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Ryan Patryluk

Ryan Patryluk

Founding Partner

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Ryan Patryluk
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Ryan

Highlights of Ryan’s ongoing client mandates include acting as general business counsel for medium-sized and major Canadian companies, as well as transaction counsel in relation to Canadian and international project development and finance, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and energy. His most recent project experience includes establishing innovative corporate and financing structures for the development of renewable energy facilities, as well as acting as co-counsel to a developer of a $4.2 billion tourism infrastructure project in Southeast Asia.
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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
  • Represented a group of investors led by Roger Hardy Capital Corporation in their successive acquisitions of all of the shares of each of Seattle-based Onlineshoes.com and Vancouver-based SHOEme.ca.
  • Represented a British Columbia-based food and beverages distribution company in the sale of its assets to a New York-based private equity fund.
  • Represented a major Alberta industrial construction company in the acquisitions of two pipeline services business in Texas and one in Arizona.
  • Advised GE Capital EFS in connection with the sale of its interest in the 144 MW Dokie Wind Project and the 235 MW Toba Montrose Hydro Project to Fiera Axium Infrastructure Fund.
  • Represented a major North American energy company in respect of a potential bid to acquire to-be-constructed wind energy projects in British Columbia.
PROJECT FINANCE
  • Advising Travelers Capital Corporation on a $57 million financing of wind projects totaling 24MW under Nova Scotia’s COMFIT program.
  • Advising Travelers Capital Corporation on the multi-phase $61 million financing of wind projects totaling 28MW under Nova Scotia’s COMFIT program, representing the first successful financing under such program.
  • Advising Travelers Capital Corporation on the financing of a 10MW wind power project under Ontario’s FIT program.
  • Advising Travelers Capital Corporation and a life insurance lender on the $25 million construction and take-out financing of two run-of-river hydro projects (12.5MW) in Oregon and Montana.
  • Advising Travelers Capital Corporation and a syndicate of life insurance lenders on an $8 million financing of roof-top solar projects (2MW) on schools in Ontario under Ontario’s FIT Program.
  • Represented a major Canadian project financier on the $11 million take-out financing of a 14.5MW run-of-river hydro project in British Columbia.
INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Advising a liquefied natural gas company on the development of liquefied natural gas facilities in British Columbia, including issues concerning financing, corporate governance and regulatory and stakeholder relationship matters.
  • Acting as co-counsel to Asian Coast Development Ltd. in respect of the development of a destination casino in Vietnam including advising on multiple debt and equity financings, management relationships, corporate governance, construction and regulatory matters.
  • Represented a major Alberta power company in negotiating and establishing a joint venture with another major Alberta power company to develop and operate a large natural gas co-generation facility in Alberta.
FINANCE
  • Represented a Canadian equipment financier with respect to the distressed financing of industrial equipment.
  • Represented a syndicate of major Canadian banks in connection with a $112 million term and operating credit facility to a large engineering services and equipment provider.
  • Represented a major Canadian bank in connection with a $5 million asset-based lending facility to a large transportation company collateralized against inventory and equipment.
  • Represented a major Canadian online retailer in connection with a $10 million asset-based lending facility collateralized against inventory and accounts receivable.
  • Represented a major Canadian bank in connection with a $35 million asset-based lending facility to a large jewel supplier collateralized against worldwide inventory in multiple domestic and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Represented a major Canadian bank in connection with a $12.5 million asset-based lending facility to a large petrochemical component supplier collateralized against accounts receivable and inventory.
  • Represented a syndicate of lenders in connection with a $55 million asset-based lending facility to a major wholesale supplier collateralized against accounts receivable and inventory.
  • Represented a major Canadian bank in connection with $25 million amendment and restatement to an existing asset-based lending facility to a major fuel and chemical supplier collateralized against accounts receivable and inventory.
  • Represented a major Canadian bank $15 million asset-based lending facility to a major food product distributor collateralized against accounts receivable and inventory.
PRIVATE EQUITY
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with a $3 million financing under a secured debenture to develop a technology services center in British Columbia in partnership with First Nations.
INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS
  • Represented a major European investment manager in connection with the establishment of a €10 billion Euro Note CDO/CLO program and original issuance of €300,000,000 in delayed draw notes on a private placement basis.
  • Represented a major European investment bank in connection with transaction diligence prior to the purchase of a €150,000,000 variable funding note with existing funding obligations.
  • Represented Deloitte & Touche LLP as receivers of Whistlejacket Capital Ltd. in connection with U.S. elements of the U.S. $7 billion Whistlejacket defaulted structured investment vehicle restructuring.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs International in connection with U.S. elements of the USD$7 billion Cheyne Finance defaulted structured investment vehicle restructuring.
  • Represented a major U.S. asset manager in connection with the establishment of a U.S. $100,000,000 U.S./European institutional loan fund.
  • Represented a major U.S. realty finance corporation in connection with the forbearance on existing credit facilities and negotiation of a new USD$450,000,000 commercial real estate re-purchase facility.
  • Represented a major U.S. asset manager in connection with the establishment of USD$14,000,000 and USD$10,700,000 commercial real estate loan re-purchase facilities.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with €350,000,000, €300,000,000 and €400,000,000 collateralized debt obligation securitizations, including pre-closing warehousing of assets.
  • Represented International Power PLC in connection with due diligence preceding a €567,000,000 acquisition of wind-farm securitization structures.
  • Represented Circle Anglia Housing Association in connection with the establishment of a £1,100,000,000 securitization program backed by social housing income with a multi-lender and multi-borrower guarantee/loan/bond issuance structure.
  • Represented Bluestep Bostadslån AB in connection with the establishment of a SEK 1,500,000,000 rated securitization backed by Swedish residential mortgage loans.
  • Represented Dresdner Kleinwort in connection with a €502,000,000 listed/rated collateralized debt obligation securitization.
  • Represented Lehman Brothers International in connection with £530,000,000 and £593,775,000 listed/rated note issuances backed by United Kingdom and Scottish residential mortgage loans.
  • Represented Banco Espírito Santo in connection with an €870,000,000 listed/rated note issuance backed by small and medium enterprise loans.
  • Represented Lehman Brothers International in connection with a £124,000,000 listed note issuance backed by residual transaction interests and subordinated loans.

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