Clarus is now in its 13th year of operation having prospered through good markets and bad. As a testament to our durability we are presenting a new look that reflects our confidence in the future.
The market landscape has changed radically over the past couple of years with new pressures on the agency and investment banking businesses. While many of our competitors have disappeared, we have battled hard and kept our brand intact. Aggressive focus on our targeted coverage list and agility in our core businesses have served us well. Given the shrinkage in the number of investment banks there has never been a time when companies like ours are more needed by the small and mid-cap segment. Giant, multi-business providers of debt, equity, M&A and other “tied” services can easily lose track of small and mid-cap companies that require a committed voice to tell their story to institutional investors day in and day out. At the same time, investors require idea oriented research and dedicated coverage of new and emerging trends and companies. What makes us unique is that the small and mid-cap market is our core business. It is what we do best.
Clarus is dedicated to provide the best information possible on our covered companies in the most accessible form. You might notice the focus of our new logo is on the “U”. It is because we know that as long as we put you, our clients first, we will prosper.
Field of Greens
Clarus was active in Q4/16 as it was involved in seven transactions raising a total of $444 million. We maintained our marquee position in the emerging marijuana space having participated in four transactions (two as lead) raising a total of $105 million. Other major transactions were completed raising $288 million in the oil and gas sector, and $51 million in the technology and diversified spaces.
At Clarus, we’re dedicated to staying at the forefront of emerging trends. Take a look at some of the new ideas we’ve been involved within the past few months:
Park Lawn Corp. PLC – As Canada's only publicly listed cemetery and funeral home provider, Park Lawn is well suited for the demographic trend of an aging population.
Kalytera Therapeutics – A biotech company that is focused on developing proprietary CBD formulations from cannabis plants in the medical marijuana space.
Buriticá Site Visit Confirms Highly Attractive Project
We were on site this week at CNL's Buriticá project in Columbia. Overall, we come away from the visit encouraged by the positive trial mining results to date and the approach of the team on the ground in Columbia.
Next Steps Post-Permitting
With all environmental permits now in hand, management is now focused on detailed engineering of the Buriticá project....
Our underground tour allowed us to visit underground test stopes and cross cuts in the San Antonio (Yaragua) and Murciealagos (Yaragua) vein packages. Results from significantly wider and higher grade results that suggest potential for upside to feasibility study assumptions...
Our meeting with local community leaders highlighted the strong support for the project and company in Buriticá and the quality of its CSR program locally...