Blakes has one of the strongest and most experienced private equity practices in Canada.
As a national team, we drive innovative investment structures and strategic thinking, with a depth of industry knowledge and perspectives from across the country.
Our private equity team spans various legal specialty areas, including M&A, capital markets, competition, foreign investment review, tax, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, pensions, benefits and executive compensation
We provide strategic advice and legal counsel at each stage of the investment lifecycle: fund formation, fund management and governance, financing, management of portfolio companies and exit strategies, as well as Canadian and international investment-related acquisitions and dispositions.
Working closely with our clients as both buyers and sellers, our team provides advice when formulating a strategy and structuring and executing an investment-related transaction, from sourcing investment opportunities and financing through to buyouts, going-private transactions, M&A, initial public offerings and other restructuring and exit strategies.