Corporate Finance & Securities
Our Corporate Finance and Securities Group is experienced in a broad range of public and private financings including equity, debt and income fund offerings. We act for a wide variety of public and private issuers, underwriters, trustees, institutional investors, venture capital and private equity funds and other market participants.
Our Corporate Finance and Securities Group has expertise representing acquirers, targets, boards, committees, shareholder groups and financial advisors in a wide range of 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.
In addition to transactional work, we assist clients with compliance, including corporate governance, disclosure obligations, stock exchange requirements and other securities regulatory matters.
We also advise securities registrants on a wide range of matters, including obtaining and maintaining registered status, preparation for and response to regulatory compliance examinations, and obtaining regulatory relief.
Our clients operate in a multitude of business sectors and jurisdictions. We have particular expertise in the mining, energy, forestry and industrial sectors as well as technology. Many of our issuer clients are based outside of Canada.
Our group regularly draws upon the skills and expertise of legal practitioners in other areas of the firm including tax, competition, regulatory, labour and employment, litigation and pensions.