Capital Markets and Securities
Our Capital Markets and Securities lawyers are experienced in a broad range of public and private financings including equity, debt and fund offerings. We have acted for a wide variety of public and private issuers, underwriters, venture capital and private equity funds and other market participants including foreign based hedge funds. Specific types of work have included:
- CPC formation
- Venture and private equity fund formation
- Initial public offerings
- Reverse take-overs
- CPC qualifying transactions
- Private placements
DSF’s lawyers have extensive expertise with resource and technology companies listed or seeking listing on the TSX Venture Exchange. In addition, we often act for start-up and growth stage privately held companies as well as seed and angel investors, venture capital providers, and private equity firms with both debt and equity financing transactions.
We also have expertise representing acquirers, targets, boards, special committees, shareholder groups and financial advisors in a wide range of public mergers and acquisitions including negotiated (friendly) and non-negotiated (hostile) take-over bids, plans of arrangement, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, proxy contests, going private transactions, leveraged buy-outs and similar transactions, both domestic and cross-border.
Apart from transactional work, we’ve assisted clients with compliance, including corporate governance, disclosure obligations, stock exchange requirements and other securities regulatory matters.
Our clients operate in a multitude of business sectors and jurisdictions. We have particular expertise in the mining and technology sectors. Our Capital Markets and Securities lawyers can also draw upon the skills and expertise of legal practitioners in other areas of the firm including tax and labour & employment and litigation.
For further information or assistance regarding this group, please contact one of our Capital Markets and Securities lawyers listed on the right by clicking on their name or call our office at (416) 449-1400