Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange expand to Israel

Yossi Boker to lead business development in key market

Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) today announced Canada’s leading equity markets have expanded into Israel. This move will focus on strengthening relationships with the Israeli business community and exploring new opportunities as part of the Exchanges’ international growth strategy.

Nick Thadaney, President & CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Yossi Boker as Head of Business Development in Israel and have him lead our expansion into this key market,” said Nick Thadaney, President and CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group (TSX:X). “Our mandate is to raise the profile of our premier markets around the world. Mr. Boker’s vast experience and expertise in the Israeli market will enable us to more effectively promote the advantages of TSX and TSXV’s unique capital formation ecosystem to potential clients and to better support Israeli companies listing on our Exchanges.

Key benefits for Israeli companies looking to list on TSX/TSXV include:

  • Access to North American investors in a securities regime that has a unique capability to support companies at all stages of growth
  • Canadian reporting issuers can use the MJDS system to speed up access to a US listing at the appropriate stage in their growth curve
  • Competitive landscape of investment banks to support growth companies with financing and research coverage

As at April 30, 2017, there were six Israeli companies listed on TSX and TSXV with a market capitalization of approximately $3 billion.

Mr. Boker’s business career spans more than 25 years in both entrepreneurship and senior executive positions in the Israeli high-tech industry.

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