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The 5th Annual Private Capital Markets Conference and Awards Ceremony, May 9, 2016

April 21, 2016  
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The Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance to speak at
the 5th Annual PCMA Private Capital Markets Conference on May 9th

Announcement of the Winners of the 2016 PCMA Private Capital Markets Awards


April 21, 2016  - The Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Private Capital Markets Conference (the 2016 PCMA Conference) and PCMA Awards ceremony taking place on May 9th, 2016 at the Toronto Board of Trade.


The event is open to the media.

The Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance will deliver a keynote address on behalf of the Ontario Government. Minister Sousa states that “Strong private capital markets are essential to building our infrastructure, growing our economy and supporting vibrant communities. Private capital markets are one of the critical pathways to launch ideas and grow companies. We continue to expand and strengthen our private capital markets to support a strong foundation for our economy in Ontario and Canada.”

The 2016 PCMA Conference will be focused on the following theme “Launching A New Era Of Opportunity In The Private Capital Markets - What Is Your Strategy to Succeed In Canada’s Largest Capital Raising Market?

Geoffrey Ritchie, PCMA Vice-Chair states: “Capital raised in the exempt market helps finance key business growth and economic development across Canada. It is an important contributor to job creation, supporting entrepreneurial businesses, creating wealth for investors and securing both public pension and private retirement savings. The private markets have grown considerably in recent years and the total amount of capital raised through exempt distributions continues to exceed $100+ billion a year and continues to far outpace capital raising in the public markets.

The 2016 PCMA Conference will feature a great line up of speakers including senior capital markets regulators, leading experts in capital raising, issuer strategy and product design, dealer operations and sales and investor development specialists in the private capital markets. Over 300 industry members are expected to attend the event including entrepreneurs, exempt market dealers, private capital issuers, legal, accounting, compliance, private equity, venture capital, and investment professionals.

Georgina Blanas, PCMA Executive Director notes: “We are deeply grateful to our members, sponsors and supporters for their commitment and engagement with the PCMA – the largest Private Capital Markets Community in Canada. The PCMA has become an ideal vehicle to bring together the huge talent and collective wisdom of our dealing representatives, dealers and issuers across the country with the goal of transforming the private markets into the best place to raise capital and invest.



The PCMA would like to thank the 2016 Conference Sponsors for their support of this important industry event: Fundserv, Torys LLP, Walton International Group Inc., Western Investment Properties, Romspen Mortgage Investment Fund, Cranson Capital, Firmex, KPMG, North Star Compliance and Regulatory Solutions, TIMC, TMX Private Markets, Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP, Raintree Corporate Finance and Wealth Creation Corporation.


The PCMA would like to thank the PCMA Partners: Arlington Street Investments, Brookstreet Mortgage Investment Corporation, IBK Capital Corp., Knightswood Financial Corp., McLeod Law LLP, MNP Corporate Finance, Pinnacle Wealth Brokers, Portland Investment Counsel, PowerOne Capital Markets Limited, PwC Canada, Univeris, Walton International Group Inc., WeirFoulds LLP.


2016 PCMA Private Capital Markets Awards

As in past years, the conference will include the presentation of the 2016 PCMA Private Capital Markets Awards - the only national industry awards for private capital markets professionals. 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:

  • finance entrepreneurs, innovators and start-up’s;
  • inject capital to transition businesses;
  • support and grow emerging businesses that are creating jobs in local communities; and
  • create successful private market investment opportunities for Canadians.

Winners of the 2016 PCMA Private Capital Markets Awards


2016 PCMA Legacy Partners Award


IBK Capital Corp.
PowerOne Capital Markets Limited
Morley Salmon, PCMA Founder and Past Chairman
Walton International Group Inc.
WeirFoulds LLP


2016 PCMA Commercial Real Estate Award


ICM (VII) U.S. Core Plus Realty Trust
Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc., Raintree Financial Solutions, Omnus Investments Limited, Richardson GMP, PRIVEST Wealth Management, 
WealthTerra Capital Management Inc., Triview Capital Ltd., Aligned Capital, STEVLOC Management Inc.


ICM is a real estate investment firm with a long track record of managing assets on behalf of some of Germany’s wealthiest families. ICM began offering investments to Canadian retail and accredited investors in 2012, working with a syndicate of Exempt Market Dealers. The firm has regularly demonstrated market leadership through its value orientation, disciplined processes and commitment to its partners and clients. With the creation of ICM VII in 2014, the firm introduced an innovative governance structure that included a formal investment committee and continuing oversight of registered portfolio managers. In 2015, ICM made a number of strategic acquisitions in the U.S. to position the firm to achieve its targeted 12% annualized rate of return for its investors.


2016 PCMA Commercial Real Estate Award

Points West Living
Cranson Capital Securities, Raintree Financial Solutions, Suske Capital, Triview Capital Ltd., Sussex Retirement Living


Since its inception in 2000, Points West Living has become one of Alberta’s leading providers of quality hospitality and care for seniors living in supportive living communities. By amalgamating hospitality, health and residential care services, Points West Living has embraced and implemented the very best ideas in seniors care. Cranson Capital Securities led a capital raise of $22M for the Points West Living Limited Partnership to acquire a portfolio of 7 seniors housing facilities across Alberta. Total consideration for the portfolio was approximately $100 million, including the Cranson Capital offering, an additional $9.8M investment from management and approximately $68M in mortgage financing.



2016 PCMA Real Estate Development Award


Rockspring Capital Texas Real Estate Trust
Raintree Financial Solutions, TSX Private Markets, STEVLOC Management Inc., Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc., Alternative Capital Group, WhiteHaven Securities Inc., Triview Capital Ltd., Global Financial, Meckelborg Financial Group Ltd., WealthTerra Capital Management Inc.,
Accilent Capital, Robson Capital.


On a global basis, pre-development land is not only one of the most challenging asset categories to manage but also the most difficult to access.  When purchased astutely, and structured appropriately, it offers tremendous capital preservation and growth opportunities. Since 2011, Rockspring has been syndicating land located in the United States and made the opportunity available to Canadian private market investors through a series of partnerships with more than $50 million in equity raised. The award is in recognition of the company’s Rockspring Capital Texas Real Estate Trust, which featured a diversified portfolio of lands located throughout the major markets in Texas – with a mix of lands designated for commercial and residential end use.


2016 PCMA Corporate Finance Award

   GoldMoney Inc. (BitGold Inc.) & PowerOne Capital Markets Limited.


PowerOne Capital Markets Limited acted as financial advisor to Bitgold Inc. (now known as GoldMoney Inc.), in connection with its $7m concurrent private placement completed in February 2015 as part of the company’s going public transaction on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange on May 14, 2015. At the time of listing, Bitgold had a market capitalization of $30 million, which has since increased to approximately $250 million as of April 2016. Further to acting as financial advisor, PowerOne also played an integral and strategic role to help advance the development of the platform.


2016 PCMA Diversified Mature Award


Invico Capital Corporation
Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc., Raintree Financial Solutions, WealthTerra Capital Management Inc., Triview Capital Ltd., WhiteHaven Securities Inc., Sentinel Financial Group, Richardson GMP, Raymond James Financial, Mackie Research Capital, Leede Financial, Aligned Capital, STEVLOC Management Inc.


The Invico Diversified Income Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of high yield lending and investment opportunities that provide monthly cash flow for investors.  Founded in 2005 by Jason Brooks and Allison Taylor, Invico Capital Corporation currently manages over $200 MM capital under management. The objective of the fund is to provide consistent, longer-term risk adjusted returns with reduced volatility through direct control or ownership of the underlying assets of the investments. In 2015, Invico Capital included a truly unique opportunity in their portfolio, adding a film credit investment into their fund that lead to their selection as the PCMA’s Award of the Year in the “Diversified – Mature” category.


2016 PCMA Technology Award


Mirexus Biotechnologies & GreenSky Capital, Inc.


GreenSky brokered a Series A investment of $6.9M in Mirexus Biotechnologies, producers of Phytospherix, the world's only natural monodisperse nanomaterial. The investment group included a lead investor, a multi-national strategic partner, follow-on from seed round investors (also brokered by GreenSky), and GreenSky's new proprietary Canadian venture capital fund. The investment, which will finance go-to-market, applications R&D and IP strategy, comes in two tiers, with $3.9M invested in 2015 and the remainder to be invested in 4Q '16.

About the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
Since 2002, the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada has brought together Exempt Market Dealers, exempt market product Issuers, and professional advisers to the private capital markets. The PCMA is the leading national industry voice for the private capital markets to securities regulators, government and the capital markets. The PCMA provides valuable services and benefits to its members, including: regulatory and compliance resources, opportunities for professional development and industry education, exclusive insurance programs, and access to a network of private capital markets professionals from coast to coast. In 2012, the PCMA launched Private Capital Markets Awards - the first and only national industry awards for private capital markets professionals. The PCMA believes in celebrating and promoting the success stories of the private capital markets in Canada. For more information please visit

For media inquiries, please contact:
Elena Mazur
Communications Director, PCMA


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The complete agenda, partnership and registration details are available HERE.