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when it counts

Securities Law

Overview

We guide companies through the labyrinth of securities regulations, offering a full range of services including initial public offerings, public and private financing, reorganization of capital, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock exchange listing, preparing shareholder meetings, and corporate governance.

We also advise securities dealers, venture capital corporations, and institutional investors that assist businesses seeking to raise the capital needed to fund their projects. We are also strategic partners in the registration and regulatory compliance of financial intermediaries. Lavery’s expertise in this field is recommended by the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Our clients appreciate our pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach, our availability, and our timely assistance.

Services

  • Public offerings and private placements
  • Stock exchange listings
  • Take-over bids, business combinations, mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganization of capital
  • Going private transactions
  • Shareholders' rights plans
  • Security-based compensation arrangements
  • Registration of financial intermediaries
  • Creation of investment funds
  • Shareholder meetings
  • Continuous disclosure and compliance
  • Governance

Representative mandates

  • Legal counsel to GDI Integrated Facilities Services Inc. in a reorganization by way of a plan of arrangement, the listing of the company's securities on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and the prospectus distribution of subordinate voting shares for gross proceeds of more than $161 million
  • Legal counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial and BMO Capital Markets in the prospectus distribution of a $300 million principal amount of 4.164% Series 9 senior unsecured debentures for the Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Legal counsel to Exploration Midland Inc. in a private placement for gross proceeds of more than $14 million
  • Legal counsel to TSO3 Inc. in a prospectus distribution for gross proceeds of $11.5 million
  • Legal counsel to Richmont Mines Inc. in a prospectus distribution for gross proceeds of $38.5 million
  • Legal counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial and BMO Capital Markets in the prospectus distribution of units of the Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust for total net proceeds of approximately $148.8 million
  • Legal counsel to Bestar Inc. in the privatization of the company by merger
  • Legal counsel to Redevances Aurifères Osisko Ltd. in a private placement with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ for gross proceeds of about $42 million
  • Legal counsel to the offeror in the privatization of the BLF Real Estate Investment Trust by way of an insider takeover bid
  • Legal counsel to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the financing transactions of Stornoway Diamond Corporation for a total investment by the Caisse of more than $100 million in the form of debt, equity, and streaming (the purchase of part of production)
  • Legal counsel to Héroux-Devtek and some of its subsidiaries in the acquisition of the share capital of APPH Limited and APPH Wichita, Inc., integrated providers of landing gear, for approximately US$124 million
  • Legal counsel to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in private placements in Groupe WSP Global totalling $240 million
  • Legal counsel to Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in the redemption of its Class A preferred shares, C Series, for a total of $100 million




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