Capital Markets & Securities

Capital is the lifeblood of any business. Accessing public and private markets with agility and creativity – in Canada and the U.S. – is essential. Plugged into the industry, our team constructs innovative solutions that help unlock capital and protect you for the future.

Complex financings demand sophisticated solutions. From IPOs and secondary offerings to high-yield and investment-grade debt, we create tailored structures that work.

Our reach is multijurisdictional. Canadian and U.S. issuers turn to us for their cross-border financings because we understand the way markets work throughout North America. From advising a major U.S. bank on the first southbound-only equity offering under MJDS to establishing a rare cross-border two-shelf debt platform for Canada’s largest communications company, our creativity gets the job done.

Using our extensive experience and connections, we settle issues quickly to satisfy regulatory requirements. Canadian securities regulators and stock exchanges seek our perspectives to shape policy and legislation. We share our insights, keeping our clients’ interests first.

Representative Work

Initial Purchasers, 2020

Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank and CIBC Capital Markets, in the private placement of US$750 million of senior secured notes of GFL Environmental Inc.

SunOpta Inc., 2020

Acted for SunOpta Inc. in connection with a US$60-million equity investment by related party Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and activist shareholder Engaged Capital, LLC in preferred shares of a SunOpta subsidiary exchangeable into common shares of the public parent company and voting on an as-exchanged basis.