Vancouver is an entrepreneurial city with a vibrant local private equity and venture capital investment community. With its close proximity to the Pacific Northwest corridor of the United States and diverse local economy featuring growing technology and innovation sectors, Vancouver draws investment from investors in the United States, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, and Europe. Its local investors are active in British Columbia and throughout the other major centres in Canada. Clark Wilson has deep roots in the Vancouver business community and has been one of Vancouver’s major local law firms for over 100 years. Our private equity and venture capital team of lawyers support inbound and outbound investments in a diverse range of industries, including Vancouver’s growing technology and innovation sector.
We have an experienced team of M&A and finance lawyers who provide a broad range of services to participants in private equity and venture capital transactions. We leverage the diverse skills and experience of our Capital Markets team of lawyers, including our U.S. Capital Markets group, and bring a focus on efficiently serving the unique legal requirements of private equity and venture capital transactions. The transactional leaders of the team are supported by specialists in tax, employment, banking, technology, real estate, mining, and other strategic industries.
WELL Health Ventures Inc.
- Venture equity investment in emerging digital health companies including HASU Behavioural Health Inc. (2021), INSIG Corporation (2020), Phelix AI Inc. (2020), Circle Medical Technologies, Inc. (2020), and Simpill Health Group Inc. (2020)
Cold Bore Technology Inc.
- Cold Bore Technology Inc., an Alberta-based leader in energy industry completions automation and platform technology, on two accretive financing rounds, as well as its latest $14M preferred share financing led by BP Ventures with participation from the Canadian Business Growth Fund and existing investors, including the Rice Investment Group (RIG), a U.S.-based $200M multi-strategy, energy sector investment fund (2021)
JAMCO Capital Inc.
- JAMCO Capital Inc., a Vancouver-based family office venture capital firm, which led the corporate and financial restructuring of a national women’s apparel company with a 135 store footprint across Canada (2021)