In the capital markets and securities sphere, the expertise of the partners of Allen McDonald Swartz LLP extends across the full spectrum of transactions. We have represented domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters in Canadian and cross-border initial and secondary public offerings and private placements of debt and equity. We have also acted for acquirers, targets and financial advisers in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, including formal and exempt take-over bids, amalgamations and plans of arrangement. This expertise cuts across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, pharmaceuticals, media, entertainment and sports, real estate and mining and natural resources.

We have experience representing issuers, investment dealers, and merchant banks, private equity funds, venture capitalists, hedge funds and other investors. We regularly advise special committees of boards on related party transactions and other strategic issues. Our issuer clients have ranged from large cap multi-national corporations to grass roots mineral exploration companies. We also have significant experience in structuring and acting for real estate investment trusts and business income trusts, as well as mutual funds and closed-end investment funds.

Our experience covers a broad range of domestic, international and cross-border transactions, and we have expertise in the use of the Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System, a system developed by U.S. and Canadian securities regulators to allow Canadian issuers to have efficient access to the U.S. capital markets. Our partners have extensive experience dealing with all of the Canadian securities regulators, as well as the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and other Canadian stock exchanges, and have also assisted clients with listings and financings involving foreign stock exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the Oslo Stock Exchange, The Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market.

Our capital markets and securities expertise is not limited to public markets and we are able to advise issuers and investors in connection with all types of financings, including flow-through financings and seed, venture capital and private equity investments. We also have extensive experience structuring and negotiating private investments in public issuers.

In addition to our transactional work, we also act for registrants and other market participants in applications for registration, securities compliance matters and disciplinary and other regulatory proceedings, and advise clients on their ongoing corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations