David Wiseman

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Overview

David Wiseman is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group and a longstanding member of the Opinions Committee and the Technology Committee at Goodmans.

His practice is transaction based with a particular emphasis on bank and asset-based lending, project financing, high-yield debt and restructurings with banking and finance components. David advises lenders, borrowers and sponsors on complex domestic, cross-border and international financings. David has deep knowledge of financing issues relevant to renewable energy, infrastructure and mining.

David is recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of bank lending, project finance, asset-based lending, banking & financial institutions and global mining by IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. David also has the highest possible rating (AV Preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability.

Featured Work

David’s representative work includes acting for:
  • Fiera Private Debt, as lead counsel, in connection with various infrastructure and corporate financings across North America
  • Maranon Capital in connection with an acquisition financing of the purchase of a Canadian specialty automotive parts manufacturer and distributor
  • The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) with its $500 million financing of Pace Credit Union
  • PNC Bank, National Association with its $125 million USD exit financing of Covia Holdings
  • LiUNA Pension Fund financing of WeedMD
  • Mandalay Resources in connection with US$40 million HSBC credit facilities
  • Wells Fargo, PNC Bank, MidCap Business Credit, Sienna Lending, People’s Bank, Provident Bank and Citizen’s Bank on various ABL/commercial finance transactions
  • SkyPower Global in connection with a holdco financing in relation to its seven Ontario RESOP solar park projects and its completion of 5 concurrent refinancings totalling USD$230 million by Nomura Securities International for these projects
  • Hub International in connection with its USD$5.06 billion cross-border refinancing from Morgan Stanley
  • Conuma Resources in connection with its USD$250 million cross-border refinancing, comprised of a USD$200 Million 10% Senior Secured Notes Offering and a USD$25 Million credit facility
  • CJF Capital Partners and SUSI partners in connection with cross-border, non-recourse third party project financings of two energy storage projects in Ontario totalling 12MW
  • CEDA/OMERS in connection with its $125 million credit facilities with Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Hudson Resources in connection with a multi-lender project financing in Greenland
  • Canaccede Financial Group in connection with its US$75 million financing and several distressed debt portfolio acquisitions from Canadian banks
  • Ridgeback Resources in connection with its $400 million senior credit facilities and US$40 million 2nd lien notes
  • OMERS/Golf Town/Golfsmith in connection with DIP credit facilities from Antares Capital
  • Eurasian Resources Group in connection with US$3.1 billion in credit facilities from VTB Bank
  • various leading international and US law firms on cross-border financings

Credentials

Professional Involvement

David has written and spoken on debt finance topics in a variety of forums, including co-authoring and editing the Canada chapter of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review and The Lending and Secured Financing Review. David previously was a member of the Board of Directors of the Boulevard Club and continues to be active in Club governance through volunteer work on committees. David supports a number of charities, including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Women’s Shelters Canada, Queen’s University, United Way, Sinai Health Foundation and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • Secured Finance Network
  • Turnaround Management Association