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Private Equity

TRANSACTIONS - Private Equity

We understand the challenges of raising capital and investing in leading-edge industries and entrepreneurial enterprises. We have assisted hundreds of clients in securing the financing they need to build their businesses. Our extensive experience on both the investor and company sides of private equity and venture financing deals provides our clients with the sophisticated understanding of markets and the sensitivity to business matters they need to successfully complete their transactions. It also enables us to make introductions that are beneficial to companies in search of funding and to venture capital firms looking for exceptional companies in which to invest.

Our clients include venture and private equity fund investors, angel investors and venture-capital-backed businesses in areas such as computer software, resources, alternative energy, wireless and bio-science. We have expertise in:

  • private equity and venture investments
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • leveraged transactions
  • recapitalizations
  • debt financing including convertible debt and mezzanine financing
  • strategic relationships and joint ventures
  • securities including private placements, public offerings and tax structured securities such as flow through shares

Representative engagements of our investor representation practice include:

  • acting for various investment funds in connection with growth-oriented private equity and venture investments in companies in industries as diverse as wireless IT, film distribution, and software and knowledge management applications.

  • acting as Canadian counsel to various US-based private equity funds on leveraged acquisitions of Canadian-based businesses in the medical device, transportation, industrial products and consumer products businesses and related leveraged financings.

Representative engagements of our company-side venture investment representation practice include:

  • acting for a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software in connection with the securing of venture capital investment and related pre-closing tax planning transactions.

  • acting for a wireless original equipment manufacturer in connection with the securing of venture capital investment.

  • acting for an alternative energy growth company on start-up and follow-on rounds of equity and convertible debenture financing.