Our Approach

Aligning our interests with our Clients

Our business model aligns our interests with those of our clients. No person or company affiliated with us receives any compensation from the issuer of the flow-through shares or the underwriter of the transaction.

We work with all the major investment dealers to find quality transactions for our clients. Our sole service objective is to advise our clients, and there is no competing interest to steer clients to a particular issuer, dealer, or transaction.

The firms we work with are registered Exempt Market Dealers with the Securities Commissions of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Quebec.

How we are different?

Our transactions provide the tax benefits of flow-through shares without the long-term holding period, share price volatility and material risk of loss associated with the purchase of flow-through LP units or direct investments in flow-through shares.

Structured Bought Deal

Compare Flow-through Share Alternatives

Tax Benefits
Holding Period
Risk of
After-Tax Los
Individually -tailored
Individual Direct
FT Investment
120 Days
Material risk of loss
Yes, but difficult for individual investor to access
Flow Through
18-24 Months
Losses in 2 of the past 5 years
Bought Deal
None - Immediate Liquidity
No risk of share-price decline

Due Dilligence

Before we advise a client regarding a transaction with a specific issuer of flow-through shares, we examine the issuer’s financial position to assess its fiscal soundness and also the transaction documents to ensure the issuer’s legal obligations, and our clients’ legal rights, are articulated accurately.

Our structured flow-through and charity flow-through transactions remove market risk (i.e., the risk of being harmed by a falling share price). The major remaining potential risk is that the issuer fails to spend the funds raised in the offering on eligible expenditures within the prescribed time period. Funds generally must be spent on eligible expenditures by December 31st of the calendar year following the year of the offering. In the event the issuer fails to comply with its commitment to properly spend the funds, the related income tax benefits will be disallowed in whole or in part.

Accordingly, due diligence focuses on the issuer’s financial soundness to ensure the issuer can successfully complete its committed exploration program without hardship. We also ensure the transaction documents include an indemnity agreement whereby the issuer agrees to indemnify subscribers of the flow-through shares where the issuer’s actions result in a full or partial disallowance of the anticipated income tax benefits.

Should you have any questions about the issuer’s spending requirement or the steps we take in our due diligence review, please contact us.

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