OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint has selected Origin Merchant Partners (Origin), to facilitate the sale of its MintChip digital currency product. Origin was selected as the result of a competitive procurement process.
"The Mint is pleased with the recent work completed by Boston Consulting Group in successfully packaging the MintChip assets, as well as identifying and engaging interested parties. We are well prepared for the next stage," said Bob Zintel, Director. "As we embark on the sale phase, we believe Origin is an excellent partner with a level of experience and expertise that will help us maximize the return on our investment."
Working with Origin, the Mint expects to begin actively marketing the MintChip assets to the private sector in early February 2015.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
About Origin Merchant Partners
Origin Merchant Partners is an independent investment banking partnership that provides value added mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and merchant banking services to clients across a broad range of industries. Origin Merchant Partners delivers mergers and acquisition advisory services to boards, special committees and shareholders of large multinational corporations, growth-oriented companies, government and institutional clients. Origin Merchant Partners' affiliate, Origin Merchant Securities, is an exempt market dealer that will agent private placements of debt and equity securities to finance acquisitions, growth or recapitalization needs of clients. For more information please visit www.originmerchant.com
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
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