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Year called to bar: 2000
Don Waters is a partner and national group coordinator of the firm's Financial Services group with a focus on domestic and cross-border, corporate finance and structured finance transactions. Don routinely acts for and advises various domestic and international financial institutions, funds, corporate borrowers, private equity funds and other lenders with respect to a wide variety of industries, asset classes and finance transactions (including asset-based lending, acquisition finance, green and sustainability linked financing, project finance, receivables financing and securitization and Fintech lending). He has frequently spoken and written on a wide range of topics on asset securitization, secured lending and financing, sustainable and green finance and personal property security laws. He is recognized in IFLR1000: Financial and Corporate Guide as a leading lawyer in banking, capital markets: debt, capital markets: structured finance and securitization and in The Best Lawyers in Canada in structured finance law. Don is a member of the firm’s ESG group and co-Chair of the Japan practice group.
On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
On November 3, 2017, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx (together, Contracting Authority) reached financial close with EllisDon Infrastructure CGS RER Inc. (Project Co) to design, build and finance the Cooksville Station Redevelopment Project, in support of the province’s Regional Express Rail (RER) program.
On June 15, 2017, Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH), as represented by Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (IO) reached financial close with EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. (Project Co) to design, build and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital development project located in Centre Wellington, Ont.
Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited, Manulife Capital Inc. and BMO Capital Partners, among others, teamed up to acquire the assets and undertaking of English Bay Batter (2014) Ltd. The acquisition, the amount of which was undisclosed, was effected through a newly-formed limited partnership, English Bay Batter L.P.