Tag archives: security interest

Harmonizing cash collateral perfection rules between Canada and the U.S.

In secured financing transactions, cash is a popular and useful form of collateral. It is fully liquid, readily available and transferrable, and its value is always known. A debtor holding cash in a deposit account may wish or be required to use it as collateral for obligations such as loans, repurchases and derivative transactions. In … Continue reading

Maintaining perfection post-closing

In a secured financing transaction, such as acquisition financing, a creditor would often protect its interest by creating, attaching and perfecting a security interest by registration in the personal property of the debtor or the guarantor. Once a deal closes, secured creditors would often forget to monitor their registrations to maintain perfection. Post-closing events such … Continue reading

“Shop-in-shop” retail: perfecting your security interest

In today’s business world, we continue to see creative interconnection among businesses. These arrangements are often motivated by a desire for companies to attain certain benefits of M&A transactions (such as synergies) without incurring certain costs (such as loss of autonomy and heightened transactional expenses). In the retail sector, a “shop-in-shop” business arrangement has become … Continue reading

Transitioning to the PPSA’s new rules

In a previous blog post, we discussed the amendments to the rules under the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (the PPSA) which determine the location of the debtor for certain types of collateral and the jurisdiction for registration.  In this post we explore the transitional rules which will apply to security agreements made before December … Continue reading

Where to register under the PPSA’s new debtor location rules

Changes to Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act (the PPSA) may have an effect on M&A transactions that involve certain security interests. This two-part post will explore how the PPSA’s changes affect security agreements entered into both before and after December 31, 2015. Background On December 31, 2015 new rules came into force (the New Rules) … Continue reading

Behind the perfection certificate (Part II): the asset purchase transaction certification

In our previous post on March 31, 2015, we considered perfection certificates in the context of a share purchase transaction/ amalgamation/ name change certification. In this post, we continue to explore perfection certifications but in the context of a post-M&A or leveraged finance acquisition debtor. Perfection certification: the debtor has acquired all its assets in … Continue reading

Behind the perfection certificate (Part I): the share purchase transaction certification

Over the next few weeks, we will go in depth into a few certifications contained in most perfection certificates in the context of a post-M&A or leveraged finance acquisition debtor. A perfection certificate is the first step in any secured lending transaction and a time consuming task for debtors (and their counsel) to complete. Lenders … Continue reading
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