BC Advantage Funds Ltd

Location:

Suite 1280 885 West Georgia StreetVancouverBritish ColumbiaV6C 3E8Canada View Map

Revenue:

$7 Million

Employees:

35

SIC Codes:

6799

Phone:

(604) 688-6877
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Description:

BC Advantage Funds ("Advantage") was a venture capital corporation that invests in emerging life science, technology and clean technology companies located in British Columbia. In 2006, we received the Canadian Venture Capital Association 'Deal of the Year' Award for achieving the highest realized return on a single investment (23.4X return on our investment in Aspreva Pharmaceuticals) of any venture capital firm in Canada. Furthermore, in the three years prior to its redemption (2006,2007, 2008), our Advantage Life Science Fund I provided the highest 5-year returns of any retail fund in Canada (Source: GlobeFund). Advantage most recent venture capital fund, the Advantage Structured Fund, was primarily raised and invested in the robust pre financial-crisis environment of 2004 - 2007. Since the financial crisis and recession of 2008 - 2009, we have had the challenging task of growing these businesses, keeping them financed despite difficult capital markets, and seeking profitable exits from the investments in a post financial-crisis environment characterized by few (if any) initial public offerings (IPOs), depressed activity in merger and acquisition (M&A) markets, and weakened valuations for emerging technology companies. In July, 2016, Advantage announced that its Board of Directors had concluded a review of strategic alternatives and determined that a liquidation and dissolution of the Company is the best alternative for maximizing shareholder value. The Board subsequently called an annual and special meeting of shareholders of the Company to approve a number of items, including the voluntary dissolution of the Company under Division 2 of Part 10 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), the settlement of all of the assets of the Company on the Liquidation Trustee (as defined in the information circular in respect of the Meeting) on trust that the Trustee assume and pay all of the liabilities of the Company, and distribute all remaining assets of the Trust rateably to the shareholders of record. The Dissolution Resolution was approved by way of an ordinary and special resolution passed by a majority and at least two-thirds, respectively, of the votes cast by the Company's shareholders the Meeting.

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