go public/private 



Taking a company public can be complex, with myriad regulatory and legal requirements in addition to the financial and strategic planning that needs to happen to ensure success. Going private is no less complicated. Both transactions require the involvement and approval of key stakeholders across the company, which can be challenging to achieve.

Success can mean launching the company into a new stage of development, however, so companies that decide to go public or private need the expertise of practitioners who can help mitigate risks and optimize opportunities.

McMillan's lawyers have extensive experience helping companies go public or private. Our expertise includes IPOs and alternative IPOs, negotiated transactions, public disclosures, stock exchange listings, takeover bids, mergers and acquisitions, mangement and private equity buy-outs, communicating and negotiating with minority shareholders, guiding clients through Canadian and US regulatory requirements, corporate finance and tax planning.