Venture capital and private equity


The Lavery Capital team is exceptionally skilled and has a depth of knowledge across all aspects of venture capital, growth capital and private equity investments.

In venture capital and growth capital, we work with institutional and angel investors in realizing equity and convertible debt investments. We advise investors in all transactional aspects, including comprehensive legal due diligence, investment structure, valuation adjustments or other special terms arising from regulatory or tax issues and matters relating to corporate law and governance that may arise in the negotiation of shareholders’ agreements.

In private equity, we help promoters and managers raise capital and set up investment structures with their sponsors and financial partners. We also advise investors during the investment process and can assist on all types of investment transactions, including the taking of an equity interest and business acquisitions.

We act in every stage of the investment process. Our professionals will guide you through all the legal issues involved in your investment operations, from structuring your financial partnerships and investments to regulatory requirements, tax structuring, exit strategies and comprehensive legal due diligence of the target.

Our experience working with some of the largest investors in the market, both in Quebec and across Canada, as well as with a large number of businesses on investment and mergers and acquisitions transactions put us in a unique position to help you navigate the marketplace. Using our in-depth knowledge and solid experience, we can help you negotiate and successfully execute your investments.

Our approach

We know that you need support for your business that goes beyond what outside legal counsel typically provides, which is why we tailor our approach to your business needs so you can achieve your objectives.

We follow the most stringent legal services industry standards in our work. Our clients can count on the fact that we work hard, follow the highest quality standards and act as true business partners. We know how to handle the most complex issues and work in the context of transactions involving the most sophisticated players.

Much more than just a law firm, we are also a trusted strategic advisor, and we offer support that goes beyond simple legal advice. Our approach is pragmatic, always placing our clients’ business needs at the forefront and working closely with them to deliver creative, practical and accessible advice.

With our diversified practice and our work with businesses, institutional investors, managers and others in the Quebec investment ecosystem, our expertise in market issues and other key operational concerns is truly 360º. We can handle the most complex transactions and issues you face in your business.