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Brent Thomas has a broad banking and finance practice where he acts for both borrowers and lenders on all types of commercial debt financing transactions, including syndicated financing, cross-border financing, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, project financing and secured transactions. Brent also has significant experience assisting a variety of stakeholders on complex infrastructure and public-private partnership (P3) projects, including responding to government RFPs and acting for purchasers and sellers on M&A transactions in the secondary P3 market.



Representative Matters

  • Counsel to Bird Construction Inc. as borrower under a $200 million syndicated credit facility with Bank of Montreal as lead arranger, bookrunner and administrative agent, and The Toronto-Dominion Bank, ATB Financial and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as lenders.
  • Counsel to a bidding consortium in connection with the Edmonton Valley Line West LRT Project in Edmonton.
  • Counsel to the finance parties in connection with the successful closing of the $967.5 million project financing transaction to design, build and finance the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project in British Columbia.
  • Counsel to the finance parties in connection with the successful closing of the $70 million project financing transaction to design, construct, finance and maintain long-term care facilities in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor in Newfoundland.
  • Counsel to the design-build joint venture in connection with the successful closing of the $4.6 billion project financing transaction to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario LRT Project in Ontario.
  • Counsel to the finance parties in connection with the successful closing of the $633 million project financing transaction to design, build, finance, maintain and rehabilitate an extension of the existing Trillium Line in Ottawa.

Education & Admissions

2018
Called to the Ontario bar
2017
JDWestern University
2012
BARyerson University

Insights (3 Posts)

Featured Insight

Ottawa LRT and the Future of P3s: Public (interest), Private (collaboration) & (meaningful) Partnerships

A summary of the Commission’s key recommendations arising from the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry regarding the public-private-partnership (P3) model.

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Dec 5, 2022
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Rules for Control of Electronic Chattel Paper – Ontario’s Push to Modernize the Personal Property Security Act

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the electronic chattel paper amendments to the Ontario PPSA finally came into force, nearly a year after receiving royal assent.

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May 18, 2020
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Federal Government Relief Programs for Small and Medium Enterprises

Federal Government Relief Programs for Small and Medium Enterprises

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Apr 24, 2020

Deals & Cases (4 Posts)

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Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project Reaches Financial Close

On February 10, 2020, Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced that Fraser Crossing Partners had reached financial close on the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project in British Columbia.

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Feb 1, 2020
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Hurontario LRT

On October 21, 2019, the Mobilinx consortium reached financial close of the CAD$4.6 Billion DBFOM contract with Infrastructure Ontario (“IO”) and Metrolinx for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (“LRT”) Project in Ontario.

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Oct 21, 2019
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Gander and Grand Falls Windsor LTC

On June 14, 2019 the Fengate-led consortium Newfoundland and Labrador Healthcare Partners (NL Healthcare Partners) announced its financial close for the Gander and Grand Falls Windsor Care Homes infrastructure project.

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Jun 14, 2019
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Ottawa’s Trillium Line South Extension

On March 29, 2019, the City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT reached financial close on the Stage 2 Trillium Line south extension, a key component of Ottawa’s C$2.366 billion Stage 2 LRT project.

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Mar 29, 2019