Equity (Minority) Investments

ABK Biomedical Inc.

Dr. Bob Abraham
1344 Summer Street, Suite 212
Halifax, NS B3H 0A8
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 Calendar

Katherine Regnier
217 – 116 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 3R3 
https://www.coconutcalendar.com

Coconut Calendar 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 have reached out to Coconut Calendar. Approximately 95% of their customers have reported an increase in money and a decrease in time. While others have chosen to use it as an internal resource to manage staff and resource schedules.

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Curatio

Dr. Lynda Brown-Ganzert
Suite 115 – 887 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
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

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

Defyrus is a private life sciences biodefence company that collaborates 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
#101-3550 Taylor Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5H9
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

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

CPG-1 LP is a fund focused on the consumer packaged goods sector, targeting investment in food, beverage, health, wellness and beauty products. The fund is targeting 15-20 portfolio companies, some of which will come through the District Ventures accelerator program. Arlene Dickinson is the CEO and visionary for District Ventures. She is the Chair of Venture Communications Ltd., one of Canada’s leading independent marketing firms, and YouInc, a 20,000 member strong platform for entrepreneurs. 

Ecobain Gardens

Brian Bain
115-343 70th St E.
Saskatoon, SK  S7P 0E1
http://www.ecobaingardens.ca

Ecobain Gardens is an indoor vertical hydroponic greenhouse that utilizes state-of-the art technology to grow high quality living herbs including basil, dill, cilantro and mint, as well as specialty organic microgreens for the grocery and foodservice markets. Ecobain’s fresh living herbs are seen on major retailers’ shelves such as Federated Co-op Ltd., Sobeys, Safeway and several other retailers across the Prairie Provinces.

 

 

 

 

Exaltexx Inc.

Dan Leachman
320 B 65 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB  T2H 0R8
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.

MicroMech

Jeff Ehmann
201 – 1950 10th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB  T3C 0J8
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.

Med-life Discoveries LP

Dr. Shawn Ritchie
204 – 407 Downey Road
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4L8

A world-leading human health research company focusing 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.

 

 

 

 

MPT Mustard Products & Technologies Inc.

John Cross
101 – 111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2
http://www.mptmustardproducts.com/

MPT’s innovative technology converts the unique properties of mustard seed into fertilizers that support soil health, and formulated biopesticides that control soil borne pests and diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prairie Plant Systems Inc.

Brent Zettl
#1 Plant Technology Road
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 3J8
http://www.prairieplant.com/

Prairie Plant Systems Inc. is a biotechnology company with Canadian and United States facilities dedicated to the principle of manufacturing pharmaceuticals derived from harvestable plants grown in biosecure GMP production facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

The Blok

 

Trent Norman
1729 Ontario Ave.
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1S9

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.

TinyEYE Technologies Corporation

Greg Sutton
103 – 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 their positive impact on the lives of thousands of children. TinyEYE mends spirits, grows smiles and engages children in their lives.

TitanStar Properties Inc.
(TSX Venture: TSP-V)

Rick Turner
1745 - 1050 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3S7
http://titanstar.ca/

The Company is a TSXV-listed real estate issuer in the business of identifying and acquiring real property interests consistent with its investment policy. It seeks to create and grow a portfolio of income producing, stabilized real estate assets in the United States. The Company’s strategy is to lever its existing contact base to grow the business.

 

 

 

Stellar Power & Control Solutions

Stellar

Ian Lewis
Glen Follett
#110 1515 Broadway St
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 6M2
http://www.stellarpower.ca

In March of 2015, our minority investment with Vector Drive Systems (Ian Lewis) was bolstered when the company merged with Advanced Drive Systems (Glen Follett) to form Stellar Power & Control Solutions Inc. (Stellar). Stellar has strong leadership that will build on their 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 Yaskawa variable frequency drives and industrial motor control equipment to industries such as mining, oil and gas, forestry and municipal water treatment facilities.

VerdientFoods

Stellar

Francisco Gardulski
One Verdient Way
Vanscoy, SK

http://www.verdientfoodsinc.com

Oscar-winning film director and Canadian native James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron announced the formation of Verdient Foods Inc. Verdient Foods will open a state-of-the-art new pulse food processing facility in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan. Once fully operational, the 160,000 metric-ton facility will become the largest organic pea protein fractionation facility in North America. Verdient Foods’ focus is value-added processing of proteins, starches and fibres extracted from Saskatchewan-produced pulse crops using a dry fractionation process.

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Warman Home Centre

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

Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. (“Golden”) led a major transaction to complete the management buyout of Warman Home Centre and its divisions. PIC partnered with Golden and other leading institutional investors including Lex Capital Partners LP and Hathersage Holdings Inc. Warman Home Center is a leader in the building supplies industry including 5 divisions: Warman Metals, Warman Truss, Warman Cabinets, Warman Homes, and Warman Home Centre.

Westcap MBO Investment LP

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

Over the next ten years, two out of every three small and medium-sized enterprises will transfer ownership through a succession or exit strategy. This will require knowledgeable capital and strategic partners that can facilitate the right structure and support the company's next growth period.  PIC is one of the leading investors in this business sector bringing broad expertise and history in building successful companies. PIC also invested in the Westcap MBO Investment LP Fund (Westcap MBO), a Fund which is led by Saskatchewan’s leading private equity fund manager, Westcap Mgt. Ltd. The Westcap MBO Fund has made two investments to date: its initial investment in Dyna Holdings LP and the buyout of H.J.R. Asphalt Partnership (HJR Asphalt).