Arik Broadbent has joined Dentons as a Senior Associate and the Vancouver Lead of the Firm’s Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies (VTEGC) group.
Advisors to growth-oriented technology companies. Dentons’ VTEGC team is experienced in company formation, equity structures, corporate and cross-border financings, and technology transactions. Dentons is also shares unparalleled resources for startups and emerging growth companies on their newly expanded ventureBeyond site.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and UBC, Broadbent has extensive experience in debt and equity corporate finance, securities compliance, corporate governance, and domestic and cross-border M&A.
“Arik is a welcome addition to the Firm, not only for our colleagues, but also our clients,” said John Sandrelli, Managing Partner of Dentons’ Vancouver office.
“His impressive track record and diverse experience will contribute to increasing the Firm’s presence in one of Vancouver’s strongest growth industries. Arik’s sharp business acumen, coupled with his innovative, ‘big picture’ mindset, will further enhance our team’s competencies and service offering to our clients, and reinforce Dentons’ competitive standing in the Canadian and global legal markets.”
“We are pleased that Arik will be leading the VTEGC team in Vancouver,” said David Little, Managing Partner of Dentons’ Ottawa office and National Lead of VTEGC.
“In addition to his impressive experience, he is a sought-after speaker at universities and technology accelerator programs on the legal aspects of building and scaling emerging growth ventures, including presenting on angel and venture financing, employee equity compensation plans and exit strategies. Arik’s leadership will undoubtedly add value, not only to our Vancouver team, but to the Firm as a whole.”
From startup to exit, whether by IPO or mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital investors, our VTEGC group not only has the legal knowledge, but also possesses a unique understanding of evolving industry trends and emerging market opportunities. In addition, Dentons’ has unparalleled resources for startups and emerging growth companies, including the newly expanded ventureBeyond site.