Gus Karantzoulis is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and a member of the Financial Services Group, with an emphasis on lending, securitization, private-equity and project/infrastructure financing. Gus is a member of the Toronto Regional Management Committee, Chair of the Design Committee in connection with the Toronto office’s recent move to the new Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower and Toronto regional leader of the Structured Finance and Securitization Group. His practice involves:
- Lending: Advising Canadian and foreign financial institutions (including banks, credit unions, life insurance companies and pension funds) and borrowers on establishing and maintaining term and operating credit facilities. Particular experience in private-equity acquisition financings, high-yield bond financings and cross-border financings.
- Securitization: Representing participants in structured finance and securitization transactions. Particular experience in securitizations of commercial mortgage loans (CMBS), residential mortgage loans (RMBS), credit card receivables and rental portfolios.
- Project Finance: Advising governments, sponsors, lenders and underwriters regarding the financing of public-private (P3) infrastructure projects in Canada. Advising project developers, sponsors and lenders on the financing of major power projects in Canada, including wind farms, solar plants, ethanol plants, cogeneration facilities, hydroelectric facilities and ethylene plants.
- Investment Management: Advising mutual fund managers and financial institutions relating to financing of sales commissions of deferred sales charge mutual funds.
Gus speaks/is bilingual in English and Greek.