General Counsel & Managing Director

General Counsel & Managing Director

Spencer Coupland 

Spencer joined ICM in 2016 as the General Counsel and a Director of the Manager. Spencer is responsible for all legal matters at ICM AM including the assessment and acquisition of investment opportunities as well as aspects related to securities offerings on behalf of the funds managed by ICM AM. Prior thereto, Spencer was the Chief Legal Officer of a registered investment fund manager and portfolio manager (2013-2016) and a corporate securities lawyer at Bennett Jones, LLP (2010-2013). In his corporate and securities law practice, he advised clients on private equity fund formation, registration matters, structuring private equity investments such as leveraged buyouts, venture capital, mezzanine capital and the creation of private equity investment funds, private and public mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt related corporate finance transactions (acting for both issuers and underwriters), corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations, NYSE, TSX and TSX Venture Exchange original listings and graduations, initial public offerings, takeover bids and capital pool company transactions.  Prior to practicing law, Spencer worked in private equity.  Mr. Coupland holds a Bachelor of Education (with distinction) and LLB from the University of Calgary.  Mr. Coupland is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association’s (AIMA) Alberta Committee as well as committee member of the Alberta Chapter of the Private Capital Markets Association.  Mr. Coupland is also the Chair of the Lindsay Park Sports Society (LPSS) Board of Governors.  The LPSS is a non-profit society that manages the Repsol Sport Centre on behalf of the people of Calgary.