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Deals of the day: Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion - Fortune (blog)

Deals of the day: Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion
Fortune (blog)
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has agreed to acquire Air Distribution Technologies, a Texas-based maker of ventilation systems for residential and commercial buildings, from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for approximately $1.6 billion.

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A Big Day for Earnings - New York Times

A Big Day for Earnings
New York Times
BlackBerry's Troubles Drive Start-Up Boom in Canada | More than 450 start-ups, many of which were started by former BlackBerry employees, have opened for business in a community that is thought of as Canada's Silicon Valley, Reuters writes. REUTERS.

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Waterloo getting $200-million venture capital fund - Waterloo Record

Waterloo getting $200-million venture capital fund
Waterloo Record
"Canada is getting better, but still Waterloo Region does not have its own fund yet and that was one of my goals," Ellis said. The new venture capital fund will be closely tied to the operations of the new centre at Columbia and Philip streets. Mentors ...

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How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic - The New Republic

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic
The New Republic
According to the World Bank, the U.S. spent 17.9 percent of its GDP on healthcare, compared to 11.2 percent for Canada, 9.3 percent for the United Kingdom, and 5.2 percent for China. There's a ... By 2013, his device had earned FDA approval, his ...

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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-April 2014 - Canada Immigration News

Canada Immigration News

Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-April 2014
Canada Immigration News
The Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia are three of the most popular locations in North America for venture capital investment. >>Read more. • Canada's New Immigration Model will be Called “Express Entry”. Canadian Citizenship ...

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E4 Health wraps EAP, wellness in one - BenefitsPro

BenefitsPro

E4 Health wraps EAP, wellness in one
BenefitsPro
While there's no shortage of competitors in its world, E4 Health, founded in 2011, is snapping up rivals, forming alliances and attracting venture capital. In other words, it's taking an aggressive stance in a corner of the human resources field that ...

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks startup boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - Canadian HR Reporter

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks startup boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
Canadian HR Reporter
OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012. OMERS ...

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - Fox Business

ITWeb

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
Fox Business
... the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012 (http://r.reuters.com/vaw96v).
BB's woes spark Canadian start-up boomITWeb

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - WTAQ

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
WTAQ
... the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012 (http://r.reuters.com/vaw96v).

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Hardware On The Rise - Exchange Morning Post (press release)

Exchange Morning Post (press release)

Hardware On The Rise
Exchange Morning Post (press release)
The importance of understanding the business case also came up again in the talk by Wal van Lierop, the co-founder and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. He discussed the need for engineers and entrepreneurs to think critically when they are ...

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BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award - Virtual Press Office (pr

BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award
Virtual Press Office (press release)
MONTREAL & TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Business Youth Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims ... With ...

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BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award - Virtual Press Office (pr

BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award
Virtual Press Office (press release)
MONTREAL & TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Business Youth Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims ... With ...

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BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award - Canada NewsWire (press r

BDC and CYBF announce regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award
Canada NewsWire (press release)
MONTREAL & TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Business Youth Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims ... With ...

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Waterloo Innovation Summit: Hardware on the Rise - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Waterloo Innovation Summit: Hardware on the Rise
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The importance of understanding the business case also came up again in the talk by Wal van Lierop, the co-founder and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. He discussed the need for engineers and entrepreneurs to think critically when they are ...

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Waterloo Innovation Summit: Hardware on the Rise - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Waterloo Innovation Summit: Hardware on the Rise
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The importance of understanding the business case also came up again in the talk by Wal van Lierop, the co-founder and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. He discussed the need for engineers and entrepreneurs to think critically when they are ...

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Celtic House Venture Partners of K-W invested in Dublin-based RedMere last week.

Rogers Media and CTVglobemedia Inc. announce that Rogers Broadcasting will acquire certain Canadian conventional and specialty television services from CTVglobemedia Inc.

Emerald Technology Ventures announces it closed its second cleantech focused venture fund with commitments of CA$210 million.

Cytochroma announces it secured $3 million in new funding from the Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund Inc. (CMDF) and University Medical Discoveries Inc. (UMDI).

Argon Venture Partners announces the opening of U.S. and Canada offices in Calgary, Alberta, and Silicon Valley, California.

Kensington Capital appointments Graeme Johnson to Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee.

Geosign makes Brandon Nussey Chief Financial Officer.

American Capital Strategies Ltd. acquired a $160 million minority equity stake in the Geosign Group of Companies, a Guelph firm.

The Ottawa-based maker of Ethernet wireless technology, DragonWave Inc., announces it led a preliminary prospectus with securities regulators.

Wellington Financial LP announces a $6.4 million debenture financing with Mississauga-based BorderWare Technologies Inc. The venture loan will fuel growth opportunities for the company.

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