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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.

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 the first three quarters of 2021, Blakes was the top firm in Canada in the following capital markets league tables:

  • No. 1 in Canada Equity and Debt offerings for issuers and underwriters combined by deal count (Bloomberg and Financial Post and tied with another firm in Refinitiv)

  • No. 1 in Canada Equity IPO for issuers and underwriters combined by deal count (Bloomberg)

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

  • No. 1 in Canada Corporate Bond offerings for issuers by deal count (Bloomberg)

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.