The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review
|Lawyer||Jean Anderson, David Nadler, Brendan O'Neill, Carrie Smit, David Wiseman|
|Area||Banking and Finance Law|
Leveraged lending is frequently used by Canadian borrowers to fund a number of activities, including acquisitions, capital expenditures, dividend recapitalisations, refinancings of existing debt and ongoing operations. As noted below, acquisition activity in Canada has been relatively steady, and leveraged loans are an important source of capital for many Canadian acquisitions. Continuing low interest rates, substantial liquidity in the North American market and the easing of credit terms have contributed to the attractiveness of leveraged loans for Canadian borrowers.