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Canadian M&A Hub

Canadian M&A Hub
Canadian M&A Hub
Legal updates and tools for navigating Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada

In the past 10 years, Blakes has been involved in more than 1,350 global public and private M&A transactions, with an aggregate dollar value of US$1.4-trillion. According to Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Blakes is the No. 1 Canadian law firm in global M&A by deal value for this period, 2011-2020.

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Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) Spotlight

Special Purpose Acquisitions Corporations (SPACs) are an increasingly attractive investment and acquisition vehicle among sponsors and investors.  Blakes is at the forefront of the Canadian SPAC market, advising on innovative structures at helping our clients to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities associated with each stage of the SPAC life cycle.
Highlights of our recent SPAC experience include advising:

  • Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. on its qualifying transaction with CMG Partners, Inc. (Caliva) and Left Coast Ventures Inc., (LCV) and partnership with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Roc Nation valued at US$ 1.4B and its US$ 575 million initial public offering.
  • Canaccord Genuity Growth Corp. on its qualifying transaction with Columbia Care Inc. valued at US$1.35-billion and its C$46-million initial public offering.
  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. on its qualifying transaction with Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. with an enterprise value of US$690-million and its US$360-million initial public offering.
  • NextPoint Acquisition Corp. on its acquisition of Liberty Tax and LoanMe with pro forma combined total enterprise value of US$643 million and its US$200-million initial public offering.

Find out more about our SPAC specialization.