Engaged. Connected. Relevant.

News

January 16, 2019
 
AltaCorp Capital Inc. adds renowned energy analyst to its team


Calgary, AB - AltaCorp Capital Inc. (AltaCorp), a leading capital markets firm, is excited to announce that Waqar Syed has joined the team as managing director, North American Energy Services and head of U.S. institutional research.

A seasoned energy analyst, Syed brings more than 30 years of knowledge of the oil and gas industry, including oilfield services, small and large capitalization Exploration & Production companies, and major integrated oil companies to the firm. Syed is responsible for expanding AltaCorp’s U.S. research practice and will be instrumental in growing the firm’s North American energy services research practice.

“Waqar is respected for his passion of the energy industry and is well known as a trust agent in capital markets and for working in the best interest of both institutional investors and corporate clients,” said Jon Horsman, AltaCorp’s Chairman & CEO. “We’re delighted a professional of Waqar’s caliber and reputation has joined our firm to help us further advance our thought leadership in the energy industry.”

Syed joins AltaCorp from Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York, where he held the position of vice president and lead analyst, U.S. oilfield service, equity research. Prior to that, Syed held senior analyst positions at Macquarie Capital (USA), Petrie Parkman & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., and Deutsche Bank. Syed holds a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management, Yale University, New Haven.

“AltaCorp’s vision of offering quality integrated cross border research to its North American clients and the firm’s deep commitment to the energy sector given its deep Alberta roots is what really attracted me to the firm,” said Waqar Syed, managing director, North American Energy Services and head of U.S. institutional research. “I’m excited to be part of this exceptional team and help expand AltaCorp’s franchise.”

About AltaCorp Capital Inc.
AltaCorp is an Alberta-based capital markets firm focused on the sectors that drive the Western Canadian economy—energy, life sciences and diversified industries. In less than a decade, AltaCorp has amassed over $75 billion of transaction experience. Working with ATB Financial, a full-service financial institution headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, AltaCorp offers clients fully integrated capital market solutions. AltaCorp is a member of IIROC and CIPF.

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Hanchar
AltaCorp Capital Inc.
403-519-2220
bhanchar@altacorpcapital.com
 


January 3, 2019

AltaCorp Capital Inc. to host the 7th Annual Energy, Life Sciences, and Diversified Industries Institutional Investor Conference
 
Calgary, AB - AltaCorp Capital Inc. (AltaCorp), the capital markets arm of ATB Financial (ATB), is proud to host corporations and investors from across North America at a compelling three-day institutional conference, January 8-10, 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto.
 
With a focus on fueling capital market growth in three key sectors of Canada’s economy—energy, life sciences and diversified industries—strategies, trends and opportunities in the global markets will be explored, giving attendees a jump start on what to expect from Canada’s key industries in 2019.
 
“We’re entering what could be a pivotal year for Canada with the energy egress crisis, upcoming Alberta and federal elections, global political strife and emerging new economic opportunities that are challenging the status quo,” said Jon Horsman, Chairman & CEO, AltaCorp. “The need for capital, the profitability of corporations and the optimism around new ventures, makes for an exciting time in our history.”
 
The conference, known for its internationally renowned speakers and slate of leading companies who will be in attendance, will feature a series of fireside chats, thematic panels, presentations, one-on-one meetings, and networking sessions.
 
Respected for the insight they each bring to their industries, this year’s keynote speakers are:
●    Dr. Benjamin Caplan, founder of CED Foundation and CED Clinic, and chief medical officer of Solo Sciences will present, The Dawn of a new Era in Cannabis: A focus on Medical and Recreational Cannabis, and Cannabinoid-derived Pharmaceuticals;
●    Alex Epstein, philosopher, keynote speaker, and author of New York Times bestseller, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, will speak on The Energy Transition Fallacy and How Moral Biases Cause Bad Investments; and,
●    Peter Zeihan, geopolitical strategist, will help industry leaders navigate today’s complex mix of geopolitical risks and opportunities in The Future of Global Finance and Canada.
 
Among the 75+ leading companies scheduled to share their insights are:
●    Air Canada (AC)
●    Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB)
●    Cardiol Therapeutics (CRDL)
●    CES Energy Solutions (CEU)
●    Fire & Flower (Private)
●    Keyera (KEY)
●    Parkland Fuel Corporation (PKI)
●    Secure Energy Services Inc. (SES)
●    Stuart Olson Inc. (SOX)
●    Trican Well Service (TCW)

“We are pleased to support our clients and demonstrate our thought leadership by presenting a forum for conversations as we set the course to bring forth a successful financial future,” said Tim Gillespie, executive vice president, ATB Corporate Financial Services.

About AltaCorp Capital Inc.

AltaCorp is an Alberta-based capital markets firm focused on the sectors that drive the Western Canadian economy—energy, life sciences and diversified industries. In less than a decade, AltaCorp has amassed over $75 billion of transaction experience. Working with ATB Financial, a full-service financial institution headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, AltaCorp offers clients fully integrated capital market solutions. AltaCorp is a member of IIROC and CIPF.

About ATB Corporate Financial Services
ATB Corporate Financial Services, a division of ATB Financial, serves the needs of commercial and corporate businesses with operations in the province of Alberta. Offering a wide range of capital solutions, cash management services and financial markets offerings, ATB Corporate Financial Services offers custom built solutions for clients operating in industries critical to the Alberta economy including the energy, real estate, food & forestry, and diversified sectors.

For more information, please contact:
Brenda Hanchar
AltaCorp Capital Inc.
403-519-2220
bhanchar@altacorpcapital.com
 

  

October 2, 2018

AltaCorp expands its cannabis capabilities
David Kideckel joins as managing director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, research analyst

Calgary, AB - AltaCorp Capital Inc. (AltaCorp), a leading capital markets firm, is pleased to announce the addition of David Kideckel as a managing director on the equity research team covering Healthcare and Life Sciences. Kideckel brings almost 20 years of health-related experience to this position and will be based in the firm’s Toronto office.

“The cannabis sector continues to rapidly evolve as Canada moves toward legalization, and with the development of cannabinoid applications in the medical industry, David’s vast knowledge and direct experience in healthcare and biotechnology with both public and private companies make him a significant asset for our clients,” said Jon Horsman, AltaCorp’s Chairman & CEO. “His specialized background is a differentiating factor that will help investors and corporate clients navigate the complex business and regulatory environment that this new industry will face.”

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Kideckel was the director of Healthcare & Biotechnology, Institutional Equity Research, at Beacon Securities Ltd. He has also held senior positions at various pharmaceutical and medical device companies, including Alexion Pharmaceuticals, OtoSim Inc., and Johnson & Johnson. Kideckel graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in neuropsychology, and has earned a Master of Science from McMaster University, as well as a PhD in neuroscience from the Institute of Medical Science, and a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management, both at the University of Toronto.

“David’s unique background will combine healthcare and business insights and will be invaluable to AltaCorp’s growing portfolio of cannabis and life sciences clients,” said Nick Lupick, head of Research. “This year, AltaCorp has raised or advised on over $2 billion of transactions in this sector, so David is an important addition to our team as his expertise will add another dimension to our analysis, turning insights into actionable investment opportunities for our clients.” 

About AltaCorp Capital Inc.
AltaCorp is an Alberta-based capital markets firm focused on the sectors that drive the Western Canadian economy—energy, life sciences and diversified industries. In less than a decade, AltaCorp has amassed over $75 billion of transaction experience. Working with ATB Financial, a full-service financial institution headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, AltaCorp offers clients fully integrated capital market solutions. AltaCorp is a member of IIROC and CIPF

For more information, please contact:
Brenda Hanchar
AltaCorp Capital Inc.
403-519-2220
bhanchar@altacorpcapital.com



 

 

October 2, 2018

AltaCorp Capital Inc. strengthens its energy sector expertise
Brian Heald joins as managing director, head of Exploration & Production, Investment Banking Nate Heywood joins as research analyst for Midstream, Infrastructure & Renewable Energy

Calgary, AB – AltaCorp Capital Inc. (AltaCorp), a leading capital markets firm, welcomes Brian Heald as managing director and head of Exploration & Production, Investment Banking to lead our sector focused team that includes both investment banking and acquisitions & divestitures, and Nate Heywood to the research team as an analyst covering the Midstream, Infrastructure & Renewable Energy sectors. Heald and Heywood will both be based in the Calgary office.

“With Brian and Nate joining our team, they round out our coverage of the entire value chain of our energy ecosystem,” said Jon Horsman, AltaCorp’s Chairman & CEO. “They will add value to the growth of our corporate clients and bring a holistic view of energy to our investor clients.”

Heald joins AltaCorp with more than 25 years of investment banking and advisory experience. Prior to joining AltaCorp, he was managing director, Financial Advisory at Deloitte, and held senior investment banking positions at CIBC World Markets Inc., HSBC Securities and Nesbitt Thomson. Heald has earned a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University, a Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He also holds the CFA and ICD.D designations.

Heywood has eight years of experience and joins AltaCorp from GMP FirstEnergy where he held the position of equity research analyst, Power and Energy Infrastructure. Prior to GMP FirstEnergy, Heywood was a commercial business analyst at Talisman Energy. Heywood earned a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University and is a CFA charterholder. 

“Our team’s intimate knowledge of the energy sector supports our conviction that there’s a need for new ideas to what appear to be complex challenges,” said Horsman. “We’re dedicated to this industry and AltaCorp is working on solutions that will help the energy sector get to the other side of these turbulent economic times.” 

About AltaCorp Capital Inc.
AltaCorp is an Alberta-based capital markets firm focused on the sectors that drive the Western Canadian economy—energy, life sciences and diversified industries. In less than a decade, AltaCorp has amassed over $75 billion of transaction experience. Working with ATB Financial, a full-service financial institution headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, AltaCorp offers clients fully integrated capital market solutions. AltaCorp is a member of IIROC and CIPF

For more information, please contact:
Brenda Hanchar
AltaCorp Capital Inc.
403-519-2220
bhanchar@altacorpcapital.com



 

June 27, 2018

AltaCorp Capital Inc. positioned for growth
Jon Horsman appointed Chairman and CEO

Calgary, AB – AltaCorp Capital Inc. (AltaCorp) has named Jon Horsman, previously the co-Head of ATB Financial’s (ATB) Corporate Financial Services team, as its new Chairman & CEO. AltaCorp, the capital markets arm of ATB, is realigning its expertise and resources to expand its role as a trusted partner to existing clients, while reaffirming its commitment to advocate for clients in the global competition for capital.

Jon Horsman takes over from Paul Sarachman, who had been serving as co-CEO since late 2017. Sarachman, who remains President of AltaCorp, has played an important role in helping to guide the company through many of the changes it undertook over the past few months.

“Paul has demonstrated impressive leadership over this transition period,” said Horsman. “He and I have developed a great partnership and as president, Paul will lead an expanded executive portfolio, including sales and trading, research, retail and compliance.”

ATB became a majority shareholder of AltaCorp in early 2018, which now gives clients access to a full suite of financial service solutions for all of their treasury, finance and advisory needs. This offers clients the best of both worlds—the entrepreneurial mindset of a boutique investment firm backed by the considerable resources of a respected financial institution. ATB and AltaCorp have committed to investing in Alberta’s energy, agriculture and diversified industry sectors—sectors that remain key to global economic growth.
 
“We are deeply rooted in the industries that drive the global economy today and those that will shape the future,” added Horsman. “We take pride in offering innovative capital market solutions that will help our clients realize their potential.”

Four new senior investment bankers have joined AltaCorp, strengthening its sector expertise. AltaCorp has also expanded its market coverage, which now includes an office in Edmonton. New to the AltaCorp banking team are: Mike de Carle, Managing Director, Investment Banking Head of Energy Services, Equipment & Technology; Roland Walters, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Head of Midstream, Infrastructure & Renewables; Alf Sailer, Managing Director, Investment Banking; and Vincent Kong, Director, Investment Banking, Diversified Industries.

“With over 75 years of combined experience and expertise these individuals bring to their work, AltaCorp will continue to meet the evolving needs of both entrepreneurs and investors,” said Horsman. “And by strengthening our service offerings and working closely with ATB, we can serve clients through all stages of their business cycle, from startup to successful exit.”

About AltaCorp Capital Inc.
AltaCorp is an Alberta-based capital markets firm focused on the sectors that drive the Western Canadian economy—energy, agriculture and diversified industries. In less than a decade, AltaCorp has amassed over $75 billion of transaction experience. Working with ATB Financial, a full-service financial institution headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, AltaCorp offers clients fully integrated capital market solutions. AltaCorp is a member of IIROC and CIPF.

For more information, please contact:
Brenda Hanchar
Managing Director, Marketing and Communications
AltaCorp Capital Inc.
403-519-2220
bhanchar@altacorpcapital.com