Mergers & Acquisitions, Financing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Since its founding in 1997, LaBarge Weinstein has provided pragmatic, strategic legal advice to sellers and purchasers which has resulted in closing  more than 500 M&A transactions.  The volume and range of M&A deals we participate in, as well as our team approach to transactions, sets us apart from our competitors including many of the large, multi-nation players.

We are involved in every aspect of an M&A transaction, from the sellers initial desire to sell, purchasers review of targets, valuation parameters, through to the closing of a transaction. We participate in the negotiation of public and private company sales of asset and share transactions, both domestically and cross-border, plan of arrangements and hostile takeover bids. Our M&A services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Intimate strategy deployed by the client throughout the transaction whether representing the seller(s), target or purchaser from initial desire to undertake a transaction through to closing;
  • Advice on valuation parameters;
  • Negotiation of advisory agreements, including advice on fee ranges;
  • Letter of intent and structuring, drafting and negotiation;
  • Tax minimization, including sophisticated tax planning and reorganizations;
  • Review and preparing of due diligence materials, including setting up virtual data rooms;
  • Advising on cross-border transactions;
  • Preparation and negotiation of all forms of M&A and takeover transactions, including share purchase and sale, asset purchase and sale, merger, amalgamation and plan of arrangement;
  • Advice and negotiation of earn out agreements where applicable;
  • Preparation and negotiation of all ancillary agreements including escrow agreement, non-compete and non-solicit agreements, and employment agreements
  • Preparation of disclosure schedules;
  • Preparation and advice on shareholder and regulatory approvals;
  • Preparation of all closing and ancillary closing documents;
  • Opinions where required with respect to the legal completion and valid transfer of assets and shares, as applicable.

The M&A Group works closely as a team with all necessary practice areas and expertise including corporate, securities, tax, intellectual property, employment, personal and real property, lending and  relevant regulatory areas.


Although we have worked with a number of highly successful companies who have bootstrapped their businesses, in reality the majority of growing organizations will need to raise funds at some point during their life cycle. Since founding in 1997, we’ve assisted our clients in closing over $8 billion in financing transactions. Our financing services include:

  • Debt Financing
  • Equity Financing
  • Venture Capital Financing
  • Private Placements
  • Bridge Loans

Select Financing Transactions:  

  • Clio’s $20 Million Series C Financing
  • Corsa Technologies’ $16.5 Million Series B Financing
  • eSentire’s $14 Million Series C Financing
  • Frank & Oak’s $15 Million Series B Financing
  • FreshBook’s $30 Million Financing
  • Kik’s $38.3 Million Series C Financing
  • Shopify’s $100 Million Series C Financing
  • VarageSales’ $34 Million Series B Financing
  • Vidyard’s $35 Million Series C Financing
  • Wattpad’s $46 Million Series C Financing

We also have extensive experience representing investors and lenders. Some of the  firms we represent include:

  • Alloy Venture Partners
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Build Ventures
  • East Valley Ventures
  • Extreme Venture Partners
  • Marlin Equity Partners
  • Rho Ventures
  • Summerhill Venture Partners
  • Wellington Financial

Our Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financing team includes: Michael Dunleavy, Tayyaba Khan, Paul LaBargeKyle Lavender, Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe, Shane McLean, Michael Sami, Daniel Scott, James Smith, Randy Taylor,  Debbie Weinstein and Colin Wrynn.

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