PRIVEQ - Recent Significant Events

The Partners of PRIVEQ Capital Funds are pleased to announce the following:

March 2017 - PRIVEQ III Limited Partnership is very pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the sale of its interest in Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") to Kew Media Corp. ("Kew"). Kew is a TSX-listed SPAC. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

March 2017 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has won six awards at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Variety or Short Comedy (for Baroness Von Sketch) and Best Factual Series (for Still Standing). Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

February 2017 - PRIVEQ signs agreement to sell its shares in Frantic Films Corporation to Kew Media Group (a TSX-listed SPAC).

October 2016 - Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. ("Accipiter") is proud to announce that it has been awarded the contract to supply and deliver their state-of-the-art, patented 3D Total Coverage® avian radar system for Turkey's prestigious New Istanbul Airport by developer and operators, iGA HavalimanI isletmesi A.S.. Located in Arnavutköy district on the European side of Istanbul and considered the most significant new airport development in a generation, Istanbul's new Mega-Hub will eventually service 200 million passengers through its 6 runways, 3 terminal buildings and the world's largest duty free shopping area. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

September 2016 - Integracare Incorporated ("Integracare") is proud to announce the promotion of Lisa Sundarsingh, BScN, RN, GNC(c) to Vice President, Care Operations and Sandra Hyslop, RN to Vice President, Human Resources and Special Projects. Integracare, a Canadian-owned company known for its exemplary service and quality care, has provided private home and healthcare services in the Greater Toronto area since 1990. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Integracare.

August 2016 - PRIVEQ IV Limited Partnership is pleased to announce that it has closed its third investment. PRIVEQ led the Buy-Out of Integracare Incorporated ("Integracare"). Integracare is a leading provider of upscale private home health care services operating primarily in the Toronto area. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Integracare.

June 2016 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth - Toronto Chapter. He is a long serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth - Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. Bradley is also selected to continue to be the Chairman of the Nominating Committee for this association.

January 2016 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has been honoured with 5 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Lifestyle Program or Series for Buy It, Fix It, Sell It. Frantic's critically acclaimed comedy, Still Standing, received 4 nominations including Best Factual Series, Best Writing in a Factual Series, Best Editing in a Factual Series and Best Host in a Factual Series. The Canadian Screen Award winners will be announced on March 13, 2016 on CBC. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

November 2015 - PRIVEQ Capital Funds is pleased to announce that its Managing Partner, Bradley W. Ashley, is the keynote speaker at the annual Osgoode/Schulich JD/MBA Alumni dinner.

June 2015 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth - Toronto Chapter. He is a long serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth - Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. Bradley is also selected to continue to be the Chairman of the Nominating Committee for this association.

March 2015 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that CBC has ordered two new comedy series, Baroness Von Sketch Show and Still Standing (working title). Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

December 2014- PRIVEQ IV Limited Partnership is pleased to announce that it has closed its second investment. PRIVEQ led the Management Buy-Out of Kraus Global Ltd. ("Kraus"). Kraus is the leading designer, assembler and manufacturer of compressed natural gas refueling dispensers and electronic systems in North America. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Kraus.

December 2014 - PRIVEQ is pleased to have sponsored the 2014 Financial Forum PME hosted by the M&A Club of Montreal. The event was well attended by investment professionals, business service providers and mature, emerging and growing small/mid cap companies seeking additional funding, partnerships, or acquisitions.

November 2014 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that Shaw's HGTV has renewed its hit series Buy It, Fix It, Sell It for a second season and that CBC and Frantic will produce the critically acclaimed series Winnipeg Comedy Festival for the 7th time. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

November 2014 - Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. ("Accipiter") is pleased to have sponsored the 2014 Securetech conference in Ottawa, Ontario. Securetech is Canada's leading public safety, emergency management and security showcase. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

November 2014 - PRIVEQ Capital Funds is proud to announce that its Managing Partner, Bradley W. Ashley has successfully completed the Institute of Corporate Directors and University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management's Directors Education Program and has obtained his ICD.D designation.

August 2014 - Accipiter Radar Corporation ("Accipiter") is proud to announce the appointment of Captain Jeffrey Ogden as VP of Homeland Security and Safety Programs. With over 30 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain Ogden will be focused on the strategic growth of Accipiter's Homeland Security sector with an emphasis on border, port, maritime and law enforcement surveillance-to-intelligence applications. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

July 2014 - Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. ("Accipiter") celebrated its 20th anniversary. From humble beginnings as a radar software developer, the Niagara company is now a leader in radar technology, providing its unique surveillance and intelligence solutions on a global basis. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

June 2014 - Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. ("Accipiter") is proud to announce the appointment of Simon Jerome as VP of Sales and Marketing. Simon brings significant experience and a proven track record in B2B and B2C relationship building, distribution channel/partnership expansion and revenue generation. Previously, Simon held senior sales management positions with technology companies both in North America and Europe. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

June 2014 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth - Toronto Chapter. He is a long serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth - Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. Bradley is also selected to continue to be the Chairman of the Nominating Committee for this association.

May 2014 - Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. ("Accipiter") is pleased to have exhibited at and attended the 2014 CANSEC conference in Ottawa, Ontario. CANSEC is Canada's premier defence trade show. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

May 2014 - Rogers Media and Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") announced that the second season of Meet the Family began production. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

May 2014 - HGTV and Frantic are pleased to announce the series premiere of Buy It, Fix It, Sell It. The series airs on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

February 2014- Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds lectured at the Schulich School of Business/Osgoode Hall Law School MBA/JD program on the topic of "Investing in Private Equity and Venture Capital Deals".

January 2014 - Defence Research and Development Canada ("DRDC") announced that Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. will partner with the RCMP and United States Coast Guard in a project that will assist in enhancing border surveillance capabilities in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway. The project is part of the $14.5 million Canadian Safety and Security Program. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

January 2014 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has been honoured with 4 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Lifestyle Program or Series for the second year in a row and Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series (Pitchin' In) and Best Documentary Series and Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series (Engraved on a Nation: 13th Man). The Canadian Screen Award winners will be announced on March 4, 2014 on CBC. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

November 2013- Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that Rogers Media has renewed its hit series Meet The Family for a second season. Meet The Family airs on Sunday evenings at 8:30 on City TV. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

September 2013- Accipiter Radar Corporation ("Accipiter") is pleased to announce that it has been awarded, as part of the Global Technology Systems ("GTS") team, an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single award, fixed price contract for delivery of Ultra-Light Aircraft Detection ("ULAD") Systems to the US Customs and Border Protection ("CBP') and Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition. The ULAD contract which includes a 2 year base period and eight (8) one year options, has a ceiling value of $100,000,000. The purpose of the ULAD System is to support CBP's role in homeland security and law enforcement through detection and tracking of ultra-light aircraft or similar low and slow flying, small radar cross section aircraft that violate US borders. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter. For a copy of the press release.

August 2013- PRIVEQ IV Limited Partnership is pleased to announce that it has closed its first investment. PRIVEQ invested $4.7 million in Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. ("Accipiter"). Founded in 2006 after an intensive 12-year R&D effort, Accipiter is a global provider of radar systems and wide-area radar information network solutions especially effective with small uncooperatibe targets and particularly focused on homeland security, bird strike prevention/aviation safety and environmental protection applications. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Accipiter.

June 2013- Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter. He is a long serving member of the Board of Directors of The Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. He also remains the Chair of its Nominating Committee.

February 2013- Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds lectured at the Schulich School of Business/Osgoode Hall Law School MBA/JD program on the topic of "Investing in Private Equity and Venture Capital Deals".

January 2013 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has been honoured with 11 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Lifestyle Program or Series (Pitchin' In) and Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie (Wrath of Grapes: Don Cherry 2). Frantic is also pleased to announce that Todd and the Book of Pure Evil received 6 nominations. The Canadian Screen Award winners will be announced on March 3, 2013 on CBC. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

January 2013- PRIVEQ Capital Funds is pleased to have sponsored the 2013 Canadian Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum in Toronto. Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, presented at this conference on the topic of "strategies family offices should employ to invest in private equity". The event was well attended by North American single family offices and multiple family offices.

December 2012- PRIVEQ Capital Funds is pleased to have sponsored the 2012 Financial Forum PME hosted by the M&A Club of Montreal. The event was well attended by investment professionals, business service providers and mature, emerging and growing small/mid cap companies seeking additional funding, partnerships, or acquisitions.

June 2012- Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter. He is a long serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. He also remains the Chair of its Nominating Committee.

April 2012- PRIVEQ Capital Funds is pleased to announce the successful closing of PRIVEQ IV Limited Partnership with commitments of approximately $30 million. PRIVEQ IV Limited Partnership will continue to focus on investments in profitable and growing small to medium sized companies consistent with its current criteria. Please visit the Investment Criteria page for additional info.

March 2012- PRIVEQ announces that Lee Grunberg has been promoted to Partner. Lee joined PRIVEQ in 2006 as an Investment Manager. "Lee is a key member of the PRIVEQ team and we are delighted that he will play a more senior role with our upcoming PRIVEQ IV Limited Partnership fund" said Brad Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ.

September 2011 - PRIVEQ was awarded the 'Deal of the Year' award for 2011 by the CVCA (Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association). PRIVEQ won this award for its investment in Hallcon Corporation. Please refer to the CVCA's press release for further information.

June 2011 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter. He is the longest serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. He also remains the Chair of its Nominating Committee.

April 2011 - PRIVEQ Capital Funds ("PRIVEQ") is pleased to announce the successful exit from its investment in Hallcon Corporation ("Hallcon"), a portfolio company in PRIVEQ II Limited Partnership. PRIVEQ has received total proceeds (from this transaction, prior recapitalizations and other distributions from the company) in excess of 8x its original investment in Hallcon. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Hallcon.

April 2011 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that Frantic Branded Content + Commercials has been honoured with seven Telly Awards. Over 13,000 entries are received annually for these prestigious awards honouring the work of advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable companies and corporations around the world. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

March 2011 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that that it has been honoured with six nominations for the Yorkton Film Festival's Golden Sheaf Awards. Frantic is nominated in the following categories: Documentary Social/Political: End of Men; Lifestyle: Pitchin' In - Chicken and Til' Debt Do Us Part; Comedy: Edumacation - Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2010, Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil - The Ghost of Chet Sukowski, and Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil - The Phantom of Crowley High. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

February 2011 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has received a nomination for the Spirit of Winnipeg Awards. This award from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce honours innovation and entrepreneurship that help define Winnipeg. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

November 2010 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has repeated its Gemini award winning streak for the fifth consecutive year. Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story won 2 awards at the 2010 Gemini Awards. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

November 2010 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is Moderator for Session 4: Board Considerations at The 2010 Corporate Finance Conference: Raising Capital in Today's Volatile Market on Monday, November 15, 2010.

October 2010 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that its production of 'Til Debt Do Us Part is honored with two Accolade Awards. Frantic received An Award of Excelllence for on-camera talent (host: Gail Vaz-Oxlade) and an Award of Merit for reality programming. The Accolades honor outstanding craft and creativity in film, television and videography. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

June 2010 – Frantic Films Corporation (“Frantic”) is pleased to announce that Pitchin’ In, a series produced for the Food Network starring Lynn Crawford, has won the Best Lifestyle & Information Program at the 2010 Banff International Television Festival. Frantic’s lifestyle and information programs received three of the six nominations in the category. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

June 2010 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter. He is the longest serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter having served since 1995.

January 2010 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce the growth of its television distribution library with the acquisition of the international rights to factual entertainment programming produced by Vancouver-based production company, The Eyes Television Production Ltd., a division of Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. Known for producing series such as “The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp,” “Bulging Brides,” and “Air Dogs,” The Eyes’ library includes over 150 hours of programs, the bulk of which has never been sold in the international market. The transaction increases Frantic's library to approximately 500 hours – including 67 hours currently in production – and supports greater international distribution revenues. Peace Arch has retained the US and Canadian rights to the programs acquired by Frantic. “The Eyes programming is the perfect addition to our existing library,” says Jamie Brown, CEO of Frantic. “They are very successful programs in Canada and the United States that have been underexploited internationally to date. We know there is a strong appetite for high quality programs like these in the international market.” Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

November 2009 - In addition to recognition for its quality programming, Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is enjoying its busiest year ever. The growing roster of productions and co-productions includes five new lifestyle/reality series: Rags to Red Carpet for W Network, House Poor for HGTV, Princess for SliceTM, and two new series for the Food Network featuring Lynn Crawford (Pitchin' In) and David Adjey (The Opener), as well as the co-production of a new scripted comedy series, Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil for SPACE. Also currently in production for CBC is the 2010 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the documentary Surviving the Future and a mini-series co-production, Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story. Frantic is also working on two 1-hour pilots including Assault & Rescue for the Discovery Channel and Solid Rocket Boosters, produced for National Geographic Channels International's Megastructures anthology series and History Television in Canada. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

October 2009 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has won a Gemini award for the fourth consecutive year. The Disappearing Male, a documentary produced for CBC, has added a 2009 Gemini award for Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program. Frantic was also honoured to have been nominated for Best Direction in a Lifestyle Program for Chef School Season 2. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

September 2009 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce that it has just finished shooting its eighth season of the Gemini award winning series, Til Debt Do Us Part, produced for Slice Network. Celebrating its 100th episode this summer, the series added a CFTPA Indie Award to its 2007 Gemini win for Best Lifestyle Program. Chef School won this same Gemini Award in 2008 and its second season has been nominated for Best Direction in a Lifestyle Program in 2009. The Disappearing Male, a documentary produced for CBC, has also been nominated for a 2009 Gemini and recently won Best Documentary Nature/Environment at the Yorkton Short Film Festival. Frantic was also honoured to have been nominated for Best Popular Science and Technology Program at the 2009 Banff World Television Festival for its Discovery Channel series, Guinea Pig. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

June 2009 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter. He is the longest serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter having served since 1995.

February 2009 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") is pleased to announce its lifestyle program, Til Debt Do Us Part, was among the Canadian programs honoured at the second annual Indie Awards. The Indie Awards, established by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association, celebrates outstanding achievement by independent producers in 11 categories that span film, TV and interactive media. The awards "celebrate the hard work of our independent producers," said CFTPA president and CEO Guy Mayson. "Canadian producers create dynamic, entertaining, and award-winning film, television and digital content that is watched by millions of viewers around the globe." Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic. For a copy of the press release.

December 2008 - Frantic Films Corporation ("Frantic") has acquired Red Apple Entertainment Corporation ("Red Apple"), one of Canada's best known producers of factual live action television content. Red Apple, founded in 2000, is best known for its Gemini Award-winning series (Chef School and Opening Soon) and documentaries (Gamer Revolution) for leading Canadian broadcasters. Frantic's library is now approaching 300 hours of live action programming. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic. For a copy of the press release.

August 2008 – Frantic Films Corporation (“Frantic”) is pleased to announce that its television series Til Debt Do Us Part has been nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series. Till Debt Do U$ Part won this award in 2006. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

June 2008 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-appointed as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter. He is the longest serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. Bradley is also selected to be the Chairman of the Nominating Committee for this association.

June 2008 - Frantic Films Corporation (“Frantic”) has invested in GlassBOX Television Inc. (“GlassBOX”). GlassBOX’s first channel, BITE TV, launched in 2005 and provides multi-platform interactive television services. BITE TV has won an Emmy Award for Best Interactive Channel and is now available on cable, satellite and IPTV. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

November 2007 - Frantic Films Corporation has successfully sold its VFX Division to Prime Focus Group (MUMBAI: PRFOCUS), one of the world's largest integrated film, advertising and television post-production and visual effects companies. Prime Focus also acquired Frantic Films Software, the Company's R&D division that develops and markets visual effects software solutions. Frantic Films also operates a Live-Action Production/Post-Production Division and a Television Commercial division that is not a part of the acquisition, and will continue to operate independently out of Winnipeg and Toronto, Canada. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

September 2007 - Hallcon Corporation has completed a transaction to recapitalize its Balance Sheet. Bank of Montreal provided the Company with new revolving and term loan facilities which were used by Hallcon to repay shareholder loans, including amounts owing to PRIVEQ Capital Funds. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Hallcon Corporation.

July 2007 - Bradley W. Ashley, 'rings' the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), opening the market, on July 19, 2007.

June 2007 - Bradley W. Ashley, Managing Partner of PRIVEQ Capital Funds, is re-elected as a Director of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter. He is the longest serving member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth-Toronto Chapter having served since 1995. Bradley is also selected to be the Chairman of the Nominating Committee for this association.

December 2006 - PRIVEQ III Limited Partneship closes its investment in Frantic Films Corporation. Founded in 1997, Frantic is a leading edge provider of live action, VFX and commercial production services to global motion picture, television broadcasters, advertising and media clients. Please visit the Investments page for additional information with respect to Frantic.

October 2006 - PRIVEQ is featured in EDC ExportWise Magazine - Fall 2006. The article titled, EDC's Equity Program & PRIVEQ Capital Funds: Expansion Capital for Small Business, discusses the benefits for privately owned small-to-medium sized enterprises from tapping into the private equity market as a source of much-needed growth capital. To view the full article click here.

 

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