Program Chair(s)

John Wilkin

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Capital markets are surging, and the number of IPOs are on the rise. Equity financing is a vital tool. In fact, it is the lifeblood of many corporations

As a professional who works in or advises on securities and securities law related matters, your company and clients depend on you to have knowledge and skills that are both comprehensive and up to date. With the economy reopening post-pandemic, now is the time to ensure you are ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Delivered in a live, online and interactive format, this unique one-day OsgoodePD program – led by industry experts – will give you a comprehensive, practical overview of the complex, myriad of regulations and rules affecting equity financings, along with an update on the array of different strategies, options and types of transactions available.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll learn

Key business drivers for raising equity capital over the business cycle

Typical structures of an initial and second round equity financing, including pre-IPO rights (governance, registration rights)

Strategies when preparing the issuer for an IPO, including: a review of the technical regulatory requirements and process, liability and marketing the IPO

Current trends in IPO practice

Post-IPO equity financings, including:

  • the short form prospectus system and short form offerings
  • private placements and PIPE (private investment in public equity) financings

How to use base shelf prospectus as an efficient platform, including review of regulatory framework and rise of at-the-market offerings

Considerations for financing large or significant acquisitions

Strategies when using subscription and instalment receipts

Who Should Attend

Securities and corporate lawyers – all experience levels

Finance professionals – analysts, financial advisors (CFAs), accountants, compliance officers

Market is Canada-wide

Investment bankers

Regulators – counsel, compliance officers


Program Chairs

John Wilkin

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP



 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Recorded: Nov 19, 2021

$795 + HST

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Substantive6h 20m
Total7h 5m

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