Mark Mielke focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities.
Mark works with a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to publicly traded companies, in Calgary’s technology, life sciences, cannabis and transportation sectors.
He regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity transactions, disclosure requirements, capital raising and corporate finance, and amalgamations and reorganizations.
Mark has worked with numerous health professionals – including veterinarians, dentists and optometrists – on the acquisition and disposition of clinics in Alberta.
He also advises small and mid-sized public and private issuers on various securities-related matters, including preparing information circulars, corporate compliance and continuous disclosure.
Before entering law, Mark obtained a master’s degree in Urban Economic Development at University College London and worked at a major Canadian financial institution.
Mark’s M&A experience includes advising clients on:
- The acquisition of a transportation company valued at over $100 million
- The purchase of various hotels valued at over $50 million
- The purchase of an Ontario-based transportation company valued at over $70 million
- The sale of a software company valued at over $25 million
- The purchase of a car dealership valued at over $40 million
- The sale of an entertainment business valued at over $18 million
- The sale of a cannabis retail chain valued at over $8 million
- The sale of a renewable energy company valued at over $6 million
- The sale of dentistry, veterinary and optometry practices
Mark’s corporate finance experience includes:
- Acting as Canadian counsel for a California-based technology company raising capital in Canada
- Acting as counsel for the SAFE financing of a new Calgary-based technology company
- Acting for a lithium extraction company raising Series-A financing
- Acting for a cannabis producer making a $3-million private placement of securities
- Acting for a borrower with respect to credit facilities totalling $125 million
- Schulich Scholarship of Law , Dalhousie University (2016)