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Capital Markets

Capital Markets
Capital Markets
Expertise / Practices / Capital Markets
Our Capital Markets team, consisting of more than 100 lawyers, is one of the largest and most experienced in Canada. Our lawyers are leaders in capital markets transactions, serving prominent public companies and financial institutions in Canada, the United States and worldwide.

Canada’s leading public companies and investment dealers regularly turn to us to handle their corporate finance transactions and securities regulatory matters, tapping into our national and international presence to access our exceptional cross-border capability in principal markets.
We have extensive experience with public offerings, including initial public offerings, acquisition finance and innovative fund structures, as well as private placements. We routinely advise corporations, trusts and investment banks on all types of securities regulatory matters and have unsurpassed knowledge of securities regulation gained, in part, through our work with Canadian securities regulators.

We also have specialized experience advising on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in connection with corporate financing, fund structuring, investment transactions, ESG reporting and disclosure obligations.
To view a list of our most recent representative matters, please visit Equity Capital Markets , or Debt Capital Markets​. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Awards & Recognition

In Q3-2022, Blakes was the top firm in Canada, according to rankings from Bloomberg, Financial Post and Refinitiv.

A selection of our rankings is below:

  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global equity and equity linked offerings for issuers by deal value (Bloomberg)

  • No. 1 in Canadian equity and equity linked offerings for issuers by deal value (Refinitiv)

  • No. 1 in Canadian equity offerings for issuers by deal count (Financial Post)

  • No. 1 in Canadian retail structured products for issuers by deal count and by deal value (Bloomberg, Refinitiv)