The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as “one of Canada’s premier technology newsletters”. Waddell, who is Senior Editor, is routinely called on by the mainstream media for perspective on Canadian tech stocks, having been featured on BNN, CTV News Channel, and the CBC program “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange” in addition to mainstream print media such as The International Business Times, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, The Waterloo Record , Canadian Business, Slate, and Business Insider. You can email Nick at email@example.com
Cantech Letter is focused on those companies listed on the TSX and TSXV Technology, Cleantech and Life Sciences Sectors. Each year we present the Cantech Letter Awards, which honor Canada’s Top Technology Stock and Top Technology Stock Executive.
The most popular articles on Cantech Letter right now….
1. Those who believe that Canada’s tech triangle would be a slam dunk for a Google Fiber expansion into Canada should remember the lesson of Google’s oddball choice of Kansas City.
2. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Tom Liston says Absolute Software is a new Top Pick.
Cantor Fitzgerald’s Liston raises target on Absolute Software to $9
3. Recently, Cantech Letter got a chance to tour Avigilon’s North American production facility in the suburbs of Vancouver.
4. Research in Motion doesn’t break down its sales by country, but it is clear that its success in emerging markets such as Indonesia, Africa, India and Thailand is helping offset declining numbers in North America.
5. Vancouver social media company HootSuite has left its cramped, uncomfortable digs in Vancouver’s Gastown for something a little -OK a lot- more comfortable.
6. The word technology comes from the Greek words “techne” and “logos”. A modern definition proves hard to pin down.
Nick Waddell, Senior Editor
Nick is President of Cantech Communications and Founding Editor of Cantech Letter. Nick has fifteen years experience with public technology companies in the areas of corporate communications and corporate finance. Nick is also a contributor to publications such as Canadian Business, Business Insider and Canadian MoneySaver. Prior to this work, Nick was a writer and editor with Monday Publications in Victoria, BC and, in the early 1990′s was a VP with one of the world’s first profitable internet sites, Canadian Stock Market Reporter. Nick majored in English and minored in Economics at The University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University.
Cantech Letter features select research from many of Canada’s top technology analysts, including:
Industrial Alliance Securities
Industrial Alliance Securities offers a full-range of services to institutional and corporate clients. Focused on Canadian mid-cap and emerging growth companies, our commitment is centered on innovative and insightful research, trade execution based on market intelligence, nation-wide distribution of investment ideas, and offering timely, client-centric financing solutions.
Recent Research from Industrial Alliance
Neil Lindsell: “Industrial Alliance initiates coverage of ZENN Motor with a $2.75 target”
Recent Research from Cantor Fitzgerald analysts
Byron Capital Markets
Byron Capital Markets Ltd.’s current operations were founded in 2009 by a group of experienced entrepreneurs looking to build an innovative, intellectually-driven and independent investment dealer focused on providing an unparalleled level of service to institutional investors and to corporate clients throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. Today, Byron serves clients in Canada and from around the world including Europe and Australia and is on the fast track to building a global clientele.
Recent research from Byron Capital analysts:
BCE has room to grow its wireless business, says Byron Capital
As an independent full service investment bank, M Partners’ first priority is the financial satisfaction of its clients. This is achieved through a knowledge driven effort, which when combined with the extensive skills of the firm’s partners, facilitates superior research and excellent trade execution.
Recent research from M Partner’s analysts:
John Safrance: “Northland Power Still a Buy, says M Partner’s Safrance”
Clarus Securities is a research-driven, institutional investment dealer, focused on providing a superior level of service to the small to mid-cap market. Clarus identifies small and mid cap Canadian issuers with superior management teams, sustainable business strategies and strong prospects for growth, and is committed to delivering the highest quality of forward-thinking, independent research on these investment opportunities to its institutional client base.
Recent research from Clarus analysts:
Northland Capital Partners
Northland Capital Partners is a full service independent investment dealer, owned by its employees through the parent company Northland Bancorp. NCP is a client-focused financial services firm targeting fast-growing companies in the small and mid-cap markets.
Recent research from Northland Capital Partners:
Northern Securities Inc. is an independent, integrated investment bank, with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Northern offers a full range of investment banking services including Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Restructuring, Retail & Institutional Distribution and Equity Research.
Recent Research from Northern Securities:
Sameet Kanade: “RIM’s most pessimistic analyst turns bullish…sort of”
Cormark Securities is a leading independent investment dealer counseling Canadian and international institutional investors and Canadian-listed mid-cap and emerging growth companies from offices in Toronto and Calgary. Established in 1981 as Sprott Securities, Cormark has evolved into an industry leader recognized for its knowledge and commitment to the mid-cap and emerging growth market. Cormark has been rated Canada’s #1 small/mid cap brokerage firm by institutional investors for five of the last seven years, as compiled by Brendan Wood International.
Recent Research from Cormark Securities:
Following Q3 results, Cormark downgrades Mediagrif
4Front Capital Partners
4Front Capital Partners is an independent investment bank dedicated to helping its corporate clients accelerate their business growth and its investor clients generate healthy returns. Our focus and passion are the growth companies in knowledge-based industries and those targeting the emerging markets. 4Front Capital’s investment banking practice provides clients with innovative ideas and solutions in the areas of strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. Our equity research practice is committed to bringing independent, differentiated and actionable ideas to its institutional investor clients.
Recent Research from 4Front Capital Partners:
Dushan Batrovic “The Race to Zero: Why now is a great time to start a tech company”
PI Financial Corp.
In our 31st year of operations, PI has emerged as one of the leading independent investment dealers in Canada, providing our individual, corporate, government, and institutional clients with the full spectrum of investment products and services. Our strong capital position, experienced management team, and professional advisors have enabled us to weather the economic downturns in recent years and continue to grow.
Recent Research from PI:
- Contributing Editors
Based in Montreal, Terry Dawes is an experienced copy writer and editor. Terry graduated from Concordia University in 2002 with Master of Fine Arts, Film Production. He recently worked for Les Éditions Gesca, where he contributed to publications such as VIA Destinations and BMW Experience. The art of technology excites him and chronicling the dynamic between innovation, economic necessity and how technological advances can change our lives (ideally for the better) is one of his go-to interests.
Timothy W. Murphy, LL.M, is the principal of Murphy & Company, a business law practice based in Vancouver, Canada, that delivers comprehensive legal advice in the technology and finance sectors. Mr. Murphy articled with a leading national law firm, has international experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris, France, and, until September 2010, acted as in-house legal counsel for a multinational software company. Mr. Murphy holds a master’s degree in law from McGill University. For more information email: tmurphy[at]murphyandcompany.ca.
Check out Tim’s recent article “A Facebook In The Crowd? Get Ready For Crowdfunding 2.0”
Ron is a Technology Analyst at M Partners, Managing Partner at Razor Capital Partners and President, RES Group Inc. Ron’s blog RES FREE THINKING is essential reading for anyone interested in the world of Canadian technology.
And check out Ron’s recent article “Tech is hot. So why do Canadian tech stocks suck right now?”
Adam Adamou is President and Managing Partner of Caseridge Capital Corporation, a Toronto based specialty investment firm. Mr. Adamou is an experienced investor, banker and advisor to technology companies across Canada, with a principal involvement as a venture capitalist or investment banker in funding numerous Canadian technology companies. Over the course of his career Mr. Adamou has served as a Director on a number of public and private company boards, including Secure Computing Corporation, Border Networks Inc., Softquad International Inc., Nuvo Networks Inc and Taurus Capital Markets Inc. Mr. Adamou is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. You con connect with Adam by emailing him at caseridge (at) gmail.com You can also follow him on twitter, where he is known as @grazen
Check out Adam’s recent article: “Why Canadian Shareholders need to Demand Majority Voting Now”
Saj Karsan co-founded an investment and research firm that is based on the principles of value investing. He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, has completed all three CFA exams, and has an engineering degree from McGill University. Visit his blog, Barel Karsan.
Check out Saj’s recent article: “Is Aastra Technologies Canada’s most undervalued tech stock?”
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