CEM Reviews First Half of 2019
August 26, 2019
As summer draws to a close and with fall fast approaching, it is time to reflect back on the first half of the year at Capital Event. With the conclusion of the highly anticipated inaugural TSX Venture 50 Conference on July 11-13 in Kelowna, BC, we saw some of the TSX Venture’s top issuers come out to present their investment opportunities to a number of Canada’s top money managers. A big thanks to all who participated in this event and especially to the TMX Group for putting their trust in us to produce it on their behalf. Our media sponsor Market One Media Group Inc. has put together a highlight video of the event, you can check it out HERE.
Also take a moment to view an interview with CEM’s co-founders Howard Fitch and Neil Currie HERE.
As market doldrums continues with international instability, we’re starting to see a bright light in the commodity sector with a 13.3% increase in the first half of the year and gold flirting with $1,500 USD mark. We’re cautiously optimistic this might be the light at the end of a 7 year commodity bear market and we know this optimism is shared by our many resource clients. With this increased trend, we’ve seen clients like Great Bear Resources Ltd., up 77% and SilverCrest Metals Inc., up 64% since our Whistler event in February and Brixton Metals Corp. up 168% since our Scottsdale event in April.
We continue to see our issuers and investors benefit from participating in our events, as regular attendance ensures traction between both parties. At Capital Event we strive to keep a fresh mix of investors and issuers coming together with established clients and investors to reinforce existing relationships and build upon new ones. Each conference facilitates exposure to 40-50 emerging growth companies and finance professionals active in venture stocks, achieving over two days what would take a week to accomplish on a traditional “road trip”.
As our events are capped on size, it’s important to note they sell out in advance. With fall approaching, we would like to remind our clients that we have our Muskoka Capital Conference coming up September 27-29 at the majestic JW Marriott Resort on Lake Rosseau. This is good event for issuers who are looking to gain exposure in the eastern Canadian markets. Shortly after, we will be in Eau Palm Beach Florida for our third year in a row introducing issuers to some of the top financial small cap experts from the eastern seaboard of the United States.
Despite the overall downward trend in the junior markets, there were several companies that performed well in the first half of 2019, a few highlights below (based on start price at specific event to present):
AlphaNorth Capital Conference in January
Deveron UAS Corp (CA:DVR) up 93%, Avivagen Inc. (CA:VIV) up 68%, MediPharm Labs Corp. (CA:LABS) up 159%, Valens GroWorks Corp. (CA:VGW) up 56%, Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (CA:YNV) up 31%
Whistler Capital Conference in February
Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (CA:DVI) up 29%, Great Bear Resources Ltd. (CA: GBR) up 77%, Velocity Minerals Ltd. (CA:VLC) up 84%, WELL Health Technologies Corp. (CA:WELL) up 302%, Radisson Mining Resources Inc. (CA: RDS) up 85%, SilverCrest Metals Inc. (CA: SIL) up 64%
Scottsdale Capital Conference in April
Eastmain Resources Inc. (CA:ER) up 57%, Ely Gold Royalties Inc. (CA:ELY) up 84%, Integra Resources Corp. (CA:ITR) up 75%, Brixton Metals Corp. (CA: BBB) up 168%, Nighthawk Gold Corp. (CA: NHK) up 91%, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (CA:NEE) up 62% who provided investors with a first-hand view of their mine in NW Arizona.
TSX Venture 50 Capital Conference in July
IMPACT Silver Corp. (CA:IPT) up 43%, Antibe Therapeutics Inc (CA: ATE) up 32%, Seven Aces Limited (CA:ACES) up 22%, Victoria Gold Corp. (CA:VIT) up 45%
As we leave the first half of 2019 behind, we want to give a BIG THANKS to our many sponsors who took part in our 2019 events: The TMX Group, PI Financial Corp., Mackie Research Capital Corp., Manning Elliott LLP, Gravitas Securities Inc., MNP LLP, Winning Media LLC, AlphaNorth Asset Management, VRIFY Technology Inc., McMillan LLP, O&M Partners LLC, and our media sponsor, Market One Media Group Inc.
In conclusion, we thank all of our issuers, investors, sponsors and guests, both new and returning, who contribute to the overall success of Capital Events. We continue to build our community and appreciate your collaboration, feedback and referrals to new issuers and investors that fulfill our goal of Connecting Capital with Opportunity!