Power & Utilities – Capital Markets

Canada’s power and utilities companies are busy working on new initiatives and build-outs for the foreseeable future, including renewable energy projects as part of the global shift from fossil-based systems of production and consumption. The only way for all of these new projects to get developed is for businesses to secure billions of dollars in financing and then put that money to work.

As the industry evolves, so too does the way companies finance operations. Many are choosing to issue equity, tap debt markets, participate in private placements, engage in joint venture agreements and more. As well, changing legal and regulatory requirements, and a shift in the kinds of energy projects that financial institutions now want to support could impact the way businesses approach their financing needs.

Helping companies navigate Canada’s capital markets is something Osler’s Power & Utilities team has been doing for years. We work with clients to develop company-specific financing strategies that suit their individual needs. We’ve helped secure financing for major projects and have relationships with global financial companies and large institutional investors.

As the power and utilities landscape evolves, creating the right capital market strategy – and working with the top industry experts – will be critical to your success.

Recent experience

Hydro One Inc.

Hydro One Inc. in its $1.2 billion offering of Medium-Term Notes. The Notes were offered through a syndicate of agents. The proceeds from the offering will be used to repay and/or prepay maturing long term and short-term debt as well as for general corporate purposes.

Learn more about our work with Hydro One Inc.
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Syndicate of Dealers in AltaLink’s $225 million notes offering led by Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. The proceeds from the offering will be used to repay AltaLink’s short term debt, including outstanding debt and for general corporate purposes. 

Learn more about our work with AltaLink
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Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Nova Scotia Power Inc. in its $300 million notes offering. The offering was made through a syndicate of agents led by Scotia Capital Inc. and was made on a private placement basis. The proceeds will be used primarily to refinance existing indebtedness, to finance capital expenditures and for general corporate purposes.

Learn more about our work with Nova Scotia Power Inc.
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