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Nov. 11, 2014

Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling and storage equipment.. Headquartered in Winnipeg the company has manufacturing facilities in Canada , the US, the United Kingdom and Finland and distributes its products globally. On Nov 11 2014 the company announced its intention to acquire the Westeel Division of Vicwest for an enterprise value of $210 million. Barnes assisted with the messaging and announcement for the transaction and provided an investor presentation. The well regarded management team, led by President Gary Anderson, were able to complete a simultaneous bought deal of $90 milion equity and $120 million of debt. The shares of the company reacted positively to the transaction.

Jun. 11, 2014

Granite REIT’s AGM held on Wed June 11, 2014 was a big success for this international company. Spun out from Magna International this company owns industrial properties in North America and Europe. It engages in the ownership and management of 30 million square feet and over 100 predominantly industrial properties. President Tom Heslip outlined the company’s past year highlights and laid out the growth strategy going forward. Barnes provided management with its investor presentation and assisted with logistics for a very successful event.

May 1, 2014

Barnes assisted GMP Capital Inc with its AGM on May 1, 2014, President Harris Fricker outlined the steps the company has taken to adjust to capital markets and outlined how the company has a solid footing to grow its business going forward. GMP is a leading independent globally diversified financial services firm providing complete capital markets and wealth management solutions for its clients.


One of Canada’s best run gold mining companies is Lakeshore Gold Corp with three wholly owned multimillion gold complexes in the Timmins, Ontario Gold Camp. In 2014 Barnes assisted the company with a revised investor presentation, updated MD&A and prepared a short video clip enabling President Tony Makuch to update his shareholders on the company’s website. Lakeshore Gold‘s shares trade on both the TSX and NYSE.


Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation is one of Canada’s largest owners of seniors’ housing and the largest long term care provider in Ontario. It provides a full suite of seniors’ services including retirement homes, long term care facilities, home care and managed services. Barnes has helped management build a strong investor relations capability providing presentations, quarterly reporting, conference calls and assisted with both debt and equity marketing programs. Under President Lois Cormack the company has grown shareholder value some 30% over the past year and a half and it is considered a leading provider of services, committed to constantly improving the resident clients’ experience.

Feb. 26, 2013

Barnes Communications helped Rio Novo Gold Inc. to redesign and rebuild its website. The Company initiated the project so that its website better reflects its higher standard of corporate communications. The updated, investor-friendly Home page highlights Rio Novo’s new corporate profile, most recent news releases, current TSX stock price and key documents that include Fact Sheet, Investor Presentation and Technical Report on its highly prospective Almas gold development property in Brazil. Click to view the new RioNovo Gold website.

Dec. 13, 2012

Barnes Communications assisted Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP) with its successful initial public offering roadshow of KP Tissue Inc. in October and November 2012. The $140 million deal, lead-managed by Scotia Capital Inc., spun off a minority KPLP interest via KP Tissue with a marketing effort that saw presentations to institutional investors and retail stockbrokers across North America. Barnes Communications designed KP Tissue’s new logo, prepared its multimedia investor presentation, created prospectus graphics, executed all logistics and designed the Mississauga-based company’s new website.

Oct. 15, 2012

Barnes Communications assisted African miner Ivanplats Ltd in preparation of its $300 million IPO global roadshow presentation with stops in North America and Europe. Barnes worked closely with management to enhance the production value of the show and deliver speaker training for company executives.
For Ken Barnes it was a chance to revisit with CEO Lar-Eric Johansson, a former client. This is the third IPO that Barnes has provided roadshow assistance for, working with Robert Friedland, Chairman of Ivanplats and his staff.

Sept. 28, 2012 Barnes Communications launches new website for Landore Resources

June 11, 2012 Barnes Communications completes an important video for EMED Mining, for use with investors, local community and government. EMED Mining’s principal focus is re-starting the famous Rio Tinto Cooper Mine in Spain.

May 30, 2012 Barnes Communications produces top quality annual report for Strongco Corporation

May 24, 2012 Barnes produces AGM presentation for InnVest

May 15, 2012 Barnes produces presentation for Allied Properties AGM

May 15, 2012 Barnes Communications assists Patagonia Gold plc to produce its first annual report as a dual-listed company on AIM and TSX

May 10, 2012 Barnes produces presentation for Tim Hortons AGM

December 7, 2011 Barnes helps Patagonia Gold PLC with TSX listing and builds new website

November 9, 2011 Barnes assists Ivanhoe’s Robert Friedland with investor lunch presentation

September 2011 Barnes creates private placement presentation for TOal Systems

July 22, 2011 Barnes helps Dundee International Real Estate Trust raise C$410 million in successful IPO

May 11, 2011 Barnes builds and launches new website for Polar Star Mining Corporation

March 21, 2011 Barnes McInerney Inc. rebrands to Barnes Communications Inc.

March 11, 2011 Barnes builds and launches new website for Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.

January 31, 2011 Barnes joins PolarStar Mining Corporation TSX:PSR for market open at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

December 15, 2010 Barnes helps MTS with their 2011 Outlook Investor Conference.

November 19, 2010 Barnes builds and launches new website for Strongco Corporation.

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