A Highly Agile
Our skilled teams of professionals are highly conversant across the
entire corporate finance spectrum and combine substantial product
knowledge, deep industry expertise and extensive transactional
experience to provide best-in-class advice and superior execution.
FOCUSED ON ENTREPRENEURIAL SEGMENTS OF DOMESTIC MARKET
Since inception in 1995, GMP Securities’ sole focus has been on
the small- to mid-cap segments of the capital markets. While
these segments have been historically ignored by the large
bank-owned dealers, it is in this arena that GMP Securities has
forged a leadership position among Canadian investment banks.
GMP Securities is proud of the deep relationships it has cultivated
over the past 24 years, and its rich history in helping early-stage
entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.
GMP FirstEnergy is exclusively dedicated to the energy sector
providing clients with unparalleled energy knowledge and more
than a quarter century of transactional expertise. Focused
energy expertise gives GMP FirstEnergy deeper insight than
most competitors and a keen ability to identify emerging trends
and opportunities. Leveraging expert, up-to-the-minute analysis,
GMP FirstEnergy has a well-earned reputation for quality and
efficient execution that is tailored to the interests of clients.
GMP FirstEnergy’s energy expertise and extensive coverage
provide clients with deep industry knowledge and market
intelligence on hundreds of energy companies in various stages
of development worldwide.
Independent investment dealers have always played an essential
and fundamental role in the efficient functioning of the Canadian
capital markets ecosystem. The firm believes it is differentiated by
superior execution, proven and substantial transactional expertise
and the ability to efficiently coordinate across investment banking,
sales and trading and research to deliver seamless and unbiased
advice and product-agnostic solutions to clients.
Despite the tectonic structural changes the industry has endured
since 2008, strong and viable independent players are necessary
in order to continue to see capital flow to the small- to mid-cap
segments: the growth engine of the Canadian economy. Whether
it is junior oil and gas and mining companies or, more recently, the
early and deep involvement in two of today’s biggest investment
trends, cannabis and blockchain, independents take the leap of faith
that is necessary to supply capital to the entrepreneurial sectors.
Bank-owned firms don’t have the DNA to do this.
The firm’s investment banking professionals aspire to be the leading,
trusted advisor and financier to our core clients across their entire
business lifecycle. Clients rely on us for our deep industry expertise,
broad M&A experience, comprehensive capital raising services
and superior execution. Employing a disciplined approach to client
solutions, experienced industry professionals are committed to
working closely with clients to identify the best financing and
strategic solutions to meet their needs. The complete and extensive
resources of the firm are dedicated to helping our professionals deliver on that promise. Clients also benefit from compelling
and proven after-market liquidity and trading support facilitated
through a highly effective and skilled sales and trading team and
focused research. GMP Securities is consistently recognized as a
leader in the origination, distribution and trading of equity and
In our underwriting business, GMP’s highly skilled and sector-focused
investment bankers deliver superior transaction execution
across a variety of securities, including both public and private
capital markets transactions. The team has extensive experience
and a successful track record of raising capital for corporate
clients. The firm’s solid capital base serves to facilitate the
execution of both large and small transactions while unparalleled
institutional market and trade flow intelligence are central to
the firm’s ability to be a meaningful industry player in executing
bought deal financings. In 2018, GMP Securities participated in
147 underwriting transactions completed in Canada with an
aggregate value of $13.0 billion.
GMP Securities has a well-earned reputation as a leading M&A
franchise. Its M&A professionals are industry specialists focused
on developing a deep understanding of our clients' businesses.
M&A experts deliver powerful insight across the firm’s core
industry sectors and extensive transactional expertise.
SALES AND TRADING
GMP Securities is a leading client-focused sales and trading
platform committed to delivering unparalleled market intelligence
and trading support before, during and after a successful
transaction. The firm engages largely in agency-only transactions
which ensure that its recommendations are always based on
unbiased advice and free of potential conflict.
The firm’s sales and trading professionals strive to dominate
the trading of securities in each of its core franchise names.
GMP Securities has a longstanding leadership position in equity
capital markets precisely because it delivers superior execution,
timely market insights and exceptional client service. Collaborating
closely with a top-calibre team of investment banking professionals,
the firm’s sales and trading professionals provide clients with
immediate access to quality independent research and a formidable
institutional and retail network for new product distribution. In
2018, Brendan Wood named GMP Securities as one of the Top
Canadian Sales Teams.
GMP Securities remains committed to fundamental research,
providing prescient opinions and differentiated investment
ideas to enable clients to make informed decisions. Experienced
professionals provide research coverage on hundreds of companies
spanning multiple industry sectors. The research team works
closely with the firm’s sales and trading professionals to translate
their insights into actionable investment opportunities
that offer the potential for superior, risk-adjusted returns.