January 15th, 2021

TD Bank signs deal to buy Wells Fargo’s Canadian equipment finance business


By The Canadian Press on January 14, 2021.

A TD Bank branch is seen in Halifax on Thursday, March 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Toronto-Dominion Bank has signed a deal to buy Wells Fargo’s Canadian direct equipment finance business.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

TD says the acquisition will grow its existing Canadian equipment financing business and expand its presence in core markets.

Wells Fargo’s Canadian direct equipment finance business is based in Mississauga, Ont., with regional offices across the country, including Montreal and Calgary.

It provides loans and leases for commercial equipment and has $1.5 billion in assets and over 120 employees.

The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to regulatory and Competition Act approvals and clearance as well as other customary closing conditions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2021.

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