Culture

BACKGROUND

Québec cultural industry is made up of pre-production, creative, film, TV broadcasting, post-production and distribution companies, as well as those that provide goods and services to the broadcast and entertainment marketing industry.

The audio-visual segment and related industries have evolved significantly over the years, with the result that Québec is now known worldwide for its content development and technology know-how (special effects, digital post-production). Therefore, despite mounting competition from abroad, our industry has what it takes to position itself favourably on the world stage.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

In order to ensure its long-term growth and to maintain its advantageous market position, the cultural industry will have to address the following challenges:

  • Dispersal of advertising revenues due to the proliferation of broadcasting platforms;
  • Changing business models in keeping with new technologies and financing methods, as well as the interests of the players.  

WHERE THE FONDS FITS IN

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ leverages its expertise, capital and vast network to:

  • Provide financial and strategic support to companies seeking to maximize their growth;
  • Allow companies to capitalize on market opportunities to develop value-creating projects;
  • Help create and keep jobs in Québec.
INVESTMENT PRIORITIES
  • Pre-production and creative projects
  • Production projects
  • Infrastructures and services
  • Post-production projects
  • Distribution
  • Broadcasting and multiplatform broadcasting

FINANCING

The Fonds offers solutions tailored to your needs.

FINANCING SOLUTIONS

The Fonds tailors its offer to match the individual needs of its partner companies. We offer patient capital that takes into account the challenges businesses face and the time they need to see their projects to fruition. 

Our flexible financing options include:

  • Equity financing (common or preferred shares)
  • Unsecured debt, requiring no collateral (debenture)
FINANCING CRITERIA

The Fonds gives priority to businesses that satisfy, among others, the following criteria:

  • Competent, dynamic and credible teams with operating experience;
  • Shareholders and officers receptive to investors, alliances and partnerships; 
  • Sound business plans and concepts;
  • Promising market and profitability outlook;
  • Competitive advantages;
  • Preservation and creation of lasting jobs.

A SPECIALIZED TEAM

There are many advantages to partnering with our team, including:

  • Solid expertise in the cultural industry;
  • Financing tailored to your needs;
  • A multidisciplinary, seasoned and available team;
  • Strategic support in the short, medium and long terms;
  • Proactive and close by.

INVOLVEMENT IN THE INDUSTRY

The Fonds is actively involved in the cultural industry.

SPECIALIZED FUNDS

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has investments in:

  • Fonds d’investissement de la Culture et des Communications (FICC)
  • Financière des entreprises culturelles (FIDEC)
  • Fonds Capital Culture Québec

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