Jason A. Saltzman is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office practising corporate finance & securities law, with an emphasis on securities offerings, M&A, private equity/venture capital, and securities registration and compliance matters. Jason works with established and emerging issuers worldwide, primarily in the technology, cannabis, fintech, cleantech, life science, mining, media, sports/eSports, and entertainment sectors. He advises issuers, investment dealers, and institutional and private investors on equity and debt financing transactions, ranging from early stage, venture capital, and private equity investments to larger public offerings and project finance transactions. Jason has taken numerous companies public on the TSX, TSXV, and CSE by IPO, reverse takeover, capital pool transactions, and direct listings. He advises on corporate governance, disclosure obligations, securities issuances, hostile and friendly takeover bids, and proxy contests. He has built an alternative finance practice focusing on fin-tech, crowdfinance, and other disruptive models such as online investment platforms, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, and robo-advising. He co-leads the Gowling WLG Israel Desk and has deep experience in assisting Israeli companies to go public in Canada.