Martha Martindale

Martha Martindale*

Partner, Financial Services

* law corporation

Contact Information

tel: 604.692.2759
tel: 403.260.7026


Vancouver, Calgary

Bar Admission

Alberta, 2018

British Columbia, 2005


  • University of British Columbia, LLB
  • McGill University, B.Comm.



Martha is a partner in our Financial Services Group in Osler’s Vancouver office. Martha has broad experience in all types of commercial lending files, including term and revolving facilities, participation and syndicated agreements and convertible facilities. Her lending experience includes traditional covenant-based loans, asset-backed lending, project finance, real estate financing and construction loans, cross-border transactions and experience with trust indentures, intercreditor agreements and other multi lender arrangements. Martha regularly acts for lenders, debtors, administrative agents and trustees. Martha also acts for purchasers and vendors in connection with commercial real estate acquisitions and leasing transactions, including sale and leasebacks.

  • CheckSammy

    CheckSammy in its US$45 million financing round led by I Squared Capital with participation by Zero Infinity Partners and TriplePoint Capital

  • Pagefreezer Software Inc.

    Pagefreezer Software Inc. in its acquisition of the X1 Social Discovery Product from X1 Discovery Inc.

  • Daylight Automation

    Daylight Automation in its acquisition by Quadient

  • Kinross Gold Corporation

    Kinross Gold Corporation in US$500 million offering of unsecured notes offering

  • Aldesta Hotels and Resorts

    Aldesta Hotels and Resorts in its acquisition of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ltd

  • Blockstream

    Blockstream in its raising of US$125 million to develop their crypto mining services

  • Attabotics

    Attabotics in its $95 million financing

  • Alida Inc.

    Alida in its US$60 million syndicated credit facility

  • KKR and AIMCo

    KKR and AIMCo in the amendment of the partnership and related agreements in respect of their equity investment in the $11.2B Coastal GasLink Pipeline

  • Canalyst

    Canalyst in its acquisition by Tegus

  • Ratehub Inc.

    Ratehub in its investment by Novacap

  • Hecla Mining

    Hecla Mining in its definitive agreement to acquire Alexco Resource Corp.

  • Inkbox Ink

    Inkbox Ink in its US$65 million acquisition by BIC

  • Security Compass Technologies

    Security Compass Technologies in the sale of its consulting business to Kroll

  • Suncor Energy Inc.

    Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with the formation of Astisiy Limited Partnership to acquire TC Energy’s interest in the Northern Courier Pipeline Limited Partnership

  • Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

    Hardwoods Distribution Inc. in its US$302 million acquisition of Novo Building Products Holdings

  • Alida

    Alida in its $12.3 million financing

  • Loopio Inc.

    Loopio in its US$200 million strategic investment

  • Blackstone Credit

    Blackstone Credit in its partnership with Westland Insurance Group Ltd.

  • Prophix Software

    Prophix Software in its investment by Hg

  • First Nations Finance Authority

    First Nations Finance Authority’s financing of a coalition of Mi'kmaq First Nations participating in the acquisition of Clearwater Seafoods

  • Mobify

    Mobify in its acquisition by Salesforce

  • Attabotics

    Attabotics in its US$50 million Series C financing round

  • Fairhaven Pharmaceuticals

    Fairhaven Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Liminal BioSciences

  • Foodee

    Foodee in its acquisition of Chewse

    • Acted for the collateral trustee in connection with securing over $250 million of notes
    • Acted for a foreign administrative agent and syndicate of Canadian lenders in connection with $150 million loan to investment grade borrower
    • Acted for a local lead agent in connection with a participation loan that was a $110 million construction take-out financing
    • Acted for the borrower in connection with cross-border acquisition financing in respect of a $22 million acquisition
    • Acted as Canadian and British Columbia counsel to US lenders in respect of multiple cross-border transactions ranging from $20 million to $350 million
    • Acted as counsel to Canadian lender in its capacity as lender under a US$2 billion syndicated loan led by a U.S. administrative agent
    • Advised lead counsel for the purchaser in matters relating to notes issued pursuant to an indenture by a target company in a $1.5 billion acquisition
    • Acted for the borrower in connection with over $150 million of senior secured bonds issued pursuant to a trust indenture
    • Acted for lenders in multiple mid-market deals in the range of $10 million - $30 million including floor plan financing, project finance, construction financing, construction take-out financing, real estate acquisition financing, target company acquisition financing
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  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Leading Lawyers to Watch; Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Recognized as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Banking and Finance Law
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Recommended Lawyer, Banking and Finance
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Banking (Highly Regarded)
  • Euromoney LMG: Recognized in Americas Rising Star Awards: Best in Banking (Shortlisted)
  • Who's Who Legal: Recognized in Canada - Banking

  • The Arbutus Club, Board of Directors, 2014-2020
  • Big Sisters of BC, Lower Mainland, Board of Directors, December 2012-April 2015
  • PEAK Awards, Judging panellist, Association of Women in Finance, 2012-2016

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member, Banking Subsection, Insolvency Subsection
  • CBA Banking Subsection (BC Branch), President, 2007-2008

  • Contributing Author, Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) Practice Manual loose-leaf annual updates, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC), 2007-present.

  • Contributing Author, British Columbia Mortgages Practice Manual looseleaf annual updates, CLE BC, 2009-present.