Reduced SizeToronto, Ontario May 24, 2016 – Cranson Capital Securities Inc. (Cranson Capital) was awarded the 2016 Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year Award by the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) early this month. Cranson Capital led a capital raise of $22 million for Points West Living Inc. (PWL), Alberta’s leading providers of quality hospitality and care for seniors living in supportive living communities. The proceeds were used to acquire a portfolio of 7 seniors housing facilities across Alberta. Total consideration for the portfolio was approximately $100 million, including the Cranson Capital offering, an additional $9.8 million investment from management and approximately $68 million in mortgage financing. 155 accredited investors participated in the exclusive opportunity to invest in state-of-the-art seniors housing residences across Alberta.

This is a very stable investment with strong growth potential due to favorable demographic trends of an aging Albertan population. The transaction gave investors a unique opportunity to invest in a stable asset class which pays an 8% preferred return designed for tax efficiency. Investors were able to partner with a management team that has a proven track record of creating significant value for stakeholders. The PWL management team combined, has over 40 years of experience operating seniors housing residences.

When considering winners, the PCMA looks for innovative deals, projects that reflect the variety and complexity of the private markets, and issuers and dealers that display best practices and create great opportunities for Canadian investors. Nominees are evaluated based on their leadership in the industry, contribution to the deal, innovative market, product or investment opportunities created and the benefits of the deal for the issuer and for investors.

This is Cranson Capital’s 5 th consecutive Deal of the Year Award, with 4 awards in Real Estate and 1 in Technology. “Being recognised for our offerings further strengthens our place in the Canadian exempt market and proves the high quality of our deals,” says Devon Cranson, President and Founder of Cranson Capital, “We thank the PCMA for their recognition and promise to continue to offer our investors unique investment opportunities like PWL.”

About the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
Founded in 2002, the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA)™, formerly known as the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada, is the leading national voice of Canada’s private capital markets. The PCMA represents the interests of exempt market dealers, issuers and industry professionals to securities regulators, government, industry associations, the capital markets and the public. The PCMA assists its members with understanding their regulatory responsibilities through industry publications, educational opportunities and connections to compliance, regulatory, finance and legal resources. The PCMA provides valuable membership services and cost saving opportunities to its members including opportunities for professional development and industry education, exclusive insurance programs, and access to a network of private capital profess! ionals from coast to coast. For more information visit: www.pcmacanada.com.

About Cranson Capital
Cranson Capital is a boutique investment banking firm which focuses on providing financial and advisory services to small to medium sized growth businesses. The business consists of two divisions; Cranson Capital Securities and Cranson Capital Solutions, both of which offer unique services to support our investors and entrepreneurs. Cranson Capital Securities is an Exempt Market Dealer and specializes in raising capital from accredited investors for private placements in real estate, high growth companies and financial services. Cranson Capital Solutions is a corporate finance advisory firm which focuses on finding the right financing solutions for our entrepreneurs. For more information visit: www.cransoncapital.com.