PowerOne has financed and/or provided advisory services for over 300 transactions for projects on every continent (except Antarctica). PowerOne and its principals have also been instrumental in the creation, financing and development of numerous high profile Canadian and international success stories. See below for more information on our involvement with some of these distinguished clients.
AfriOre Ltd. was a minerals exploration company with gold and PGM projects and was engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties in Africa and elsewhere. AfriOre was ultimately sold to Lonmin Plc. in 2007 for approx CAD $450M. PowerOne was a member of the syndicate raising CAD $7,000,000 in its early stages of operation.
Aurelian Resources Inc.
Aurelian was a gold exploration company in Ecuador. PowerOne and its principals were instrumental in the creation of Aurelian, its initial financings as well as Aurelian's going public transaction. Aurelian was sold to Kinross Gold for $870M in 2008 based on its 13,700,000 ounce gold discovery.
Auryx was a Canadian, growth-focused, resource company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of gold projects in Namibia. PowerOne was instrumental in assisting the company acquire the Otjikoto 2million Oz. gold deposit, and raising approximately CDN $48 million as required for the acquisition of the asset and initial working capital. Since Auryx's IPO in June 2010, PowerOne also acted as an advisor to the company for a CDN $30 million bought deal financing. On December 22, 2011, B2 Gold Corp. acquired Auryx for $160M. PowerOne acted as an advisor to Auryx on this transaction.
Aus Potash Corp.
AusPotash was acquired by Sirius Exploration Plc in 2008. Sirius Exploration Plc is a diversified mining and exploration holding company. The Company has major interests in properties overlying three recognized – and significant - salt deposits in North America and Australia. PowerOne was involved in raising approximately CAD $4 million and has also serviced the company in a financial advisory role.
Azimuth Resources Limited
Azimuth was a junior exploration company listed on the ASX, prior to being acquired by Troy Resources Limited in February 2013 from AUD$188 Million. Azimuth had an impressive portfolio of gold projects in Guyana. Prior to its acquisition, Azimuth was focused on its multimillion ounce gold resource that spans over 8,000km2 of the East and West Omai projects. The geology of this region is similar to the West African Shield on the other side of the Atlantic. Further enhancing the prospects of Azimuth's projects is well established local infrastructure, hydro power currently under development, a strong management team, and a recently completed resource drilling program. PowerOne was instrumental in the creation of Azimuth in 2007 and acted as an agent for the company for its early financings.
Bedrocan Cannabis Corp.
Bedrocan BV has been producing and supplying pharmaceutical grade government regulated medical marijuana for 15 years. Bedrocan products are available under Medicinal Cannabis regulations in 7 countries globally. The PowerOne Group participated as a significant equity sponsor in the capitalization of the company as part of Bedrocan’s $4.4 million private placement in April 2014 for which PowerOne acted as Sole Agent. PowerOne also acted as Co-Agent for a $11.47 financing in July 2014; Financial Advisor in taking the Company public via an RTO with POCML 2 Inc., a PowerOne Sponsored CPC Vehicle on the TSX.V; and Co-Financial Advisor in its merger with Tweed Marijuana Inc. to become Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX-V: CGC), the largest public Medicinal Cannabis company in Canada. PowerOne was awarded the Private Capital Markets Association “Deal of the Year Award” for its various engagements with Bedrocan in 2014.
Breaking Data Corp.
Breaking Data Corp (formerly Sprylogics International Inc.) has developed a powerful mobile platform with proprietary IP in advanced search and analysis, intelligent infrastructure services, contextual content services, semantic and machine learning techniques. The platform allows the company to process, analyze and interpret unstructured data in real-time, in order to extract sentiment, facts, user interests and intent. On top of the platform, the company builds mobile applications focused on the search and discovery of news, products, places and people on mobile devices.
PowerOne acted as an advisor and financier to Breaking Data on its 2013 restructuring and relaunch.
Canwest Petroleum Corporation
Canwest Petroleum, now operating as Oilsands Quest Inc., is a public company engaged in a variety of projects in the oil and gas industry in Western Canada with an emphasis on the oil sands. The company is aggressively exploring Canada's largest contiguous oil sands land holding, which is located in northeast Alberta and northwest Saskatchewan. Oilsands Quest is leading the development of an oil sands industry in the province of Saskatchewan. PowerOne acted as advisor to Canwest Petroleum.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Continental is an advanced stage gold exploration and development company formed in May 2007 that has seven 100% owned gold exploration projects on over 100,000 hectares of exploration concessions in some of the most prospective gold districts in Colombia. PowerOne has acted as merchant bankers, financiers, and advisors to the company and have helped the company raise over CDN $180 million since inception. The company has performed over 189,000 metres of surface and underground drilling completed to date on its flagship project Buritica. In October 2012 the company released a 43-101 compliant Resource indicating 5.4M oz Gold and 18.8M oz silver in the Measured, Indicated and Inferred Categories. Extensive drilling has continued since that time to grow the resource.
Dalradian Resources Inc.
Dalradian is a gold explorer working to advance its high grade Tyrone project in Northern Ireland. The project has an NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate and the company has published a Preliminary Economic Assessment which indicates the project to have pretax IRR of 51.7% and an after tax NPV of $467M (at an 8% discount rate). PowerOne has helped Dalradian raise over C$40mm to date and was an advisor to the Company for its C$25mm bought deal financing completed in February 2012.
Eurotin is a mineral exploration company with properties located in Spain. The Corporation's principal project is the Oropesa property, which is located in Cordoba province, Region of Andalucia, southern Spain. The project is interpreted as being a classic 'brittle fracture' system, consisting of unusually wide (for tin deposits) mineralized structures, located above a deeply buried granite, the original source of the tin mineralization.
PowerOne acted has as advisors and financiers for Eurotin, and has helped raise over $14M.
Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp.
Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp. (FCARPC) owns a growing portfolio of Single Family and Multiunit Residential rental properties in the United States with a focus on Florida, Georgia and Texas. With a specialized knowledge of the jurisdictions in which it has invested, FCARPC has a unique advantage over other market participants. PowerOne and its principals were instrumental in the creation of the company and have acted as an advisor and financier since its inception in 2011.
GoldMoney is the first financial services platform built around gold as a currency, securely connecting vaulted gold to electronic payment networks that previously did not exist and offering broad distribution by harnessing the connectivity of a growing mobile-internet. With over $1.5 billion CAD in assets under vault management, GoldMoney is among the world’s largest private managers of precious metal assets, renowned for its innovation and integrity in the gold market. PowerOne acted as financial advisor to BitGold in conjunction with their merger to GoldMoney, concurrent $7M financing, and going public transaction in 2015. PowerOne also acted as financial advisor to GoldMoney in conjunction with a $36.64 bought deal in February 2016.
PowerOne was awarded the 2015 Private Capital Markets Association “Corporate Finance Award” for its various engagements with GoldMoney/BitGold.
Golden Predator Mining Corp.
Golden Predator is the owner and operator of two gold projects in the Yukon, Canada: 3 Aces - a quartz vein system with high grade native gold deposits, and Brewery Creek Mine – a previously producing heap leach gold mine featuring intrusion related gold deposits. The company trades on the TSX-V under the ticker symbol GPY. The Company is well positioned for stable development as it focuses on the production potential for Brewery Creek and the potential for discovery and definition at the 3 Aces project, A high grade orogenic vein system with the two highest grade surface outcrops discovered to date in the Yukon. With high grade, native gold bearing quartz veins at surface, the project offers district scale potential. PowerOne was an early investor and acted as a finder in connection with a $4.32 million private placement in May 2016 and co-lead agent for a $16.36 million financing in July 2016.
IC Potash Corp.
IC Potash (formerly Intercontinental Potash Corp.) is developing its Ochoa New Mexico property with the primary purpose of using Polyhalite as feedstock to produce Sulphate of Potash ("SOP"). SOP or Potassium Sulphate, is premium priced potash. SOP is used as a significant alternative fertilizer to sylvite (Muriate of Potash or MOP) for agricultural products such as fruits, vegetables, tobacco, potatoes, and horticultural plants. SOP has low "salinity" compared to MOP, and therefore is also used in various saline soils, which are found in China, India, the Mediterranean and the United States. PowerOne was instrumental in advising management during the creation and restructuring of Intercontinental Potash, as well as advising the company on its reverse takeover transaction in 2009 and with respect to various financings.
Keek is a free online & mobile micro video social network that allows its users to share video status updates, called "keeks". Users can post keeks using a webcam or via the Keek mobile apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone. Keek was an early entrant into the rapidly growing video based social networking space. PowerOne was an early financier of Keek, assisting with financing for the very first Beta Version in 2011. As of August 2013, Keek has over 60 Million registered users from across the globe and is growing at a rapid pace.
Latin American Minerals Inc.
Latin American Minerals is a dynamic mineral exploration company managed by individuals with a proven and consistent history of discovery. The company is committed to creating shareholder value by focusing on the acquisition and development of emerging exploration opportunities in the under-explored but highly prospective countries of South and Central America. The company is currently focused on its Paso Yobai Epithermal Gold Project in Paraguay where it has begun to operate their fully permitted pilot plant and advance exploration on other locally identified targets. Latin American Minerals is also working on its Tendal Zinc, Copper, Lead, Silver Project in La Rioja Argentina where exploration has outlined a stratabound massive sulphide horizon up to 80 metres thick which can be traced along strike for 2 kilometres.
Lithium Americas Corp.
Lithium Americas is an exploration and development company focused on the exploration and development of a large Lithium & Potash project in Argentina. The company has published a Feasibility Study on Phase 1 of its project which indicates the project to have a pretax NPV of $738M (at an 8% discount rate) and a pretax IRR of 23%. PowerOne was involved in the creation and private financings of the company and also acted as an advisor to the company on its IPO in May 2010. To date PowerOne has assisted the company in raising $64.6M and has also played in integral role in facilitating discussions with the company's strategic partners.
Mega Precious Metals Inc.
Mega Precious is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with several projects in Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut. Mega is committed to an accelerated growth strategy and is backed by a team of experienced mining experts. Mega Precious's Monument Bay Project, located in northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba is Mega's most advanced project. It has an NI 43-101 compliant measured plus indicated mineral resource of 1.046 M ounces of gold (12.989 million ones grading 2.5 g/t gold) and an inferred mineral resource of 1.726 million ounces of gold (14.22 million ones grading 3.78 g/t gold). Mega Precious trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "MGP". PowerOne has assisted the company with financings totaling $33M in 2011 and 2012, and has previous also acted as financiers and advisors to the company.
Mega Uranium Ltd.
Mega Uranium is a Canadian mineral resources company with a focus on uranium. It has uranium resources in Australia and uranium exploration projects in Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Canada and Cameroon. In addition to these, Mega Uranium has also interests in base and precious minerals exploration properties in Canada and Latin America. PowerOne has been involved with Mega Uranium since its inception in both a financial and advisory capacity.
Merus Labs Inc.
Merus Labs Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the acquisition and licensing of niche pharmaceutical products throughout North America. By capitalizing on its expertise of the North American pharmaceutical markets and access to capital, Merus is currently focused on building its portfolio of products. Merus strategically develops the sale and distribution of their product line by introducing a targeted re-launch marketing and promotional plan. PowerOne was instrumental in the creation of the company and has helped Merus raise over $100M in Debt and Equity since its inception.
Neo Lithium Corp.
NeoLithium is the 100% owner of the newly discovered 3Q Project, located in Catamarca Province, the largest Lithium producing region of Argentina. The project is a high grade (average 895 mg/L), low impurity salar and brine reservoir complex that that extends for over 160 Km², located in the southern end of the "Lithium Triangle" in the Puna Plateau. It is the only known project in South America with open lithium brine reservoirs. Management and founders are highly experienced in the sector and were instrumental in the discovery and exploration of the Cauchari lithium deposit in Argentina, currently owned by Lithium Americas Corporation (TSX-V: LAC), bringing the asset to full feasibility. PowerOne was an early investor and served as sole agent for a $7 million financing in April 2016 and was co-lead on a brokered $11.45 million financing in May 2016.
Petrolifera Petroleum Limited
Petrolifera was a Calgary-based crude oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company active throughout South America. Petrolifera held interests in approximately six million acres of petroleum and natural gas rights in eleven onshore concessions or licenses in Argentina, Colombia and Peru. PowerOne had been the primary advisor and merchant bank to Petrolifera since its inception which included acting as the advisor to the company on its Initial Public Offering and assisting the company in raising approximately CDN $30 million for exploration. In January 2011, Petrolifera was sold to Gran Tierra Energy Inc. for approximately CAD$195M.
PowerOne Industrial Properties LP
PowerOne Industrial is a private real estate investment platform that focuses on the warehouse and distribution segment of the industrial real estate market, with the goal of building a high-quality, stabilized portfolio of institutional grade properties, throughout regional distribution markets in the United States. The platform maintains a monthly equity distribution with modest leverage and a conservative payout ratio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, it is a collaboration with SparrowHawk Real Estate Strategists, a privately held industrial real estate investment firm. PowerOne remains actively involved in the management and growth of the portfolio.
Primera Energy Resources Ltd.
Primera Energy is independent Canadian oil and gas company which becam publically listed in January 2007. Since 2005, Primera has acquired assets onshore Trinidad, and has interests in assets located onshore India and in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin of Canada. Primera continues to pursue opportunities onshore Trinidad in the highly productive Southern Sedimentary Basin. PowerOne was involved in the $4 million early stage equity financing of the company.
Ryan Gold Corp.
Ryan Gold Corp. was a gold exploration company formed through the merger of Valdez Gold Inc. and Ryan Gold Inc. in December 2010, eventually acquired by Oban Mining Corporation in August of 2015.
The company focused on gold exploration in the Yukon Territory, Canada and Alaska, USA. Ryan Gold explored the Ida Oro Property located 60 km to the east of Dawson City and 25 kilometers to the east of Brewery Creek Mine. The company also explored its Fifty Mile project located 60 km south-south west of Dawson City.
PowerOne acted as co-founders and advisors to the company and helped the company raise over CDN $60 million prior to its acquisition by Oban Mining.
Stans Energy Corp.
Stans Energy is focused on developing Rare Earth Elements (REEs), Uranium, and associated metals. Stans Energy is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has local offices at its project location in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Stans Energy Corp's Chairman, Rodney Irwin, is the Honorary Consul of the Kyrgyz Republic for Canada. Stans owns five mineral properties in Kyrgyzstan, of which Kutessay II is most advanced.
Unigold Inc. is a gold exploration company with a substantial portfolio of projects in the Dominican Republic. Unigold trades on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol UGD. The company has been committed to advancing their 100 percent owned Neita property (22,616 hectares) located in northwest Dominican Republic. Mineralization on the Neita property ranges from copper-gold porphyry systems such as Corozo to high-sulphidation epithermal gold. Unigold's exploration projects may benefit from exceptional project geology and an open business climate in the Dominican Republic. PowerOne has been involved with Unigold since 2004 and has helped the company raise over $28M. Most recently, PowerOne acted as an agent to raise $2.5M in Dec 2011 and as a member of the syndicate raising $10.5M in February 2012.
Waymar Resources Ltd.
Waymar Resources Ltd. ("Waymar") was a Canadian mineral exploration company with an option to acquire 100% interest in the Anzá project located in the west of the Antioquia Department in the Republic of Colombia. Colombia is a significant producer of gold, nickel, emeralds, petroleum and natural gas as well as a leading producer of coal in Latin America. It is the fourth ranked gold producer in Latin America after Peru, Brazil and Chile. PowerOne was actively involved with Waymar since its inception and also helped Waymar raise over CAD $16.5M before being acquired by Orosur Mining Inc. in July 2014.
Western Potash Corp.
Western Potash is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, evaluation and exploration of potash mineral properties in Western Canada. Western Potash Corp. has over 860,000 acres of potash permits and applications in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada.
In May 2008, PowerOne acted as the advisor to the company as part of a $45M reverse takeover transaction.