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Stonebridge is proud to again be a Bronze Sponsor at the 12th annual Canadian Infrastructure Finance Forum

Denis Bourassa Co-CEO, Jim Cahill, President and Omer Malik, Vice President Project Finance – Infrastructure will be attending the 12th  annual Canadian Infrastructure Finance Forum held in Whistler, British Columbia on July 13th-14th. In addition, Jim Cahill will be moderating the session – ‘Re-examining the capital structure in PPPs: Debating the pros and cons of increased equity versus increased debt in financing projects’ taking place at 3:45pm on July 13th.

Stonebridge is proud to again be a Bronze Sponsor of the Canadian Infrastructure Finance Forum which brings together the country’s key infrastructure decision-makers, including public and private sector leaders, to discuss and debate the pressing issues concerning the financing of Canadian infrastructure assets.

Stonebridge Summer Party

Stonebridge staff gathered for our annual Summer Party at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club for a day of golf croquet. With the Stonebridge Classic Cup once again up for grabs the competition was intense, with tight games and dramatic finishes. After an inspiring display of croquet mastery the Cup was presented to one of our company founders, Denis Bourassa along with Saad Inam and Ivan Konczynski for their strong second and third place finishes. Afterward the celebration continued at Francobollo on Avenue Road with staff sharing their memorable moments of the event while enjoying cocktails and a delicious 4 course dinner served up by head chef Carlos Carballo and his staff.

                                     

 

Softball Game (Stonebridge vs. Scotiabank)

Stonebridge hosted the second in a series of client friendly softball games last Wednesday with a loss to Scotiabank (13-10). It was a fun event with lots of hits and runs, making the game exciting and very close till the end.

The post-game analysis was held at a nearby patio where both teams discussed their on-field play and off field pains.

Softball Game (Stonebridge vs. Canada Life)

Stonebridge hosted the first in a series of client friendly softball games last Thursday with a loss to the Canada Life Private Placement group. A fun event with lots of laughs and memorable moments. The post-game analysis was held at a nearby patio where both teams discussed their on-field play and off field pains.

Stonebridge Triathlon Relay 2017

Stonebridge competed in its first triathlon relay event last Saturday June 17th at the Subaru Triathlon in Guelph, Ontario. The race consisted of a 1.5km swim, 40km cycling and a 10km run. 3 Stonebridge teams participated in the event; team 1 included Frank Bourassa and Alexandra Andronic and Jim Cahill, team 2 included Fred Bourassa and Diego Carballo and the third team included Angela Valdes and Cam Di Giorgio. All three teams posted some impressive personal and team results, including a podium finish! Amazing effort! Congrats to all three teams!!!!!

Stonebridge is proud to be a Sponsor of the Transit Alliance Municipal Alternative Finance Procurement and Public Private Partnership Seminar

Stonebridge is proud to be a Sponsor of the Transit Alliance Municipal Alternative Finance Procurement and Public Private Partnership Seminar being held at the offices of KPMG on June 20, 2017.

The seminar brings together municipal decision makers and public servants from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to discuss procurement and financing strategies at the municipal level. The panel, moderated by Transit Alliance Chairman Brian Crombie, is comprised of key industry players including Omer Malik, Vice President- Infrastructure at Stonebridge Financial Corporation.

 The Transit Alliance is a non-political organization for those who work in the transit and infrastructure industry, students, or those interested in transit and transit planning in cities across Southern Ontario. The Transit Alliance mission is to connect those within the transit industry in Southern Ontario, to share knowledge, ideas, and information and work to educate the public about the successes within the transit industry – both in operations and infrastructure.

Jim Cahill joins Stonebridge as President

Denis Bourassa, Robert Colliver and the Board of Stonebridge Financial Corporation are pleased to announce Jim Cahill will be joining as President effective April 17th.

Mr. Cahill brings to Stonebridge over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of project finance, structured finance, bulk lease securitization, private debt syndication, and public-private partnerships. Most recently, Mr. Cahill was Senior Vice President at Aon Risk Solutions’ Toronto based Construction Services group for three years. Prior to Aon, Mr. Cahill was at Infrastructure Ontario for four years leading the Project Finance department in support of Infrastructure Ontario’s Major Projects, New Business, Buildings and Lands divisions. Mr. Cahill has had a very successful twenty five year career in the Canadian capital markets sector both on the “buy” side as a lender and private placement investor at three Life Insurance companies and on the “sell” side at Stonebridge arranging and syndicating private placement debt and construction financing for corporate borrowers and contractors.

Mr. Cahill brings to Stonebridge a broad range of financing experience, gained through his roles in both the private and public sectors that extends to infrastructure projects including highways, hospitals, court houses, recreation facilities, long-term care homes, waste management facilities, educational institutions, and others.

Mr. Cahill is a graduate of University of Waterloo where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.

Stonebridge is proud to announce that Denis Bourassa, Partner & CO-CEO has been appointed as a director to the Board of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (“CCPPP”).

Stonebridge is proud to announce that Denis Bourassa, Partner & CO-CEO has been appointed as a director to the Board of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (“CCPPP”). CCPPP is a national not-for-profit non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships. The Council organizes an annual conference  that is recognized internationally as the premier forum bringing together senior government and business leaders in the P3 community at which the most successful Canadian public-private partnerships are celebrated through CCPPP’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence. The Council is governed by a Board of Directors and operated by several staff.

Stonebridge is proud to be a Silver Awards Sponsor at the 24nd Annual CCPPP Conference on Public-Private Partnerships

Stonebridge is proud to be a Silver Awards Sponsor at the 24nd Annual CCPPP Conference on Public-Private Partnerships to be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto on November 14 & 15, 2016.

Denis Bourassa, Partner & Co-CEO and Omer Malik, Vice President Project Financing- Infrastructure will be in attendance to mark the 8th consecutive year that Stonebridge has served as a Sponsor of the event.

The Annual CCPPP National Conference is recognized as the premier event on public-private partnerships (P3) in the world. It began in 1992 and has since grown to include over 1,200 senior public and private sector participants, making it the largest annual gathering of P3 decision-makers.

John Estey, President of Stonebridge Lease Financing Corporation will be speaking at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School

John Estey, President of Stonebridge Lease Financing Corporation will be speaking at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School as part of an intensive short course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance for Osgoode law students.

John will be speaking at the “Equipment Lease Financing in Today’s Loan Transactions” session taking place at 9:45 am on October 6, 2016.