Cormark Securities is Canada’s leading employee-owned investment dealer with world-class financing, advisory and trading services. Cormark has evolved over its nearly 40-year history into an industry leader recognized for its knowledge and commitment to the mid-cap and emerging growth markets.
Cormark Securities has been active in the cannabis space since its inception, having led the first financings in 2014, advised on the first major M&A transaction and, more recently, having led the first major US cannabis go-public financing in 2018.
Alfred Avanessy is currently a Managing Director in the Diversified Industries Investment Banking group at Cormark Securities Inc. As part of his role at Cormark, Alfred also leads the firm’s U.S. cannabis practice and has been instrumental in a number of international cannabis transactions. Alfred joined Cormark in 2016 after 10 years at a publicly-traded Canadian broker dealer where he left as a Managing Director and head of diversified industries. Previously, Alfred was a corporate securities lawyer at Torys LLP where where he focused on private equity M&A transactions. Alfred holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and is a CFA charterholder.