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Initial Public Offerings

Canadian stock exchanges offer access to significant capital pools and investors, both domestic and international. Canadian capital markets offer smaller and mid-sized companies greater visibility than the many international stock exchanges, and are particularly attractive for resource-based issuers (including many whose assets are located outside of Canada).

Our skilled team advises clients who are looking to raise capital by going public and assists in meeting the reporting and governance requirements for public companies in Canada. 

We have expertise in IPOs and listings on:

  • the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • the TSX Venture Exchange
  • the Canadian Securities Exchange 
  • the NEO Exchange
We advise on all aspects of the going public process. We also act for public companies with domestic and international operations and for agents and underwriters throughout the capital-raising process.


  • Canadian counsel to ATS Corporation in their Initial public offering and US$282 million concurrent cross border offering of common shares.
  • Agrinam Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition corporation, in its US$138 million initial public offering. This transaction marks North America's first-ever U.S.-Mexican-Canadian SPAC IPO transaction.
  • Playtika Holding Corp.,a mobile gaming company and monetization platform, in its US$1.9 billion initial public offering and listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market
  • FMC Corporation on the separation of its lithium business into a new public company called Livent Corporation and on its US$340 million initial public offering.
  • DataWind Inc. on their C$30 million initial public offering and trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. on their C$60 million initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • The Hacienda Company LLC, in its initial public offering and listing of shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
  • Brassneck Capital Corp. in its initial public offering on the TSX Venture Exchange, by way of a reverse take-over with National Access Cannabis Corp.
  • Sunniva Inc. in connection with its initial public offering and listing of its shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange, and, prior to the IPO, its three acquisitions and a series of private placement financings with an aggregate value of approximately $40 million.
  • The syndicate of underwriters led by AltaCorp Capital Inc. in connection with Cardiol Therapeutics Inc.'s C$15 million initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Firefox Gold Corp. on their initial public offering.
  • Maple Leaf Short Duration 2017 Flow-Through Limited Partnership on their C$20 million initial public offering.
  • Akumin Inc. on their initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Salman Partners Inc., in connection with GoviEx Uranium Inc.’s US$1.6 million initial public offering.
  • Canadian counsel to Heli-One Canada Inc. (CHC Group) in its C$310 million initial public offering.
  • Australian REIT Income Fund in its C$66.4 million initial public offering.
  • US Buyback Leaders Fund in its C$53 million initial public offering.
  • Manulife Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund’s C$283.35 million initial public offering.

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