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Equity Capital Markets

Equity Capital Markets
Equity Capital Markets
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Our Equity Capital Markets lawyers have 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. We represent 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 also regularly advise on IPOs, secondary offerings, rights issues, follow-on offerings and private placements, as well as equity-linked transactions. In addition, we draw on team members with specialized experience to 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 Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange 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.
 

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Recent Experience
  • A syndicate of underwriters on the US$172.5-million offering of units of Aurora Cannabis Inc.

  • A syndicate of underwriters on the C$230.1-million offering of common shares of PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

  • Definity Financial Corporation on its C$1.6-billion initial public offering and C$800-million concurrent private placements completed in connection with the demutualization of Economical Mutual Insurance Company.

  • D2L Inc. on its C$150-million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange. 

  • Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. on its US$345-million public offering of common shares.

  • A syndicate of underwriters on the C$250-million initial public offering of class A restricted voting units of Osisko Green Acquisition Limited.

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on its US$1.15-billion cross-border offering of equity units made under Algonquin’s Green Financing framework.

  • Magnet Forensics Inc. on its C$115-million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares and C$74-million secondary offering of subordinate voting shares. 

  • Thinkific Labs Inc. on its C$184-million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares.

  • A syndicate of underwriters on the C$172.8-million bought deal offering of common shares of NexGen Energy Ltd. through the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

  • A syndicated of underwriters on the US$400-million public offering of common shares of Lithium Americas Corp.

  • The underwriters, as their Canadian counsel, in connection with a public offering of class A subordinate voting shares of Shopify Inc. for aggregate gross proceeds of US$1.5-billion.

  • AbCellera Biologics Inc. on its US$555-million initial public offering of common shares.

  • Intact Financial Corporation, as its Canadian counsel, on its private placements of C$4.45-billion of subscription receipts and related proposed C$12.3-billion acquisition, together with Tryg A/S, of RSA Insurance Group plc.

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