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UGE Backlog Continues to be Undervalued

UGE Backlog Continues to be Undervalued

Industry valuations of solar projects under development suggest that UGE International’s current 83.7MW project backlog is undervalued.

UGE’s goal of 120MW of project backlog by the end of 2021 makes the Company’s current undervaluation even more compelling.

Applying peer transactions to UGE’s 357MW (net of backlog) pipeline potentially puts the stock in future multi-bagger territory.

HIRE Technologies (HIRE) – CEO Interview 3

HIRE Technologies (HIRE) – CEO Interview 3

The Human Resources / Staffing industry is ripe for consolidation. Sophic Capital client HIRE Technologies closed three acquisitions in the back half of 2020, and its funnel is growing.

Killi (MYID) – The Bomb About to Drop on the Data Industry

Killi (MYID) – The Bomb About to Drop on the Data Industry

Apple allows users to opt-out of app tracking. Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari have clamped down on cookie-tracking. 30 state governments are moving data privacy bills through their houses (California, Virginia, and Colorado already have laws). The result – data businesses could see either increased litigation or revenues disappear.

Killi (MYID) – Voting for Personal Data Privacy

Killi (MYID) – Voting for Personal Data Privacy

Facebook data from 533 million people in 106 countries was published on a hacking forum this past April. Facebook seemed to shrug it off. Most companies do and have dismissed consumer data breaches for decades. Governments are fighting back, enacting data privacy rules that could destroy the revenue models of businesses reliant upon the collection of consumer data without consent.

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UGE Backlog Continues to be Undervalued

Industry valuations of solar projects under development suggest that UGE International’s current 83.7MW project backlog is undervalued.

UGE’s goal of 120MW of project backlog by the end of 2021 makes the Company’s current undervaluation even more compelling.

Applying peer transactions to UGE’s 357MW (net of backlog) pipeline potentially puts the stock in future multi-bagger territory.

September 12, 2021: Major Canadian notes offering, strong VC and M&A activity

With a major unsecured notes offering announced by CGI (GIB.A-TSX, GIB-NYSE) seeking to raise US$1 billion, and funding for another couple hundred million dollars announced by private VC backed Canadian companies, September is of to a good start by the Canadian innovation sector in capital markets. In addition M&A, remains an active theme, with a major acquisition and exit announced in the space this past week. Stripe is discussing a 2022 public listing, which could be an interesting stock to look out for, as well as Sportradar, which could go public soon. SoftBank announced a Deutsche Telekom share swap deal, and in addition will borrow against its remaining T-Mobile stock, which could aid global VC funding as SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 is trying to invest more in European tech companies. On the regulatory front, a judge just ruled a massive blow against Apple’s App Store business. With a Japanese acquisition, PayPal gains a buy now, pay later (BNPL) service platform, even as some US data suggested credit risk in this segment. In the ESG space, we saw ambitious long term US solar plans, per a NY Times article, which could move the US towards producing almost half of its electricity from the sun by 2050 and a major investment into car battery tech by Toyota.

September 05, 2021: Relatively light Canadian innovation public markets funding ahead of a short week, but high expectations for the fall

While this past week was relatively quiet in Canadian public markets, EMERGE Commerce (ECOM-TSXV) announced a $24 million acquisition funded with cash on hand. Consensus expectations call for a busy fall, with regards to “risk-on” driving public capital markets activity in Canada. Private Canadian VC backed companies announced a couple hundred million dollars of funding last week, which appears to be lower than the past few weeks. In the USA, despite lower SPAC activity leading to fewer IPOS in Q2 2021, more companies continue on the path to being public. Last week, Allbirds, Reddit, Samsara, Binance, and NordicTrack were amongst companies that announced plans to go public. Intuit could be in talks to buy Mailchimp for more than US$10 billion, and Robinhood’s stock fell after Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler told Barron’s that banning the controversial practice of payment for order flow is “on the table” and PayPal is exploring a stock-trading service for US customers amid a boom in retail investing, CNBC first reported Monday.

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