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Ed  Vandenberg

Ed Vandenberg

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Venture Capital

Key Contact: Emerging and High Growth Companies


Contact Information

evandenberg@osler.com

tel: 613.787.1110

Office

Ottawa

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1998

British Columbia, 1996

Education
  • McGill University, LL.B./B.C.L.
  • Brock University, B.Admin.
Language(s)
English

Ed practises corporate and securities law with an emphasis on venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions and private equity fund formation. His practice focuses primarily on emerging technology companies and private equity funds. Ed advises a wide range of Canadian and international clients in the technology sector, such as start-up and medium-size companies, as well as VC and institutional investors. He also advises clients in structuring private equity funds, and has acted for fund managers as well as investors. Prior to entering the legal profession, Ed worked for fifteen years in the food industry, seven years of which he served as president of a meat processing company.

  • Buckzy Payments

    Buckzy Payments in its $1.75 million Seed financing

  • Interset Inc.

    Interset in its acquisition by Micro Focus

  • Lightspeed POS Inc.

    Lightspeed POS Inc. in a US$166 million transaction involving an acquisition of shares by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

  • Halogen Software Inc.

    Halogen in its sale to Vector Capital

    • Genesys Capital Partners in the creation of several venture capital funds focussed on the life sciences sector.
    • Halogen Software in its 2013 initial public offering and TSX listing. 
    • Interset Software in various rounds of venture capital financing.
    • Lightspeed POS in various rounds of venture capital financings and acquisitions in the United States and Europe. 
    • Mistral Venture Partners in the creation of an early-stage venture capital fund focussed on the technology sector. 
    • Sarona Frontier Markets Funds in the structuring and formation of private equity funds of funds focused on impact investing in emerging markets. 
    • Solace Inc. in various rounds of venture capital financing.
    • Teralys Capital Innovation Fund in the structuring and formation of a private equity fund of funds focused on investing in the technology and life sciences sectors. 
    • Version One Ventures in the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund focussed on investing in start-up and early-stage technology companies. 
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Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018-2019: Corporate Finance & Securities
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018-2019: Corporate Mid-Market
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017-2019: Private Equity
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014-2019: Technology Transactions

Who’s Who Legal

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada, 2015-2018: Named as being among Canada’s leading Private Funds lawyers

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2019: “Lawyer of the Year”, Corporate Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2013-2019: Corporate Law, Private Funds Law and Securities Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015 and 2018: “Lawyer of the Year”, Securities Law

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia

  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Sessional Lecturer on Business Acquisitions.
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Sessional Lecturer on Securities Law and Regulation.