Archive for the ‘Securities’ Category

High Times for Cannabis Producers

By Keith Inman
Categories: Blog, Securities
On April 10th, the Canadian government provided clarity around its plans for the full legalization of marijuana.

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Earn-Outs in an M&A Transaction

By Keith Inman
Categories: Blog, Securities
When negotiating the purchase and sale of a business, the parties to the transaction frequently look for ways to structure the deal to ensure that all parties’ interests are met.

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Good News For British Columbia Miners

By Keith Inman
Categories: Blog, Securities
The British Columbia government has recently announced a few measures that should be welcome news to local companies involved in grassroots mineral exploration in the Province.

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So You Want to Go Public?

By Keith Inman
Categories: Blog, Securities
Deciding to become a publicly traded company is an extremely important decision that must be carefully considered by management of a company.

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Disclosure Requirements for Real Estate Development : Maybe Not Just Under REDMA

By Bradley Cronquist
Categories: Blog, Real Estate, Securities
When real estate developers consider disclosure requirements they commonly think of the obligations under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act.

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Capital Pool Companies

By Keith Inman
Categories: Blog, Securities
For many growth businesses, going public is an attractive way to access capital, increase visibility for their brands and create liquidity for shareholders.

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Alberta Securities Commission Introduces Start-up Business Exemption

By Keith Inman
Categories: Blog, Securities
To facilitate small, local financings by Alberta-based start-up businesses, the Alberta Securities Commission (the “ASC”) has implemented ASC Rule 45-517 - Prospectus Exemption for Start-up Businesses.

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Be Wary of a Good Stock Tip?

By Keith Inman
Categories: Blog, Securities
A friend of mine recently came to me with a hot stock tip that he was sure was going to make us both a lot of money.

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Personal Property Security

By Parveen Shergill
Categories: Blog, Securities
In the commercial context, “security” is an interest in property given by a debtor (borrower) to a creditor (lender) – in support of a promise to pay.

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B.C. Securities Commission Proposes New Equity Crowdfunding Rule

By Blair Forrest
Categories: Blog, Securities
On March 20, 2014 the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), along with the securities regulators in Québec, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Nova Scotia, published a Notice and Request for Comment for a proposed a new exemption from the prospectus requirements to enable private companies to raise smaller amounts of money from members of the public over the internet.

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Does The Securities Act Apply To My Corporation? The Answer Might Surprise You

By Andrew Brunton
Categories: Blog, Securities
In British Columbia, the Securities Act and the rules adopted by the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) impose a number of obligations on corporations.  One of the main objectives of the Securities Act and the BCSC is to protect investors when they invest in “securities”, such as shares of a corporation.  

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Selling Shares To Investors: Exemptions From The Prospectus Requirement

By Andrew Brunton
Categories: Blog, Securities
In the article entitled “Does the Securities Act Apply to My Corporation?  The Answer Might Surprise You”, we noted that when a corporation issues shares it has to provide an investor with a “prospectus” unless the corporation can rely on an exemption from this requirement.

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Expanded Registration Rules Apply To Many Private Corporations

By Blair Forrest
Categories: Blog, Securities
In Canada, securities regulation consists of three main components: prospectus requirements, registration requirements and (for reporting issuers such as publicly listed corporations) continuous disclosure requirements.  The prospectus requirements and registration requirements apply to all trades of securities, whether the trade involves securities of a public entity or a private entity. (For more information on prospectus [...]

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