Dundee Corp invests in Urbana Corp-backed CNSX Markets

CNSX Markets, which is backed by Urbana Corp., has received an undisclosed investment from Dundee Corp. As a result of the transaction, Dundee President and CEO Ned Goodman has been named a deputy chairman of CNSX’s board. CNSX is the operator of the Canadian National Stock Exchange and Pure Trading.


TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 30, 2013) – Dundee Corporation (“Dundee”)(TSX: DC.A), Urbana Corporation (“Urbana”) (TSX:URB.A) and CNSX Markets Inc. (“CNSX”) are pleased to announce that Dundee has closed a strategic investment in CNSX, operator of the Canadian National Stock Exchange and Pure Trading. The terms of the transaction were not released by the companies. In conjunction with the investment, Mr. Ned Goodman, President and CEO of Dundee, has joined the CNSX Board as Deputy Chairman.
Thomas Caldwell, President and CEO of Urbana, and CNSX Chairman said, “We are pleased to welcome a business leader of Ned’s stature to the Board. With his contribution we expect to accelerate the steady growth CNSX has seen this year, as we continue to enhance CNSX’s role as the ‘Exchange for Entrepreneurs’ in Canada.”
Ned Goodman commented, “I have been impressed for some time with CNSX’s approach to helping entrepreneurs access the public capital markets in Canada. The CNSX model reduces the time and expense companies face in going public, and in maintaining a listing, along with a high level of continuous disclosure. As a lifelong entrepreneur I have no problem encouraging and inviting the management and boards of entrepreneurial Canadian public companies to consider the benefits of a CNSX listing.”
Richard Carleton, CNSX CEO, said, “We have a number of programmes coming over the next several months designed to support the capital formation process for early stage companies which will enhance the resources CNSX makes available to our issuers and the investment community”.
Key CNSX Markets facts:
– CNSX Markets is a full service exchange with 180 equity issues, 18 debt instruments, and 7 structured products – recently surpassing 200 issues for the first time;
– Junior mining exploration companies represent over 50% of the issuers listed by sector;
– Companies in knowledge-based industries (IT, clean tech, and life sciences) now comprise nearly 20% of the equities on CNSX;
– Simple, fixed listing fees: $12,500 for application and $500 per month;
– The only Canadian exchange to offer real-time quotes on Google Finance.
To learn more, email CNSX Markets at info@cnsx.ca or visit www.cnsx.ca and on Twitter @CNSX_News
Dundee Corporation is a public Canadian independent holding company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “DC.A”. Through its operating subsidiaries, Dundee Corporation is engaged in diverse business activities in the areas of its core competencies including investment advisory and corporate finance, energy, resources, agriculture, real estate and infrastructure. Dundee Corporation also holds, directly and indirectly, a portfolio of investments mostly in these core focus areas, as well as other select investments in both publicly listed and private companies.
Urbana Corporation is a closed-end investment company with current interests across the financial services sector from exchanges to banks to broker dealers and investment managers.
The goal of Urbana Corporation is to generate long term asset growth through a combination of public and private investments. The mix of an actively managed, liquid portfolio with private equity investments ensures non committed assets are productively employed as we seek out and evaluate opportunities in the non-public sphere. Many of the latter investments take time to mature and typically encompass high risk/high return characteristics.
Urbana Corporation, as a result of its permanent capital base, has both the scope and flexibility to act quickly as opportunities arise.
CNSX Markets Inc. (“CNSX”) is a Canadian company established in 2001 that operates the Canadian National Stock Exchange. The company was recognized as a stock exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004. CNSX provides listing and trading services to a wide range of Canadian and international issuers by offering low fees and innovative continuous disclosure features designed to minimize regulatory costs while improving the quality of information available to investors. With more than 200 securities listed, and 88 participating dealers, CNSX is an attractive and growing venue for issuers of equity and debt securities from all business sectors.