Northland Power Solar Finance L.P. (the Issuer) issued $232 million principal amount of 4.397 per cent Senior Secured Amortizing Bonds, Series A due June 30, 2032 (the Bonds) on a private placement basis. The Bonds are backed by six Ground-Mounted Solar Phase I projects, each a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northland Power Inc. (Northland). The six Ground-Mounted Solar Phase I projects each own and operate a 10MW ground-mounted solar facility. The facilities sell all electricity to the Ontario electricity grid under 20-year Feed-in Tariff Contracts with the Ontario Power Authority. The Bonds were rated BBB (high) by DBRS.
Scotia Capital Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. were co-lead agents for the offering and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and Casgrain & Company Limited were also in the syndicate. The proceeds of the Bonds were transferred by the Issuer via intercompany loans to the Ground-Mounted Solar Phase I projects to repay existing bank debt, settle associated interest rate swaps, and pay transaction costs with the remainder distributed to Northland for general corporate purposes.
The Issuer and Northland were represented by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP with a team consisting of Linda Bertoldi, Bruce Fowler, Paul Mingay, Stephen Redican, Daniel Lang, Habeeb Syed, Tiffany Murray, Linda Tu and Andrew Hodhod.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP represented the agents with a team consisting of Linda Brown, Matthew Lawson, Pavan Jawanda, Morgan Troke and Sebastian Nishimoto.