The Winners of the 2015 PCMA Private Capital Markets Deals of the Year Awards were announced at the 2015 PCMA Private Capital Markets Annual Conference
May 25, 2015, TORONTO - the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA)™ held its 4th Annual PCMA Private Capital Markets Conference and announced the winners of the 2015 PCMA Private Capital Markets Deals of the Year Awards on May 19th, 2015.
The conferences hosted a great line up of speakers including the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, who opened the conference with a keynote address on the private capital markets and its impact on the economy.
“It was a pleasure to speak at 4th Annual Private Capital Markets Conference organized by the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada. Our Government’s top priority is creating jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity. A vibrant, liquid and competitive capital market is central to achieving that goal - and private markets are an integral part. So we share the same goal as the PCMA: harnessing capital markets as the engine of Canadian prosperity,” remarked Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance
This year the conference focused on the following theme: “Capital Raising and Effective Regulation – Private Capital Markets and Canada’s Economic Development”.
The event culminated with the presentation of the 2015 PCMA Awards – Private Capital Markets Deals of the Year – the only national industry awards for the private capital deals across Canada. These industry awards recognize Issuers of private market securities and Exempt Market Dealers that encourage best practices, high standards of conduct and recognize private capital markets business leaders who are helping build a vibrant and successful private capital market in Canada. Barry Critchley from the Financial Post hosted the 4th annual PCMA Awards presentation.
Geoffrey Ritchie, Executive Director, PCMA remarked, “The 2015 PCMA Award nominees reflect the many high quality and dynamic private capital deals going on across this country. This year, the PCMA received nominations from every region of the country - in fact it was the strongest nomination year since the awards began in 2012 and a sign of the growing momentum behind these Private Capital Awards.”
The nominees were evaluated based on their leadership in the industry, the qualities of the deal, its impact on the business, our industry and the community. We looked for innovative deals, projects that reflect the variety and complexity of the private markets, and issuers and dealers that displayed best practices and created great opportunities for Canadian investors. The award selection committee was comprised of independent members of the PCMA’s national Board of Directors.
The PCMA is committed to raising up the success stories of the private markets and honouring the industry leaders behind these successes stories. The PCMA Awards are the first awards to recognize excellence in the private capital markets and the activity of PCMA members across Canada engaged every day in helping to:
1. finance entrepreneurs, innovators and start-up’s;
2. inject capital to transition businesses;
3. support and grow emerging businesses that are creating jobs in local communities; and
4. create successful private market investment opportunities for Canadians.
Winners of the 2015 PCMA Awards – Private Capital Markets Deals of the Year
The PCMA would like to thank the 2015 Conference Sponsors for their support of this important industry event: Walton International Group Inc., Western Investment Properties, Computershare, TMX Private Markets, Romspen Mortgage Investment Fund, Mandeville, MNP Corporate Finance, North Star Compliance and Regulatory Solutions, Introduction Capital, WeirFoulds LLP, Sloane Capital Corp., peHUB Canada, Investment Executive, and Women in Capital Markets.
Communications Director, PCMA