MONTREAL, March 24, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Solution
Highpoint is proud to announce an investment from the Culture and
Communications Investment Fund (FICC) as well as funding from
National Bank to support the company in its growth.
This financing of $4.35 million
will allow the company to acquire new equipment and offer a wider
range of services to local and foreign productions.
"Solution Highpoint is the gold standard in rigging services and
installation for the audiovisual industry in Quebec and the company has always focused on
equipment quality, team availability and safety," said
Jean-François Dubé, president and founder of Solution Highpoint.
"We operate in a dynamic industry and our new shareholder, the
FICC, will enable us to meet the growing demand for high-quality
equipment and tailor-made solutions. We can also count on the
support of our long-time financial partner, National Bank. The
advantage of working with the FICC and National Bank is their
in-depth understanding of the industry and of business needs."
"We are pleased to support the talent and vision of
Jean-François Dubé and his dedicated team," said Robert Charpentier, General Manager of the FICC.
"Solution Highpoint has the knowledge and equipment to help promote
support Quebec's reputation as a
top location for film and television producers."
"For over 20 years, National Bank's Creative Industries Group
has offered support and solutions tailored to the needs of the
entertainment industry. We are therefore proud to support the
growth of Solution Highpoint, a key player in Quebec's cinema and television
landscape," said Brigitte
Leblanc, Associate Vice-President – Canada and International at National Bank's
Creative Industries Group.
About Solution Highpoint
Founded in 2007 by Jean-François Dubé, Solution Highpoint inc.
specializes in rigging and technical installation in the field of
cinema and television. It offers a wide range of rental and
installation services for suspension bridges and motors to meet the
lighting and sound needs of film studios and other clients. The
company has an enviable reputation and an impeccable track record
with producers, and holds a number of essential certifications with
regard to safety on filming locations.
About the Culture and Communications Investment Fund,
Created in 1997, the Culture and Communications Investment Fund,
Limited Partnership was the very first venture capital investment
fund in Canada to be exclusively
dedicated to the cultural and communications industries. Since its
creation, the mission of the FICC has been to act as a financial
partner to Quebec companies that
create, produce, distribute and disseminate cultural and
communication products and services. The organization has
invested in more than 80 partner companies and has made
$90 million in investments over 22
years. Its limited partners are : Fonds de Solidarité FTQ,
Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles (SODEC) and
the Union des Artistes (UDA). Its general partners are: Gestion du
Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications inc.,
UDA, the Quebec Musicians Guild and the Union des écrivaines et des
écrivains québécois (UNEQ)
About National Bank of Canada
With $332 billion in assets as at October 31, 2020, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms
one of Canada's leading integrated
financial groups. It has more than 26,500 employees in
knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous
times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity. Its
securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA).
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