Equity (Minority) Investments

ABK Biomedical

ABK Biomedical

Mike Mangano
Unit 32-155 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 1B3
http://www.abkbiomedical.com/

ABK Biomedical Incorporated is a medical device company developing products to simplify clinical procedures performed by interventional radiologists. The company’s lead product, OccluSystem is focused on in uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). OccluSystem delivers novel radiopaque embolic agent with improved visibility during embolization for improved safety and ease of use.

 

 

Coconut Software

Coconut

Katherine Regnier
102 – 121 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 1K2 
https://www.coconutsoftware.com

Coconut Software is an innovative web-based company that is poised to dominate the Enterprise Customer Engagement space. Large corporations and financial institutions have a huge problem: they have no way to allow their customers to book online, and with that, they have to manage staff scheduling and resources. Corporations reached out to Coconut Software and approximately 95% of their customers have reported an increase in money and a decrease in time spent. Other customers have chosen to use it as an internal resource to manage staff and resource schedules.

Curatio

Curatio
Lynda Brown-Ganzert

#1200 - 555 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N4
https://curatio.me/

Curatio is the world’s first social health prescription. Curatio’s mobile health platform uniquely combines personalized content and private peer support with daily disease management tools that lead to better health outcomes. The award-winning Curatio team has been internationally recognized for its innovative technology and business approach.

Defyrus

Defyrus

Dana Rath
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2602
Toronto, ON M4W 3E2
http://www.defyrus.com/

Defyrus is a private life sciences biodefence company. They collaborate with public health agencies and military R&D partners in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada to develop and sell broad spectrum anti-viral drugs and vaccine system as medical countermeasures to bioterrorist threats and emerging infectious diseases.

Diamond House.

Heather Haupstein
700 Ballesteros Cres
Warman, SK S0K 4S
http://www.goldenhealthcare.ca/

Golden Health Care Inc. (GHCI) is the largest private provider of long-term care facilities in Saskatchewan with 7 facilities currently in operation.  PIC is a partner with GHCI and other investors in the 7th facility called Diamond House, a 100 room assisted living and level 1 to 4 personal care home located in Warman.  Diamond House opened in September of 2016. The GHCI successful delivery model provides care home residents with a home-like, caring family atmosphere designed to enhance their well-being and sense of self-worth.

District Ventures CPG-1 LP Fund

District Ventures

Arlene Dickinson
2540 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 3S3
http://www.districtventures.ca/

District Ventures Capital is a venture capital fund investing in innovative companies in the food and beverage and health and wellness sectors. The fund is led by General Partner, Arlene Dickinson. District Ventures is the leading ecosystem in Canada that focuses on the CPG space and brings capital, marketing support, programming and commercialization as support to the companies it invests in. In July 2019, Arlene Dickinson announced funding commitments from OMERS and the Bank of Montreal. The two investments from these highly regarded institutional investors increased the fund size to $70 million. 

Mother Labs (Formerly ECOBAIN GARDENS)

Brian and Roberta Bain
115-343 70th St E.
Saskatoon, SK  S7P 0E1
https://motherlabs.ca/

Ecobain Gardens (now Mother Labs) was an indoor vertical hydroponic greenhouse that utilized state-of-the art technology to grow high quality living herbs including basil, dill, chives and mint for the grocery market. This past year Mother Labs brought on new investors to create a Health Canada licensed cannabis (and soon to be hemp) nursery producing genetically specific, high quality, clean and safe plants in their cutting-edge facility.

Exaltexx

frontline

Dan Leachman
#450 - 140 4th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3N3
http://www.exaltexx.net/

Exaltexx Inc. is a chemical distribution and technology commercialization company. They target the removal of paraffin deposits in oil and gas operations using artificial maturing agent (AMA). Their chemicals, using a patent-pending technology, react differently with oil and gas unlike anything currently available. Exaltexx Inc. prides itself in offering safer alternatives to conventional oilfield products, which is why their products and technologies decrease the impact on the environment while reducing the risk to the people who handle them.

G-Mac's AgTeam

G-Macs

Garth MacDonald
908 Main Street, Box 2380
Kindersley, SK  S0L 1S0
http:\\www.gmacsagteam.ca

G-Mac’s AgTeam is an independently owned crop input retailer that provides exceptional agronomic services. Founded in 2000, G-Mac’s AgTeam has 10 retail locations in West Central Saskatchewan with their corporate head office in Kindersley. G-Mac’s AgTeam’s solid reputation and high degree of success is based on partnering with customers to identify their needs, establish goals and create unique customized solutions. PIC co-invested in G-Mac’s with Westcap Mgt Ltd.’s Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. and the Westcap MBO II Fund.  

HeartHero

HeartHero

Gary Montague
3513 Brighton Blvd., Suite 560
Denver, CO 80216
https://hearthero.com/

HeartHero is on a mission to save millions of lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), which claims over 350,000 lives annually in the U.S. alone (American Heart Association, 2017). They are revolutionizing the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by developing an ultra-portable, affordable, user-friendly AED to make this life-saving technology accessible and attractive to the consumer market, while simultaneously creating a better alternative for the existing institutional market.

Human In Motion Robotics

Dr. Siamak Arzanpour
250-13450 102 Ave
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3
https://humaninmotion.ca/

Human in Motion Robotics patented exoskeleton technology enables people living with a wide range of mobility challenges to stand and walk without need of crutches or an attendant, perhaps for the first time ever. Their goal is to empower the millions of people with limited use of their legs to go about many of their daily activities without need of a wheelchair and mitigate the health consequences of being permanently confined to a sedentary position.

Med-Life Discoveries LP

MLD

Dr. Shawn Ritchie
#407 - 15 Innovation Blvd
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2X8
https://med-life.ca/  

Med-Life Discoveries LP is a world-leading human health research company. They are focused on the discovery and development of novel disease screening, treatment and health monitoring products to address diseases such as colon, pancreatic and ovarian cancers, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.

 

MicroMech

Micromech

Richard Roseboom
441 11th Ave. SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0Y5
https://www.micromech.net/

MicroMech was founded in response to a critical point in the automotive industry. With rapid change on the horizon, there is a need to keep up with the changing demands of consumers and the evolution of a tech driven society. MicroMech provides mobile auto service - they send qualified automotive technicians right to the consumer’s home or office and offers all common maintenance and repair services.

MustGrow Biologics Corp (MGRO-CSE)

Formerly MPT Mustard Products & Technologies Inc.

MustGrow

Corey Giasson
1005-201 1st Ave South
Saskatoon, SK S7L 1L2
http://www.mustgrow.ca/

MustGrow is an agricultural biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of patented natural bio-pesticides and bio-fertilizers, including its patented signature mustard-derived biologics. This past year, MustGrow became a listed company on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol MGRO.

POI Business Interiors

Gary Scholl
120 Valleywood Dr.
Markham, ON L3R 6A7
https://www.poi.ca/  

POI has been in business for over 60 years and is Canada’s largest workspace environment provider. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of furniture, architectural and technology products and integrated services. It has evolved its core business from corporate office furniture dealer to an integrated service provider serving esteemed corporate, healthcare, education and government clients.

Stellar Power & Control Solutions

Stellar

Ian Lewis & Glen Follett
104- 6270 205 St.
Langley, BC  V2Y 1N7
http://www.stellarpower.ca

Stellar has strong leadership that builds on its collective history in the Electrical Integrator and Power Quality electrical systems industry. The company has built a reputation throughout Western Canada as well as internationally, for providing variable frequency drives, kiosks and industrial motor control equipment to industries such as mining, oil and gas, forestry and municipal water treatment facilities.

The Blok

theBlok

Craig Bell
123 Avenue B South
Saskatoon, SK S7M 1L4
http://www.theblok.ca/

The Blok (123 Ave B. South) is an innovative commercial condominium development project in Riversdale consisting of a unique building structure made up of boxes, squares and blocks. Main floor owners will revel in the mill of the courtyard atmosphere while 2nd floor and penthouse owners can be inspired from their private balconies, by views of the downtown and the beautiful South Saskatchewan River. The site is located in the Riversdale Community on Avenue B, in between 21st and 22nd Street West in Saskatoon, SK.

TinyEYE Therapy Services

TinyEYE

Greg Sutton
105 – 116 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 3R3
https://www.tinyeye.com/

TinyEYE provides high-quality, online Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy services to school aged children around the globe. A world leader in online therapy, TinyEYE has been recognized internationally for its innovation and for its positive impact on the lives of thousands of children. TinyEYE mends spirits, grows smiles and engages children in their lives.

Verdient Foods

Verdient Foods

Myrna McIvor
One Verdient Way
Vanscoy, SK

http://www.verdientfoodsinc.com

In 2018, Verdient Foods opened a new state-of-the-art pulse food processing facility in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan. Verdient’s focus is the value-added processing of proteins, starches and fibres extracted from Saskatchewan produced pulse crops using a dry fractionation process. This past year, James and Suzy Amis Cameron and PIC announced its newest minority investor, Ingredion, a leading global specialty ingredients company.

 

Read More...

Full News Release...

 

Warman Home Centre

Warman Home Centre

Rick Casavant
601 South Railway Street West
Warman, SK S0K 4S1
http://www.warmanhomecentre.com/

Located in the heart of Warman, SK, Warman Home Centre was first established in 1984 and has been a favourite location of first-time home buyers, as well as experienced contractors. It is made up of five divisions including: Warman Metals, Warman Truss, Warman Cabinets, Warman Homes, and Warman Home Centre. The company continues to perform well in periods of high and low construction cycles. Warman Homes is well-known for its excellence in customer service.

Westcap MBO Investment

Westcap Mgt

Grant Kook
830, 410 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 5T6
http://www.westcapmgt.ca/  

PIC invested in the Westcap MBO Investment LP Fund I and Fund II (Westcap MBO), both Funds are managed by Saskatchewan’s leading private equity fund manager, Westcap Mgt. Ltd. The Westcap MBO Fund is now fully invested in the following companies: Dyna Holdings LP; H.J.R. Asphalt Partnership; Modular Driven Technologies; and Warman Home Centre LP. The Westcap MBO II Fund closed on its first investment this past year – G-Mac’s AgTeam based out of Kindersley, Saskatchewan and is actively seeking additional opportunities.