Dan Porter

Dan Porter

Dan Porter

Managing Director

Dan Porter is Managing Director of MNP’s Corporate Finance team. Based in Toronto, Dan has more than 35 years of experience assisting public and private companies across a wide spectrum of industries to develop, implement and achieve innovative financing strategies that help them reach their business and capital financing goals.

Working closely with his clients, Dan provides strategic advice in many areas, including structured financing, raising senior term or revolving debt, sourcing and negotiating equity and junior debt and assisting with and / or executing asset or business divestitures. He has great focus in executing complex capital raising tasks, including sourcing, structuring and placing varied senior and junior debt products within the North American private placement market.

Dan started his lending career with a major Canadian trust company in 1981 in the term lending and structured leasing unit. In 1985, he co-founded a specialized, publically listed financing business that provided structured debt capital to the energy, golf and aviation industries. This venture was successfully sold to a large U.S. conglomerate in 1996.

Prior to joining MNP, Dan served as vice president, Structured Finance, at a major Tier 1 U.S.-based global investment bank. He has extensive experience helping clients in many industries raise capital, including aviation, road and marine transportation, railway, mining, alternative energy, financial services and manufacturing, among other industry sectors.

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