Capital Markets

The deep expertise and broad-based experience of Stikeman Elliott’s Capital Markets Group in securities and M&A matters enable our team to provide practical and creative solutions, as circumstances demand, ensuring our clients achieve their business goals.

Our securities expertise extends from private placements for early-stage issuers through to complex multi-jurisdictional public equity and debt offerings. Always on the vanguard, Stikeman Elliott has pioneered a number of novel securities structures for the Canadian market, including some of the earliest REITs, income funds and SPACs.

We are also among the most active M&A legal advisors in Canada. Whether advising on Canada’s largest contested public company transactions or friendly acquisitions, we strive to partner with our clients, making their goals our goals, their challenges our challenges.

Our seasoned regulatory team, which includes a former head of the Ontario Securities Commission, delivers sophisticated compliance advice in time-sensitive situations as well as practical solutions required for ongoing operations.

Recognized internationally for our work in multi-jurisdictional transactions, lawyers in our Canadian and international offices often work seamlessly with foreign counsel as part of an efficient and integrated international legal team.

Our Expertise

  • Acquisition strategy and defensive tactics
  • Auctions
  • CPC transactions
  • Debt offerings
  • Equity offerings
  • Income trusts
  • Multi-jurisdictional offerings
  • Plans of Arrangement
  • Privatizations
  • Proxy contests
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reverse takeovers
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Special situations
  • Stock exchange listings
  • Takeover bids
  • Canadian Law Firm of the Year in Transactions – 2020 GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
  • Chambers Canada 2021 for Capital Markets
  • Chambers Global 2020 for Capital Markets
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 for Corporate Finance & Securities
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