Iain Mant is a prominent securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer in Fasken’s Vancouver office. His diverse practice focuses on advising varied clients on public equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Iain is sought out for his more than 30 years’ of expertise by clients in the technology, mining, oil and gas, media, and life sciences industries. He acts for issuers, underwriters and venture capitalists, and counsels companies throughout their growth, from start-up to public. Iain has extensive experience advising on the negotiation, structuring and implementing of public and private M&A transactions, involving domestic and foreign purchasers and sellers. As team leader on transactions, he coordinates financing, regulatory, employment, tax and other advice from the early planning stages to closing. Iain advises issuers, underwriters and investors on a broad range of financing transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings, initial public offerings, reverse takeovers and spin outs. He regularly assists clients listed on a variety of stock exchanges, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, NASDAQ, and NYSE.
On May 4, 2018, Frontier Capital completed the acquisition of Agreement Express Inc. and its subsidiary corporations (AEX) through a plan of arrangement. The investment was made through Frontier Capital’s US$700 million Frontier Fund V
On August 31, 2017 Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka), a global holistic healthcare company, acquired 100 per cent of Daiya Foods Inc. (Daiya), a privately held Vancouver based company specializing in the manufacture of plant-based foods.