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.
In the first quarter of 2021, Blakes once again led the capital markets league tables for both equity and debt public financings in Canada by deal count (for issuer and underwriters combined), according to Bloomberg and Financial Post.
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.