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Corporate financing and strategic growth



Corporate financing and strategic growth


Recorded on March 28, 2023

Unit 3 of the Banking for Producers module of the STAR Producer Program included representatives from the media divisions of Canadian banks and lending institutions. It focused on corporate financing, international strategy and expansion, and working with banks to fund multiple projects at once for business growth. Topics covered during the webinar included:

  • Corporate financing, including when and how to use a corporate line of credit
  • Working with a financial institution for strategic council on growth planning, managing multiple streams of income and expenditures, interest rate hedging, etc.
  • Company valuation / merger and acquisition considerations
  • Working internationally, including banking in foreign jurisdictions, currency hedging, etc.

This session was moderated by Anne Loi (Executive Vice President, M&A and Chief Commercial Officer, WildBrain) and featured the following panelists:

  • Clare Cowling – Managing Director, Media Finance, Bank of Montreal
  • Donald MacGillivray – Senior Relationship Manager, Media & Entertainment, Commercial Financial, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Anne Schneerer – Associate Vice President, Creative Industries Group, National Bank of Canada
  • Angelo Zeni – Managing Director, Growth and Transition Capital, BDC