Linking Capital to Advanced Technology Companies: Join the TSX - CATA Capital Connections Series
March 1, 2012

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To secure a spot at the March 7th TSX Investment Webinar, please confirm your interest today by email to Kevin Wennekes at kwennekes@cata.ca Also note the dates for the Investment Matching Program ( Ottawa & Kitchener-Waterloo ) and submit your application using our on-line form. Five companies will be chosen for each location.

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and member partner TSX and TSX Venture Exchange are pleased to announce the continuation of a new and innovative series of investment opportunity events aimed at aligning Canadian technology providers with interested capital investors from some of Canada’s leading technology investment banks.

The unique format for these events allows for strategic meetings to take place between leading CATA companies and elite professionals from the capital markets focused on growth oriented technology companies. Each event will feature 10-minute, private meetings between the CEO’s and the capital market professionals, and offers an opportunity post-meeting to develop relationships and network with other leaders in the advanced security sector.

"Our company participated in the first session and resulted in an engagement with one of the investment banks on a $7 Million placement," says, Dennis Meharchand CEO of Valt.X Technologies Inc. "The CATA-TSX session also provided us with the confidence and direction to secure over $1 Million in Angel Investment. Any company would gain to benefit from participating, and especially those at the pre-IPO stage."

"Based on the success of our first collaboration together, we are ambitiously expanding our offering in collaboration with CATA by seeking to hold similar sessions in at least five cities this year," says Robert Peterman, Head of Business Development-Technology, with the TSX. "For our upcoming sessions in Ottawa and Waterloo, we are hosting the one-on-one sessions prior to our Capital Markets Workshops, which will allow for even greater learning and networking opportunities."

Enrol Now - CATA-TSX Investment Series Webinar - March 7 @ 1 pm EST.

Join Robert Peterman, Dennis Meharchand, and CATA’s VP Research Kevin Wennekes for a live discussion on the format and benefits of participating in the investment matching series. Hear first-hand testimonial regarding how this unique approach can lead to an investment offering. Get more information on the Capital Markets Workshops.

To secure a spot at the March 7th TSX Investment Webinar, please confirm your interest today by email to Kevin Wennekes at kwennekes@cata.ca

Ottawa and Waterloo Programs Accepting Applications Now

With confirmed dates and locations determined for the next two sessions, vendors are encouraged to apply for one of the five spots being offered in each city for the unique investment matching program.

How to Secure your Exclusive Access to the Investment Matching Program

There are three steps to qualifying for these opportunities:
  1. Complete the form online at http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/tsxseries.html Once submitted you will obtain the link to a short online company profile, which when completed will be shared with the investors
  2. Investors will review all submissions and identify the top 5 they wish to meet – a confirmation will be sent indicating whether or not your firm has been selected
  3. If selected, confirm your ability to attend and submit any follow-up materials requested — if not selected, resubmit at future opportunities
Note that as there are plans to hold these sessions across Canada, a company needs only complete the profile once and it can be re-submitted, with any needed modifications, at each occasion without incurring further cost.

Matching Event Details (Five Firms only)
Ottawa:
April 10, at the Fairmount Chateau Laurier

Waterloo:
May 8 at Communitech, Tannery Event Centre

Times:
1:00 to 2:30 pm: Investment Matching One-on-One Sessions (Five firms only)
2:30 to 3:00 pm: Registration for Capital Markets Workshops
3:00 to 5:00 pm: Seminar
5:00 to 6:30 pm: Networking reception

Confirmed Investment Bankers advisors for Ottawa include:
  • BMO Capital Markets Inc.
  • Raymond James
  • Mackie Research Capital
  • Gowlings
  • Equicom Group
Confirmed Investment Bankers advisors for Waterloo include:
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Cormark Securities
  • Versant Partners
  • Gowlings
  • Equicom Group

About the Capital Markets Workshops (open to all CEOs, CFOs, COOs)
Discover How Canadian Entrepreneurs are Utilizing TSX and TSX Venture as Platforms for Growth

Please join us, along with leading deal makers and professional service providers, for a market update and panel discussion about TSX and TSX Venture Exchange as a viable destination for Canadian companies seeking growth capital.

Workshop Agenda:
  1. Keynote from TMX Group’s President of Markets
  2. Canadian and International Market update
  3. Best Practices for going public
  4. Finance panel discussion with leading Canadian Investment Banks
Ottawa Workshop leaders include senior executives from Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP, FMC, Raymond James Ltd., Mackie Research Capital, BMO Capital Markets and The Equicom Group.

Waterloo Workshop leaders include senior executives from KPMG, Gowlings, Miller Thompson, Cormark Securities, Versant Partners and RBC Capital Markets.

Who Should Attend
This event is by invitation only, for CEOs, CFOs, and COOs. To register your interest in participating in the Capital Markets Workshop, Register at www.tmx.com/growthplatforms. Please direct any questions to Maureen.butcher@tsx.com .