Financial services

BACKGROUND

The financial services industry plays an important role in the Québec economy, both in terms of the number of jobs it provides and its contribution to the province’s GDP. Banks, insurance carriers, brokerage firms and equipment leasing lenders are some of the players, along with a large number of professionals, many of whom have specialized expertise, for example, fund managers, financial advisors and insurance agents.

Thanks to a stringent regulatory framework, an effective decision-making process and strict management, the Québec and Canadian financial systems are financially solid and successful, making them the envy of the world.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

In order to ensure its long-term growth and to maintain its advantageous market position, the financial services industry will need to:

  • Maintain and develop financial expertise in Québec;
  • Adapt to stricter regulations without losing sight of their growth objectives both at home and abroad;
  • Achieve a critical mass in order to be competitive.

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

FUND MANAGERS

  • Addenda Capital
  • Fonds d'opportunités canadiennes HRS
  • HR Stratégies
  • Montrusco Bolton Investments

 

FINANCIAL PRODUCTS

  • Brome Financial Corporation
  • FinTaxi
  • MMV Financial
  • Flight Simulator – Capital

 

BANKS AND INSURANCE

  • Corporation financière l'Excellence
  • SSQ, Life Insurance Company
  • SSQ, General Insurance Company

 

INVESTMENT FUNDS

  • Champlain Capital Partners
  • First Nations Venture Capital of Québec
  • Partners Midcap Growth Fund
  • Novacap II
  • Novacap Industries III
  • SOCCRENT 2006

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:

  • Sound governance;
  • Competent, dynamic and credible teams with operating experience;
  • Shareholders and officers receptive to investors, alliances and partnerships; 
  • Sound business plans and concepts;
  • Proven profitability and market potential;
  • Competitive advantages;
  • Innovative products or services;
  • Preservation and creation of lasting jobs.

SPECIALIZED TEAM

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

  • Solid expertise and involvement in the financial services 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.

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