Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) kicked off a five-city U.S. series of TSX Ignite events last week at Torrey Pines near San Diego, California. The free, half-day event highlighted the benefits of listing and raising growth capital on Canada’s premiere equities markets.
The event featured keynote addresses from two recently listed TSXV companies, including David Field, President and CEO of San Diego-based OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. (ON) and Steve Chung, CEO of Silicon Valley startup Frankly Inc. (TLK). The event also included panel sessions featuring representatives from two leading investment banks, two accounting firms and two legal advisors to provide an overall understanding of how Canada’s equities markets can be effective growth platforms for U.S. businesses. The program closed off with one-on-one discussions with Canadian capital markets professionals on cross-border legal, accounting and banking considerations.
TSX Ignite leverages TSX and TSXV’s globally-recognized expertise in supporting the development of small and medium-enterprises (SMEs) by providing well-regulated capital raising venues for companies from the U.S. and elsewhere around the world. In fact, more than 130 U.S.-based companies are listed on the Exchanges – more than any exchange group outside the U.S. – including over 20 companies headquartered in California. More than $7 billion has been raised by U.S. companies on TSX and TSXV since the start of 2012, and American businesses continue to look north to finance their growth.
Launched in April 2014, TSX Ignite provides companies and entrepreneurs – at all stages of growth and from all sectors – with tools and resources to help them reach their full potential. More than 20 law firms, accounting firms and investment banks collaborated to provide free information on all aspects of the program. The online component of TSX Ignite complements the content from the live events with webinars and other resources that offer expertise from high-profile Canadian business leaders.
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