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Canadian Technology M&A Report H1 2018

By | 2018-07-09T11:24:05+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Q1 Blog|

Here at Q1 we gather Canadian Technology M&A data and publish the results of our research on a quarterly basis. All information included in the reports are sourced from primary research and data analysis. This report focuses on Canadian M&A

Venture Capital is Not For Everyone

By | 2018-03-06T09:25:00+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Q1 Blog|

Venture capital plays a very important role in the capital markets and financing high potential growth companies but importantly, it is ONLY appropriate for certain types of companies and those that have phenomenal growth opportunities…a fact that many founders do not understand. Matching the appropriate type of capital to the company’s opportunity is key and in light of this need to match, we thought that the following article would provide founders with food for thought.

What’s Happening at BuildDirect?

By | 2018-02-27T12:16:16+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Q1 Blog|

BuildDirect.com Technologies Inc. (“BuildDirect”) In October 2016, the Company (being Difference Capital) invested an additional US$1.1 million in secured convertible promissory notes of BuildDirect. During 2016, the Company made fair value adjustments to its investment in BuildDirect common shares based on the debt financings completed by BuildDirect and qualitative observations reflecting the current financial situation of BuildDirect. The adjustments resulted in $9.5 million of unrealized loss during the year.

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