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Piramal in $1B alliance with Dutch pension fund APG to finance infrastructure cos - VC Circle

Piramal in $1B alliance with Dutch pension fund APG to finance infrastructure cos
VC Circle
Besides APG, Canadian pension fund manager Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) also has struck two such deals, one each for residential properties and office buildings. One of these deal involves PEL. CPPIB, through a separate arm CPPIB ...

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Piramal in $1B alliance with Dutch pension fund APG to finance infrastructure cos - VC Circle

Piramal in $1B alliance with Dutch pension fund APG to finance infrastructure cos
VC Circle
Besides APG, Canadian pension fund manager Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) also has struck two such deals, one each for residential properties and office buildings. One of these deal involves PEL. CPPIB, through a separate arm CPPIB ...

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Irwin Katsof to lead U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission to … - DigitalJournal.com

Irwin Katsof to lead U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission to ...
DigitalJournal.com
Irwin Katsof who is the president of Katsof consulting announced today a U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission to Toronto, Canada. The Trade Mission will organize for fifteen preeminent U.S. Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate ...

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Merz Finalizes Acquisition of Medical Device Company Ulthera, Inc. - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (

The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Merz Finalizes Acquisition of Medical Device Company Ulthera, Inc.
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Merz and Ulthera, Inc. have finalized a transaction for Merz to acquire the global medical device company, officials announced today. This announcement follows the necessary regulatory review by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ...

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Merz Finalizes Acquisition of Medical Device Company Ulthera, Inc. - Business Wire (press release)

Merz Finalizes Acquisition of Medical Device Company Ulthera, Inc.
Business Wire (press release)
GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merz and Ulthera, Inc. have finalized a transaction for Merz to acquire the global medical device company, officials announced today. This announcement follows the necessary regulatory review by the U.S. Federal ...

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Alternative Nuclear fusion projects Tri-alpha Energy, General Fusion and … - Next Big Future

Next Big Future

Alternative Nuclear fusion projects Tri-alpha Energy, General Fusion and ...
Next Big Future
Some are reporting encouraging results, not to mention attracting sizeable investments. Tri Alpha itself has raised $150 million from the likes of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and the Russian government's venture-capital firm, Rusnano. ... General ...

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A first-hand account of Alzheimer’s ‘long goodbye’ - National Post

National Post

A first-hand account of Alzheimer's 'long goodbye'
National Post
A company was then spun out of this discovery called Avid Radio Pharmaceuticals with venture capital funds,” he said. ... ADDF-Canada is currently supporting two clinical trials in Toronto as well as other studies to find drugs to treat Alzheimer's ...

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NextEra Energy, FPL’s parent, posts $200 million revenue increase - South Florida Business Journal

NextEra Energy, FPL's parent, posts $200 million revenue increase
South Florida Business Journal
NextEra's clean-energy arm completed a Canadian wind energy center and started service at a solar farm in California in the past three months. NextEra Energy ... our customers.” Celia Ampel covers technology, startups, venture capital and angel investment.

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Next-Gen Software Platform IIX Raises $10.4 Million - BetaKit

Niagara Advance

Next-Gen Software Platform IIX Raises $10.4 Million
BetaKit
Niagara-based International Internet Exchange (IIX Inc.), a next-generation software and interconnection platform designed for enterprises, content providers, cloud providers and other network operators, has raised $10.4 million in venture capital. The ...
Tech firm with local roots nets big investmentWelland Tribune

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Morning Agenda: Banks Reap Rewards of Inversions Deals - New York Times

Morning Agenda: Banks Reap Rewards of Inversions Deals
New York Times
By buying Family Dollar, Dollar Tree will have more than 13,000 stores in 48 states and in Canada, and more than $18 billion in annual revenue. With the acquisition, Dollar Tree, which sells household supplies and party goods for $1 or less, will gain ...

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Roche joins forces with AmorChem on Steinert’s disease research - The Pharma Letter

The Pharma Letter

Roche joins forces with AmorChem on Steinert's disease research
The Pharma Letter
Swiss drug major Roche (ROG: SIX) and AmorChem, a Canadian venture capital firm investing in life science projects, have entered into a collaboration to discover novel small molecule disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of myotonic muscular ...

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Roche joins forces with AmorChem on Steinert’s disease research - The Pharma Letter

The Pharma Letter

Roche joins forces with AmorChem on Steinert's disease research
The Pharma Letter
Swiss drug major Roche (ROG: SIX) and AmorChem, a Canadian venture capital firm investing in life science projects, have entered into a collaboration to discover novel small molecule disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of myotonic muscular ...

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Changes to immigrant investor programmes - Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner

Changes to immigrant investor programmes
Jamaica Gleaner
My husband submitted an application under the Federal Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) three years ago, and we received a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) acknowledging receipt of our documents but have not heard anything else. I ...

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Changes to immigrant investor programmes - Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner

Changes to immigrant investor programmes
Jamaica Gleaner
My husband submitted an application under the Federal Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) three years ago, and we received a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) acknowledging receipt of our documents but have not heard anything else. I ...

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Shopatron, based in SLO, connects online shoppers to merchandise - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Shopatron, based in SLO, connects online shoppers to merchandise
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
“Bootstrapping gives you a little more flexibility, whereas with venture capital, you have to commit to a certain velocity. I thought we were better off letting the company evolve with the market.” When his family .... A major step in that direction ...

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The Canadian-born, U.S.-headquartered MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Capital C and Kenna, two Toronto-area agencies.

GigPark announced on August 24th, that they had been purchased by the Yellow Pages. Hey Noah, congratulations to you and the team there.

The Ontario government is doing something truly unique and laudable says John Albright of JLA Ventures. Last week Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation announced a new $205-million fund to help stimulate the province's early-stage ventures.

According to a University of Laval Professor, Canada's Labour Sponsor Funds kill innovation rather than create it. Read the press release here.

MediaScrape lands new venture round of $3.2 million. Chris Dingle has been appointed President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dingle was the founding CTO of 24/7 Real Media which sold recently to WPP for $637 million.

University Technologies International (UTI) - IGNITE - announces the closing of two first-round financings for two IGNITE companies, Profero Energy Inc. and Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc.

Kleer Inc. based in California but with a plant in Ottawa landed a $28 million round for its wireless audio product development.

The Ottawa Citizen ran this story a few days ago. We've been saying this for years now. When will the public sector make it easier for investment in the province's tech sector?

Rick Nathan of the Canadian Venture Capital Association has an optimistic view of the current credit crunch.

MSBi Capital announces the addition of two new partners François Gauvin and John Elton.

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