SOLID BACKING Our roster of prestigious blue chip financial sponsors includes the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, CCP Equity Partners, Wells Fargo & Company, HSBC Bank Canada, ROI Capital, and Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, the Caisse has over $120 billion of net assets under management (as of December 31, 2005), and invests in the main financial markets as well as in private equity and real estate.
For more information, go to www.lacaisse.com
FONDS de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) is a development capital fund that calls upon the solidarity and savings of Quebecers to help create and maintain jobs in Québec by investing in small and medium-sized businesses. Since its inception in June 1983, the Fund, whose net assets is $7.3 billion as at May 31, 2008, has become a hub of knowledge, resources and contacts for Québec companies and a key player in the Québec economy.
For more information, go to www.fondsftq.com
CCP Equity Partners ("CCP") is a leading private equity firm providing growth capital to innovative financial services and healthcare services companies. In partnership with proven management teams, CCP shapes strategy by leveraging its operating skills, deep industry experience and extensive networks to drive value and accelerate growth. Founded in 1985, CCP currently manages more than $500 million and has completed over 70 investments.
For more information, go to www.ccpequitypartners.com
Wells Fargo is a diversified financial services company with over US$500 billion in assets. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers across North America and elsewhere internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only "AAA-rated" bank in the United States.
For more information, go to www.wellsfargo.com
HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, has more than 170 offices. With over 9,500 offices in 76 countries and territories and assets of US$1,738 billion at 30 June 2006, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations.
For more information, go to www.hsbc.ca
ROI Capital specializes in private-placement lending. Private placement loans are made to established companies who pay back principal and interest. This form of investment is uncorrelated to the public markets, and can be found within all of ROI Capital's Family of Funds: ROI Fund, ROI Canadian Retirement Fund, ROI Global Retirement Fund, ROI Sceptre Retirement Growth Fund, the ROI Private Placement Fund and the ROI High Yield Private Placement Fund. By combining private and public investments, ROI Capital is able to offer investors more diversification than exists with typical mutual funds.
For more information, go to www.roicapital.ca