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Venture capital investment in Canada: market and regulatory overview

Author(s): Robert Lehodey, QC, Shahir Guindi Ad. E., Heidi Wong, François Auger

Jan 25, 2016

Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters publication, offers comprehensive legal resources online, including a recent Q&A guide to venture capital law in Canada contributed by Osler lawyers. This Q&A guide, which is part of a global guide to venture capital, overviews Canada’s venture capital market; tax incentives; fund structures; fund formation and regulation; investor protection; founder and employee incentivisation and exits, and provides a helpful tool to compare answers across multiple jurisdictions. Many of the topics discussed in this guide are also relevant for private equity investment.

In Venture capital investment in Canada: market and regulatory overview, Osler’s lawyers explore the varied aspects of venture capital investment, including the following:

  • market overview
  • tax incentive schemes
  • funding sources
  • fund structuring
  • investment objectives
  • fund regulation and licensing
  • interests in investee companies
  • valuing and investigating investee companies
  • legal documentation
  • protection of the fund as investor

Additionally, the Q&A guide to venture capital law in Canada concludes with a useful list of online resources that includes the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and provincial and territorial securities commissions.

View Practical Law’s Q&A guide, Venture capital investment in Canada: market and regulatory overview

 


 

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