Britt Sargent

Britt Sargent

Associate, Banking & Financial Services

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6704



Areas of Expertise

Bar Admission

  • Ontario (2015)
  • Alberta (2013)


  • Queen’s University, J.D.
  • University of Calgary, B.HSc. (Hons.)



Britt's practice is focused on corporate debt finance and over-the-counter derivatives. Britt also has experience with refinancing/restructuring, corporate reorganization and public issuer business combinations.

Britt regularly acts for credit providers and borrowers on all types of credit facilities and acquisition financings including, aircraft financing and cross-border financings.

Britt also negotiates over-the-counter derivatives agreements, securities lending and repurchase agreements and margin/collateral arrangements including prime-brokerage, investment management and custodial arrangements.

As part of the derivatives practice, Britt regularly advises sell and buy-side counterparties on Canadian derivatives regulations as well as on the enforceability of transaction netting and margin security matters.

    • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking in its $1.13 billion acquisition of People Corporation
    • Lenders in Berkshire Partners’ acquisition of VetStrategy
    • Greater Toronto Airports Authority in its successful 2020 $6.9 billion bondholder consent solicitation
    • Financing Onex’s $5 billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines – counsel to the Administrative Agent on credit facilities to finance the acquisition.
    • Financing of Arjun Infrastructure and Fengate Asset Management’s acquisition of OnRoute Services Centres – counsel to the Administrative Agent on credit facilities to finance the acquisition.
    • €12 billion longevity reinsurance transaction – Canadian counsel to a Dutch life, pensions and annuities insurer’s longevity risk swap with a Canadian insurance company.
    • Financing of Quad-C Management’s acquisition of S.i. Systems – counsel to Quad-C Management on acquisition financing.
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Key Provisions in Credit Agreements

    Speaker, April 2020

  • Osgoode Hall – The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance

    Speaker, A Practical Understanding of the ISDA Master Agreement and Schedules, October 2019

  • InfoNex Conference – Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reform

    Speaker, Derivative Compliance and Onboarding Requirements for Derivatives Dealers, May 2019