Canopy Growth Corporation’s $750 Million Credit Facility

Cassels acted as Canadian counsel for Canopy Growth.

On March 18, 2021, Canopy Growth Corporation entered into a credit agreement with, among others, funds advised by King Street Capital Management, L.P. as the anchor lender, providing for a senior secured term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of US$750 million. Canopy Growth also has the ability to obtain up to an additional US$500 million pursuant to the credit agreement at some point in the future, if needed.

The term loan facility has no amortization payments and matures on March 18, 2026. The gross proceeds, net of fees and expenses, will be used by Canopy Growth for working capital and general corporate purposes, including without limitation, growth investments, acquisitions, capital expenditures and strategic initiatives. The facility has a coupon of LIBOR plus 8.50% and is subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%.

The Cassels team was led by Chuck Rich (Picture, Banking & Specialty Finance and Cannabis) and Jonathan Sherman (Business and Cannabis), and included Daniel Cipollone, Winda Chan, Paras Patel and Tristan Davis (Banking & Specialty Finance and Cannabis), Ben Leith and Lucas Blair (Real Estate & Development and Cannabis), Chris Norton and Corinne Grigoriu (Tax and Cannabis) and Chandimal Nicholas and Marco Ciarlariello (Intellectual Property and Cannabis).

 

Involved fees earner: Lucas Blair – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Winda Chan – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Marco Ciarlariello – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Daniel Cipollone – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Tristan Davis – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Corinne Grigoriu – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Ben Leith – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Chandimal Nicholas – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Christopher Norton – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Paras Patel – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Chuck Rich – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Jonathan Sherman – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;

Law Firms: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;

Clients: Canopy Growth Corp.;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini