Private Equity & Venture Capital
PRIVATE EQUITY — BUYOUTS & VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT
Canada has long been an attractive market for private equity and venture capital investors. A relatively stable economy and an abundance of capital have attracted international companies and financiers to explore investment opportunities and launch businesses in the Canadian market. Tapping into McMillan’s knowledge and experience allows them to maximize opportunities and mitigate risks.
McMillan’s private equity and venture capital industry lawyers have been active in the Canadian markets for many years and bring an unmatched commitment to helping clients execute transactions efficiently. Our private equity group has extensive experience working with private equity funds and financial institutions in acquisitions and dispositions, acting regularly for sponsors in fund formation and working closely with US and international law firms in cross-border private equity transactions.
PRIVATE EQUITY STRUCTURING AND FORMATION
McMillan’s private equity and venture capital industry team has extensive experience serving as counsel to sponsors and managers in the formation and operation of private equity funds. Our lawyers maintain in-depth, current market knowledge of the deal terms and trends that drive the industry. We collaborate with McMillan colleagues in specialty areas such as Capital Markets, Government and Public Policy, and Financial Services to bring a fully informed point of view to every client matter.
McMillan professionals help clients lead by advising on Funds Formation strategies and structures; negotiating and drafting fund documentation including partnership and subscription agreements; providing tax planning counsel; advising on disclosure requirements; advising on applicable securities laws and regulations; and advising on the operation of Funds at different stages in their life-cycle, including fund amendments and terminations.
McMillan has significant experience working with consortia, as well as individual participants. Our lawyers bring a combination of private equity experience and strong negotiation skills, which are vitally important to making club deals succeed. Our focus is on helping consortia members find common ground in order to maximizes the return on their investments.
McMillan professionals represent consortia on bidding, negotiating and closing deals; negotiate consortium agreements to define the legal relationship among members, as well as the fiduciary duties of each; structure consortia including tax planning and financing; advise consortium members on their respective governance rights related to the bid; and define exit strategies and criteria for consortium members, including agreement on competing bids once members have exited.
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SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ Clawback Listing Standards – Assessing the Implications for Canadian Foreign Private Issuers
On June 9, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved the clawback listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange.
All remaining tenors of USD LIBOR ceased being published on June 30, 2023; synthetic USD LIBOR and the LIBOR Act are available for legacy contracts.
The Bureau Issues Final Enforcement Guidance on the New Criminal Prohibition on Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements
Providing insights on the Competition Bureau’s 2023 Guidelines describing the Bureau’s approach to wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements.
The Canadian Securities Administrators is seeking comments on the proposed amendments to the corporate governance disclosure rules and policies (Form 58-101F1)
An overview of the new integrated records filing system, SEDAR+, launching June 13, 2023.
Violence in Credit Markets: What Are “Priming” and “Uptiering” Transactions, and What Can Loan Parties Do About Them?
Join moderator Stephen Brown-Okruhlik and an exceptional panel of practitioners and thought leaders as they discuss vulnerabilities to lenders under loan documents, the latest judicial guidance on "priming" and "uptiering" transactions, and how credit market participants are addressing risks. This webinar is hosted by the ABA American Bar Association.
On March 10, 2023, the Government of Canada approved WestJet's merger with Sunwing pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act.
Amendments to OSC Rule 13-502 Fees, OSC Rule 13-503 (Commodity Futures Act) Fees and their related companion policies coming into force April 3, 2023.
Real Estate Fund Capital Raising, Structuring a Real Estate Development Deal, Registration Requirements and Tax Considerations
Join us for a breakfast session discussing key issues for funds, asset managers, developers and exempt market dealers in the real estate industry.
The Ontario Superior Court ordered First Capital to hold a special meeting of unitholders more than two months earlier than originally scheduled.
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