"The Canadian economy depends on strong businesses for employment, economic
growth and investments. Canadian businesses need access to efficient sources
of capital as companies grow and expand – we need to do everything possible
to ensure there is a robust funding source ready to support those businesses.
The private capital markets are essential for businesses that may not want to be
public companies or are simply not yet ready to enter the public markets. Failure
to support and grow our private capital markets will hurt Canadian businesses and
limit our ability to grow as an economy and a country – and those consequences are
scary. Private capital has been critical to my business and to my career in business –
I want Canadians to understand the importance of strong private capital markets."
John Risley, President and CEO, Clearwater Fine Foods
Winner PCMA Award Category Description
GreenSky Capital Inc.
Smart Energy Instruments Inc.
Sustainable Growth Technology Deal of the Year Capital allowed company to find global
partners that have provided further
non-dilutive funding and commercial
validation of its sustainable energy smart grid
Crosbie & Company Inc.
River Cree Resort and Casino
Private Debt Financing Deal of the Year A private capital bond deal in a First Nations
community – the first done cross-border and
without government guarantees.
Portland Investment Counsel Inc.
Portland Global Energy Efficiency
and Renewable Energy Fund LP
Investment Fund Deal of the Year Provided investors a unique opportunity to
invest alongside supranational institutions
and sovereign states in a renewable energy
Western Investment Properties
WIP III Investment Limited
Real Estate Private Equity Deal of the Year Redevelopment of undervalued residential
buildings in Greater Vancouver area that
optimizes property and investor value.
IBK Capital Corp.
POET Technologies Inc.
Technology Deal of the Year Private capital solution that repositioned a
struggling public company and will enable
continued development of groundbreaking
Cranson Capital Securities Inc.
Residential Real Estate Deal of the Year Condo development project which allowed
investors to partner with a top developer and
split profits of the investment.
Winners of the 2014 PCMA Awards – Private Capital Markets Deals of the Year