Direct Listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)

Ever since Spotify, the Swedish music streaming Company, decided to go public through a direct listing in 2018, more and more issuers have pursued this listing method as its cost effective and quick. However, there is often a lack of clarity on what the general listing requirements are. This article provides a basic outline of [...]

By |2020-11-18T06:41:42-08:00October 20th, 2020|Blog, Securities Law|

Do Securities Laws Apply to Private British Columbia Companies?

There is a common misconception that securities laws are only relevant for companies listed on a stock exchange; however, the fact is that securities laws apply to all companies, whether public or private. Securities laws have two fundamental elements, both aimed at protecting the investing public and maintaining market integrity. The first is the requirement [...]

By |2020-12-08T00:29:14-08:00January 14th, 2020|Blog, Securities Law|

Direct Listing by Non-Offering Prospectus (NOP) versus Listing by Reverse Take Over (RTO)

Two popular ways for a company to go public, other than by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), are by reverse takeover (RTO), and, increasingly common in the last couple of years, by direct listing using a non-offering prospectus. Both are simpler, therefore faster and less costly, and do not carry the market risk of [...]

By |2020-12-07T07:15:58-08:00January 9th, 2020|Blog, Securities Law|
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