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Stephen Pincus quoted in "Foreign assets and Canadian investors a match made in heaven", National Post

April-29-2013

Lawyer Stephen Pincus
Area REITs and Income Securities

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Excerpt from "Foreign assets and Canadian investors a match made in heaven", by Barry Critchley:

For more than a decade, Stephen Pincus, chair of REITs and income securities practice at Goodmans, has been at the forefront of developing structures for cross-border initial public offerings - a growth business in Canada, given the efficiency of the capital markets and the desire of local investors for yield.

And, given the development of a slew of different structures and despite the massive size of some prospectuses - a recent deal for WPT Industrial REIT ran to 380 pages - Pincus argues the structures are getting simpler.

 "The interesting theme from a structuring perspective is the drive to simplicity," said Pincus, noting that with the early-days of such offerings, "there were pages and pages of charts and boxes and arrows.  They were very complicated beasts."

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