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Capital Markets  


A Highly Agile and Top-Tier Independent in the Canadian Brokerage Space

GMP Securities is the brand for GMP’s Capital Markets business and is a leading provider of investment banking, including advisory and underwriting, research and sales and trading services, to the small- to mid-cap segments of the domestic capital markets. GMP FirstEnergy is the Calgary-headquartered energy business of GMP Securities.


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

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.

DISTINGUISING STRENGTHS

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.

INVESTMENT BANKING

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 equity-related securities.

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.

RESEARCH

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.

MEMBERS OF OUR CAPITAL MARKETS TEAM