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Capital Markets

Capital Markets
Capital Markets
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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.
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 H1 2020, Blakes once again led the capital markets league tables in Canada.
A selection of our No. 1 rankings is below:

  • No. 1 in Equity & Debt offerings for issuers and underwriters combined by deal count (Financial Post)
  • No. 1 in Equity, Equity-Linked & Preferred offerings for issuers and underwriters combined by deal count (Bloomberg)

  • No. 1 in Equity & Equity-Related offerings for issuers and underwriters combined by deal count (Refinitiv)

Blakes received the British Columbia Impact Deal of the Year award at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) inaugural 2020 IFLR1000 Canada Awards for our work on the Aritzia C$437-million secondary offering.