Mobius EcoCapital plc

Mobius EcoCapital plc

November 18, 2010 15:00 ET

A New Player in the Canadian Carbon Market: Mobius EcoCapital plc Begins the Roll-Out of its Vast Acquisition Program With the Aim to Consolidate the Carbon Sector

Mr. Yves Gauthier, FCA, is to become Chairman of the Board

SAINT-LAMBERT, QUÉBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2010) - Mobius EcoCapital plc (VA:WBDM) announces today the conclusion of reciprocal shareholding agreements with three Canadian companies involved in the carbon market : L2i Financial Solutions (, Carbonfolio ( and Biopulse. These three transactions constitute the first round of a series of agreements with Canadian companies intended by Mobius EcoCapital plc for financial period 2010-2011. These agreements are part of a growth strategy through acquisitions with the aim to consolidate the Canadian Climate Market. Mr. Yves Gauthier, FCA, as Chairman of the Board will be responsible for the orientation and structuring of the company's strategy in Canada and the United States.

According to Mr. Gauthier ''the Canadian Carbon Market is embryonal, emergent and fragmented. An increasing amount of companies adopt environmental or social-responsible policies with considerations for GHG emissions. Our goal is to gather a group of seasoned industry players under a unique banner in order to create a critical mass, take a pole position in the Canadian Carbon Market and, consequently, become the leader in Climate Finance."

The second consolidation phase is planned to take place within the next few months and should lead to more strategic acquisitions in the Canadian and United States Carbon Space. The plan also includes a deployment in Mexico for 2012-2014. The composition of the Board of Directors will be disclosed soon.

About Mobius EcoCapital plc (

Mobius EcoCapital plc (VA:WBDM) is a public company admitted to listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange. It finances companies active in the climate finance sector. It was founded by players of the eco-responsible solutions and product market with the aim to offer functional and efficient solutions to private and public companies, mainly established in North America, to help mitigate their risks associated to climate change and biodiversity as well as the conservation of natural resources. Each acquired company maintains their identity and their own operations.

About L2i-Financial Solutions (

Founded in 1999, L2i is a leader in alternative financing in Québec and an important player in the Canadian Climate Finance. The firm designs and implements innovative and sustainable financial solutions for small and medium size companies active or emerging in the knowledge based and low carbon economy.

About CarbonFolio (

Carbonfolio is a Canadian company specialized in the development, the promotion and the management of voluntary climate change programs. Carbonfolio is the distributor and Canadian manager of the following green labels: Carbon Neutral, Carbone Fair and Carbon Smart. Carbonfolio has elaborated structured and efficient programs allowing companies to determine their carbon footprint, to compare themselves to competition and, through the Carbonfolio certification, to publicly position themselves as socially responsible.

About BioPulse

BioPulse is a research company develops habilitating technologies to improve the conservation of biodiversity. Founded in 2007, Biopulse works towards the deployment and promotion of processes that will allow the preservation and improvement of eco-systems, with a focus on the Borealie. In cooperation with national research centers such as INRS (National Institute of Scientific Research), Biopulse conducts research in nano-biology for the elaboration of sustainable solutions for the preservation and valorization of biodiversity in the Americas, in particular wetlands and peetlands.

Yves Gauthier – Chairman of the Board

Mr Yves Gauthier, FCA, was appointed chairman of the board of Mobius EcoCapital plc. He was senior vice-president and chief financial officer of Desjardins Securities in Montreal, where he manages the functions of finance, administration and risk management from 2006 to 2010. He began his career with the audit firm Thorne Riddell. Mr. Gauthier held the position of principal in the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in Ottawa for two years. He was a partner at KPMG, during which time he was responsible for the Risk Management and Internal Audit practice in the Province of Quebec. During his tenure at KPMG, Mr. Gauthier also managed the Finance and Administration Consulting practice and delivered consulting and internal audit services primarily in Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City but also abroad, including in China, Australia, South Africa and Pakistan. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Gauthier was senior vice-president of the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec. He joined Desjardins Securities in 2003. Mr. Gauthier is accredited by the IDA as a chief financial officer, a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Montreal Chapter and a member of the Board of the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation. Mr. Gauthier has also served on the Board of the North-South Institute and of the Biosphere.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industries in which the company operates and beliefs and assumptions made by the management. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the company objectives and goals, as well as statements with respect to the company beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on a variety of factors and assumptions including, but not limited to: the condition of the Canadian and United States economies; the magnitude of the rate of change of the Canadian dollar versus the U.S. dollar; the availability and prices of carbon credits, laws and rules; the competitive environment and related market conditions; improvement of operating efficiencies; continued access to capital; adverse results from ongoing litigation; no expected actions of domestic and foreign governments and the general assumption that none of the risks identified will materialize. In addition, actual results may differ materially from those expressed, implied or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Refer to Moibus EcoCapital website, annual information form, management information circular and other documents available on Mobius EcoCapital for further information on risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements. The company does not intend, and the direction disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, or whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.

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