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Wellington Portfolio Company Xactly Corp completes its NYSE IPO

Big congrats to CEO Chris Cabrera, CFO Joe Consul and team at Xactly who had a successful debut on the NYSE today. The company’s IPO price was $8.00/share and closed the day @ $8.70/share, a nice little bump for investors, new and old. Wellington made a growth capital investment in this high growth, SaaS business

 
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How much does a pension plan’s “personality” contribute to its return profile?

News report: “HOOPP’s returns defy market trends“ This headline caught my eye, and not just because it reflected more good news for the local contingent of high profile Canadian pension plans. HOOPP is one of those larger-sized plans that always seems to march to its own drummer. The current investment strategy was designed years ago

 
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Who needs Silicon Valley money? Canada, that’s who.

I love that the Canadian tech scene is getting so much mainstream media attention of late. Positive attention, too…it’s not just about the multi-year debacle at MaRS (see representative prior post “No surprise in MaRS scandal” May 30-14). This extended focus is certainly good for the entrepreneurs who are trying to grow their businesses, and,

 
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SurveyMonkey deal demonstrates power of late stage private markets

News Report: SurveyMonkey Valued at US$2 billion as Some Investors Sell Shares Once upon a time, the only way a tech company could raise $250 million was via an Initial Public Offering. Then along came Facebook, and the mold was broken. Over the course of a few years, Facebook did a series of financing transactions,

 
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How did experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine wind up in Iowa?

News report: Canadian Ebola vaccine to be shipped to Geneva next week Along with the rest of our planet, I dearly hope that the researchers at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory have discovered the 21st century’s version of Major Sir Frederick Banting, MC’s insulin discovery (and then some). What will come as a surprise, perhaps, is

 
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