MONTREAL, March 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Mrs. Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder
and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital Management (Cycle Capital) is
pleased to announce the arrival of Shirley E. Speakman in her team.
Shirley joins Cycle Capital's team as Partner. "I am proud to welcome
Shirley Speakman to our firm. Her ten years of corporate finance and
venture capital experience combined with her unique ability to get
behind the numbers represent a most valuable asset for Cycle Capital,"
said Ms. Méthot.
Since 1995, Shirley has held several positions as an investment analyst
for medium to large corporations in the finance sector. She
participated in corporate finance transactions with a cumulative value
of over $100 million while at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance and also
negotiated strategic investments by RBC ventures in an early stage seed
fund which raised $40 million on its first close (VIMAC/MMC), as a
consultant at Igenia Venture Management. Most recently, she was
responsible for sourcing, vetting and managing investments as a
director for the Investment Accelerator Fund, a $40 million seed and
early stage investment fund focused on investing in high potential
technology-based companies in Ontario.
Shirley holds a MBA and a Bachelor of Economics and Management Studies
from the University of Waterloo. She is also an accomplished
triathlete, marathoner and coach.
"I am truly honoured to join the talented team at Cycle Capital. I look
forward to working with this esteemed group in developing appropriate
financing strategies in the clean technology sector and championing the
adoption of best practices for investees and the fund," stated Ms.
About Cycle Capital Management
A pioneer among Canadian venture capital funds focused on the clean-tech
sector, Cycle Capital invests in companies developing and
commercializing clean technologies and striving to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions, optimizing resource use, and improving process
efficiency throughout a product's life cycle.
With assets under management of $230 million, Cycle Capital invests in
Quebec and northeastern North America. Cycle Capital is composed of
experienced investment professionals, strategic advisors, and
industrial partners with in-depth knowledge of the sector. Cycle
Capital has a special relationship with its strategic partners, notably
Brookfield Renewable Energy, Rio Tinto Alcan, Cascades, Master Group,
Lonza, Gaz Métro, Systemex Énergies, Aluminerie Alouette, and
SOURCE: Cycle Capital Management
For further information:
Cycle Capital Management
Andrée-Lise Méthot - 514-865-3620