Toronto (August 6, 2015) — According to a Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association review, reported in the National Post, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is the top law firm in terms of both deal flow and deal value in the Canadian venture capital space for the first half of 2015.

“The total number of deals in Canada is down a hair from last year, but our team is continuing its strong performance,” said Alfred Page, partner and national practice leader, Securities and Capital Markets with BLG. “In fact, we have already seen more large deal activity in the last six months than we did in 2014.”

BLG worked on nine venture capital deals worth a total of $28 million during the first half of 2015.

BLG’s Securities, Capital Markets and Public Companies Group understands both the legal and business aspects of transactions and finance. In addition to acting for start-ups and growth companies, many of Canada’s largest public issuers, investment dealers, fund groups and self-regulatory organizations are clients.  In addition to our extensive finance and M & A transactional practice, we advise on all aspects of securities law compliance and disclosure. We are at the forefront of Canadian securities policy development, consulting with securities commissions on new rule-making and policy initiatives, and participating on securities law advisory committees.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
EDouganMcKenzie@blg.com
416.350.2676

Talha Wasti
Environics Communications Inc.
TWasti@environicspr.com
416.969.2658

Alida Alepian
Capital Image
AAlepian@capital-image.com
514.739.1188 ext.239