Each week, we do an overview of insider trading, investment in young companies here and in the news about companies listed in the stock Exchange.
Pierre Boivin buys for $ 300,000 Metro
The former boss of the Club de hockey Canadien, Pierre Boivin, has bought for nearly $ 300,000 of shares in the supermarket chain Metro, last week. Today president of Claridge, the investment company of billionaire Stephen Bronfman, Mr. Boivin serves on the board of directors of Metro last year.
Options for the new CEO of Bombardier
Éric Martel, who had recently succeeded to Alain Bellemare to head of Bombardier, has received a welcome gift : the company has granted 3.7 million options. The shares will be converted into shares in a few years if the market price of Bombardier is at least 46 cents. It is expected that Mr. Martel wins nearly $ 7.2 million this year, less than half of what Mr. Bellemare.
Mediagrif harvest$16 Million
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies has ended, this week, a share issue of nearly$ 16 Million. The company longueuilloise originally intended to raise$ 10 Million, but investor interest has been stronger than expected. The pandemic has increased the demand for software Mediagrif, which aims in particular to facilitate electronic commerce.
A VP of Couche-Tard has confidence
At the end of April, the chief financial officer of Alimentation Couche-Tard, Claude Tessier, has invested a little over $ 300,000 to purchase 7500 shares of his employer at the cost of one unit of 40,02 $. The title of the retailer closed yesterday at 42,26 $ on the Toronto stock Exchange.
Two start-up fund
Two young québec businesses have managed to find financing in spite of the pandemic. BrainBox-I, specialized in the automation of systems of ventilation, heating and air conditioning, raised$ 12 Million from several investors, including Desjardins and the montreal firm of Esplanade Ventures. As to Bliinx, whose software simplifies the interactions between work colleagues, she has collected$1 Million.