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From opportunities to results.

Deep industry knowledge and transaction expertise to deliver tailored services for your sector.

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Explore our industry specializations

​We know that every industry and market is unique – and so are your business goals. Our experienced professionals bring expertise across industry sectors and geographies, to help you capitalize on opportunities in the markets you operate in. We deliver a global-local perspective, fresh thinking, and transactional expertise to achieve results.


We provide services to corporations, financial sponsors and institutions in the Automotive sector globally. Scotiabank’s team of industry specialists brings a global focus combined with localized sector expertise. We have 50 years of history serving clients in North America, and long-standing relationships around the world.

Sector expertise:

  • Automotive and Trucking OEMs
  • Suppliers
  • Captive Finance Companies
  • Car Rental Companies
  • Mega-dealers

Consumer, Industrial and Retail

We provide integrated solutions for clients across a variety of industry sectors. Our dedicated teams in Canada, the United States, and the Pacific Alliance region including Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, bring expertise in local markets, connected to Scotiabank’s broad global service offering.

Sector expertise:

  • Agriculture
  • Apparel
  • Chemicals
  • Defense
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Food and Related Services
  • Forest Products
  • Manufacturing
  • Paper and Packaging
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Wholesale


Scotiabank is a leading provider of innovative financial services to the energy sector. With a diversified, full-service energy platform, we have a team of 100 energy experts to support you globally, through offices in Calgary, Houston, New Orleans, London and Hong Kong.

Sector expertise:

  • Exploration and Production
  • Midstream
  • Oilfield Services
  • Pipelines
  • Refining
  • Specialty Chemical

Financial Institutions

We are a top provider of comprehensive financing solutions and services to Financial Institution clients globally. We offer a full range of corporate banking, investment banking and capital markets products and solutions, partnering closely with all divisions of Scotiabank to deliver a coordinated approach across products and geographies.

Sector expertise:

  • Asset Managers
         - Closed-End and Open-End Funds
         - European Investment Trusts
  • Clearing and Wirehouses
  • Custody Banks and Trusts
  • Exchanges
  • Hedge Funds and 130/30 Funds
  • Family Offices
  • Finance Companies
  • Insurance Companies
         - Life and Health Insurance Companies
         - P&C Insurance Companies
         - Lloyd’s of London Syndicates
  • Money Centre Banks
  • Pension Plans
  • Private Capital Funds

Financial Sponsor Coverage

Our Financial Sponsor Coverage team leverages Scotiabank’s broad industry expertise and strong finance capabilities to provide financial services to Private Capital Funds (Private Equity, Infra/Real Assets, Private Debt, Real Estate), Pension Plans and Sovereign Wealth Funds. Working closely with our partners across Scotiabank, we offer a complete and seamless spectrum of services, from idea generation and acquisition financing to investment monetization. We work in conjunction with our industry coverage teams to assist clients with their investments across a wide range of sectors and geographies, with a focus on North America, Latin America and Europe.

With professionals in Toronto, New York, and London, we focus on developing and maintaining comprehensive multi-product relationships comprised of:

  • Investment Banking and Merger and Acquisition Advisory Services
  • Fund Finance (including Subscription Finance)
  • Leveraged Finance/Asset Level Financing
  • Hedging Solutions (Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate, Commodities)
  • Cash Management Services (including Deposits)


Our team of professionals provides the resources to help our clients achieve their strategic goals and succeed at every stage of growth. We have a deep understanding of the Healthcare sector, allowing us to deliver financial and capital markets insights across our full range of financing and advisory services. 

Sector expertise:

  • Healthcare Services
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Healthcare IT
  • Large Cap Pharmaceuticals
  • Specialty and Generic Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Technology

Hospitality, Gaming and Leisure

Scotiabank has a long history of financing the hospitality sector in North America and internationally. We are also a lender selectively to the gaming and leisure sector. Our expertise includes advisory, construction financing, capital markets, and cash and treasury management solutions.

Sector expertise:

  • Hospitality Operators and REITs
  • Cruise Lines
  • Gaming Operators


Scotiabank provides advisory, financing and capital markets services to corporations and governments in the Infrastructure sector. We focus on the effective structuring of complex and innovative transactions, including buy and sell-side infrastructure asset opportunities.

Sector expertise:

  • Road
  • Rail
  • Ports
  • Airports
  • Power
  • Water
  • Regulated Utilities

Media and Communications

Our team has a long track record of successfully structuring and executing transactions to create value for companies of all sizes across our global footprint. We cover Media and Telecom companies in North America, South America, and Europe. We assist corporates in managing FX exposure via foreign currency debt and/or hedging.  We provide advisory services and financing solutions to help address our clients’ needs and achieve their strategic objectives, through all stages of their life cycle.

Sector expertise:

  • Cable, Wired and Wireless Telecommunications
  • US and European Cable Consolidation
  • Latin American Telecom Infrastructure
  • Diversified Media and Broadcasting
  • Data and Communication Infrastructure
  • Information and Marketing Services


Scotiabank is a leading provider of a full range of financial solutions to the global mining industry, and a leading lender to the sector. We maintain long-standing relationships throughout economic cycles. Our strong understanding of the mining industry, combined with our broad global presence and in-house technical expertise, has allowed us to play a leading role in many high profile international mining transactions.

In addition to our global head office in Toronto, we have mining professionals in Vancouver, New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and throughout Latin America, including the major mining jurisdictions of Peru, Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Power and Utilities

We provide innovative credit and capital markets solutions to a diverse group of clients around the world. By maintaining continuous dialogue with public and private sector companies, governments, strategic and financial investors in the power and utilities sector, our team has the insight to deliver timely, relevant and value-added advice and transaction execution.

With a presence in Canada, the U.S., Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru), and Europe, we can lend in the local currency and execute credit and public and private debt and equity capital markets financings, rates and foreign exchange hedging in these countries.

Sector expertise:

  • Regulated Utilities: Electricity Transmission, Distribution, and Generation, as well as Water and Wastewater
  • Power Generation: Conventional Thermal and Renewable (Solar, Wind, Hydro)
  • Financial Sponsors and Direct Investors: Pension, Insurance, Infrastructure, Sovereign Wealth, Hedge, Family Office and Private Equity Funds
  • Retail Energy
  • Cleantech: Electrical Energy Storage, Renewable Fuels

Real Estate

We are a financial advisor and lender to the real estate sector in North America. Scotiabank provides a complete suite of transactional, advisory and capital markets services to public and private clients, including syndication expertise to satisfy large capital requirements.

Sector expertise:

  • Public Real Estate Companies and REITs
  • Private Real Estate Companies and Funds
  • Pension Funds
  • Commercial Real Estate Developers
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Residential
  • Seniors Housing


Scotiabank’s team of investment and corporate banking professionals provide innovative solutions to clients in the Technology sector. We leverage our industry expertise and work closely with our clients to structure and execute on transactions that meet their needs.

Sector expertise:

  • Software
  • Enterprise Infrastructure and Cloud
  • Financial Technologies
  • Internet and Digital Media
  • Computer and Telecom Hardware
  • Technology-Enabled Services
  • Mobility and Internet of Things