News - Going from 6th place in 2013, Canada has swept past the U.S., Germany and Japan up to the second place in Bloomberg Rankings’ Best Countries for Business 2014.
News - Canam Group announces the acquisition of a 66% interest in an engineering firm that specializes in wood structures. The transaction, the amount of which has not been disclosed, was completed in the final days of 2013. The company, called Massif Technologies, is composed of a group of engineers and technicians who are specialized in designing non-residential buildings featuring a wooden frame or wood components. The Company, which has offices in Quebec City and Saguenay, also has expertise in project management.
News - According to the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, released by PwC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today, 85% of the CEOs surveyed both worldwide and in Canada are confident in their revenue growth prospects over the next 12 months.
News - Atrium Innovations Inc. announces that its shareholders and convertible debentureholders have approved the resolution authorizing the previously announced plan of arrangement providing for the acquisition of all the outstanding Atrium shares for cash consideration of $24.00 per common share by corporations backed by the Permira funds and the acquisition by the Corporation of all of its outstanding convertible debentures. Pursuant to the Arrangement, Atrium’s senior management will be rolling over up to approximately $8 million of equity investment in the Corporation.
News - The International Water Association’s Specialist Group (SG) confirms that the 12th International Conference on instrumentation, control and automation of water systems (ICA2017) will meet at the Québec City Convention Centre June 12 to 14, 2017.
News - Today, Desjardins is issuing new shares worth $500 million following the success of last year's first issue of $1.5 billion in capital shares. Offered exclusively to Desjardins caisse members in Québec, these capital shares are issued by the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec and sold through the caisse network. The shares are issued in order to boost the capitalization of the caisses and Desjardins Group.
News - Mere months away from its official public opening, Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère is very proud to announce the appointment of Gabriel Savard to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In addition to occupying this position, Mr. Savard will also assume the presidency of GoHelico, a firm that for the past year has developed helicopter tours and excursions in the skies over Quebec City.
News - Aeterna Zentaris announces the closing of its previously announced public offering of 11.0 million units generating net proceeds of approximately US$12.2 million, with each unit consisting of one common share and 0.8 of a warrant to purchase one common share, at a purchase price of US$1.20 per unit. Each warrant is exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of US$1.25 per share. Canaccord Genuity Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager, and Maxim Group LLC, H. C. Wainwright & Co., LLC and MLV & Co LLC acted as co-managers for the Offering.
News - Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, and State Farm®, the largest P&C mutual insurance company in the United States, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Desjardins Group will purchase State Farm Canada’s businesses in property and casualty and life insurance, as well as its Canadian mutual fund, loan and living benefits companies.
News - Amongst the contracts announced today, two of them are major contracts awarded by a leading independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in North America. These two contracts will see H2O Innovation design, build and commission a potable water treatment package as well as a wastewater treatment package for a 2,300 person workers camp in Northern Alberta.