Seven of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 backed by Wellington Financial



    6 of the top 11 on the Fast 50 list are current portfolio companies

    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - The 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50(TM) were
made public earlier today. Wellington Financial LP is honoured to see our
portfolio companies claim seven of the Fast 50 spots, with six of the top
eleven positions going to existing Wellington Financial Fund III portfolio
companies.
    Ontario-based Nightingale Informatix Corporation, a healthcare service
and software company, was ranked No.1 with revenue growth of 23,078% over the
last five years. Six other Wellington portfolio companies made the Fast 50
list: Vancouver-based Vision Critical is No.5, up from No.15 in 2007.
Montreal-based Oz Communications Inc. is No.8, Mississauga-based
Brandimensions Inc. is No.9, Toronto-based Impact Mobile Inc. is No.10,
Ottawa-based BTI Systems Inc. is No.11, and Toronto-based Truition Inc. came
in at No.32, up from No.34 in 2007.
    "The Canadian technology marketplace has embraced our True Growth
Capital(R) funding model. The fact that six of Canada's 11 fastest-growing
technology firms are benefiting from our capital speaks to the many benefits
of our non-amortizing venture debt," said Mark McQueen, President & CEO of
Wellington Financial. "We join our partners in congratulating all of the 2008
winners. We view the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 as an important milestone for
any well run firm."
    Wellington Financial LP is currently managing a $400 million investment
program via Wellington Financial Fund III. Since Fund III began operation in
September 2006, Wellington Financial LP has led approximately $160 million of
transactions, making it the most active fund of its kind in Canada.

    About Wellington Financial LP

    Wellington Financial LP is a privately held specialty finance firm
providing operating lines of credit, term, venture and amortizing loans up to
$40 million. Wellington Financial LP is currently deploying a $400 million
investment program via its third fund. Wellington Financial LP is managed by a
partnership controlled by fund management and Clairvest Group Inc. (CVG:TSX),
who jointly have contributed a large financial stake to Fund III. Limited
partners include several of Canada's largest institutional investors, crown
corporations, financial institutions and pension funds. Please visit the fund
website at www.wellingtonfund.com, or the Wellington Financial team blog at
www.wellingtonfund.com/blog.

    About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50

    The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada's pre-eminent
technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and
entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the
Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian
tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a
future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate), Leadership Awards (companies
that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories:
hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging
technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards (Canada's leading
GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the
earth's resources in industrial production and consumption). Program sponsors
include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, RBC Capital Markets, Wellington
Financial, Stonewood Group, CATAAlliance and IGLOO. For further information,
visit www.fast50.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Amy Olah, Marketing Manager, Wellington
Financial LP, Tel: (416) 682-6002, aolah@wellingtonfund.com

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