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Canadian Initial Public Offerings

October-1-2013

Area REITs and Income Securities

Summary

In recent years, many U.S. companies have chosen the Toronto Stock Exchange as the preferred listing platform for an IPO.  Goodmans LLP has advised on the vast majority of these offerings, and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading law firms for cross-border IPOs.  A Canadian IPO offers private equity sponsors, owner-managers, and companies an attractive way to monetize all or part of a U.S.-based business or portfolio of assets.  This note describes the benefits of taking a business public in Canada, provides an overview of the Canadian IPO process and highlights recent regulatory developments in the area.

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