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The Founding Partners


About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817, and currently marking its 200th year of operations, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $709 billion as of July 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.


About rbc

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have approximately 81,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit www.rbc.com.

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.


About Espace CDPQ

An initiative of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Espace CDPQ is an investment and development hub uniting partners and collaborators around the same ambition: accelerate the growth and globalization of Québec SMEs. Its goal is to combine the networks, expertise and financial means of the 15 partners in residence at Espace CDPQ to benefit Québec companies. Together, the partners, which include investment firms and organizations specializing in business development and support, represent a network of more than 1,100 businesses of all sizes and from all sectors that offers bridges into over 170 countries.

For more information, visit espacecdpq.com, follow us on Twitter @espacecdpq or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn.


About National Bank Canada

With $246 billion in assets as at October 31, 2017, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 21,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at nbc.ca or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


About Power Corporation of Canada

Power Corporation of Canada is a diversified international management and holding company with interests in companies in the financial services, asset management, sustainable and renewable energy, and other business sectors in North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more, visit www.PowerCorporation.com.




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