Securities & Capital Markets
A scalable, effective approach for your business
Our experienced Securities and Capital Markets group guides clients to raise capital, go public, obtain registration and maintain compliance in Canada's public and private markets. Anticipating issues and assessing risk is crucial in this area, and we’re skilled at both. We take the time to understand your business and goals, identify the key issues and risks, and give you the best options to make sure the deal is right for your business today—and in the future.
We’ve developed strong relationships with the investment community, including dealers, brokers, and the regulators at the Alberta Securities Commission and the major Canadian stock exchanges. We're adept at navigating the complex legal, business, and regulatory aspects of the public and private capital markets. Being highly organized and having a thorough understanding of the unwritten practices and codes helps us keep your deal moving forward as efficiently as possible.
We work with clients across a variety of industries on:
- Stock exchange listings (TSX, TSXV, and CSE)
- Capital formation
- Capital pool corporations, IPOs, and reverse-takeovers
- Corporate governance
- Cryptocurrency offerings
- Deal structuring
- Exempt market financings, offering memorandums, and prospectus offerings
- Going-private transactions
- Going-public transactions
- Investment review and due diligence
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Mortgage investment entities
- Plans of arrangements and business combinations
- Private placements
- Regulatory and registration compliance
- Shareholder meetings
Our clients include:
- Cannabis companies
- Junior listed companies
- Mortgage investment entities (MIEs)
- Real estate developers
- Technology companies
- Cryptocurrency exchanges
- Blockchain issuers
- Venture capital entities
- Mutual funds and business trusts (MFTs)
- Exempt market dealers (EMDs)
- Investment fund managers (IFMs)
We work with all stakeholders in the capital markets community to ensure we stay on top of new policies and regulations, and we work closely with issuers, registrants, and regulators.
Investing in your business
We take the time to understand your business. Having a single-contact lawyer who knows your history helps us create efficiencies, which means we’re up to speed and ready to help when you need it. It also means we maintain both a big-picture strategic view and day-to-day knowledge of your business.
You will also benefit from our network and connections because we make introductions between our clients as often as possible.
Lawyers who pick up the phone
You need a responsive lawyer who’s available to talk to you and will reply to emails quickly. We make sure you get that level of service throughout the process, which is why your lawyer handles all communication, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.
We know how to speak your language and simplify complex issues. Legal jargon stays in legal documents—so you can move forward with confidence.