Clients in Canada and around the world trust Bennett Jones to solve their most complex legal matters.

Key Contact

Claire M.C. Kennedy
Claire M.C. Kennedy
Senior Advisor, Clients and Industries

Investment in Canada

The outlook for private equity investment in Canada is promising. The country has become an attractive destination for foreign investors, and the total value of PE deals continues to reach new heights. A strong Canadian economy is good news for Canadian companies and investors.

Why Us

Bennett Jones is involved in private equity and venture capital investments in sectors that drive the Canadian economy and that use sophisticated technologies. Our clients range from early-stage and mid-market companies to large, strategic players.

Relationships matter in the private equity and finance markets. Our connections range from private equity and venture capital firms to financial institutions, pension funds, institutional investors, entrepreneurs, and public and private companies. The depth and strength of these relationships enables us to make introductions for mutual benefit.

Finally, members of our team are qualified and have worked extensively in foreign jurisdictions. This enables global perspectives, and seamless coordination with counsel, financial advisors, company executive, special committees and regulators, domestically and around the world.

Private Equity Work

The Benefit of Using Bennett Jones

Clients seeking to structure and execute funds and investments in Canada benefit from our incredible experience domestically, in the United States and internationally.

Sourcing, evaluating and negotiating acquisitions, and when need be, helping clients exit investments in a tax efficient manner is at the core of our offerings in the private equity and corporate finance markets.

Our strength tends toward the buy-side, which by its nature—and ours—enables novel thinking and creative solutions to execute on complex transactions along with financing structures and incentive programs that get the deal done.

Understanding the time value of money and the underlying pressures and constraints facing our clients allows us to effectively interface with counterparties and their counsel. We offer dedicated training programs for our lawyers on topics such as valuation, financial statement analysis and portfolio management, and believe that this is an investment in our people that makes them better ambassadors for our clients. This, in turn, forms an important part of our value proposition.

U.S. Private Equity in Canada

The outlook for private equity investment in Canada is promising. The country has become an attractive destination for foreign investors, and the total value of PE deals continues to reach new heights. A strong Canadian economy is good news for Canadian companies and investors. What are the motivations and experiences of PE firms doing deals in Canada?

What is driving their decisions to move ahead and invest, or to hold and take a closer look? To better understand this, Bennett Jones commissioned Mergermarket to survey Canadian and U.S. PE executives, as well as members of management teams at Canadian portfolio companies of Canadian and U.S. PE firms.

Read Due North: U.S. Private Equity Sets Sights on Canada.

A Proven Partner in Funds and Finance

Based upon our knowledge and experience in Canadian and U.S. private equity investments, we have the ability to creatively execute complex transactions, financing structures and incentive programs, while meeting commercial objectives and effectively managing risk.

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They have exceptional private equity lawyers—
the best in the area.

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What Clients Say

Key Contact

Claire M.C. Kennedy
Claire M.C. Kennedy
Senior Advisor, Clients and Industries