There seems to be a lack of solid content focused on the domestic Canadian market given its limited size and importance compared to south of the border.
As such, I'd like to start a thread to help map out, with the assistance from the wso community, the landscape / key players in the domestic Canadian leveraged finance market. Appreciate you guys could add to my list below and correct as needed.
Domestic banks with dedicated leveraged finance desks in Canada
- RBC: through RBC mezzanine team, focused on mid market lev fin deals
- BMO: full lev fin desk
- CIBC: full lev fin desk, under CIBC corp banking; US TLB and bonds under CIBC cap markets team
- Scotiabank: through Roynat, focused on mid market lev fin deals
- TD: [ ]?
- National Bank: [ ]?
- Others: [ ]?
International (e.g. US or European) banks: doubt they would have dedicated lev fin desks in Canada
- CPPIB: I saw a job post for Americas lev fin based in Toronto, but believe the mandate is to look at the broader North America lev fin market instead of just domestic Canada