Emergency capital raising for public companies – Rights offerings & private placements

Live webinar

28 May 2020
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

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The uncertainty unleashed by the pandemic has lead to challenges for businesses and their investors. Financings are being delayed or cancelled, valuations reduced and the size of investment rounds are down. There are opportunities too. Creative businesses and investors are getting deals done. Gowling WLG is hosting a series of webinars designed to explore, analyze and help our clients and friends understand some of the alternate sources of financing available and how to access them.

While public companies can attempt prospectus offerings, and certainly some are during the pandemic, others are looking for alternatives given the time and cost to clear a prospectus and the impact that relying on the emergency blanket relief provided by Canadian securities regulators has had on pursuing prospectus offerings.

Join our panel of seasoned practitioners who will discuss alternative capital raising methods, such as rights offerings and private placements, and some of the advantages and drawbacks issuers may face in this market with each alternative. Our panel will also explore equity, debt and convertible security offerings (under private placements and prospectus offerings) and the evolution of key terms in the context of the pandemic. Industry specific developments for mining, oil & gas and cannabis issuers will also be covered.