Capital Markets

Overview

Osler is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading capital markets firms and has earned a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Canada, one of the world’s leading legal publications. Our clients include major Canadian corporations, well-known multinationals, entrepreneurial and growth oriented businesses and Canadian and global investment banks engaged in capital markets activities in Canada, the United States and internationally.

We advise on private placements, public offerings and alternative listing methods such as reverse takeovers and CPC transactions. We have extensive experience with financing methods such as initial public offerings, conventional bought deals, overnight marketed offerings, multijurisdictional disclosure (MJDS) offerings, discrete shelf prospectus offerings of equity and debt and medium-term note (MTN) programs. Our debt practice covers a broad spectrum of products that includes investment-grade debt, commercial paper, high-yield debt, “Maple” bonds, securitized and asset-backed debt, covered bond programs, convertible debt and hybrid and novel products. We are also known for our expertise in regulatory matters relating to corporate finance transactions, including advising on trading, registration, settlement and compliance matters.

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  • RBC Capital Markets, LLC

    The syndicate of underwriters in the US$1.75 billion bond offering by the Province of British Columbia

  • First Nations Finance Authority

    First Nations Finance Authority in its $354 million offering of Senior Secured Bonds

  • CT REIT

    The syndicate of agents in connection with the $150 million offering of Series G unsecured debentures by CT REIT

  • Xebec Adsorption Inc.

    Xebec Adsorption Inc. in its bought deal public offering and concurrent private placement of subscription receipts and its acquisition of Green Vision Holding B.V., the parent company of HyGear Technology and Services B.V.

  • MindBeacon

    IPO of MindBeacon Holdings Inc.

  • Haivision Systems Inc.

    Haivision Systems Inc. in its Initial Public Offering

  • AbCellera

    Canadian Counsel to the Underwriters in connection with AbCellera’s IPO and Listing on the NASDAQ

  • Dream Industrial REIT

    Dream Industrial REIT in its $250 million private placement of senior unsecured debentures

  • PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

    PyroGenesis Canada Inc. in its $12 million bought deal and graduation to the TSX

  • Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc. in its $45 million public offering

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada in its Additional Tier 1 offering of Limited Recourse Capital Notes

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.2 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

  • Telus

    The Underwriters in Telus’ $500 million offering

  • Dye & Durham

    The Underwriters in Dye & Durham’s $50 million offering

  • Zenabis Global Inc.

    Zenabis Global Inc. in its completed public offering of units

  • Pipestone Energy Corp.

    Pipestone Energy Corp. in its $70 million convertible preferred share financing

  • AltaLink

    The Syndicate of Dealers in AltaLink’s $225 million notes offering

  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its $75 million public offering

  • National Bank of Canada

    National Bank of Canada in its Additional Tier 1 offering of Limited Recourse Capital Notes

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its $1.25 billion public offering

  • Dye & Durham Limited

    The Underwriters in Dye & Durham’s $150 million IPO and secondary offering of common shares

  • Teranet Holdings LP

    The underwriters in Teranet Holdings’ $550 million debt offering

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada in its inaugural Additional Tier 1 offering of $1.75 billion

  • Fusion Pharmaceuticals

    Fusion Pharmaceuticals in its $212.5 million IPO

  • First Nations Finance Authority

    First Nations Finance Authority in its $240 million offering of Senior Secured Bonds

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Capital Markets (Band 1)
    • "One of the best firms to use for anything with a high degree of complexity and for matters that span multiple practice areas."
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Capital Markets (Band 1)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Finance & Securities (Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Calgary, Alberta) and Corporate Commercial Law (Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Calgary, Alberta)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized as "Law Firm of the Year" in the area of Securities Law (Canada), 2021
  • IFLR Americas Awards: Named “Capital Markets firm of the Year”, 2018
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity (Tier 1)
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Capital Markets (Tier 1)

    LEAGUE TABLE RANKINGS
  • Financial Post: Osler ranked #1 firm as legal counsel to the issuers for combined equity and debt offerings by value FY 2020
  • Financial Post: Osler ranked #1 firm as legal counsel to both the issuers and underwriters for combined equity and debt offerings by value FY 2019