Tag archives: financing acquisitions

Let’s see the money! Debt finance options in M&A

In many cases purchasers in an M&A deal will obtain debt financing to cover a portion of the purchase price. Fortunately, in Canada the options for acquisition financing are plentiful. Common ‘types’ include: Senior Debt: the Bank Loan Banks and other senior lenders can design a range of tailored solutions to purchasers’ funding needs. Broadly … Continue reading

HBC’s acquisition of Saks: a lesson in financing acquisitions using subscription receipts

On Monday, November 4, 2013, Hudson’s Bay Company (“HBC”) completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Saks Incorporated (“Saks”) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion.  The all-cash transaction was financed by a combination of new debt financing and approximately US$1 billion of new equity issued by way … Continue reading
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