Track Record of Delivering
CFO of business that acquired cash flowing assets with debt before sale in three small dispositions (Oct 15, 2012)
Created a CPC public shell on TSX and identified a Qualifying Transaction target with a hemp cigarette company (July 17, 2022)
CFO of a start-up that built three loading facilities and then sold to a public company (Aug 15, 2014)
Created public shell and identified target for a Qualifying Transaction with cash flowing petroleum company (April 4, 2018)
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Why use a Capital Pooling Company to go Public
Being a publicly listed company can be expensive when considering upfront listing costs, audits, and legal fees. The National Instruments securities rules, TSX exchange guidelines (see TSX CPC Program details), and IFRS accounting principals are complex and even overlap at times. Therefore, the key to managing expenses and deal risk in raising the public capital is to find good people to guide you through the process to avoid potential pitfalls.
CPCs are specific vehicles to get private companies listed on the TSXV Exchange by splitting the IPO process into these two steps:
Public listing of CPC shell (with Experienced management team and only cash).
Qualifying transaction (QT) where an operating business is merged with the CPC with a filling statement.
Trust Experienced Advisors to Get Your Company Publicly Trading Quickly
Since 2003, CPC Equities has been managing all the public company reporting tasks for clients to allow entrepreneurs to focus on growing their business. We are a team of 10 educated professionals (CPA, MBA, CFA) who have over 240 years of combined industry experience (including tech, manufacturing, and real estate).
Our team has set up several Capital Pooling Companies (CPCs) on our own so we understand the process intimately. The initial costs can grow exponentially, especially when engaging the securities lawyers. Our mandate is to keep transaction costs low by planning and keeping communication fluid between the executives and advisors in order to have a direct path to listing the company. This is critical since the share valuations in public markets can shift quickly.
Commonly Asked Questions
The size of company depends more on the industry and growth potential to drive market interest. Established businesses that have historical revenue and generate cash flow tend to justify higher valuations. However, that is not meant to discourage smaller companies from seeking our assistance and guidance. To understand the TSXV listing requirements for respective industries, we recommend potential clients to see the tables starting on page 32 of the Listing Guide in the link.
“Major Strength Is the Ability to Communicate when Interacting with the Lawyers, Auditors and Bankers.”
“Strong understanding of complex legal structures such as mutual fund trusts, limited partnerships, and corporations, specifically differing IFRS and tax treatments.”
“Understood our operations and identified gaps in our marketing pitch. This helped when we were in presentations as most investors had similar questions.”
“Impressed with Ability to Assist our Board with the Strategic Planning Process.”