Calpine Canada's US$1.5B Bond Offering

On April 25, 2001, Calpine Canada Energy Finance ULC completed a US$1.5 billion issuance of 8 1/2 per cent senior notes due May 1, 2008 guaranteed by its US parent corporation, Calpine Corporation. The underwriters were Credit Suisse First Boston, Scotia Capital, TD Securities and Banc of America Securities LLC.

Bennett Jones LLP and Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales acted for Calpine Canada Energy Finance ULC in this cross-border financing. The Bennett Jones LLP team included Mike Ryer and Darcy Moch (tax) and Phil Backman and Noralee Bradley (corporate and securities). Charles Reagh of Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales represented the issuer on corporate and securities matters in Nova Scotia. The underwriters were represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP of New York and a team led by Bruce Bennett of Covington & Burling’s New York office represented Calpine Corporation.