CIBC Leveraged Finance

A division within CIBC Commercial Banking, the CIBC Leveraged Finance Group is a dedicated team of professionals focused on event based financing that typically relies on a company's cash flow or enterprise value rather than its tangible asset value.

With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, CIBC Leveraged Finance operates under a mandate to provide national coverage for mid-market businesses in Canada that are either owned by private equity firms, or are undergoing an event that requires senior debt and/or mezzanine debt.

CIBC Leveraged Finance could be right for your company if:

  • Your company is a mid-market business with a proven track record and attractive fundamentals like:
    • Strong management team and committed stakeholders;
    • A sustainable competitive advantage within your industry;
    • Strong cash flow with good visibility to future revenues; and
    • Revenues in excess of $10,000,000.
  • Your company is considering purchasing an external business or group of assets.
  • Your company is experiencing increased capital needs for organic growth such as building or adding capacity, capital improvements to the existing infrastructure, or funding for new business opportunities.
  • Your company is considering raising financing for succession purposes, or for the existing management team or owners to monetize a portion of their holdings.
  • Your company is owned by a Private Equity firm.

Why CIBC Leveraged Finance:

  • Access to a small team of professionals with a national mandate and proven track record of success.
  • A dedicated focus to mid-market leveraged lending in Canada.
  • A seasoned relationship team that remains active with your company after the financing has closed.

Key Benefits of CIBC Leveraged Finance:

  • A single source provider of mid-market senior debt, mezzanine debt, and loan syndication for both Private Equity Sponsors and Strategic purchasers of Canadian businesses.
  • An ability to mirror the mezzanine loan and security documents off of the senior documents to reduce execution risk, professional fees, and timelines.
  • Subsequent to financing, the same CIBC Leverage Finance Team continues to manage your ongoing banking relationship.

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Contact Us

Michael Scott
Market Vice-President, Head of Leveraged Finance, National Accounts Western Canada
michael.d.scott@cibc.comAn email window will open.

Jomo Russell
Market Vice-President
jomo.russell@cibc.comAn email window will open.

Tim Samis
Market Vice-President
tim.samis@cibc.comAn email window will open.

Sally Morris | Montreal
sally.morris@cibc.comAn email window will open.

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