Tag archives: Crowdfunding

How can the crowd fund you?

Crowdfunding is a great way for businesses to raise a small amount of money from a large group of people to help fund a new business venture. However, businesses who use crowdfunding to raise capital by issuing securities in exchange for the money raised need to make sure they are not violating any securities laws … Continue reading

“M&A in a “crowded” market: part II

Last month in Part I of this series we introduced you to the new equity crowdfunding prospectus exemption and rules regarding Multilateral Instrument 45-108 (the Instrument). As you will no doubt recall, the Instrument provides a means for companies to raise capital from the general public in return for equity in the company without first … Continue reading

M&A in a “Crowded” Market: Part I

You’ve probably heard about “crowdfunding” websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. On these sites, companies with a great idea that are in need of capital can let the world know about that idea and raise money to bring it to fruition. In exchange for the funds that a user contributes to the crowdfunding campaign, the user … Continue reading

Equity crowdfunding has arrived in Ontario

Crowdfunding has officially been launched in Ontario as of January 28, 2016, enabling Canadian businesses to raise capital at a low cost by reaching out to a large number of investors over the Internet. The new regime, available in Ontario, Québec, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, is particularly attractive to start-ups and small and … Continue reading