McInnis C$1.1 bn cement plant project completes its financing

July 31, 2014

Client: National Bank of Canada

McInnis Cement is a private company undertaking the construction of a cement plant in the municipality of Port-Daniel, in the Province of Quebec. The project is valued at approximately C$1.1 bn.

McInnis has announced that the financial structure of its new generation cement plant under construction in the Gaspé region has been completed. National Bank of Canada, as sole bookrunner of the bank syndicate, has confirmed the availability of a C$360 mn loan for the project. This amount is in addition to the C$500 mn in equity from private and public investors including the joint venture formed by the groupe Beaudier and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, as well as the participation of Investissement Québec (IQ). Furthermore, IQ has also provided a C$250 mn commercial loan, for a total of C$1.1 bn.

National Bank of Canada was represented by Norton Rose Fulbright, with a team comprised of David Lemieux, Pascal Rodier, Sandro Muzzo, Miguel Manzano (Real Estate) and Pierre-Christian Labeau (Aboriginal Law).