Nine Banks Accused of Rigging Canadian Rate Benchmark

Reuters reported that nine banks, including Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal and the National Bank of Canada, are being sued in the U.S. for conspiring to rig a Canadian rate benchmark.

Bank of Nova Scotia, Others Amend Sandstorm Credit Facility

Sandstorm Gold amended its revolving credit agreement, allowing the company to borrow up to $150 million for general corporate purposes. The Bank of Nova Scotia, among others, led the amendment.

City National Bank Expands Food and Beverage Team

City National Bank hired 16 new bankers for its food and beverage team. Launched a year ago, the team has already been a lender to more than 20 companies in transactions totaling more than $500 million in commitments.

Credit Suisse Agents New $1B Facility for Calpine

Calpine closed a new $1 billion first lien term loan facility maturing in January 2025. Credit Suisse served as administrative agent for the transaction.

RBC Downsizes Pattern Energy Revolver to $440MM

Pattern Energy Group amended its credit agreement, downsizing its revolving credit limit from $500 million to $440 million.

NBC Supports Whitecap Acquisition of World Class Enhanced Oil Recovery

Whitecap Resources entered into an agreement to purchase light oil assets in Southeast Saskatchewan for $940 million. National Bank of Canada served as administrative agent for an increase of the company’s facility to $1.7 billion to support the purchase.

National Bank of Canada Upsizes Osisko Credit Facility to $450MM

Osisko Gold Royalties amended its revolving credit facility, increasing the amount from $150 million to $350 million, with an additional uncommitted accordion of up to $100 million.

Royal Bank of Canada, Wilmington Trust Amend 99 Cents Only Facilities

99 Cents Only Stores amended the company’s existing term loan facility with Royal Bank of Canada, along with adjustments to its ABL facility and an entry into a second lien facility.

RBC, Wilmington Trust Amend Facilities for 99 Cents Only

The 99 Cents Only Stores amended its existing term loan and ABL facilities with Royal Bank of Canada, and entered into a second lien facility.

Barclays Agents New $400MM Facility for Hertz

Hertz Global Holdings amended certain provisions of its senior facilities and entered into a new $400 million standalone letter of credit facility. Barclays served as administrative agent for the transaction.