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  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 recognizes our lawyers for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.

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Private Equity and Venture Capital

Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions are different. Advising private equity and venture capital clients requires specialized knowledge, and most of all, experience.

Lawson Lundell has one of the leading private equity and venture capital practices in Western Canada. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of all aspects of private equity and venture capital investment and fund management. We understand the needs and objectives of our private equity and venture capital clients, and we know what terms are market and what terms are not.

We regularly assist:

  • Fund sponsors in both the formation of their private equity and venture capital funds, and in the ongoing management of those funds
  • Fund investors in structuring and negotiating the terms of their fund investments
  • Canadian and international funds in making their equity and debt investments, both in Canada and abroad
  • Investee companies in negotiating private equity or venture capital financing

Included among our Private Equity and Venture Capital clients are Angelo Gordon & Co., Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, HSBC Capital (Canada) Inc., Maxam Capital Corp., Smart Seed Fund Inc., Tricor Pacific Capital Inc., Ventures West Capital Ltd., Wellspring Capital Management, Yellow Point Equity Partners and a number of large public institutional investors and pension funds.

Private Equity and Venture Capital forms a significant part of the practice of a large number of our lawyers across a broad spectrum of practice areas. When it comes to Private Equity and Venture Capital, our experience sets us apart.

Fund Formation and Administration

Greg Hollingsworth
Valerie Mann
Michael Macaulay
Angela Austman

Institutional and Pension Fund Investors

Rita Andreone
Reinhold Krahn
Leonard Glass
Jag Shergill
Angela Austman

Acquisitions and Divestments

Greg Hollingsworth
Valerie Mann
Khaled Abdel-Barr
Michael Macaulay
Jag Shergill

Venture Capital

Valerie Mann
Michael Macaulay

Mezzanine Lending and Debt Financing

Irv Laskin
Michael Low
Mandeep Dhaliwhal

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