2017  Q1 Review

Connecting capital with opportunity

By Caitlin Cheadle

Wow, 2017 is flying by – and what a year it’s been so far. While the junior markets have cooled a little in recent months, as we all know it’s times like these that are ideal for seeking out new opportunities. So without further ado here is our Q1 In Review newsletter.

As you may know, here at CEM we hold two conferences over Q1: the AlphaNorth Capital Conference, our annual non-resource show that takes place in the Bahamas every January, and the Whistler Capital Conference, held every February at the world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. Both events were a huge success this year, and we are still getting positive feedback on the beneficial relationships that were forged at each show – you can read the testimonials here. Whether you attended one of our Q1 shows as an issuer or an investor, it is so important to follow up on the meetings you had. Read on to educate yourself on how our attending issuers are performing.

AlphaNorth Capital Conference

The AlphaNorth Capital Conference was a great success this year. As always, a big thank-you goes out to Steve Palmer of AlphaNorth Asset Management, without whom this event would not be possible, as well as our sponsors MNP LLP and Financial Buzz Media. This year we had an outstanding turnout: a total of 46 investors and 46 issuers travelled from all over the world to attend. First up we’d like to congratulate the team at BetterU, who successfully raised $1.7million at the show, allowing them to go through with their planned RTO. BetterU listed on the TSXV on March 8, 2017 and shares had gained 94% as of market close May 9th, outperforming the S&P TSX by 570% during the last year. Pyrogenesis Canada Inc also exceeded expectations – as of May 9th it was up 192%, with no roll-backs to date. Another highlight from AlphaNorth is Theralase, which has seen shares gain 41% since presenting at our Bahamas show on January 20th.

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Whistler Capital Conference

Next up on our Q1 roster is the Whistler Capital Conference, sponsored by the Canadian Securities Exchange, Manning Elliott LLP, and the Yukon Mining Alliance. Held at the gorgeous Fairmont Chateau Whistler, this year we had 36 issuers and 36 investors joining us from across Canada and the US for a weekend of fresh powder and fresh opportunities. We’ll start with Drone Delivery Canada. After appearing at our show on February 10th, Drone Delivery’s shares are up an impressive 41%. Another one to watch is Trilogy Metals Inc, which has seen gains of 33% since presenting at our show.

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Here at CEM headquarters the team has just returned from our 7th annual Scottsdale Capital Conference – we’ll be updating you on the results from that show in our Q2 Newsletter. For anyone who’s interested in attending our upcoming conferences in Montreal, the Okanagan, or Muskoka, check out our website or feel free to get in touch with us directly.

Until next Quarter, many happy returns from all of us at CEM.