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Going Public & Stock Exchange Listings

There are numerous complex regulatory, financial, strategic and legal issues that companies must consider when planning to go public and list on a Canadian stock exchange.

Companies considering such transactions require experienced advisors that can thoughtfully and expertly analyze the relevant issues, and provide the best possible legal advice to mitigate risk and ensure a successful transition.

Lawyers of Maxis Law have successfully advised numerous companies across multiple business sectors with the transition from private to public and listing on stock exchanges, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, and the Canadian Securities Exchange. Listing transaction structures can include initial public offerings (IPOs), reverse take-overs (RTOs) of existing public Companies as well as exchange-specific transactions such as a qualifying transaction with a capital pool company (CPC) on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Our partner-driven practice ensures that our clients receive the full benefit of our partners’ wealth of experience. Further, our lawyers have intimate knowledge of the listing requirements and procedures of all the Canadian stock exchanges. Our experience in assisting companies in going public includes initial public offerings, initial listing and qualifying transactions of capital pool companies, reverse takeovers, corporate spin-out transactions, and listing upgrades.

We work diligently with clients that are seeking to publicly list their companies to select the appropriate stock exchange and listing transaction structure and to establish a share capital structure that will both reward a company’s founders and early investors, and facilitate future financings of the company in the public markets.

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