Epic Capital Management

Epic Capital Management

June 02, 2015 14:00 ET

Epic Capital Management to Host Event Showcasing Canada's Most Promising Healthcare-Technology Companies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 2, 2015) - The intersection of healthcare and technology has never been more evident as data and innovation are converging every day to deliver better, faster and more collaborative healthcare. Through its Canadian Healthcare Fund, Epic Capital Management Inc. ("Epic") is investing in some of Canada's most innovative healthcare companies who have the same mandate - to improve the way care is delivered.

Today, Epic will be joined by 10 healthcare companies that are reinventing how we look at healthcare, technology, delivery of care, and patient centered outcomes. Taking place at the MaRS Discovery District, each of the companies present will be taking the opportunity to showcase their technology, products or device.

Epic, a boutique investment firm focused on Canadian small-and-mid cap securities, launched its Canadian Health Care Fund to help companies bring their technologies to commercialization.

"At Epic, we invest in companies that are fundamentally filling a gap or meeting an unmet need. In Canada, we recognized the government is moving towards greater emphasis on technology within the healthcare sector and we want to be a part of that," said David Fawcett, Portfolio Manager at Epic Capital Management.

In September 2014, The Funding Portal and the University Health Network (UHN) launched a new online financing platform that would give businesses and inventors in the healthcare sector better access to capital and avenues to commercialize their innovations. Recognizing the opportunity, Epic unveiled its new healthcare fund which is featured on the health tech portal.

"By investing in cutting-edge medical technologies, we identify new ways to save lives, reduce suffering and extend human potential. With Epic's Healthcare Fund, we are helping healthcare entrepreneurs bring their concepts to reality and that is exactly what we are seeing with the companies being profiled today," said Fawcett.

Among the companies showcased at the Epic event is Synaptive Medical - a company with several disruptive technologies in neurosurgery.

"We are very fortunate to have Epic as an integral partner to Synaptive" said Cameron Piron, Co-Founder & CEO. "Epic has provided essential capital to fuel the growth of our company and their deep understanding of the medtech sector, along with their extensive industry networks, has been invaluable to us as we expand our commercialization footprint and scale-up our operations."

Epic will also be highlighting Perimeter Medical Imaging, CellAegis Devices, Colibri Technologies, Synergy Disk Replacement Inc., B-Timea, Intellijoint Surgical Inc, and QoC Health Inc.

"From 3D imaging and mapping to artificial disks with hospital, home, ambulance, and even military applications, these companies are changing the way we see healthcare, how it's delivered and how it will be delivered in the future," says Fawcett.

About Epic Capital Management Inc.

Epic Capital Management Inc. is a boutique investment firm focused on Canadian small- and mid-cap securities. The firm was established in 2000 in Toronto, Ontario and has consistently offered investors a unique alternative to traditional mutual funds and exchange traded funds. The Epic partners are the largest investors in Epic's funds and we have kept our funds small and exclusive purposely in order to service our clients thoughtfully. Its Canadian emphasis is premised on the extensive experience and relationships that have been built here in Canada over our careers.

Currently, Epic manages four funds:

  • Epic Canadian Long/Short Opportunistic Fund (2009 inception)
  • Epic Income Fund (2006 inception)
  • Epic Closed-End Fund (2012 inception)
  • Epic Canadian Healthcare Fund (currently raising money)

The Epic Canadian Healthcare Fund is a long-term fund focused on unique private Canadian healthcare companies generally unavailable to the investing public and select public companies that offer the potential for outsized returns.

Website http://epiccapitalmanagement.ca/

Twitter @EpicCapitalMgmt

Contact Information

  • David Fawcett
    Portfolio Manager
    Epic Capital Management Inc.
    416-703-4441