SkyLaw is a premier corporate and securities law firm in Toronto. The SkyLaw team has an unparalleled practice in M&A, governance and corporate finance.
SkyLaw advises public and private companies on significant corporate transactions involving a wide variety of industries. Our clients range from local start-ups and entrepreneurs to industry-defining multinationals.
Our team members have worked at top-tier global law firms in Toronto, New York, London, Sydney and Dubai, providing us with a unique reach into major global financial centres. We are delighted to have been voted once again as one of Canada’s Top 10 Corporate Law Boutiques.
We are thought leaders with our “Spotlight Series” blogs on key issues such as shareholder agreements, corporate governance, incorporations and share structures. We are also honoured to be the exclusive author of Canadian M&A articles for Chambers and Partners, a highly respected global legal platform. Take a look at Our Insights to view our latest posts.
We were thrilled to celebrate SkyLaw’s 10th anniversary in October of 2020! SkyLaw was founded by Kevin West in 2010 out of a desire to do great work with great people. Our success over the years has been a direct result of the hard work of our amazing team. Feel free to take a look at our “Celebrating 10+ Years” page for more information on our history.
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We are honoured to once again be the exclusive author of two articles on Canadian M&A for highly respected global legal platform Chambers and Partners.
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Our team members have worked at top-tier global law firms in Toronto, New York, London, Sydney and Dubai, allowing us to provide our clients with a unique reach into major global financial centres.
Our clients are involved in a wide variety of industries and include both public and private companies based in Canada, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere around the world – so many countries, in fact, that we’ve started to keep a map!
We also work with local entrepreneurs and start-ups doing great things in finance, tech, and alternative energy. We are proud to be both their lawyers and their friends.
Feel free to take a look at our “Spotlight Series” tab for some recent examples of the type of work our team loves to do.
Corporate Transactions and M&A
Corporate Transactions and M&A
We work on all types of corporate transactions including acquisitions, investments and arrangements involving both public and private companies. Many of our deals involve bespoke cross-border transactions. We also work closely with entrepreneurial founders, assisting them through all stages from incorporation to exit.
Our advice is both technical and strategic. We know first-hand what it is like to start a business and the challenges of growing a company. We understand what is truly important when contemplating a major strategic transaction, negotiating an agreement, or bringing on investors.
Most of all, we keep it simple: our work is defined by its clarity.
We are honoured to be the exclusive author of Canadian M&A articles for the highly respected global legal platform Chambers and Partners. Feel free to take a look at our ”Success Stories” tab for other recent examples of the type of work our team loves to do.
SkyLaw has worked with the Herc Rentals team on their acquisitions of a number of Canadian equipment rental companies, including the recent acquisitions of Rapid Equipment Rental Limited and Dwight Crane Ltd. Herc Rentals is the operating brand of Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI), a premier full-service equipment rental firm and one of the leading equipment rental suppliers in North America.
Gotham Green Partners
SkyLaw has worked closely with the principals of Gotham Green Partners since the launch of its first cannabis private equity fund in 2016. To date we have worked on over US$300 million in investments by Gotham into a variety of cannabis companies, including iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE:IAN), 4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE:FFNT) (previously Cannex Capital Holdings Inc.) and MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE:MMEN).
Recently, we represented Gotham in connection with a plan of arrangement for iAnthus which closed in June 2022, capping a restructuring that spanned more than two years and proceedings in both Canada and the US. Gotham is now the largest shareholder and largest secured debt holder of iAnthus.
SkyLaw has represented Solar Panda, a fast-growing solar energy provider with operations in Kenya, since its incorporation. Recently, we worked on the successful closing of its Series A funding round in which it raised US$8 million in a financing jointly led by impact investors Oikocredit and the EU-funded Electrification Financing Initiative (EDFI ElectriFI).
Since 2011 we have worked on the acquisition of a number of Canadian companies by United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI), the largest equipment rental company in the world. We were introduced to United Rentals through Kevin’s former firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Recently, SkyLaw assisted United Rentals with its investment in a Canadian technology company.
Our Corporate Services
Our Corporate Services
We are dedicated to providing premium corporate services to our clients.
We currently maintain over 250 corporate minute books and limited partnership record books in our Toronto office. Each book has been fully scanned and is available to our clients through our online portal.
We provide a comprehensive range of corporate services to Canadian and international clients, including conducting incorporations, corporate annual compliance filings, extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, foreign branch registrations, and limited partnership formations throughout Canada.
We often work closely with tax professionals to seamlessly implement the corporate steps of tax reorganizations.
We also assist other law firms with corporate search requests and securities filings such as 45-106F1 filings through SEDAR, the Ontario Securities Commission, and the British Columbia Securities Commission.
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