The private equity landscape is highly competitive. On one side, there are numerous sophisticated private equity buyers based in Canada and internationally who are keenly looking for smart investments. At the same time, there are many Canadian businesses looking for the ‘right' private equity buyers.
McMillan's Business Law Group works with investors on both sides of this dynamic economy including venture capitalists, angel investors, buyout funds, institutional investors and entrepreneurs to guide them through the most complex transactions. We include lawyers from our Tax Group and other relevant practice areas to provide a complete and tailored solution that helps achieve our clients' business objectives.
We have been a leading participant in the Canadian private equity and venture capital markets for many years. Our legal teams have extensive experience working with private equity funds and financial institutions in acquisitions and dispositions, and related finance transactions. And we regularly act for fund sponsors in fund formation.
When transactions require international insight, we work closely with U.S. and international law firms in cross-border private equity transactions, providing legal advice and support on the Canadian components of the transactions.
McMillan professionals help clients lead by:
- Structuring and implementing Canadian and cross-border private equity investments including acquisitions, divestitures and financings
- Structuring and implementing shareholder and other governance arrangements including employment and incentive arrangements
- Structuring and executing exits including through public offerings, recapitalizations and workouts
- Fund formation including fund governance and general partner compensation arrangements