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.
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.
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.