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Press releases

November 10, 2017

Small-Footprint Produce DEMERS Inaugurates Cutting-Edge Greenhouse

Jacques Demers, President and CEO of Productions Horticoles Demers Inc., officially opened the company’s new greenhouse today. On hand for the inauguration were representatives from various food chains and wholesale distributors. The $25 million expansion of the small-footprint facility was made possible by financial support from the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Desjardins Capital and Capital Financière agricole, as well as by a strategic partnership with Waste Management (WM).

November 7, 2017

StrongBox Data Solutions Completes US$27 Million Investment Round for StrongLink® Worldwide Expansion

StrongBox Data Solutions, the leading provider of Cognitive Data Management and Archive solutions, announced today that its parent company has completed a US$27 million investment round which includes US$20 million from the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, a C$13 billion development capital investment fund, and additional funding from its controlling shareholder, Partner One Capital. This significant investment is a demonstration of the incredible potential of StrongLink and reflects the overwhelming response the solution has received in the market. The investment will be used to accelerate worldwide expansion of StrongLink.

Created in 1983, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a development capital fund that calls upon the solidarity and savings of Quebecers to help fulfill its mission to contribute to Québec's economic growth by creating and protecting jobs through investments primarily in small and medium-sized businesses in all spheres of activity.

The Fonds also seeks to encourage Quebecers to save for retirement and to offer its over half a million shareholders-savers a reasonable return over and above the outstanding tax benefits they receive for purchasing Fonds shares. A leading purveyor of unsecured risk capital (growth and venture capital), the Fonds continues to drive our economy.