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Photos from the CEO Cocktail Event in Vancouver

Thank you to everyone who attended yet another CEO Cocktail event at Coast Restaurant in Vancouver on January 28th. The event turned out to be a great success! Thank you to Bacchus Law for lead sponsoring the soiree and organizing all of the food, invites, and drinks. Please see if you made the photo gallery below and we look forward to seeing you at the next event! Photos from the CEO Cocktail Event in Vancouver are below:

Photos from the CSE Pavilion at VRIC 2015

We are happy to share photos from the CSE Pavilion at VRIC 2015 in the gallery below.

Thank you to American Potash Corp. (CSE:AMP), MGX Minerals Inc. (CSE:XMG), Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE:PSE), and Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (CSE:LUX) for co-hosting the CSE Pavilion at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference! Also a big thank you to Davidson & Company LLP for co-hosting this year’s Championship Sunday Reception.

Finally, congrats to Cambridge House International for hosting their 20th VRIC – we are looking forward to many more ahead.

Photos from the show below:

CSE Enjoys Record Year in 2014, International Outreach and Trading Initiatives Help Shape Agenda for New Year

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) is pleased to announce record results in all key performance categories for the year ended December 31, 2014, reflecting success in achieving the exchange’s goal of reducing the cost of capital for Canadian public companies. For 2015, the CSE expects growth to remain strong as it maintains existing activities and introduces several new initiatives to further strengthen competitiveness.

CSE Enjoys Record Year in 2014 – Key Stats

  • The CSE finished 2014 with a total of 244 listed companies, a 35% increase compared to the previous year;
  • CSE companies conducted 211 financings, raising a total of $155 million, or $76 million more than in 2013;
  • Aggregate trading volume for the year was 2.3 billion shares, up 165%;
  • Aggregate trading value was $498 million, up 315%.

Companies from a wide range of business sectors sought listing status on the CSE in 2014, including pharmaceutical, health care, technology, mining, clean tech, oil and gas and financial services. Approximately half of new listings came in the form of public companies transitioning to the CSE from other exchanges.

The CSE enters 2015 with a strong applications pipeline and a fresh set of objectives to further enhance trading and market access.

Over 100 companies raised capital on the CSE during the year, averaging $1.4 million per issuer. Premier Diagnostic Health Services Inc. (CSE:PDH), Tier One Capital Limited Partnership (CSE:TLP.UN), Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (CSE:PVO) and Helius Medical Technologies Inc. (CSE:HSM) each raised more than $7 million. Novo Resources Corp. (CSE:NVO) and Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE:SL) were among others that completed significant financings. Supreme was also an exchange volume leader in 2014, alongside other companies in the medical marijuana sector such as Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE:ATT) and Affinor Growers Inc. (CSE:AFI).

“Technology was a standout on the financing front, with issuers in the sector accounting for around half of all capital raised on the CSE in 2014,” said CSE Chief Executive Officer Richard Carleton. “But fundraising challenges remain and this makes our operating model attractive for companies at the early to mid stages of development. With no immediate relief on the horizon, our low-cost, highly efficient listing model will remain an important incentive for fast growing companies to work with us.”

The CSE enters 2015 with a strong applications pipeline and a fresh set of objectives to further enhance trading and market access. These include a new market making program designed to enhance issuer liquidity; new order routing, compliance and risk management tools to assist dealers; and more resources for the exchange’s marketing team to support existing issuers and attract new ones.

Plans also call for a broader foreign markets strategy, particularly in light of the benefits many issuers realized after the CSE became a designated exchange with the leading operator of over-the-counter markets in the United States early in 2014. Tighter bid/offer spreads and greater trading liquidity resulted for many companies as US investors gained access to CSE stocks through domestic broker platforms newly able to provide quotes denominated in US dollars. The CSE will explore this model with exchanges in the European Union and United Kingdom in the current year.

“We put a lot of effort into raising our profile with key segments of the public finance community in Canada and internationally in 2014,” said Carleton. “Our goal is to build on those achievements throughout the current year, ensuring easier market access to enhance liquidity, reaching out to institutional investors to explain the merits of the CSE and show them examples of highly successful companies on our exchange, and continuing to address the micro and macro needs of our growing issuer base.”

Eurotour 2014 – Photos from CSE’s European Investment Roadshow

Way back in November 2014 the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), along with Zimtu Capital and several CSE-listed companies embarked on a 7-day, 4-city investment roadshow spanning two countries, 900+ kms and copious amounts of schnitzel. “Eurotour 2014” (as it was dubbed) was a collaboration between the CSE and Zimtu for the first time.

By all accounts (some better recollected than others) the trip was a great success. New contacts were made, business opportunities furthered, and the CSE opened new doors for the exchange abroad. Most importantly (thanks to Zimtu) much of this work was documented in photos that we have shared and linked below:


Much credit goes to Zimtu Capital Corp. who organized and documented the investment roadshow in a series of photos posted to their Flickr page, you can see them all in the following links, organized by city:

Eurotour 2014 Investment Roadshow Pictures

The CSE looks forward to it’s next investment roadshow abroad and thanks our hosts for their wonderful hospitality during Eurotour 2014!

CSE & Zimtu 2014 European Investment Roadshow

CSE hosting pavilion at the 20th Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

The CSE and Issuers are excited to host a Pavilion at VRIC 2015 in Vancouver this Sunday, January 18th through Monday, January 19th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The “CSE Pavilion” will be located at booth #1825 to #1837.

Additionally, four CSE issuers will also call the CSE Pavilion their home during the conference including:

Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE:PSE)
MGX Minerals Inc. (CSE:XMG)
American Potash Corp. (CSE:AMP)
Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (CSE:LUX)

As described by Cambridge House (the conference organizers):

“The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference is the world’s largest resource investment conference dedicated on resource exploration and the largest of all annual trade shows held in Vancouver, Canada. Hear from investment thought leaders and wealth influencers. Speak one-on-one with executive members from companies covering every corner of the mineral exploration sector along with metals dealers, oil & gas, renewable energy, media and financial services companies. This is a must-see for investors and stakeholders in the global mining industry. ”

For more information about the event, including registration details and agenda please visit the event website at: http://cambridgehouse.com/event/33/20th-anniversary-vancouver-resource-investment-conference-2015

We look forward to seeing you there!

The CSE Quarterly – Issue 3 is now Live!

The CSE is proud to present the third issue of its quarterly publication – the CSE Quarterly – Issue 3 is now live! The publication profiles some of the CSE’s most dynamic listed companies on the exchange, including the following listings:

SecureCom Mobile Inc. (SCE)
ChroMedX Corp. (CHX)
Novo Resources Corp. (NVO)
Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (LUX)
Pasinex Resources Limited (PSE)
Atlas Cloud Enterprises Inc. (AKE)

Click below to access the full issue:

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Upcoming Event: TakeStock! Alberta

The CSE is proud to be a sponsor of the second TakeStock! AB Investor Forum in Calgary on Nov. 5th.

TakeStock! AB is being hosted at the Ramada Hotel Downtown, 708 -8 Ave SW, Calgary from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

This growing event provides investors with an opportunity to connect with a diverse range of emerging companies – with a focus on technology and other sectors outside of oil and gas.

In the organizer’s own words:

[TakeStock! AB is] The ideal investor forum for connecting with Alberta investors and investment professionals. The show features senior company management from a diversified selection of  public and private companies.

For further details and registration, please visit the the TakeStock website here.

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The CSE Quarterly – Issue 2 is now live!

The CSE is proud to present the second issue of its quarterly publication – the CSE Quarterly – Issue 2 is now live! The publication profiles some of the CSE’s most dynamic listed companies on the exchange, including the following listings:

Big Rock Labs Inc. (BLA)
Helius Medical Technologies Inc. (HSM)
Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. (CMC)
Newnote Financial Corp. (NEU)
Axios Mobile Assets Corp. (AXA)
Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SL)
Chlormet Technologies Inc. (PUF)

Click below to access the full issue:

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The CSE is Exhibiting and Speaking at Upcoming Canvest 2014 in Toronto

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Canadian Investor Conference in Toronto (Canvest) on September 25-26. This show will be a slight shift from the usually scheduled Toronto Resource Investment Conference as it will be broadening the scope of the show across the resource and technology sectors.

The CSE is scheduled to be housed at exhibit booth #809. We applaud the organizers at Cambridge House International for organizing a show that presents investment opportunities across several sectors as this is certainly tailoring the show to the appetites of today’s investment community in Toronto.

Richard_Carleton_canvestAdditionally, CSE CEO Richard Carleton will be participating on the panel titled, “Alternative Financing Methods” along with OTC Markets Group CEO Cromwell Coulson – we are looking forward to hearing their insight regarding the evolution of North American capital markets.

Mark your calendars for this show and we will be sure to see you there. Pre-registration is now open by following the link here.

See you in September!