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Start-Up and Growth Companies in Canada - A Guide to Legal and Business Practice, 2nd Edition

When this business law book was initially published in 2005, it was the first resource of its kind written for legal, business and finance professionals who service clients in the start-up and growth company sector. It remains unique today.
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Guiding Your Clients on the Road to Success

When this business law book was initially published in 2005, it was the first resource of its kind written for legal, business and finance professionals who service clients in the start-up and growth company sector. It remains unique today. Author Bryce Tingle is singularly qualified to write this book, with his extensive experience in this area of the law. Nowhere else will you find such a comprehensive guide to steering your way through the often complicated and challenging issues that confront start-up and growth companies in Canada.

Features and Benefits

This book addresses three key areas in creating successful start-up and growth companies:

Business and Financial Concerns
  • How to "founder-proof" a company – protecting it from conflicts among members of the founding team and preparing it for management transitions
  • How growth companies are valued
  • Legal structures that bridge valuation gaps
  • How to evaluate the different classes of investors
  • Choosing the right capital structure
  • How to raise capital while avoiding litigation risk and regulatory pitfalls
Legal Issues
  • Determining the best way to commercially exploit an idea
  • Structuring equity incentive arrangements
  • Understanding common shareholder agreement terms and their most-likely impact on the company's future
  • Analysis of all major venture capital and mezzanine debt contractual terms
  • How to protect directors and officers from liability
Practical Advice
  • Making venture capital and mezzanine debt structures work
  • Instituting effective corporate governance
  • Negotiating venture capital terms
  • How to avoid common errors in financings
  • Protecting a company's intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Effect of contractual provisions on corporate outcomes
  • Matchless insights and tips derived from the author's wealth of practical experience
What's New in This Edition
  • Updated to take into account the many changes in tax, securities and corporate law over the past seven years, including changes to the legal regime that relate to private placements, equity incentive schemes and the use of forecasts
  • Reflects the latest empirical research on start-up and growth companies, invaluable for analyzing and predicting possible outcomes and viability of the proposed legal structures
Who Will Benefit
  • Corporate lawyers and in-house counsel - To provide analytical and practical treatment of the various legal issues these types of enterprises regularly engender and offer guidance relating to the most common transactions in which they are involved
  • Securities and corporate finance lawyers - To guide their clients through complex regulatory, business and financial structuring
  • Large corporate accounting firms/banking legal departments - To best advise their clients in their start-up and growth business transactions
  • Law and business schools and libraries - To aid in the study of Canadian corporate finance and entrepreneurial law
  • Public libraries - A unique reference for anyone interested in developing their own start-up company

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Canadian Start-up and Growth Businesses
Chapter 2: Choosing a Legal Form
Chapter 3: Structuring the Enterprise
Chapter 4: Capital Structure and Founders' Equity
Chapter 5: Shareholder Agreements
Chapter 6: Adding Employees
Chapter 7: Incentive Mechanisms
Chapter 8: Forming an Effective Board of Directors
Chapter 9: An Introduction to Corporate Governance
Chapter 10: Corporate Governance Issues Connected to Growth Companies
Chapter 11: Protecting Directors
Chapter 12: Financing the Enterprise: The Regulatory Framework
Chapter 13: Non-Institutional Financings
Chapter 14: The Public Venture Markets
Chapter 15: An Introduction to Institutional Private Equity
Chapter 16: The Legal Terms and Structures Used in Venture Capital Financings
Chapter 17: Mezzanine Debt
Chapter 18: Making Venture Capital and Mezzanine Debt Agreements Work