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John Alsbergas is a capital markets lawyer with a growing practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, initial public offerings, startups and emerging companies, as well as venture capital. He also provides ongoing advice to issuers regarding securities regulatory compliance, stock exchange matters, continuous disclosure obligations and general corporate law.

John advises growing and established companies in a variety of industry sectors, including technology, cannabis, life sciences and natural resources.



Representative Matters

  • Acted for BGP Acquisition Corp. (NEO), a special purpose acquisition corporation, in respect of its initial public offering for gross proceeds of US$115 million.
  • Acted for Vext Science, Inc. (CSE) in respect of its public offering of units, on a bought deal basis, and concurrent private placement, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $20.7 million.
  • Acted for Vext Science, Inc. (CSE) in respect of its public offering of units, on an agency basis, and concurrent private placement, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $6.9 million.
  • Acted for VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. (CSE) in respect of its public offering of units, on an agency basis, and concurrent private placement, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $6.2 million.
  • Acted for VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. (CSE) in respect of its brokered and non-brokered private placements of convertible debentures for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $6.5 million.
  • Acted for VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. (CSE) in respect of its going public transaction on the Canadian Securities Exchange and in respect of its concurrent special warrant financing for gross proceeds of approximately $4.4 million.
  • Acted for First Responder Technologies Inc. (CSE) in respect of its initial public offering for gross proceeds of approximately $4.9 million.
  • Acted for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE) in respect of its public offering of common shares, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $34.5 million.
  • Acted for SmartPager Systems Inc. d/b/a Telemediq, a leading provider of secure information platforms for the health care industry, in respect of its sale to a portfolio company owned by K1 Investment Management LLC.
  • Acted for Trueclaim Resources Inc. in respect of its reverse takeover by New Wave Esports Corp. and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. in respect of the public offering of convertible debenture special warrants of Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE), on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $20.7 million.
  • Acted for Lexagene Holdings Inc. (TSXV) in respect of its non-brokered private placement of units for gross proceeds of approximately $2.9 million.
  • Acted for a number of Capital Pool Companies (TSXV) in respect of their initial public offerings.
  • Acted for Cannex Capital Holdings Inc. (CSE) in respect of its private placement of US$32 million principal amount of senior secured convertible debenture notes to Gotham Green Partners, LLC.

Rankings & Recognition

  • David L. Johnston Prize in Securities Regulation, Western Law – 2018
  • Dean’s Honour List, Western Law – 2017
  • Dean of Law Entrance Scholarship, Western Law – 2015

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2019
Called to the British Columbia bar
2018
Canadian Securities CourseCanadian Securities Institute
2018
JDWestern University
2014
BA (High Distinction)Wilfrid Laurier University