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Access to capital is often the key to growth within business. Acumen brings sector-specific knowledge and support to all of our capital raising and advisory services. Our strong financial expertise is combined with a long history of experience in capital opportunities to create sound advice and assistance in raising growth capital.

Our capital raising efforts focus on:

Equity underwriting & private placements including:

  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Treasury Offerings
  • Secondary Offerings

Advisory Services

With extensive experience and industry knowledge, our investment banking professionals provide a complete range of services designed to strengthen our corporate client’s position in:

Mergers

Acquisitions

Divestures

Fairness Opinions & Valuations

Sponsorships

Privatizations

Corporate Restructuring

Investment Banking Team

Recent Assignments

Growth Company Assignments

Park Lawn Corporation

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $143,770,815 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed April 2019. Park Lawn Corporation is a Canada-based corporation which owns and operates cemeteries, crematoriums, and funeral homes in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Western Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas (USA).

Cargojet Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $115,000,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Hybrid Debentures - closed April 2019. Cargojet is the dominant provider of time-sensitive overnight air cargo services in Canada with over 90% market share. The Company’s fleet of short-and long-range aircraft operate its core domestic network and provide a platform to gain market share in the international air cargo market.

North American Construction Group Ltd.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $55,000,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Convertible Unsecured Convertible Debentures - closed March 2019. North American Construction Group is one of Canada's largest providers of heavy construction and mining services.

Goodfood Market Corp.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $26,334,453 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed February 2019. Goodfood is the leading home meal solutions company in Canada. The company delivers ingredients to its subscribers weekly to prepare meals at home. The company has its main production and head offices in Montreal with a second production facility in Calgary. It began operations in 2014 in Quebec as Culiniste and began trading on the TSX in June 2017.

Wolverine Energy & Infrastructure Inc.

Acted as Lead Agent in a $5,000,000 Private Placement Offering of Subscription Receipts - closed December 2018. Wolverine is a diversified energy and infrastructure service provider in western Canada and the United States, providing a wide range of services including: water management, production testing, oilfield/energy rentals, and environmental services.

Cargojet Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $86,250,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Hybrid Debentures - closed November 2018. Cargojet is the dominant provider of time-sensitive overnight air cargo services in Canada with over 90% market share. The Company’s fleet of short-and long-range aircraft operate its core domestic network and provide a platform to gain market share in the international air cargo market.

Unisync Corp.

Acted as Lead Underwriter in a $11,100,180 Private Placement Offering of Subscription Receipts - closed September 2018. Unisync is one of Canada’s largest independent uniform providers. The company operates through two business segments. Peerless Garments specializes in technical protective garments and military clothing and Unisync Group (UGL) provides corporate apparel serving clients such as Air Canada, WestJet, Telus, and Purolator.

People Corporation

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $40,254,830 Private Placement Offering of Common Shares - closed August 2018. People Corporation comprises top benefit, retirement and HR consultants across Canada. The company has 200 employees with 28 offices in various locations across Canada.

Stella-Jones Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $343,157,364 Secondary Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed August 2018. Stella-Jones produces pressure treated wood products, including treated railway ties, wood poles for electrical utilities and telecommunications companies, industrial lumber for marine and construction applications and, to a small extent, consumer lumber.

Redishred Capital Corp.

Acted as Lead Agent in a $11,000,000 Private Placement of Common Shares - closed July 2018. Redishred Capital Corp is the owner of the PROSHRED® trademarks and intellectual property in the United States and Internationally. PROSHRED® shreds and recycles confidential documents and proprietary materials for thousands of customers in the United States in all industry sectors.

Horizon North Logistics Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $50,000,160 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed June 2018. Horizon North provides a full range of industrial, commercial, and residential products and services. Our Industrial Services division supplies workforce accommodations, camp management services, access solutions, maintenance and utilities. Strategically located throughout western Canada enables them to accommodate the varying industries they serve with their award-winning modular construction products and services. 

Park Lawn Corporation

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $189,758,625 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Subscription Receipts - closed May 2018. Park Lawn Corporation is a Canada-based corporation which owns and operates cemeteries, crematoriums, and funeral homes in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Western Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas (USA).

Sangoma Technologies Corporation

Acted as Co-Lead Underwriter in a $13,138,000 Private Placement Offering of Common Shares - closed March 2018. Sangoma Technologies is a trusted leader in delivering Unified Communications solutions for SMBs, Enterprises, OEMs, Carriers and service providers.

Pollard Banknote Limited

Acted as Co-Lead Underwriter in a $38,191,500 Short Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares – closed February 2018 - closed February 2018. Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, and a full suite of digital offerings ranging from a game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services.

K-Bro Linen Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $34,533,810 Short Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed December 2017. K-Bro is the largest owner and operator of laundry and linen processing facilities in Canada and with operations in Scotland and the North East of England. 

People Corporation

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $25,303,220 Private Placement Offering of Common Shares - closed November 2017. People Corporation comprises top benefit, retirement and HR consultants across Canada. The company has 200 employees with 28 offices in various locations across Canada.

Park Lawn Corporation

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $80,517,250 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed June 2017. Park Lawn Corporation is a Canada-based corporation which owns and operates cemeteries, crematoriums, and funeral homes in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Western Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and Texas (USA).

K-Bro Linen Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $57,684,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed April 2017. K-Bro is the largest owner and operator of laundry and linen processing facilities in Canada.

Black Diamond Group Ltd.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $31,899,998 Short Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed March 2017. Black Diamond supplies workforce accommodations and temporary workspace to clients in the oil sands, oilfield drilling, and industrial workspace sectors.

The Western Investment Company of Canada Limited

Acted as Co-Lead Underwriter in a $12,419,713 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed February 2017. Western’s strategy is to create a diversified portfolio of established Western Canadian businesses and create value through the identification and long-term ownership of companies with sustained cash flows and strong potential for organic growth.

Slyce Inc.

Acted as Financial Advisor in a $2,835,000 Asset Sale to Anzu Partners LLC - closed January 2017. Slyce delivers sophisticated visual search technologies and is currently focused on enabling a powerful sales channel for major retailers and their customers. Slyce’s technology is used by large retail brands such as Neiman Marcus, Urban Outfitters, JCPenny and Home Depot.

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $69,000,828 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed January 2017. Tidewater was formed to pursue the purchase, sale and transportation of NGLs and related infrastructure throughout North America and export to overseas markets.

Park Lawn Corporation

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $46,000,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed November 2016. Park Lawn Corporation is a Canada-based corporation which owns and operates cemeteries, crematoriums, and funeral homes in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Western Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Michigan (USA).

People Corporation

Acted as Co-Lead Underwriter in a $20,126,150 Private Placement offering of Common Shares - closed October 2016. People Corporation comprises top benefit, retirement and HR consultants across Canada. The company has 200 employees with 28 offices in various locations across Canada.

Cargojet Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $125,000,000 Short Form Prospectus Offering of Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures - closed September 2016. Cargojet is Canada’s leading provider of time-sensitive overnight air cargo services and carries over 1,300,000 pounds of cargo each business night.

Black Diamond Group Ltd.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $27,240,609 Short Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed July 2016. Black Diamond supplies workforce accommodations and temporary workspace to clients in the oil sands, oilfield drilling, and industrial workspace sectors.

Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $57,512,075 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Subscription Receipts - closed June 2016. Hardwoods is one of North America`s largest distributors of high-grade hardwood lumber, sheet goods and architectural millwork to the cabinet, moulding, millwork, furniture and specialty wood products industries. 

Firan Technology Group Corporation

Acted as Lead Underwriter in a $6,900,000 Private Placement of Special Warrants - closed May 2016. Firan is an aerospace and defense electronics product and subsystem supplier to customers around the globe. Firan has two operating units: circuits and aerospace. 

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $80,500,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Common Shares - closed March 2016. Tidewater was formed to pursue the purchase, sale and transportation of NGLs and related infrastructure throughout North America and export to overseas markets.

Energy Assignments

Surge Energy Inc

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $44,500,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures - closed November 2017.

Razor Energy Corp.

Acted as Co-Agent in a $17,250,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of 5,750,000 Subscription Receipts - closed May 2017.

Leucrotta Exploration Inc.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $80,000,550 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of 33,333,400 Common Shares and 1,852,000 CEE Flow-Through Shares - closed April 2017.

Marquee Energy Ltd.

Acted as Strategic Advisor in a $73,500,000 Sale to Alberta Oilsands Inc. - closed December 2016.

Marquee Energy Ltd.

Acted as Lead Underwriter in a $2,814,095 Private Placement Offering of 16,553,500 CEE Flow-Through Shares - closed December 2016.

Yoho Resources Inc.

Acted as Financial Advisor in a $31,520,666 Corporate Sale to One Stone Energy Partners - closed September 2016.

Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $81,605,983 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of 20,110,050 Subscription Receipts and 1,952,000 CDE Flow-Through Shares - closed July 2016.

Ikkuma Resources Corp.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $10,000,350 Private Placement Offering of 14,085,000 CEE Flow-Through Shares - closed May 2016.

Yangarra Resources Ltd.

Acted as Co-Underwriter in a $11,500,000 Short-Form Prospectus Offering of 11,500,000 Common Shares - closed May 2016.

Traverse Energy Ltd.

Acted as Sole Agent in a $2,797,435 Private Placement Offering of 2,379,633 CEE Flow-Through Shares, and 4,316,500 CDE Flow-Through Shares - closed May 2016.

Marquee Energy Ltd.

Acted as Strategic Advisor in a $5,570,000 Sale of a Non-Core, Shallow Gas Asset - closed May 2016.

Eagle Energy Trust

Acted as Financial Advisor in a $13,200,000 Fairness Opinion regarding proposed conversion of Eagle Energy Trust into a corporation, Eagle Energy Inc. - closed January 2016.

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