issues that may arise. We can also assist in identifying lenders, investors, banks and others who are eager to support infrastructure projects.

Recent experience

Canada Infrastructure Bank

Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) in its $407.5 million loan to create additional irrigable acres in Alberta. The funding will be put towards a project for building new irrigation infrastructure and increasing water storage capacity in southern Alberta. The investment from CIB is part of the Bank’s $10 billion Growth Plan.

Learn more about our work with Canada Infrastructure Bank
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CIBC as lender in Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Fengate Asset Management’s acquisition of ONroute Service Centres, a chain of 23 service plazas and rest areas located across Ontario from HMSHost and Kilmer.

Learn more about our work in connection with the acquisition of ONroute Service Centres
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Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

Syndicate of lenders in connection with the $1.9 billion Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project. The project will connect 17 remote First Nation communities in Northern Ontario to Ontario’s power grid through the construction of 1,800 km of transmission lines, with a goal of eliminating the reliance on diesel generation.

Learn more about our work in connection with the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project
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