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Goodmans Presents: Canadian High Yield Debt Market


Lawyer Mark Surchin
Area Banking and Finance Law, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, Debt Issuances and High Yield Debt


April 29, 2014

Schedule :
12:00 – 12:30 p.m: Lunch & Networking
12:30 – 2:00 p.m: Panel Discussion

In what could otherwise be characterized as a soft market, high yield debt deals have increased in number in Canada over the last year. Offerings have spanned many industries and have allowed issuers access to new capital.

The U.S. high yield debt market has lessons for Canada and influences the Canadian landscape. However, Canadian differences do exist and deals north of the border have their own unique elements.

Our panel will explore and explain the Canadian high yield debt market and will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of the Canadian market, deal volume and latest trends
  • Perspectives and considerations for Issuers and Investors
  • Review of typical debt covenant package
  • Differences between the U.S. and Canadian transactions


Goodmans LLP


Sean St. John, Executive Vice President, National Bank Financial
Geof Marshall, CFA, Vice President, Signature Global Asset Management
Michael Washinushi, Chief Financial Officer, SiriusXM Canada
Mark Surchin, Goodmans LLP