Look North to Canada for Growth Capital

Law firm Cassels Brock, in conjunction with Toronto Stock Exchange and Toronto Financial Services Alliance, advises U.S. companies to tap strong equity markets north of the border

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, together with Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, as well as TFSA (Toronto Financial Services Alliance), will hold a complimentary executive seminar to inform rapidly growing U.S. mid-market companies, along with their professional advisors and financiers, about the increasingly attractive financing options available in Canada's equity and debt markets.  The seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at The Metropolitan Club in Chicago.

Featuring addresses by Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange), and Janet Ecker, President, TFSA, the half-day session will focus on:

  • Why Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are ideal for U.S. issuers
  • How the 'going public' process is different in Canada and the requirements for U.S. issuers
  • The types of companies that have the most success on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange
  • The key tax, regulatory and business considerations

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange deliver a unique expertise at listing, working with, and mentoring mid- or smaller-cap companies. The Exchanges are supported by investment banks specializing in financing growing businesses with revenues of less than $200 million.  Last year alone, international companies raised more than $8.3 billion dollars on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.  The global leadership of the TMX Group's equity exchanges is demonstrated by ranking number one in the world for number of new listings over the past three years and in the top 10 in the world for equity capital raised over the past five years.  The Canadian capital markets can accommodate foreign-based issuers, who often use TSX as a stepping stone to listing on the NASDAQ or NYSE.

About Cassels Brock
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (www.casselsbrock.com), a full-service business law firm with more than 200 lawyers working in its Toronto office, acts for issuers, underwriters, financiers and advisors of all sizes in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.  The firm has exceptionally deep and broad expertise in all areas of cross-border corporate transaction work, including equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, tax structuring and regulatory issues.

About TMX Group
Toronto Stock Exchange
and TSX Venture Exchange
TMX Group's equity exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange - are home to more than 3,900 listed companies, which is the largest number in North America and second largest in the world.  More and more U.S. companies are choosing to list on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.  Today, there are more than 160 U.S.-based issuers that rely on our markets to provide the access to capital they need to fuel their growth and success.  TMX Group equity exchanges are home to the largest number of mining, energy and clean technology companies in the world.

About The TFSA
The Toronto Financial Services Alliance is a growing public-private partnership dedicated to increasing Toronto's role as a global financial services hub.  Established in 2001 by the city of Toronto in partnership with the financial industry, TFSA works on behalf of the entire financial cluster, including its business and educational support sectors.  With both the federal and provincial governments now joining the partnership, TFSA has established the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services to leverage the sector's global reputation for stability, as well as the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education to capitalize on Toronto region's human capital advantages.

SOURCE Cassels Brock

For further information:

Kelli Wight, Director of Business Development, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, kwight@casselsbrock.com or 416-860-6761


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