Andrew Hodhod

Partner

Montréal
AHodhod@blg.com
514.954.3140

Andrew’s practice focuses on all aspects of lending, leveraged finance, secured transactions and restructuring.

He is licensed to practise in the provinces of Québec and Ontario. He regularly represents financial institutions, private lenders and borrowers in connection with private and public financings, including syndicated and cross-border transactions, acquisition and leveraged financings, asset-based lending transactions, and more.

Experience

  • Represented Sterling Capital Brokers in its merger with Luedey Consultants Inc. to become one of the largest independent employee-owned benefit consulting firms in Canada.
  • Represented Sterling Capital Brokers Ltd. acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Riverview Insurance Solutions Inc.
  • Represented CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) in its acquisition of a minority interest in Assante Dorval, a provider of comprehensive, customized wealth planning services across the province of Quebec, from Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd.
  • Represented Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation in connection with $700 million LEEFF loans to Transat A.T. Inc.
  • Represented a Schedule I bank, as administrative agent, in connection with the establishment of senior credit facilities in favour of a money services business in the aggregate principal amount of approximately C$100 million.
  • Represented two Schedule I banks, as administrative agents, in connection with the establishment of bridge facilities in favour of a corporation operating in the energy sector in the aggregate principal amount of approximately C$640 million.
  • Represented a Schedule I bank, as administrative agent, in connection with the establishment of senior credit facilities in favour of a marketing communications corporation in the aggregate principal amount of approximately C$135 million.
  • Represented a Schedule I bank, as administrative agent, in connection with the establishment of senior credit facilities in favour of a footwear manufacturer in the aggregate principal amount of approximately C$375 million.
  • Represented a shipbuilder in connection with the establishment of credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of approximately C$425 million.
  • Represented a refractory products manufacturer in Québec in connection with the establishment of senior, second lien and mezzanine credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of approximately US$200 million.
  • Represented a health care service provider in Québec in connection with the establishment of senior and subordinate credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of approximately C$1 billion.
 

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Financial Law).
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in the 2020 edition (and since 2016) of IFLR1000The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Financial Restructuring).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2014
  • Québec, 2016
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2012
  • BA (Hons.), McGill University, 2008