Torrent Capital is a publicly traded investment fund that typically holds 6-10 core equity positions in small cap companies that the investment team deems to be trading at a discount to their intrinsic value and/or growth prospects. The Fund is sector agnostic with the ability to take advantage of opportunities across a wide range of industries and stages of development.Read Cape Breton Post Article
WildBrain creates content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hour episodes of filmed entertainment, it is one of the world’s most extensive libraries of children's shows. WildBrain's brands include Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Its shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain Spark, the Video on Demand segment of the company, offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube with over 168 million subscribers. WildBrain also licenses consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for its own properties as well for clients and content partners. The television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada.Learn More
OARO is leading global provider of biometric and cryptographic technologies headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Founded in 2017, Oaro technology is revolutionizing how leading organizations authenticate and authorize the flow of their digital information. Oaro recently deployed its automated, access control solution with Elevated Skin Temperature detection across 15 major Canadian airports in a contract with CATSA. The company was recognized as a Top 25 Up and Coming tech company by the Branham Group in the 2019 edition of the Branham300, the best-known ranking of Canada's largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies.Learn More
Founded in 2006, kneat.com, inc. allows regulated organizations to move from paper-based validation to intelligent, digitized, and paperless solutions. They provide expert, up-to-date, in-depth, and reliable knowledge and services about easy implementation of GMP solutions. The platform is now used by some of the world’s leading Life Sciences companies.Learn more
Immunovaccine is a clinical-stage immune-oncology company. Wade led the public listing of IMV and for several years thereafter was the principal financier of this TSX-listed biotechnology company. He serves on its Board of Directors.Learn more
Wade serves as Chairman & CEO of Fortune Bay Corp., a TSX-listed mining company that holds multiple properties including the Goldfields Project in Saskatchewan, and the Ixhuatán gold deposit in Mexico. The Company has a goal of building a mid-tier gold exploration and development Company through the advancement of its existing projects and the strategic acquisition of new projects to create a pipeline of growth opportunities.Learn more
Antler Gold Inc. is a Canadian gold exploration company, focused on the acquisition and exploration of gold projects in Namibia. Antler’s Erongo Central and Western Gold Project is comprised of seven exclusive prospecting licenses (EPL’s) which are located within the South Central Zone (SCZ) of Namibia’s prospective Damara gold belt. Both projects overlie similar lithologies and structures as the known Namibian Gold mines, as well as Osino’s recent Twin Hills discovery.Learn more
Electrovaya is a battery technology company that develops lithium ion batteries for electric materials handling vehicles. Electrovaya has landed and delivered on contracts with the largest forklift manufacturer in the world, Raymond Corp (a Toyota subsidiary). The company also supplies batteries to Walmart Canada. Electrovaya’s batteries are powering e-forklifts in 26 locations across USA, Canada and Mexico.Learn More
The predecessor company to Resolute, The Snore Shop, was Established in 2005 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia by Dr. Neil Smith. The Snore Shop specialized in the testing and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In 2017, Wade Dawe partnered with Dr. Neil Smith and Resolute Health was formed. Resolute subsequently expanded by acquiring clinics across the country, becoming the largest independent provider of sleep therapy in Canada. Resolute operated 72 clinics across 6 provinces. In early June 2022, Resolute was acquired by Kensington Private Equity.Learn More
Pivot Technology Solutions Inc. was a full-service information technology company that provided infrastructure and services to approximately 2000 customers, including many members of the S & P 500. Wade served as Chairman of the Board of this TSX-listed company for four years, which resulted in the acquisition of Pivot by Computacenter in November of 2020. Wade was a member of the Board’s Special Committee for the transaction and led negotiations for the cash sale of the company for approximately $105.8 million ($2.60 per share).
Canabo wholly owned and operated referral-only medical clinics for evaluating the suitability of, prescribing, and monitoring cannabinoid treatments for patients suffering from chronic pain and disabling illnesses. Canabo began with just one clinic based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and over the course of 3 years, expanded to 16 clinics from coast to coast across Canada, with 8 clinics embedded in doctors offices. Canabo was bought out for $47,629,326 by Aleafia Health in March of 2018. Soon after, the company exceeded a $480M market cap.
Brigus Capital was a significant shareholder in Salter Street Films, a Canadian television and film production company founded in Halifax in 1983. The company created multiple successes including This Hour Has 22 Minutes and producing Michael Moore’s Academy Award winning documentary, Bowling for Columbine.
In 2010, Apollo Gold merged with Linear Gold to form Brigus Gold Corp. Wade served as CEO until 2014 when he negotiated the sale of the company to Primero Mining Corp. in an all share deal valued at $351 million. Brigus Gold was best known for operating Black Fox Gold Mine in Timmons, Ontario.
Linear Gold Corp. was a publicly-traded gold exploration and development company focused on acquiring, exploring, and advancing gold properties in Central America. Linear merged with Apollo Gold in 2010 to form Brigus Gold Corp., a transaction valued at $102 million.
Wade co-founded this Vietnam-focused oil and gas exploration company in 2003. Keeper Resources was sold for $51.6 million in 2008, in an all cash deal.
In 2000, near the bottom of the commodity cycle, Brigus Capital acquired a sizeable stake in TSX-traded Major Drilling. Based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Major Drilling is one of the largest specialized drilling services operators in the world, primarily serving the mining industry.