Jason Saltzman practises corporate finance and securities law, with an emphasis on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as all other aspects of corporate and securities law.
Jason works with both established and emerging companies world-wide, primarily in the mining, technology, life science, cleantech (including renewable energy, water tech and ag tech), industrial, mid-tech and digital media and entertainment sectors. He assists issuers, investment dealers, crowdfunders and institutional and private investors on complex equity and debt financing transactions, ranging from start-up investments, venture capital and private equity investments, to larger public offerings and project finance.
Jason has taken numerous companies public on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange by IPO, reverse takeover, capital pool transactions and direct listings. Jason acts as general counsel in advising Canadian listed and Canadian/U.S. inter-listed issuers and private corporate boards, in connection with corporate governance, disclosure obligations, securities issuances, executive compensation, hostile and friendly takeover bids and proxy contests. He also advises securities dealers, advisers, investment fund managers and other market participants in connection with their registration and compliance issues.
Having developed a strong corporate and commercial practice, Jason advises on share and asset transactions and other business combinations, limited partnership agreements and fund formation, joint venture agreements, licensing and distribution agreements, shareholder agreements and executive employment and consulting agreements.
Jason has made regular international trips to inform emerging companies and their key influencers about the benefits of going public on Canada's TSX.