Manoj Pundit

Manoj Pundit  

Partner

Executive Summary

Manoj is a corporate and securities partner and primarily advises clients in the tech and emerging growth sectors including Life Sciences, High Tech, Fintech and Cryptocurrency & Blockchain. He regularly serves as lead counsel on complex domestic and international transactions.

He acts as counsel on securities and corporate matters, including:

  • Emerging growth company matters
  • Public and private offerings
  • Initial Public Offerings, reverse takeovers, CPCs and QTs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate governance and regulatory matters
  • Private equity, growth and venture capital funds

Manoj advises issuers and underwriters on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He also advises special committees of boards of directors with regard to related party transactions and insider bids.

Manoj is the national leader of the firm's Corporate Finance group. He leads the group with regard to business development and knowledge management initiatives.

Representative Work

  • Titan Medical Inc., a leading developer of robotic surgical technology - as ongoing lead corporate and securities counsel in numerous corporate matters including a number of public offerings in Canada and the United States for gross proceeds of more than $200 million, listings on TSX and NASDAQ and wide range of corporate governance, technology partnerships and other commercial matters.
  • Corporate and securities counsel to a number of exchange-listed and privately held issuers engaged in pharma R&D and medical device development.
  • Joint venture between CITIC PE and 3SBio, a leading biotech company - as corporate counsel in connection with its agreement to acquire Therapure BioPharma for $290 million.
  • RFA Capital, a leading Canadian real estate investment firm, in connection with its agreement to acquire Street Capital Group, a TSX-listed financial services issuer, for $85 million by way of Plan of Arrangement.
  • PayBright, a leading Canadian Fintech, as its lead external counsel in connection with corporate and commercial matters.
  • UK-based Fintech firm, as lead Canadian counsel in connection with proposed market entry and establishment in Canada.
  • UK-based private equity firm, as leading corporate counsel in connection with acquisitions in Canadian data analytics and software firms.
  • Acted for underwriters in the $150-million financing of one of Canada's largest private timber and land management companies through public and private offerings of convertible debenture.
  • Independent directors of Homeland Energy, a TSX-listed coal producer, in connection with a $30-million debt financing facility from a senior Indian energy conglomerate.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2018) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market)
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of the Lexpert Global Mining Special Edition – Canada's Leading Lawyers in Global Mining