CPE News (4.5.2022) – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (TSX/NYSE: RY) has acquired a non-controlling equity ownership position in Tradelogiq Group Inc. RBC acquired this equity position from pre-existing shareholders of TGI in a private transaction.
Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Concurrent with this transaction, Vimal Patel, Head of Business Development at RBC Capital Markets, and John Christofilos, Senior Vice President and Chief Trading Officer at AGF Investments Inc. have joined TGI board of directors that also includes Laurence Rose, Chairman of TGI, Eric Swanson, CEO of XTX Markets Americas, and Martin Piszel, CEO of Coinsquare Ltd.
Toronto based TGI is the parent company of Tradelogiq Markets Inc., an IIROC member firm and a regulated ATS. Tradelogiq Markets is the operator of two visible marketplaces, Omega ATS and Lynx ATS. These two marketplaces facilitate trading across all Canadian listed securities, such as equities and listed fixed income.
In January 2022, XTX Ventures and the K2 Principal Fund acquired new ownership positions in TGI, which in aggregate represents a significant minority equity position. The shares acquired by XTX Ventures and K2 were acquired in a private purchase and sale transaction from an original shareholder of TGI that no longer held an equity interest in TGI.
In February 2010, Matchpoint Financial Corp., a company controlled by Laurence Rose, former Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, acquired a controlling interest in Tradelogiq from certain selling shareholders. Grand Slam Investments Inc., a significant family office investor, provided acquisition financing and acquired an equity position in Matchpoint. Martin Piszel, former Head and Managing Director of Electronic Trading and Prime Brokerage at CIBC World Markets Inc. and one of the co-founders of Alpha ATS, joined Matchpoint as a TGI shareholder as part of the transaction.
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Tradelogiq Group Inc. Announces the Acquisition of an Equity Interest by Royal Bank of Canada and the Appointment of New Directors
TORONTO, April 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Tradelogiq Group Inc. (“TGI”), the parent company of Tradelogiq Markets Inc. (“Tradelogiq”), which operates two Alternative Trading Systems (“ATSs”) that serve Canada’s securities sector, is announcing today that it recently closed a transaction resulting in an ownership change and is adding new board members.
Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) has acquired a non-controlling equity ownership position in TGI. RBC acquired this equity position from pre-existing shareholders of TGI in a private transaction.
Concurrent with this transaction, TGI has appointed two new directors to its board of directors (“Board”): Vimal Patel, Head of Business Development, RBC Capital Markets and John Christofilos, Senior Vice President and Chief Trading Officer, AGF Investments Inc. They join Laurence Rose, Chairman of TGI, Eric Swanson, CEO of XTX Markets Americas, and Martin Piszel, CEO of Coinsquare Ltd.
“We are thrilled to welcome RBC to the TGI shareholder group, and to add Vimal and John to our Board. We are very proud of our technology driven ATS marketplaces. Our business philosophy is deeply rooted in participant centric relationships and understanding our clients’ business requirements for trading equities efficiently and cost effectively. With these new directors, our Board now reflects a range of industry participants and we believe we are well positioned to drive long-term value for all shareholders,” said Laurence Rose, Chairman and CEO of Tradelogiq.
About Tradelogiq Markets Inc.
Tradelogiq Markets Inc., an IIROC member firm and a regulated ATS, is the operator of two visible marketplaces: Omega ATS and Lynx ATS. These two marketplaces facilitate trading across all Canadian listed securities, such as equities and listed fixed income. These marketplaces provide cost-effective and efficient methods for the Canadian dealer community to execute transactions on behalf of themselves and their clients. More information about Tradelogiq and its marketplaces can be found on our website at www.tradelogiq.com.
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