Category: Canadian Securities
7 Posts
POSTED ON March 02, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Congrats are in order to supporters of Vancouver, Canada-based online optical pioneer Coastal Contacts, which announced a friendly sale to France’s Essilor International Thursday for $435 million or $12.45 per share. See: Globe and Mail, Bloomberg and Vancouver Sun coverage. Essilor gains five million customers and a system for providing eye ware consumers with custom glasses… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 21, 2013 BY CEOEditor

VANCOUVER, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Rob Blanchard, President of Haywood Securities Inc., one of Canada’s leading independent investment dealers, is pleased to announce that Haywood has taken a critical first step in its plans to significantly enhance the Firm’s position in the energy sector. “We have attracted a hand-picked team of accomplished energy capital markets specialists who will provide our Firm with the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 08, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Capstone Mining (CS:TSX) announced today that it would acquire the right to earn up to 70% of the Project Providencia from Sociedad Quimica y Mineral de Chila S.A. (SQM).  The property is somewhat strategic in that it sits approximately halfway between Capstone’s Santo Domingo Project and Anglo American’s Mantos Blancos copper mine. SQM is a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 26, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

The all-star tech incubator, Difference Capital (see Tommy’s article), announced the closing of a $45-million financing which brings the total funds raised in the previous two financings to $101-million and a total of $185-million since May 2012.  You don’t see many junior miners able to raise that kind of money, especially in this market.  So,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 25, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Bloomberg reports on the current mining market meltdown’s devastating impact on Canada’s investment community. Mark Morabito, chairman of Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (ADV), was quoted. “I’m now dealing with the top guys, the global heads of mining, because the guys in between are all gone… Toronto is just a dead zone.” Read: Toronto Bankers Feel Pain From Mining… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 23, 2013 BY Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist’s Tickerscores, which allows investors to compare precious metals stocks head-to-head, gave 46% of BC Gold & Silver Miners in the development stage a failing grade. Tickerscores uses 20+ variables and rates companies based on financials, management, valuation, recent performance, and project potential. The following infographic displays the highlights for 28 BC development companies. To… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 19, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

New regulation complicates Canadian companies’ ability to raise capital at home and abroad. Source: British Columbia Securities Commission.  See also: BCSC to End Finder’s Fees for Capital Raising Except by Registered Dealer (Clark Wilson). BCN 2013/01 Notice and Request for Comment – Proposed Revocation of BC Instrument 32-513 Registration Exemption for Trades in Connection with Certain Prospectus-Exempt… Continue Reading