Our Partners

CTI Life Sciences Fund L.P.

Based in Montreal, CTI Life Sciences Fund L.P. is a limited partnership formed in 2006. The Fund makes venture capital investments in high quality emerging life sciences companies at the start-up and clinical development stage primarily in Canada. This fund is the first of its kind created in Quebec since 2002.

CTI Life Sciences Fund L.P. has secured C$100 million in commitments from Quebec, institutional investors such as the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Solidarity Fund QFL, FIER Partners L.P. and the Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins and CTI Capital Group’s partners.

The CTI Life Sciences Fund L.P. team of professionals in science and finance has extensive experience in the biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industries. The Fund works closely with entrepreneurs and researchers to increase the value of these young companies.

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a Swiss-based research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and osteoarthritis. In recent years Ferring has expanded beyond its traditional European base and now has offices in over 40 countries.

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Fonds de Solidarité FTQ

Created in 1983, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a development capital fund that calls upon the solidarity and savings of Quebecers to help fulfill its mission to contribute to Québec's economic growth by creating and protecting jobs through investments in small and medium-sized businesses in all spheres of activity. The Fonds also seeks to encourage Quebecers to save for retirement and to offer to over half a million shareholders-savers a reasonable return over and above the outstanding tax benefits they receive by purchasing Fonds shares.

The largest development capital network in the province, the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ was created on the initiative of the FTQ, Québec’s largest central labour body. Through its governance and codes of ethics, the Fonds is a socially responsible investor committed to sustainable economic development where people come first. Aside from investing capital, the Fonds is committed to supporting the growth of its partner companies by offering value-added services such as economic training.

With net assets of $9.3 billion as of May 31, 2013, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ has become a hub of knowledge and resources for Québec businesses and a key player in the local economy.

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