Compact Power Equipment Inc. is a rapidly growing specialty outdoor equipment rental company based in Fort Mill, South Carolina (a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina). Compact Power rents specialized towable construction and landscaping equipment, including mini-skid steers, backhoes, trenchers, chippers and lifts, to landscape, irrigation, construction and other specialty contractors, as well as do-it-yourself retail customers, predominantly out of more than 1000 Home Depot locations across North America. In addition, Compact Power owns and operates a maintenance services division, Compact Power Services, which provides maintenance services to some of the largest OEMs and retailers across the United States and Canada, while also providing comprehensive maintenance services for the Compact Power Equipment Rental operations.
Aventine Management Group is a privately held asset manager serving high net worth families, corporations and institutions across Canada through both direct relationships and third-party advisory channels. Aventine manages portfolios across a broad variety of both traditional and alternative investment strategies, incorporating appropriate capital allocation and risk management into investment decisions. Aventine’s funds are consistently ranked amongst the top performers in their peer groups. Aventine is based out of Toronto.
Decision Point Research is a privately-held data collection company within the market research industry that has grown rapidly since its inception in 2013. Its clients include major market research firms and global businesses that have internal capabilities to analyze and interpret data. Decision Point has a large call center in Toronto from where it assists its clients with qualitative and quantitative research through telephone and online surveys. It also recruits respondents for focus groups and other modes of in-depth interviews. The company has established itself as a leader in providing interviewers and respondents within a diverse range of ethnicities, where Decision Point’s ethnic opinion panel is utilized by large organizations (financial institutions and consumer product companies, among many others) looking to increase their knowledge of and market share with the myriad new Canadian immigrants.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held Toronto-based integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes great content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. The company owns specialty channels Cottage Life, Travel+Escape, Bite TV and AUX TV, along with four premium, commercial-free channels Oasis HD, HIFI, eqhd, radX and their companion websites. Blue Ant Media’s digital publishing division produces daily content for its web and mobile sites, AUX Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine and Travel+Escape Magazine, a monthly travel tablet magazine. Producing over 400 hours of original content, Blue Ant Media develops both in house programming and co-productions with international partners. Blue Ant Media partnered with Smithsonian Networks to launch Smithsonian Channel in Canada. The portfolio also includes Cottage Life Media, publishers of Cottage Life, Cottage and Outdoor Canada and producers of the Spring & Fall Cottage Life consumer shows. Blue Ant Media was named Marketing Magazine’s 2012 Media Player of the Year.
WellQuest, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, provides an integrative healthcare experience through medical treatment, preventive wellness services and medical aesthetic skincare that benefits the overall health of individuals, families, health-conscious businesses and the communities it serves. WellQuest’s locations and practices are readily accessible and convenient to accommodate the family and work schedules of its patients.
Carta Worldwide is an international leader in transaction processing and payments technology, specializing in prepaid, mobile and emerging payments. Carta’s next generation platform, designed specifically to meet the complexities of the evolving payments environment, excels where legacy systems are challenged; delivering end-to-end solutions that manage risk, enable innovation, and optimize profitability. Carta has deep-rooted relationships and deployments with payment leaders such as MasterCard.