Toronto Private Equity and Venture Capital Lawyers

The lawyers at Holmberg Watson Business & Estate Lawyers have extensive experience assisting professionally managed funds, investors and companies involved in private equity and venture capital transactions. Our sophisticated understanding of markets and the sensitivity to business matters enable us to provide our clients with the advice they need to successfully complete their transactions.

It also enables us to make introductions that are beneficial to companies in search of funding and to investment firms looking for exceptional companies in which to invest.

We provide comprehensive services in the area of private equity and venture capital, including:

Fund Formation
Downstream Investing
Financing and Work-outs
    • Negotiation of partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements, agency agreements, co-investment arrangements
      and other fund documentation for investors and fund sponsors
    • Drafting private placement memoranda and advice on applicable disclosure requirements
    • Securities law advice in respect of Canadian funds
    • Advice on Compliance with Securities Laws for Private Canadian Funds
    • Due diligence and risk assessment
    • Structuring all aspects of acquisitions/investment vehicles
    • Negotiation of equity, debt and convertible debt, takeover, merger, plan of arrangement and other acquisition documentation
    • Structuring and negotiating term sheets, commitment letters, credit agreements and security packages
    • Structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisition transactions for target companies, acquirers and senior creditors
    • Restructuring troubled companies and recovering investments for investors and financiers
    • Post-closing legal advice for business operations and covenant compliance
    • Negotiation and drafting of partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements, agency agreements,
      investment management contracts and alternative investment funds
    • Structuring and negotiating direct co-investments, tuck-in investments, and secondary market acquisitions and dispositions