We work with leading private equity firms in Canada, the U.S. and around the world including venture capital firms, financial institutions, pension funds, institutional investors, entrepreneurs, public companies and private companies. The depth and strength of our business relationships enable us to anticipate opportunities and introduce our clients to each other for their mutual benefit. We can connect private equity clients with sources of debt financing, and when interested in buying or selling businesses, we can connect private equity clients with interested clients.
As one of the leading law firms in the North American private equity market, our team has extensive experience working with funds and financial institutions in acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and related finance transactions, and with private equity fund sponsors in fund formation and maintenance. We have been involved in some of the most important private equity transactions in Canadian history.
We draw upon the depth and breadth of our firm’s experience across complementary areas of expertise to provide our clients with mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking, tax, antitrust, real estate, intellectual property, pensions and benefits, employment and labour, corporate governance, insolvency and restructuring, and environmental expertise necessary for the making of private equity investments and the ongoing management of portfolio companies.
Our firm routinely works closely with U.S. and international law firms in cross-border private equity transactions and those of which have an international dimension. In Canadian transactions that have a U.S. or overseas component, we work with leading foreign law firms, which advise on all relevant foreign legal aspects. In U.S. and overseas transactions that have a Canadian component, we are often called upon by the lead U.S. or overseas counsel to provide Canadian legal advice and assistance with transaction execution.
We offer you
- formation of private equity funds
- structuring and execution of Canadian and cross-border private equity investments and their financing
- structuring of shareholder and other governance arrangements
- provision of a wide spectrum of day-to-day legal services to portfolio companies
- restructuring of portfolio companies
- structuring and execution of investment exits via private sales and public