Highness Global

Our Business

Local Canadian Dealer for Global Managers

As an Exempt Market Dealer (EMD), Highness offers premium placement agency services to global investment managers, non-Canadian issuers and foreign investment advisors seeking allocations from sophisticated investors. Supported by a network of leading Canadian service providers, our goal is to be a dedicated and valuable resource from our global clients so they can easily navigate the Canadian regulatory landscape.

Our carefully designed placement agency program onboards issuers with a simple diligence process and facilitates subscriptions on their behalf with ease and efficiency. Issuers are provided with a clear step-by-step guide to help guide them from their initial approach into the Canadian regulatory system all the way to finalizing and reporting transactions.

Our commitment to our clients comes without conflict as we do not produce, manufacture or distribute our own investment products. Our pedigree, proficiency and expertise have made us be the referral of choice by the lawyers, prime brokers and other alternative managers in Canada and abroad.

Highness is currently registered as an EMD in Ontario with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and Quebec with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).

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Origination & Sourcing

Highness specializes in originating and sourcing debt, equity, capital and other commercial opportunities for global organizations including family offices, investment funds, private equity/credit firms, investment banks and other strategic organizations. Highness has access to various opportunities on and off market through its vast international network and referral partners. With extensive experience in the global capital markets, Highness is able to vet prospective options to ensure only high quality and well-suited opportunities are presented. In addition, the analysis is layered with a strong sense of the competitive landscape to add further value to clients. Deal origination is at the foundation of a successful investment opportunity and Highness has built a distinguished reputation for prospecting, unearthing, and accessing quality deal flow.

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Sophisticated Capital Liaison

We may occasionally engage in the introduction of investment opportunities (funds, private deals, etc.) to eligible sophisticated investors including ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNW), family offices (FO) and institutional/institutional-grade investors (II).

With a deep and diverse professional network, we can make meaningful introductions to new and early stage companies to help them achieve their business objectives. We also source specific investment opportunities that fulfil the precise investment criteria of our investors to help achieve their portfolio construction objectives. We will also introduce third-party products to our network when we believe it is bringing something unique such as special access, innovative strategies, emerging talent and/or a niche opportunity.

As an EMD, we will engage in referral agreements and abide by applicable securities regulations that govern such agreements.

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Regulatory Compliance Consultant

With seasoned securities law experience and specific expertise in the Canadian capital markets, Highness offers marketing and business compliance consulting to Canadian dealers and to non-Canadian firms wishing to transact in Canada. Our compliance consulting spans from an analysis of internal infrastructure and operational processes to a review of all client-facing collateral including (but not limited to): application forms, pitch decks, marketing materials and other print and online resources.

Highness’ edge in compliance is that our consulting work always has your business development and growth in mind. Our recommendations are to ensure you operate within the regulatory landscape and manage risk while supporting your business goals. Our compliance consulting services are tailored to your specific needs and are openly structured so we are your trusted compliance advisor who you can reach when and as you need. It is our goal to help you implement a new foundation of compliance, or correct your existing compliance infrastructure, so that ongoing management and maintenance is painless. We would like you to shine in your regulatory reviews and audits. Most importantly, we would like to help you ensure that compliance is not a roadblock to your financial success.

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Business Architect | Business Advisor

We have helped create, nurture and grow businesses in various industries including alternative investments, art, health, wellness and luxury. Our interdisciplinary strengths have contributed to the success of these businesses with ideation/blueprinting, branding including realignment, marketing (research, positioning and strategy), strategic road mapping, organizational infrastructure, and general advisory services.

We work in a multitude of ways as board/advisory board members, project-based consultants and long-term partnership models where we are invested in the continued success of our clients. Speak to us about how we can help you turn your idea into a viable business, leverage your existing strengths to overcome a current hurdle, and/or scale up to a competitive business structure in order to monetize the opportunity set that lies ahead.

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