Corporate Finance

We act for both issuers and the firms and funds that finance them. The financing of growth businesses differs in size and character, from both traditional bank financings and large equity offerings. Mezzanine debt, venture capital and angel investments are unique to growth businesses and we are unique in acting for a number of active mezzanine debt and venture capital firms in Western Canada.

Our business model does not depend on involving multiple layers of lawyers in a transaction so we are able to efficiently and cost-effectively structure and close the small, early rounds of financing. The firm was structured so that early-stage transactions - which are just as complex and significant to their participants as large financings - can be worked on at all stages by the partner.

Transactions that we advise on include the following:

  • public and private equity and debt financings
  • corporate governance and executive compensation
  • stock option plans and other equity incentive arrangements
  • restructurings and reorganizations
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • stock exchange listings
  • tsx venture exchange capital pool companies and qualifying transactions
  • cross border transactions
  • structuring investment funds
  • continuous disclosure and compliance with securities laws

After the transaction we remain active in monitoring its impact and resolving the issues that arise from both the success or failure of the underlying business. Because of our partners' close involvement with the financing, if difficulties arise they are already familiar with the deal, the personalities and the contingency planning.