Canada has long been an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists looking to invest in a market that offers the benefits of a relatively secure economy, reduced political risk and ready access to capital. At the same time, recent instability in the global economy has altered this landscape, underlining the need for sophisticated, reliable advice. Gardiner Roberts’ Private Equity and Venture Capital team are perfectly positioned to identify and recommend opportunities and start-up strategies for growth as well as having access to private equity funds and financial institutions for those seeking capital.
Gardiner Roberts’ Private Equity and Venture Capital team remain an active participant in the Canadian market, enjoying longstanding relationships with numerous clients in Canada and abroad. Our ability to introduce clients to one another to their collective benefit, to connect private equity clients with sources of debt financing and to anticipate fresh opportunities furthers our reputation for providing the right answers to the many difficult questions faced by your business.
The seamless interaction of our multi-disciplinary, one-team approach results in focused strategies, forward-thinking solutions and cost-effective results. The depth and breadth of the Private Equity and Venture Capital team’s experience across multiple practice areas provides our clients with mergers and acquisitions expertise, together with leadership in capital markets, banking, tax, anti-trust, real estate, pensions and benefits, corporate governance, insolvency, restructuring and intellectual property. In short, our team provides you with everything you’ll need to further your business goals today, with a watchful eye on the future.
In Canadian transactions with U.S. or international counterparts, Gardiner Roberts’ Private Equity and Venture Capital team connects with leading foreign law firms who merge their expertise with our own for a seamless result. When U.S. and international transactions require a Canadian component, we assume a key role in providing counsel to – and assisting with – any transaction’s successful completion.
Gardiner Roberts’ Private Equity and Venture Capital team regularly advise clients in the IT, life science and energy industries and work closely with new and established businesses intent on acquiring practical, cost-efficient advice that maximizes opportunity as it minimizes risk.
Members of our Private Equity and Venture Capital team provide services that include:
- Business strategy
- Fund formation and fund management
- Investments and exit strategies
- Financing and work-outs
- Acquisition, financing and disposition
- Intellectual property protection
- Portfolio management
- Early stage advisory