Venture Capital Advice

Early Stage Companies

We provide advice to early-stage companies including:

  • Introductions, where appropriate, to potential investors such as individuals (angel or venture capital investors) and institutions (exempt market dealers (EMD) or IIROC investment dealers) on behalf of early-stage companies;
  • Introductions, where appropriate, to potential CSE (Canadian Securities Exchange), TSX-V (TSX-Venture Exchange) and other reporting issuer shell companies for RTO (reverse takeover) transactions;
  • Incorporation and organization of new companies or corporate entities and the structuring of share and investment capital;
  • Form of financing for early stage companies including equity (common and preferred shares), debt and convertible securities offerings;
  • Negotiations with potential investors regarding valuations and investment structuring;
  • Contractual and commercial negotiations with investors, partners, customers and employees;
  • Introductions to, and interfacing and liaising with, regulators and securities exchanges; and
  • General business matters.

Investors

We provide advice to venture capital and private equity investors including:

  • Legal and business due diligence review and analysis and reporting regarding prospective investment opportunities and the principals thereof;
  • Negotiations with potential investee companies regarding capital structure, the form and quantum of an investment and valuations;
  • Structuring investments, whether by way of equity (common and preferred shares), debt (secured or unsecured), convertible securities or combinations thereof;
  • Investment, partnership, limited partnership and/or shareholders’ agreements to protect and manage investments;
  • Private investment funds or vehicles – limited partnerships (LP);
  • Corporate governance; and
  • Regulatory compliance.

Management Consulting

We provide management consulting to early-stage companies and venture capital and private equity investors including:

  • Strategic and business analysis with respect to potential corporate investment or acquisition opportunities; and
  • Negotiating and executing corporate initiatives, especially with third parties, i.e. regulators and business partners.