OVERVIEW & EXPERTISE

 

Respected for our extensive experience, business knowledge and legal acumen, we are regularly engaged by clients to represent them in connection with Canadian aspects of equity capital markets transactions both domestically and internationally.
 

Our Equity Capital Markets team has extensive experience representing issuers, multinational and Canadian financial institutions, sponsors and managers, venture capitalists, private equity funds, and hedge funds in all types of private and public equity financings. Blakes lawyers have represented clients throughout all stages of the capital-raising cycle, including seed and venture capital funding and private equity investment through to initial public offerings (IPOs). We regularly advise on IPOs, secondary offerings, rights issues, follow-on offerings and private placements, as well as equity-linked transactions. Our lawyers also counsel our clients on tax issues, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters associated with equity offerings.

Clients have sought our representation in connection with listings on all Canadian stock exchanges, including the TSX, the TSX-V and the Canadian National Stock Exchange. We also advise on Canadian aspects of listings and offerings throughout the world, including those on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as well as transactions involving the London Stock Exchange's alternative investment market and offshore private placements.


Representative Matters

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its C$1.75-billion initial public offering of restricted voting shares.
  • Intact Financial Corporation on its offerings of C$754-million of subscription receipts and C$150-million of preferred shares.
  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$3-billion common share offering and C$10.4-billion acquisition credit facilities relating to its proposed C$17.7-billion acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips.
  • TransCanada Corporation on its C$3.5-billion offering of common shares and on its concurrent C$1-billion offering of preferred shares.
  • Encana Corporation on its US$1.15-billion offering of common shares.
  • A syndicate of underwriters on the C$460-million initial public offering by way of secondary offering of subordinate voting shares of Aritzia Inc.
  • A syndicate of underwriters on the US$1.39-billion secondary offering of shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited by Pershing Square Capital Management.
  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$2.5-billion common share prospectus financing.
  • TransCanada Corporation in respect of its C$4.4-billion offering of subscription receipts, the largest bought deal in Canadian history.
  • A syndicate of underwriters on the C$1.83-billion initial public offering of common shares of Hydro One Limited, the largest Canadian IPO since 2000 and on its C$1.97-billion secondary offering of common shares.
  • Spin Master Corp. on its C$253-million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares.
  • Element Financial Corporation on its C$2.8-billion offering of subscription receipts, convertible debentures and series G preferred shares, the third-largest bought deal ever in the Canadian capital markets.
  • INFOR Acquisition Corp., a newly organized special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC), on its C$200-milllion initial public offering.
  • A syndicate of underwriters on the US$150-million cross-border initial public offering and subsequent US$234-million offering  of class A subordinate voting shares of Shopify Inc. 
 

 PEOPLE

 
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Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4602
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2654
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Financial Services, Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4295
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Technology, Communications, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3086
Areas of Expertise: Structured Finance & Derivatives, Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4236
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Restructuring & Insolvency, Australia, Equity Capital Markets, Mining, Corporate Governance, Life Sciences, Technology
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3341
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Mining, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Technology, Life Sciences
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4003
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Automotive, Mining, Investment Products & Asset Management, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | New York
New York: 212-893-8223
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Mining, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, United States, Venture Capital, Life Sciences, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9720
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Energy, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Private Equity, REITs, Shareholder Activism, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9684
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response, Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5829
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5251
Areas of Expertise: Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9712
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Power, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Oil Field Services
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9670
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Corporate & Commercial, Equity Capital Markets
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3076
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Investment Products & Asset Management, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Governance
Associate | London
London: +44-20-7429-3556
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3896
Areas of Expertise: Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9755
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Equity Capital Markets
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9771
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Governance, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cannabis, Banking, Oil & Gas, Private Equity
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9724
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Capital Markets, Energy, Oil & Gas, Restructuring & Insolvency, Equity Capital Markets, Automotive, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2393
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2356
Areas of Expertise: Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Corporate Governance, REITs
Partner | Toronto, New York
Toronto: 416-863-2286
New York: 212-893-8416
Areas of Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3307
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, Life Sciences, Private Equity, Technology
Chair | Calgary, Toronto
Calgary: 403-260-9610
Toronto: 416-863-2150
Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Energy, Restructuring & Insolvency, Australia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Equity Capital Markets, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles, Major Projects, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Cannabis, Credit Unions
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