Brant Securities Limited, founded in 1919, is one of the oldest members of the Canadian investment community. BRANT has evolved into an independent full service securities firm comprised of three separate groups - Corporate Finance, Personal Finance & Investment Advisory, and Institutional Equity. Each group is staffed by seasoned professionals committed to delivering the highest level of retail brokerage, investment banking and capital markets services to a wide spectrum of individuals, institutions and corporations.
BCE Capital is the venture capital investment subsidiary of BCE Inc. We invest in companies developing technology and applications in the communications industry. Since 1988, we have been helping North American entrepreneurs realize their potential as leaders in developing emerging technology-based businesses.
Benvest Capital Inc.is an emerging merchant bank. Our mission is to build shareholder value through acquiring and nuturing ownership interests in private growth companies led by strong entrepreneurial management teams. We also take advantage of public market opportunities in situations related to our core activities. The Company is focusing on business in sectors expected to prosper in the late 1990's environment. These currently include: demographically driven businesses such as health fitness and lifestyle companies; service enterprises where value is driven by strong operating management teams; and information technology companies. Our geographical focus is enterprises operating in Canada and the U.S. but with a global reach.
Founded in 1950, Canaccord Capital is Canada's largest independent investment firm, specializing in small to mid capitalization companies and recognized as a leader in the resource, technology and special situation sectors. With offices in major Canadian centres and affiliated partners in Britain, France, the United States and Barbados, Canaccord Capital offers a full range of professional investment services including corporate finance, research, institutional equities, international trading and private client services.
CML Global Capital is an investment firm with a focused and purposed portfolio of operations and a Transpacific bias. In North America, we are a real estate group through our subsidiary, Aspen Properties Ltd. Aspen represents the strength of our balance sheet, recurrent stable cash flow and earnings, and is managed for growth by an absolutely impressive management team championed by Mr. Scott Hutcheson.
Enercana Capital Limited offers combined experience in corporate finance, merchant banking, global joint venturing, financial advice for North American, Asian and European companies and institutions. Enercana has hands-on experience in business, finance, marketing and technology in local and international markets. Enercana provides comprehensive business and technical research by applying the latest in information technology tools, including access to the world's most sophisticated commercial databases.
Flynn Ventures is a virtual organization specializing in early-stage venture capital financing, primarily in the western United States and western Canada. Our investments span a variety of retail and lifestyle enterprises, with emphasis on emerging technologies and fresh consumer trends. We have invested in e-commerce, niche web sites, information technology, and telecommunications.
Since 1995, Fulcrum Partners has been providing management expertise and capital to the owners of early stage, high growth small companies (often called "gazelles") to help them achieve their goals. We combine our partnersí experience in operational management and investing to serve the needs of early stage companies, through: Investing in companies with potential to become gazelles - ultra high growth firms that are the principal engine of the growth of our economy and that generate excellent returns for their owners and early stage investors. Providing services to gazelles and their owners, and to large corporations desiring to spin off non-core technologies or to develop relationships with early stage enterprises that have strategic emerging technologies.
Humboldt is an investment company with its holdings concen-trated in the junior oil and gas sector. Humboldt provides early stage risk capital, business experience and guidance to small oil and gas enterprises with attractive prospects and motivated high quality management. Humboldt makes sizeable investments in busi-nesses with the potential for growth, with the objective of realizing significant capital gains through the increase in the value of its share positions, over the long term.
Founded in Montreal in 1974, Interinvest in North America has grown steadily over the past 20 years. An affiliate was established in Boston in 1980 to serve U.S. clients with global management expertise. Further expansion occurred with the opening in 1992 of an independent Bermuda affiliate and in 1994 of a second Canadian office in Toronto. Interinvest in Canada was founded by Dr. Hans P. Black, who has an educational background in science, international law and medicine. He received his doctorate in medicine from McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Black serves as Chairman of the Interinvest group of companies. Through its head office in Montreal, Interinvest manages private client assets as well as investment funds for endowments, pension plans and several pooled funds. The Montreal office enjoys state-of-the-art trading facilities and global settlement capabilities.
MM Venture Partners is General Partner of the $150 million GATX/MM Venture Finance Partnership. This privately held venture capital fund focuses exclusively on public and private technology companies in Canada. MM Venture Partners has focused specifically on a niche in the capital markets by providing venture debt financing to Canadian venture- backed information technology and biotechnology companies. This form of capital is in direct response to emerging companies' needs for capital that is less dilutive, less intrusive and less controlling.
Northern Crown Capital emphasizes the following services: Placing privately, for private or public companies, all types of debt and equity securities in Canada, the United States and internationally. Assisting companies in their long term strategic planning, with special emphasis on future capital requirements. Acting as advisor in regard to acquisitions, take-over transactions, or sale of companies or operating divisions. Preparing fairness opinions and valuation studies for take-over, merger, acquisition, or re-organizational purposes. Sponsoring companies with Canadian or foreign stock exchanges when the listing of shares is required. Assisting companies in financial reorganization, including negotiations with the companies' bankers.
Pacific International is a full-service, independent Canadian investment firm. They provide retail, institutional and corporate clients with a complete range of investment products and services while specializing in Canadian emerging, small-cap and mid-size growth companies. Founded in 1982, Pacific International is a full-service investment dealer offering a comprehensive range of products and services to over 30,000 private, public, corporate and institutional clients throughout the world. They specialize in growth situations which provide their clients opportunities to invest in companies from various industries, ranging from resource-based to high-technology firms.
Our business: merchant banking. Our mission: catalyzing the success of emerging high-technology companies. Companies at the cutting edge of research today will dominate markets tomorrow. Our mission is to identify such innovators at the earliest stage in their development.We help mobilize the financial and human requisites for their success.Let us show you what Pinetree's investee companies are achieving, and how we are helping them achieve it, in three key sectors of tomorrow's economy.
Quorum has had a long, distinguished history of supporting emerging technology companies in Canada. Quorum has made over 50 investments during the past 12 years and has an established track record of identifying and supporting promising Information Technology enterprises. In the overwhelming majority of cases, Quorum has been the lead investor and an active participant in the growth of its investments. Companies such as Bell Emergis, PCDocs, Positron Fiber Systems and Rand Technologies have pioneered new markets, established new industries and created thousands of new jobs while producing substantial value for our entrepreneurs and investors.
TechnoCap Inc. is a private venture company that invests in technology companies and the Net. TechnoCap has invested $70,000,000 in over twenty companies involved in web software, enterprise software, networking, telecom and semiconductors. TechnoCap's funds include TechnoCap Classique, TechnoCap Lite and TechnoHedge.
The Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd. is a labour-sponsored venture capital fund owned entirely by approximately 32,000 individual British Columbians. The Fund currently has over $470 million in assets and has almost half of its assets invested in small and medium sized BC businesses with the remaining invested in equities for the Growth Shares and fixed income investments for the Balanced Shares.
Working Ventures is Canada's first national labour sponsored investment fund (LSIF), in operation since 1990.
Individual Canadians in all provinces and territories receive tax credits for investing in Working Ventures and we,
in turn, provide venture capital financing to small and medium-sized Canadian companies from coast to coast.