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Goodmans ePresents: Executing a Successful IPO


Lawyer David Coll-Black, William (Bill) Gorman


Dye & Durham’s $170 million initial public offering in July 2020 sparked a red-hot Canadian IPO market in the technology sector, with over a billion dollars raised so far this year. Goodmans LLP is pleased to welcome Matthew Proud, CEO of Dye & Durham, and other key members of the IPO working group to discuss their experiences in preparing for and executing the IPO.

IPOs involve many unique issues that are critical to consider and address early on to get the deal done. Our panel of experts will provide practical insights into key business, financial and legal issues specific to IPOs in the technology sector, including:

  • Steps to take before an IPO to prepare a company to go public;
  • Process and timing considerations and risks;
  • Advice on marketing a technology IPO; and
  • What to expect as a public company.

This program will be of interest to legal and business professionals.


David Coll-Black, Partner, Goodmans LLP


Matthew Proud, Chief Executive Officer, Dye & Durham
Mike Lauzon, Managing Director and Head of Technology, Canaccord Genuity Inc.
Dani Lipkin, Innovation Sector Head, Capital Formation, TMX Group  
Bill Gorman, Partner, Goodmans LLP


Original Program Date:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

CPD Value:
1 Substantive Hour

Archive Recording

For more information, email CPD@goodmans.ca or contact Sandra Montanino at 416.597.4156


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Program Name: Executing a Successful IPO
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Location: Toronto
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Other Information: : Solo viewing of an archived program moderated by D. Coll-Black, Goodmans LLP with M. Proud, Dye & Durham, M. Lauzon, Canaccord Genuity Inc., D. Lipkin, TMX Group and B. Gorman, Goodmans LLP discussing pracstical insights into key business, financial and legal issues specific to IPOs in the technology sector [Insert Time Viewed].

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