“To whom it may concern
It is with great pleasure and confidence that we recommend ZED Financial Partners to anyone looking to raise capital or engage in a financial transaction.
ZED’s unique “Knowledgeable Capital” process, their extensive rolodex, knowledge of our business and the ability to package our transaction attracted numerous interested parties, which gave us an excellent selection of funders.
Our transaction became extremely complex with many moving pieces and unexpected developments. Barry O’Neill was extremely adept and experienced at negotiating and keeping several interested parties at the table at all times. This allowed PSP to properly assess the alternatives and select the fund that was the most applicable for our transaction, leading to a successful close.
They worked efficiently, with great integrity and were available at all times, working in the interest of our Company.”
- Terry Vaudry, CEO, Pacific Safety Products
“ZED was instrumental in arranging financing for one of our companies, working extremely efficiently within a short time frame while remaining completely focused on a successful closing. ZED has displayed great loyalty and commitment to our firm and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
- Warren Newfield, President & C.E.O., Tau Capital Corp.
“ZED Financial Partners delivered a term sheet that exceeded our expectations and that we were able to close on shortly after receiving it. Barry and Leon are very well connected and it was a pleasure dealing with them. The rest of the staff at ZED were also great to deal with. I would highly recommend using ZED.”
- Jason Scheyen, Chief Operating Officer, Strata Energy Services Inc.
“We decided to work with you because we liked your business model, particularly your ability to capture the interest of value added investors for our business.
I didn’t expect that you would have the depth of expertise for all aspects of the project but you did. Your guidance on the corporate presentation and the development of the business plan into a professional format was perfect. Your strategic approach to our negotiations was always professional and well thought through.”
- Greg Hines, CEO, ArcticDx Inc.
“Over the years Business Arts, it’s friends and associates have had the pleasure of working with Leon Raubenheimer, Barry O’Neill and the team at ZED Financial. ZED has a different way of approaching financing problems. Everything about the firm is geared to the clients success….. Their knowledge and professionalism, coupled with their tremendous reach and relationship base makes them, after 14 years, our go-to relationship for advice, consultation and support.”
- David Breukelman, President, Business Arts Inc.
“ZED Financial Partners have worked on a number of transactions with Trapeze Asset Management and are working on a large financing for Efficiency Capital. They have shown deep understanding of the financing market and have an extensive rolodex of financiers to satisfy even the most challenging of financing solutions.”
- Mike Vinokur, President, Efficiency Capital Corp.
“Barry, just a quick note to say thank you for all of your support over the past year. Your dedication to our process and your rolodex are second to none. The opportunities you brought us were exactly what we were looking for. In addition, we really appreciated your value in helping to bridge the gap as we got down to negotiating the term sheets. I look forward to the next time we work together.”
- Dan Shea, President & CEO, ARISE Technologies Corp
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the professionals at ZED Financial for all of their help and expertise in assisting us at our Oil and Gas Technology Fund to find financing for our investee companies. We appreciate and respect your industry knowledge and ability to find interested parties and more importantly to close the deals. We would not hesitate to recommend you and your team.”
- Michael E. Goffin, CGA, Managing Partner, Arch Capital LLP
“…I felt ZED’s services to very professional, thorough, dedicated to the cause. We had very little time to execute on a very difficult and most unusual transaction and they pulled it off…”
- Pierre Laurin, President and Chief Executive Officer, ProMetic Life Sciences Inc.
“… We have been exceptionally impressed by ZED’s wide network of contacts ranging from Provincial Deputy Ministers, rooftop owners, service providers and financing sources. ZED has a unique model whereby it has the resources to very quickly connect a transaction with the right resources both in North America and Internationally.
ZED personnel quickly grasped the intricacies and value drivers relating to the solar industry and prepared financial models and crafted various financing structures to allow us execute our business plan.
We would recommend ZED to anyone looking for a well connected and ethical partner or service provider to help them achieve their business goals…”
- Graham Smith, Executive Vice-President: Canadian Operations, Advanced Green Technologies
“…Safeguard engaged ZED Financial during one of the worst economic downturns in recent history. Biotech was particularly hard hit. ZED’s process of identifying and qualifying funding prospects was detailed and rigorous. This enabled us to get to a qualified shortlist quickly and without wasting a lot of time…”
- Richard Strafehl, Chief Executive Officer, Safeguard Biosystem Holdings Ltd.
“We would like to take this opportunity to recommend the services of Zed Financial to companies in the Canadian life sciences sector who are looking for strategic partners and funding opportunities. We at Ondine Biopharma Corporation have found Barry O’Neill and his group at ZED Financial to be very knowledgeable and well connected in this field and found them to be very supportive of companies such as our on both a strategic positioning and a personal basis. We have enjoyed working with the Zed Financial team and believe it to be one of the best in Canada for earlier stage life sciences companies as they have extensive experience of working with both private and publicly listed companies.”
- Carolyn Cross, Chairman & CEO, Ondine Biopharma Corporation
“JumpTV engaged ZED Financial Partners to arrange a $100 million debt facility in relation to an acquisition transaction that JumpTV was aggressively pursuing. Due to the specific nature of the industry and the large debt multiple needed, we approached ZED because of their specialization in arranging the most ideal funding from the most suitable capital provider.
Despite the short timetable, they were able to establish interest from financiers that had the knowledge and the expertise in the sector to put the funding in place. As a result, we had numerous funding options to consider and align ourselves with the most appropriate financing partner in order to proceed with the bid.
We were impressed by their ability to quickly and professionally deliver on the debt and would be happy to work with ZED in the future.”
- G. Scott Paterson, Executive Chairman, JumpTV