TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – March 18, 2013) – Difference Capital Funding Inc. (“DCF”) (TSX VENTURE:DCF) is pleased to announce that Difference Capital Management Inc.’s (“Difference Capital”) advisory and consulting business has grown to twelve clients, representing an anticipated $1.2 million in revenue for DCF for the calendar year 2013.
On October 1, 2012, Difference Capital announced its advisory and consulting services business to assist its clients with capital markets, media, communications, government, regulatory and strategic advice.
Revenues from Difference Capital’s advisory and consulting services will build value in DCF for the benefit of shareholders. Under the management agreement between DCF and Difference Capital, 40% of any advisory or consultancy fees net of direct expenses earned by Difference Capital from investee companies shall be remitted to DCF. As a result, DCF has developed a stable, recurring and incremental income stream independent of the return on its investment portfolio.
Management believes the breadth of experience of the Difference Capital team is of value to clients looking to accelerate the growth of their businesses, navigate the capital markets, and/or pursue international opportunities.
Henry Kneis, Chief Financial Officer of DCF stated, “As the market begins to recognize this steady stream of income at DCF, we believe this aspect of DCF’s business will be favourably compared to other publicly listed providers of similar advisory services. Because of the lack of expenses attached to this revenue stream and our operating tax loss carry forwards, DCF’s entire advisory revenue stream drops straight to the bottom line.”
“Based on advisory agreements presently signed, DCF’s expected 2013 advisory revenue of $1.2 million is more than double the management fees paid to Difference Capital for all of 2012,” Michael Wekerle, Executive Chairman said. “We are thrilled that our firm’s services are filling a need for growth companies in Canada and abroad. While we have only been offering these services for less than six months, the response from growth companies to our blend of strategic advice and capital investment has been very encouraging, and we look forward to growing with our clients in the future.”
About Difference Capital Funding Inc.
Difference Capital Funding Inc. is a publicly listed merchant bank focused on creating shareholder value through strategic investments in, and advisory services for, growth companies, particularly in the technology and media sectors, as well as opportunistic investments in undervalued financial assets and real property.
For further information on DCF, its management, board and portfolio of investee companies, please visit http://www.differencecapital.com.
About Difference Capital Inc.
Difference Capital Inc. is a Toronto based investment firm founded by Michael Wekerle, Paul Sparkes, Henry Kneis and Neil Johnson. Difference Capital Inc. is the parent company of Difference Capital Management Inc., the manager of Difference Capital Funding Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DCF).
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding DCF and its business. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of DCF’s management. In some cases the forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative of these terms, or other similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release and the anticipated growth of the DCF business, may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, including risks regarding achieving investment objectives, economic factors and the equity markets generally and many other factors beyond the control of DCF. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statement or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and DCF undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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Difference Capital Funding Inc.
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