Tech Snapshot – Software Solutions Companies Continue to See Growth in 2019 and Beyond

Point Roberts, Washington and Delta, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 3, 2019) – Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering software solutions and technology stocks releases a sector snapshot focusing on the recent rise in business solutions software and what is driving this current trend.

According to a new market research report Fixed Asset Management Software Market’ published by MarketsandMarkets, “The global Fixed Asset Management Software Market size is expected to grow from USD 3 billion in 2019 to USD 5.2 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.8% during the forecast period.”

“Preventive maintenance and IoT technology to boost adoption of fixed asset management software, and growing need to reduce operational cost and proliferate profits through efficient management of assets are the major factors driving the growth of the Fixed Asset Management Software Market,” the report continued.

Advantego Corporation (OTCQB: ADGO), a business solutions provider that develops stand-alone digital delivery systems, electronic and enterprise software products to capitalize on niche opportunities within a specific market, recently announced the acquisition of the North American distribution rights for wireless audio and innovative electro-acoustic products from Aska Electronics Co., Ltd. of China.

“This acquisition has been in the works for several months and culminates the hard work management has put forth that should have a significant impact on revenues moving forward,” according to Advantego CEO, Robert W. (Rob) Ferguson. “Combining Aska’s continuing annual sales increases with our ability to now expand the footprint presents an exciting time ahead for both of our firms,” he said.

Aska is a leading manufacturer of wireless audio and innovative electro-acoustic products that include proprietary noise cancellation technology and Bluetooth capability for headphones, earphones, waterproof sport earbuds, speakers and IoT devices. The firm provides its products and services as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) and a JDM (Joint Design Manufacturer) for customers worldwide.

Advantego will provide additional North American product branding, sales and distribution services for Aksa’s existing and new product introductions. Aska will continue to service their existing customers and will provide research and development, product design and manufacturing services, along with private labeled products to Advantego and its customers.

As previously announced, in exchange for the distribution rights Aska will receive 700,000 shares of Advantego’s preferred shares at $2 per share. The preferred shares are convertible into shares of Advantego’s common stock, under certain pricing and timing conditions.

Ferguson also pointed out: “The ability to add new cutting-edge technology within the broad range of ASKA’s already unique capabilities presents both a great opportunity and challenge for Advantego. To address both, we have expanded several relationships recently in anticipation of this to maximize the opportunities we now see in front of us and are looking forward to seeing the results of our new joint efforts beginning in the third quarter and throughout the rest of the year.”

Digital Turbine, Inc., the #1 mobile platform connecting operators and OEMs with mobile advertisers, announced in early May that it is partnering with leading attribution and analytics companies to accelerate the expansion of SingleTap capabilities by leveraging the scale of existing integrations with application providers. Partners including AppsFlyer, Branch, Kochava, and Singular represent approximately 85% of the top global applications market.

Digital Turbine’s SingleTap solution streamlines the app install process by enabling app delivery from any mobile ad in just one tap. SingleTap is currently enabled on more than 150M Android devices globally including nearly 50% of all Android smartphones in the US. SingleTap to date is delivering up to 200% lift in click-to-install conversion rates for advertisers and application providers.

“As the largest and most robust mobile measurement platform on the globe we are excited to integrate the AppsFlyer platform with Digital Turbine’s SingleTap Installs solution,” said Ben Roodman, Director of Partnerships at AppsFlyer. “We have already seen early success with a number of our application partners and are excited to expand SingleTap across many more apps.”

“Improving the customer experience and more accurate attribution have always been the key values of Branch’s platform,” said Eric Stein, EVP and GM of Partnerships at Branch. “Our app partners can now receive even more value through frictionless app installs powered by Digital Turbine’s SingleTap solution, driving their users from an ad directly to the right page of their app without going through the standard download process. Simply put, the power of SingleTap combined with the power of Branch is driving the world’s best app experiences.”

“We are extremely excited to work with AppsFlyer, Branch, Kochava, and Singular to deliver a better and simplified end-user experience. SingleTap delivers improved conversions for advertisers and creates new revenue streams for our Operator and OEM partners,” said Bill Stone, CEO of Digital Turbine. “Our vision to expand SingleTap capabilities for any application a consumer wants to download, on any Android device, anywhere on the planet, is being accelerated through these strategic partnerships.”

OneSoft Solutions Inc., a North American developer of cloud-based business solutions, recently announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 that ended March 31, 2019.

Some of the financial highlights included a revenue of $592,302 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 more than doubled the $283,202 reported for the comparative period, the gross margin remained strong at 86% due to high margin software revenue and compared to 88% in the comparative period, as well as subsequent to the quarter, collection of a large account receivable and completion of the $9.2 million bought deal financing in April 2019 increased cash to approximately $12.7 million.

Management is optimistic that the Company is well positioned to successfully cross the “market adoption chasm” that disruptive new technologies typically experience in their quest to garner market share (refer to Company’s FYE February 28, 2018 MD&A, page 10 for further explanation).

“We believe that OneSoft’s “first mover” advantage in having developed and commercialized the first O&G pipeline integrity management solutions based on cloud computing, machine learning and data science is highly beneficial. Management will now accelerate the development of additional new technology and solutions that are accretive to CIM and will appeal to CIM clients and prospective customers. We believe our strategy to accelerate technology advancement, now feasible because of the capital raise completed in April 2019, will ultimately contribute to increased value for shareholders,” according the companies release.

AudioEye, Inc., a leading provider of digital accessibility solutions that provide barrier-free website access for individuals with disabilities, also recently reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Some of the first quarter operational highlights included augmenting the existing management team through the appointment of 20-year Corporate Finance Executive and proven Business Leader, Sach Barot as new Chief Financial Officer, engaging former New York Governor David Paterson as key political advocate and business consultant for the AudioEye solution with the goal of addressing the significant increase in litigation related to digital accessibility, specifically in New York State and continued growth of direct sales channel client roster in the first quarter with prominent new customers from the technology, fashion, retail, hospitality and healthcare space among others.

Total revenues increased 73% to a record $1.99 million from $1.15 million in the same period a year-ago. The increase in revenues was primarily due to continued execution in direct channel as well as steady growth in the indirect channel and gross profit increased 93% to $1.08 million (54.5% of total revenues) from $562,000 (48.9% of total revenues) in the same year-ago period. The increase in gross profit and gross margin was primarily due to the increase in revenues previously described.

AudioEye Executive Chairman, Carr Bettis said, “The first quarter was a strong start to the year that has us in good position to continue ramping our growth efforts throughout the balance of 2019. Total revenues increased 73% to a record $1.99 million, which marks the thirteenth consecutive quarter that we’ve achieved record topline results. Looking ahead, we’re seeing even greater signs of growth and expansion. The past two months, April and March, have been the best months in the history of our company in terms of cash contract bookings. Thanks to our enhanced public relations and marketing efforts, we’ve been able to increase our pipeline substantially and will look to continue to accelerate this program going forward. We are continuing to strategically funnel financial resources and add key personnel into areas that will allow us to build on our market leading position and further establish AudioEye as the de-facto leader in digital.”

Increased revenue and continued growth supports the idea that this is a still a segment to watch in the tech sector as demand continues to reduce operational costs and proliferate profits through efficient management of assets.

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CSE Reports Record Issuer Total, Market Capitalization as Growth Continues in First Quarter of 2019

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 23, 2019) – The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) today announced performance highlights from the first quarter of 2019, including new records for aggregate CSE issuer market capitalization and the value of financings in a 12-month period. The exchange also saw its total listed securities surpass 500 during the quarter, as cannabis, mining and technology companies continued to choose the Exchange for Entrepreneurs as their primary listing to facilitate financing activity and superior trading liquidity for their shareholders.

Key Statistics

  • Trading volume in CSE listed securities was 6.7 billion shares, an increase of 6.2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018;
  • The value of shares traded in CSE listed securities totaled $6.3 billion, up 7.8% from the previous quarter;
  • Financings completed by CSE issuers totaled $716.7 million in the quarter, and for the 12 months through March 31 set a new record of $5.2 billion, up 168% from the 12-month period a year earlier;
  • The CSE finished the quarter with 500 listed issues, up 16% from the end of 2018, and higher by 47.5% compared to the first quarter of 2018;
  • The aggregate market capitalization of CSE issuers rose 62.8% from the previous quarter to $25.9 billion.

Cannabis and related issuers remained the most active sector for capital raising in the first quarter, closing on gross proceeds of $550.8 million through 81 financings, or 77% of all capital raised by CSE issuers. Companies in the diversified industry category raised $92.3 million and mining issuers completed financings totaling $39.8 million (13% and 6%, respectively).

Among financings conducted during the quarter were those by Cansortium (TIUM.U; US$53 million), Vireo Health (VREO; $68.6 million), and Flower One Holdings (FONE; $50 million).

The records set for aggregate market capitalization and financings on a trailing 12-month basis reflected not only the strong growth in issuer count but also a general rebound in share prices that began in January and took the CSE Composite Index 36.3% higher in the first three months of the year.

CSE marketing initiatives during the quarter included CSE Talks events in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, as well as a major presence at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, where the exchange partnered on events that collectively welcomed over 2,000 guests. CSE’s west coast team also embarked on a successful roadshow in California that included stops in Santa Monica and San Francisco and involved a delegation of capital markets professionals and investors.

In the current quarter, the CSE will participate in 14 events, mostly as a partner or sponsor/co-sponsor. Themes include blockchain (Thought Leadership Partner at Blockchain Revolution Global; Toronto, April 24-25), eSports (co-sponsor of eSports in the Capital Markets; Toronto, April 24) and cannabis (Arcview Vancouver Investor Forum; Vancouver, April 23). The CSE will also participate in Arcview conferences planned for Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles through February 2020.

Other events on the CSE calendar include a return to Israel on May 12 for the Tech Day conference in Tel Aviv, where small-cap investors and prospective issuers will spend a full day learning about listing on the CSE and OTC QB and QX markets, as well as investment opportunities in Israeli technology companies. The event will mark the CSE’s sixth visit to Israel in the past two years.

The CSE marketing team is taking full advantage of the space and location afforded by the exchange’s new office at Toronto’s First Canadian Place, one of its initial moves being to build a top-tier podcast studio CSE issuers can use to record discussions exploring corporate developments, entrepreneurship, and industry trends. The exchange’s flagship podcast, titled #HashtagFinance, is now available on a variety of popular platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Play. More information on the #HashtagFinance podcasts, as well as a list of feature interviews and videos can be accessed at http://blog.thecse.com/pe-podcasts/.

Development of the CSE’s blockchain-enabled clearing and settlement facility remains a priority, and during the quarter the CSE hired Andrew Grovestine, a highly accomplished technology expert who has run back office operations and worked as a technology consultant and project manager in the capital markets for over 20 years. Andrew will head the exchange’s internal project team and coordinate closely with third-party developers as the platform advances toward external testing.

“The rapid increase in issuers calling the Canadian Securities Exchange home is an undeniable vote of confidence in the trading and capital-raising environment we offer growth companies of all sizes,” said Richard Carleton, CSE Chief Executive Officer. “Strong trading liquidity and the efficiency of conducting financings as a CSE issuer are two aspects of our operations that we receive frequent feedback on, and the industry remains excited about our clearing and settlement facility. The CSE’s excellent start to 2019 maintains the momentum we have built in recent years by responding to the needs of issuers, investors, financial professionals, and other parties, both in Canada’s financial community and on a global level.”

Contact

Richard Carleton
CEO – Canadian Securities Exchange

(416) 367-7360, richard.carleton@thecse.com

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La CSE déclare un record quant à la capitalisation boursière totale des émetteurs alors que la croissance se poursuit au premier trimestre de 2019

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 23, 2019) – La Bourse des valeurs canadiennes (CSE) a annoncé aujourd’hui les points saillants des résultats du premier trimestre de 2019, y compris de nouveaux records quant à la capitalisation boursière totale des émetteurs de la CSE et à la valeur des financements sur une période de 12 mois. La Bourse a également vu la barre des 500 titres inscrits franchie au cours du trimestre, alors que les sociétés de production de cannabis, les sociétés d’exploitation minière et les entreprises technologiques continuaient de choisir la Bourse pour les entrepreneurs où effectuer leur principale cotation afin de faciliter leurs activités de financement et d’offrir une liquidité de négociation supérieure à leurs actionnaires.

Statistiques clés

  • Le volume d’opérations sur des titres inscrits à la CSE a atteint 6,7 milliards d’actions, soit une augmentation de 6,2 % en comparaison au quatrième trimestre de 2018.
  • La valeur des actions négociées sur des titres inscrits à la CSE a totalisé 6,3 milliards de dollars, une hausse de 7,8 % par rapport au trimestre précédent.
  • Les financements réalisés par les émetteurs de la CSE ont totalisé 716,7 millions de dollars au premier trimestre, et pour les 12 mois se terminant le 31 mars, un nouveau record de 5,2 milliards de dollars a été établi, une hausse de 168 % par rapport à la période de 12 mois de l’année précédente.
  • La CSE a terminé le trimestre avec 500 émissions inscrites, une hausse de 16 % par rapport à fin 2018 et de 47,5 % par rapport au premier trimestre de 2018.
  • La capitalisation boursière globale des émetteurs de la CSE a augmenté de 62,8 % par rapport au trimestre précédent pour atteindre 25,9 milliards de dollars.

Le cannabis et les émetteurs qui y sont associés sont restés le secteur le plus actif en matière de mobilisation du capital au premier trimestre, clôturant sur un produit brut de 550,8 millions de dollars au moyen de 81 financements, soit 77 % de l’ensemble des capitaux réunis par les émetteurs de la CSE. Les sociétés de la catégorie des industries diversifiées ont mobilisé 92,3 millions de dollars et les émetteurs du secteur minier ont réalisé des financements totalisant 39,8 millions de dollars (13 % et 6 %, respectivement).

Parmi les financements effectués au cours du trimestre, citons ceux de Cansortium (TIUM.U; 53 millions de dollars US), de Vireo Health (VREO; 68,6 millions de dollars US) et de Flower One Holdings (FONE; 50 millions de dollars US).

Les records établis pour la capitalisation boursière globale et les financements sur les douze derniers mois reflètent non seulement la forte croissance du nombre d’émetteurs, mais aussi un rebond général du cours des actions qui a débuté en janvier et qui a permis à l’Indice composé CSE de progresser de 36,3 % au cours des trois premiers mois de l’exercice.

Les initiatives de marketing de la CSE au cours du trimestre comprenaient des événements de la série CSE Talks à Toronto, Montréal et Ottawa, ainsi qu’une présence majeure à la conférence de la Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) à Toronto, où la Bourse a agi à titre de partenaire lors d’événements qui ont collectivement accueilli plus de 2 000 invités.

Au cours du trimestre actuel, la CSE participera à 14 événements, principalement en tant que partenaire, commanditaire ou co-commanditaire. Parmi les thèmes abordés, on retrouve les chaînes de blocs (partenaire de leadership éclairé de Blockchain Revolution Global à Toronto, les 24 et 25 avril), les jeux de sport en ligne eSports (co-commanditaire d’eSports sur les marchés financiers à Toronto, le 24 avril) et le cannabis (Arcview Vancouver Investor Forum à Vancouver, le 23 avril). La CSE participera également aux conférences Arcview prévues à Chicago, New York, Las Vegas et Los Angeles jusqu’en février 2020.

Parmi les autres événements inscrits au calendrier de la CSE, on note un retour en Israël le 12 mai pour la conférence Tech Day de Tel-Aviv, au cours de laquelle les investisseurs et les émetteurs potentiels à faible capitalisation passeront une journée complète à apprendre comment s’inscrire à la CSE et sur les marchés OTCQB et OTCQX, en plus d’explorer des occasions d’investissement dans les entreprises de technologie israéliennes. Cet événement marquera la 6e visite de la CSE en Israël au cours des deux dernières années.

L’équipe marketing de la CSE profite pleinement de l’espace et du lieu qu’offrent les nouveaux bureaux de la Bourse situés à la First Canadian Place de Toronto. L’une de ses premières initiatives consiste à créer un studio d’enregistrement de baladoémissions de premier plan que les émetteurs de la CSE peuvent utiliser pour enregistrer des discussions explorant les développements de l’entreprise, l’entrepreneuriat et les tendances de l’industrie. La baladoémission phare de la Bourse, intitulée #HashtagFinance, est désormais disponible sur diverses plates-formes populaires, notamment iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify et Google Play. D’autres renseignements sur les baladoémissions #HashtagFinance, ainsi qu’une liste d’entrevues et de vidéos, sont disponibles à l’adresse suivante : http://blog.thecse.com/pe-podcasts/.

Le développement du système de compensation et de règlement fondé sur une chaîne de blocs de la CSE demeure une priorité. Au cours du trimestre, la CSE a embauché Andrew Grovestine, un expert en technologie hautement accompli, qui a été responsable d’opérations de soutien, et qui travaille comme consultant en technologie et gestionnaire de projet sur les marchés financiers depuis plus de 20 ans. Andrew dirigera l’équipe de projet interne de la Bourse et il assurera une coordination étroite avec des développeurs tiers à mesure que les tests externes de la plate-forme approchent.

« L’augmentation rapide du nombre d’émetteurs communiquant avec la Bourse des valeurs canadiennes constitue un vote de confiance indéniable envers l’environnement commercial et le contexte de mobilisation de capitaux que nous offrons aux entreprises en croissance de toutes tailles », a déclaré Richard Carleton, directeur général de la CSE. « La forte liquidité des opérations et l’efficience des financements en tant qu’émetteur de la CSE sont deux aspects de nos activités sur lesquels nous recevons fréquemment des commentaires, et le secteur demeure enthousiasmé par notre système de compensation et de règlement. L’excellent début de l’année 2019 de la CSE maintient l’élan que nous avons créé ces dernières années en répondant aux besoins des émetteurs, des investisseurs, des professionnels de la finance et d’autres parties, tant au sein de la communauté financière canadienne qu’au niveau mondial. »

Coordonnées

Richard Carleton
PDG – Bourse des valeurs canadiennes

416 367-7360, richard.carleton@thecse.com

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Voleo Receives Best Stock Trading App Award from FinTech Breakthrough

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – April 3, 2019) – Voleo Inc. (“Voleo“, the “Company“), is pleased to receive the 2019 Best Stock Trading App Award in the Investment Category from FinTech Breakthrough, an independent California-based organization that recognizes the top fintech companies and products in the financial services and technology industry. The award acknowledges the development and innovation that Voleo has achieved in the past year to deliver consumers a one-of-a-kind investing experience.

As a FinTech Breakthrough Award winner, Voleo will receive industry-wide recognition and co-marketing promotion through media and analyst outreach. In addition, participating in the highly-competitive Fintech Breakthrough Program builds valuable exposure to support the growth of Voleo’s organic user base in the U.S.A, where Voleo has launched its consumer-facing mobile and web investing platform. The award comes as Voleo prepares to go public through a reverse takeover transaction with Logan Resources Ltd. (see news release dated January 15, 2019 for the latest update).

“Winning the Best Stock Trading App Award represents Voleo’s success, so far, as a growing technology that combines the online brokerage model with social media. The FinTech Breakthrough Program recognizes Voleo’s ability to create the best experience for our users, making Voleo an attractive white-label solution for the banking sector, globally and especially in the U.S.A, where our subsidiary is a FINRA member,” commented Voleo CEO, Thomas Beattie. “On behalf of Voleo, I would like to thank FinTech Breakthrough and to congratulate the other award recipients who join us in the 2019 FinTech Breakthrough Program,” added Mr. Beattie.

James Johnson, Managing Director at FinTech Breakthrough, stated, “With over 3,500 nominations this year, coming in from all over the world, the FinTech Breakthrough judges, ultimately, selected Voleo for the Best Stock Trading App Award because they demonstrate a clear understanding of what will make a difference to the user investing experience, which then allows Voleo to adapt its millennial-friendly app to its B2B financial partners. Voleo was assessed by an independent panel of experts who have earned a reputation for fairness and credibility, and are committed to determining the break through winners for each award category.”

About FinTech Breakthrough

FinTech Breakthrough, part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, is an independent awards and recognition platform devoted to honoring excellence in Financial Technologies and Services companies and products. The FinTech Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of FinTech companies and products in categories including Investments, Payments, Personal Finance, Wealth Management, Fraud Protection, Banking, Lending, RegTech, InsurTech and more.

For more information on FinTech Breakthrough, please visit http://www.FinTechBreakthrough.com.

About Voleo Inc.

Voleo is a Canada-based mobile fintech company that is transforming the retail investing space through its powerful, collaborative investing platform. Voleo’s equity trading platform operates on native iOS and Android devices, as well as a companion web application. Voleo has increased retail investor participation in the stock market by breaking down barriers to entry, facilitating trust and improving financial literacy. The product is being white-labeled by major financial institutions around the world as an innovative product to engage and retain a new category of investors.

For more information on Voleo, please visit our Investor Relations website at https://ir.myvoleo.com.

Voleo has entered into an agreement, dated January 29, 2018, with Logan Resources Ltd (TSXV: LGR) with respect to a business combination as more fully described in Logan Resources Ltd’s news release dated January 30, 2018.

ON BEHALF OF THE VOLEO BOARD

“Thomas Beattie”
Chief Executive Officer

Voleo Inc. is part of the King & Bay group of companies. King & Bay is a merchant bank that specializes in identifying, funding, developing and supporting growth opportunities in the technology, resource, aviation, and sectors.

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With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this release, the Company has made assumptions regarding, among other thing: the accuracy, reliability and applicability of the Company’s business model; the timely receipt of governmental approvals, including the receipt of approval from regulators in Canada and the United States; the timely commencement of operations by the Company and the success of such operations; the ability of the Company to implement its business plan as intended; the legislative and regulatory environments of the jurisdictions where the Company will carry on business or have operations; the impact of competition; and the availability of financing to execute the business plan. The Company has included the above summary of assumptions and risks related to forward-looking statements provided in this release in order to provide investors with a more complete perspective on the Company’s current and future operations and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.

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Canada Cannabis House in Davos Announces Speakers and Schedule Including Ehud Barak – 10th Prime Minister of Israel, and Cannabis Industry Leaders Bruce Linton, Kevin Murphy, Richard Carleton, and Saul Kaye

Toronto, Ontario and New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – January 18, 2019) – Canada Cannabis House, co-hosted by the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), KAPOOR KAPITAL, and OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), is pleased to announce agenda details of next week’s pavilion panels and speakers. Confirmed participants include Ehud Barak, the 10th Prime Minister of Israel and Chairman of InterCure with Anthony Scaramucci, and cannabis industry leaders including Bruce Linton (Canopy Growth), Kevin Murphy (Acreage Holdings), Richard Carleton (Canadian Securities Exchange), and Saul Kaye (CannaTech Global).

With support from pavilion partners iCAN and CannaTech Global, along with lead sponsor Canaccord Genuity, the exclusive Canada Cannabis House will be situated at the center of all activity in Davos, Switzerland and run from January 22-24. With the rapidly advancing global expansion of cannabis legalization, this iconic international location will convene industry leaders and senior executives from publicly-traded cannabis companies influenced by the Canadian listing and trading experience.

Confirmed panelists and speakers include:

Tuesday – January 22nd

4:00pm – Cannabis in the Capital Markets – What’s Getting Funded Next?

Featuring: Richard Carleton (CEO – CSE) / Jason Paltrowitz (EVP – OTC Markets Group) / Dan Daviau (CEO – Canaccord Genuity)

5:00pm – How to Capitalize on the U.S. Cannabis Opportunity – Navigating Regulatory Uncertainty

Featuring: Bruce Linton (CEO – Canopy Growth Corporation) / Kevin Murphy (CEO – Acreage Holdings)

Wednesday – January 23rd

3:00pm – “Cannabis 3.0”

Featuring: Lorne Gertner (Chairman – Tokyo Smoke)

3:10pm – “The Next Investment Opportunities in Global Cannabis Expansion”

Featuring: Jason Warnok (CEO – TheraCann International) / Prakash Hariharan (CFO – Radient Technologies) / Boris Blatnik (CEO – KannaSwiss)

4:00pm – “The Road to Building the First International Cannabis Brand”

Featuring: George Kveton (CEO – Invictus MD) / Mike Dacks (SVP Global Affairs – Plena Global Holdings)

Thursday – January 24th

3:30pm EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – A Discussion with Ehud Barak – the 10th Prime Minister of Israel and Chairman of InterCure, interviewed by Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital

4:15pm – “The Next Emerging Markets for Cannabis – Navigating Asia and Latin America”

Featuring: Philip Gu (CEO – Stemcell United Limited) / Santiago Londono (CEO – NEWCANNA HUB)

5:00pm – “Exporting Cannabis Innovation to the World from Israel”

Featuring: Yona Levy (Alvit LCS Pharma) / Roie Zerahia (CEO – CANNDOC) / Eyal Barad (CEO – Cannabics Pharmaceuticals)

5:45pm – “Closing Remarks – Cannabis 2020 and Beyond”

Featuring: Antonio Costanzo (CEO – EMMAC Life Sciences PLC)

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La CSE se développe à un rythme record en 2018 – Le volume des opérations, les financements et les inscriptions à la cote atteignent de nouveaux sommets

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 15, 2019) – La Bourse canadienne des valeurs mobilières (CSE) a publié aujourd’hui des données sur le rendement pour l’année 2018, qui affichent des niveaux record en termes de volume et de valeur des opérations, de nombre d’inscriptions à la cote et de capitaux réunis par les émetteurs de la CSE. La CSE a ajouté 123 nouveaux émetteurs au cours de l’année, soit plus du double des 56 émetteurs entrés sur le marché en 2017. Au total, 28 émetteurs ont été mis sur le marché par le biais des premiers appels publics à l’épargne, un nouveau record pour la Bourse.

Statistiques clés

  • Le volume des opérations sur des titres inscrits à la CSE était de 28,6 milliards d’actions, soit une augmentation de 64 % par rapport à 2017.
  • La valeur des actions négociées sur des titres inscrits à la CSE a totalisé 20,3 milliards de dollars, une hausse de 160 % par rapport à l’année précédente;
  • Les financements réalisés par les émetteurs de la CSE ont augmenté de 276 % pour atteindre 5,22 milliards de dollars;
  • La CSE a clôturé l’année 2018 avec 462 titres inscrits, une hausse de 34 %.

Le cannabis et les sociétés liées ont continué à dominer les activités boursières de la CSE en 2018, représentant 60,5 % du volume des opérations. Les entreprises technologiques se classent au deuxième rang avec 18,9 %. Les sociétés minières quant à elles représentent 11,8 %.

Les sociétés productrices de cannabis ont également ouvert la voie en matière de mobilisation des capitaux, leurs émetteurs totalisant 3,99 milliards de dollars grâce à 270 financements. Les financements de cannabis les plus importants en 2018 ont été Curaleaf Holdings (CURA; 520 millions de dollars US), Acreage Holdings (ACRG.U; 416 millions de dollars US) et Harvest Health & Recreation (HARV; 288 millions de dollars US). Les sociétés minières ont totalisé 217 millions de dollars, effectuant 221 opérations. Les institutions financières d’Amérique du Nord, d’Europe et d’Asie ont occupé une place prépondérante dans nombre des financements plus importants du cannabis, jouant un rôle beaucoup plus notable qu’en 2017.

La CSE a considérablement progressé dans le développement de son système de compensation et de règlement fondé sur une chaîne de blocs au cours de l’année. Les avantages potentiels de ce système sont notamment les délais de compensation plus courts (ce qui devrait réduire les besoins en capital des courtiers), la gestion améliorée des documents et des coûts administratifs plus bas. Faire tester le système par la communauté des courtiers sera une priorité stratégique clé pour l’année à venir.

En 2019, la Bourse continuera d’augmenter le nombre d’équipes travaillant sur la conformité des émetteurs afin de soutenir le nombre croissant d’entreprises de plus en plus nombreuses choisissant la CSE pour leur première inscription à la cote. De nouvelles initiatives marketing seront également mises en place afin d’attirer l’attention de la communauté financière sur les émetteurs. La CSE a lancé en mars 2018 Public Entrepreneur, une publication proposant un mélange d’émetteurs récents et de longue date dans chaque numéro. Il est prévu d’étendre la marque à davantage de canaux de médias numériques en 2019, notamment des baladoémissions et des vidéos.

Au cours du premier trimestre de 2019, la Bourse déménagera son siège social à la First Canadian Place située au centre-ville de Toronto. Grâce à ses 16 000 pieds carrés d’espace, le nouvel emplacement offrira une multitude d’opportunités d’exposition supplémentaires pour les émetteurs de la CSE, y compris un centre de marché pour célébrer les nouvelles inscriptions à la cote et d’autres réalisations importantes des émetteurs.

« La croissance exceptionnelle de la CSE en 2018 reflète notre volonté constante d’anticiper les besoins de nos émetteurs et de continuer à ouvrir la voie vers le capital public le moins coûteux en Amérique du Nord », a déclaré Richard Carleton, président-directeur général de la CSE. « Au cours de l’année, il était clair que les efforts visant à faire comprendre la valeur d’une inscription à la CSE à des entrepreneurs aux États-Unis, en Europe, en Israël et dans d’autres pays obtenaient les résultats escomptés, car nous avons reçu des demandes d’inscription à la cote du Canada et de l’étranger à un rythme jamais encore vu. Compte tenu de la taille de notre nouveau portefeuille d’émetteurs et de l’intérêt soutenu des investisseurs pour les sociétés inscrites à la Bourse, la CSE est bien placée pour franchir plusieurs étapes importantes en 2019. »

Coordonnées

Richard Carleton
PDG – Bourse des valeurs canadiennes

416 367-7360, richard.carleton@thecse.com

CSE Grows at Record Pace in 2018; Trading Volume, Financings, Listings Hit New Highs

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – January 15, 2019) – The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) today reported performance data for 2018 featuring record levels for trading volume, trading value, number of listings and capital raised by CSE issuers. The CSE added 123 new issuers during the year, more than twice the 56 issuers that joined the market in 2017. A total of 28 issuers came to market through initial public offerings, also a new record for the exchange.

Key Statistics

  • Trading volume in CSE listed securities was 28.6 billion shares, an increase of 64% compared to 2017;
  • The value of shares traded in CSE listed securities totaled $20.3 billion, rising 160% on the year;
  • Financings completed by CSE issuers climbed 276% to $5.22 billion;
  • The CSE finished 2018 with 462 listed securities, up 34%.

Cannabis and related companies continued to lead activity on the CSE in 2018, accounting for 60.5% of trading volume. Technology companies were the second most active at 18.9%. Mining companies accounted for 11.8%.

Cannabis companies also led the way in raising capital, with issuers grossing a total of $3.99 billion through 270 financings. The largest cannabis financings in 2018 were Curaleaf Holdings (CURA; $520 million), Acreage Holdings (ACRG.U; $416 million) and Harvest Health & Recreation (HARV; $288 million). Mining companies raised a total of $217 million, completing 221 transactions. Financial institutions from North America, Europe and Asia featured prominently in many of the larger cannabis financings, playing a much more notable role than in 2017.

The CSE made significant progress with development of its blockchain-enabled clearing and settlement facility during the year. Potential benefits of the facility include shortened clearing times (which should reduce related dealer capital requirements), enhanced document management and lower back-office costs. Testing the system with the dealer community will be a key strategic priority in the coming year.

Looking to 2019, the exchange will continue to expand teams working on issuer compliance to support the increasing number and scale of companies choosing the CSE for their primary public listing. New marketing initiatives will also be introduced to help bring issuers to the attention of the financial community. The CSE debuted Public Entrepreneur, a publication profiling a mix of recent and long-standing issuers in each issue, in March 2018. Plans call for extending the brand across more digital media channels in 2019, including podcasts and video.

In the first quarter of 2019, the exchange will be moving its headquarters to First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto. Featuring 16,000 square feet of space, the new location will support a host of additional exposure opportunities for CSE issuers, including a market centre to celebrate trading debuts and other important issuer achievements.

“The CSE’s exceptional growth in 2018 reflects our ongoing commitment to anticipating the needs of our issuer base and continuing to provide a path to the lowest-cost public capital in North America,” said Richard Carleton, CSE Chief Executive Officer. “It was clear as the year went on that efforts to convey the value of a CSE listing to entrepreneurs in the US, Europe, Israel and other jurisdictions were having the desired result, as we received listing applications from Canada and abroad at a rate never before seen. Given the size of our new issuer pipeline, and continued investor interest in the exchange’s listed companies, the CSE is positioned to achieve a series of important milestones in 2019.”

Contact

Richard Carleton
CEO – Canadian Securities Exchange

(416) 367-7360, richard.carleton@thecse.com