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Issuers getting Creative with Listed Issuer Finance Exemption

Issuers getting Creative with Listed Issuer Finance Exemption

Feb 22, 2023

The Listed Issuer Finance Exemption only came into being in late 2022 with the intention of making capital raises easier for Canadian issuers by lowering the requirements that reporting issuers had to meet for certain raises, while at the same time opening up options for retail investors.

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How ChatGPT And AI are Having An Impact on Private Capital Markets

How ChatGPT And AI are Having An Impact on Private Capital Markets

Feb 14, 2023

The emergence of innovative Artificial Intelligence technologies such as Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard has made recent headlines as we begin to think about what these new developments in AI may mean for the nature of work and entire industries.

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What is the New Listed Issuer Financing Exemption?

What is the New Listed Issuer Financing Exemption?

Dec 7, 2022

On September 8th 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced the introduction of a new prospectus exemption called the New Listed Issuer Financing Exemption for listed issuers on Canadian stock exchanges, aimed at providing a more efficient way for them to raise capital. National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (NI 45-106) has been amended effective November 21, 2022 to will allow issuers to distribute freely tradeable listed equity securities to the public for capital raises up to either $5,000,000 or 10% of the issuer's market capitalization to a maximum total dollar amount of $10,000,000.

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Cormark, Sprott, Datahub Updates and Q&A with Katipult CEO Gord Breese

Cormark, Sprott, Datahub Updates and Q&A with Katipult CEO Gord Breese

Aug 2, 2022

Our CEO Gord Breese sat down with Martin Gagel of Market Research Radius to discuss Katipult's recent customer milestones, product updates, and strategic opportunities for the company. 

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Why Generic Digital Solutions Don’t Work for Private Capital Markets

Why Generic Digital Solutions Don’t Work for Private Capital Markets

Jun 27, 2022

As retail participation in private placements grows, more investors are filling in complex subscription agreements that they are not familiar with.  This leads to back and forth between advisors and investors correcting errors on ‘not-in-good-order’ documents. Existing manual processes are struggling to keep up, and dealers are asking themselves if there is a better way.

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Are Aging Processes Stopping Opportunities in Alternative Investments?

Are Aging Processes Stopping Opportunities in Alternative Investments?

Mar 14, 2022

Private real estate. Hedge funds. Commodities. Cryptocurrencies. Private equity. These are just a few types of investments broadly classified under the umbrella of “alternative investments”. And it is an umbrella that is quickly growing, with total assets under management in alternatives blowing past the $9 trillion mark in 2021. Just five years ago, this figure was closer to $4 trillion.

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3 Ways Legacy Processes are Holding Back Syndicated Private Placements

3 Ways Legacy Processes are Holding Back Syndicated Private Placements

Mar 8, 2022

In the private placements world, syndicated deals are the “big fish” everybody is aiming for. Deal sizes, commissions, and the credibility boosts are much larger. The problem? So are their complexities and inefficiencies.

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Katipult Introduces Prospectus Offerings

Katipult Introduces Prospectus Offerings

Feb 2, 2022

As we move into 2022, we wanted to highlight a few of the major product updates that are being released in 1Q22 and preview what’s next in our roadmap.

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4 Ways Katipult Brings Investor Onboarding Process to the Digital Era

4 Ways Katipult Brings Investor Onboarding Process to the Digital Era

Jan 17, 2022

Nineteen. That’s approximately the number of paper forms an institutional investor interested in subscribing to a private placement must fill out. From certifying beneficial ownership to confirmations that they have sufficient anti-money laundering guidelines, even getting past the first step can be a major hurdle. 

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