66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Partner in the firm’s Financial Services Group. Practice focuses on project finance and secured lending. Regularly advises on project finance transactions in the energy, infrastructure, and mining sectors including mergers & acquisitions. Recent transactions include acting as lead counsel for borrower in connection with an $832-million refinancing of an 870 MW gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility (won Project Finance’s 2013 Single Asset Deal of the Year Award); lenders in connection with a $1.10-billion multi-sourced project finance for a Canadian renewable power generation portfolio achieved through three separate financings; lenders in connection with a $180-million project financing of a 62 MW BC run-of-the-river hydroelectric generating facility; lenders in connection with a $309-million private placement for the refinancing of a 74 MW solar portfolio; lenders in connection with a $580-million project financing of a 260 MW gas-fired combined cycle power generation facility in the Province of Saskatchewan; and lenders for a purchaser in connection with a $420-million acquisition of 105 MW solar portfolio. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Co-founder and steering committee member of Women in Energy Canada.
On September 25, 2018, Inter Pipeline Ltd. (“Inter Pipeline”) completed its divestiture of the Heartland Petrochemical Complex’s Central Utility Block (“CUB”) to Fengate Capital Management (“Fengate”), a privately held infrastructure and real estate investment firm.
On December 20, 2017, Axium Infrastructure Inc. (Axium), through a special-purpose acquisition vehicle Axium Infinity Solar LP, and TransCanada Energy Ltd. (TransCanada) completed its acquisition of TransCanada’s Ontario solar portfolio, consisting of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 105 MW (DC). All eight facilities operate under 20-year power purchase agreements with the Independent Electricity System Operator. The aggregate purchase price was approximately $540 million.
On July 31, 2015, Grand Valley 2 Limited Partnership (Grand Valley), an indirect subsidiary of Veresen Inc. and others, closed on a $121 million project financing to be used for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a wind power energy generation facility near Grand Valley, Ontario.