BCF Imagine is the concerted undertaking of five of our firm’s strategic teams – Business and Technology, Venture Capital, Taxation, Intellectual Property, and Mergers and Acquisitions – supported by our sector specialists in Litigation, Labour Law, and Global Employee Mobility, pooling their talents and experience to propel innovative local businesses.
The program’s startup team assists innovative businesses with different aspects of their startup activities.
In terms of business growth, our venture capital professionals assist and advise businesses at each stage of the financing chain.
We master the legal subtleties and financial aspects of the various forms of financing: by way of equity (A, B, and C rounds), quasi-equity, convertible and nonconvertible debentures (guaranteed or not), and all other forms of financing.
We also advise businesses on a wide range of subjects, such as employee profit sharing plans, executive compensation, operating licences, and commercialization agreements.
In terms of securities law, our specialists help young businesses in the field of alternative financing methods such as crowdfunding and registrations or RTOs on the TSX Venture Exchange or Canadian Securities Exchange. Last year, BCF was the firm that achieved the greatest number of financing transactions on the exempt market with exempt market brokers in Quebec.
Moreover, our clientele in this field also includes angel investors, funds, venture capital institutions as well as North American and cross-border banking institutions. This means that in addition to supporting businesses, we are also able to present them with potential sources of financing to promote their growth.
In short, our team has the tools, expertise, experience and contacts to help startups reach their full potential.