Kensington Builds Value

For over 20 years, our active management approach and relationship based business has generated attractive returns for investors. As value-oriented investment managers, we focus on less efficient aspects of our target markets believing that this is the best way to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

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  • Private Equity

    Kensington began our private equity investment program with the founding of the firm in 1996. To date, Kensington has committed over $700 million to private equity investments through a succession of private equity programs.
    In 2007, the Kensington Private Equity Fund was created to provide Canadian investors with continuous access to a diversified portfolio of global private equity investments, primarily in North America. Kensington Private Equity Fund remains open for new, Canadian accredited investors.

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  • Hedge Funds

    Kensington has developed a unique vehicle for the market to provide investors with access to the best emerging Canadian hedge fund managers.
    Kensington’s Hedge Fund comprises a multi-strategy/multi-manager fund of emerging Canadian hedge fund managers in a single comprehensively diversified portfolio.The goal of the Fund is to provide investors with strong performance with greatly reduced risk and low correlation to public equities.

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  • Infrastructure

    Kensington has a long history of project financing and advisory work in the power sector over the last 20 years. In 2012 Kensington established the first power income fund to make private investments in power infrastructure assets across North America.
    Kensington Power Income Funds seek to make investments in power generation transmission and distribution assets which demonstrate sustainable and predictable cash flows with attractive supply and demand dynamics. Long term cash flow generation creates attractive risk adjusted returns for our investors.

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  • Venture Capital

    Kensington has been an active investor in venture capital since the launch of the firm in 1996, with strong links into Silicon Valley and across Canada.
    Kensington is currently investing from two active venture capital funds: the Kensington Venture Fund and the BC Tech Fund.

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Latest News


  • Bit Stew Systems Acquired by GE Digital

    Date Posted: November 15, 2016

    Burnaby, B.C. – November 15, 2016: Bit Stew Systems announces the company has been acquired by GE Digital (NYSE: GE) bringing its leading data intelligence capabilities to Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet, and its industrial applications such as Asset Performance Management (APM).

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    Gerri Sinclair named one of Vancouver's Most Powerful People

    Date Posted: November 15, 2016

    #19: Gerri Sinclair, managing partner, Kensington Capital When Gerri Sinclair, then an English professor at Simon Fraser University, tasked herself with programming a kid-friendly game for her grade-school son on a Commodore Vic 20 back in the early 1980s, she set herself on the path to becoming the doyenne of Vancouver’s digital media scene.

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  • Kensington Participates in TouchBistro’s Series B Financing

    Date Posted: November 02, 2016

    Kensington Venture Fund is pleased to announce a new investment in TouchBistro as part of their $17 million Series B financing.

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    Kensington Venture Fund Invests in Clearpath Robotics

    Date Posted: November 02, 2016

    Kensington Venture Fund is pleased to announce an investment in Clearpath Robotics Inc. (“Clearpath”), a global leader in unmanned autonomous vehicle research and development.

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  • BC Tech Fund Invests in Vanedge Capital II

    Date Posted: November 01, 2016

    First Fund-of-Funds Investment Supports Firm’s Strong Track Record of Venture Investing Vancouver- November 1, 2016. Kensington Capital Partners, the Manager of the BC Tech Fund, today announced a new investment by the Fund into Vancouver’s Vanedge Capital II.

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    Kensington Capital Partners to Manage New $100M BC Tech Fund

    Date Posted: October 21, 2016

    Firm selected for its strong track record of venture capital and private equity investing in the Province. Click here to learn more about the BC Tech Fund

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  • B.C. launches $100M tech fund and announces first investment

    Date Posted: October 21, 2016

    The B.C. government’s $100-million BC Tech Fund, a key part of the #BCTECH Strategy, launched today with the announcement of a fund manager and an initial investment in a B.C. technology company.

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    Partnering with Developers in Power Generation: Spotlight on Horseshoe Power

    Date Posted: October 07, 2016

    The Kensington Power Income Funds seek to develop partnerships with power infrastructure developers to grow an exclusive pipeline of investable opportunities. One of these partnerships is with Horseshoe Power, an entity designed to acquire low cost oil, gas,

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  • Kensington Venture Fund Invests in Real Matters

    Date Posted: October 07, 2016

    Kensington Venture Fund is pleased to announce an investment in Real Matters, a fast growing financial services technology company that serves the North American real estate industry. With its proprietary SaaS-based technology platform,

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    Kensington Private Equity Fund Closes Three New Investments

    Date Posted: July 27, 2016

    On June 30, 2016 Kensington Private Equity Fund (“KPEF”) completed an investment in White Swan Environmental Ltd (“WSE”), a privately held oilfield waste services company. Based in Northern Alberta, WSE’s disposal facilities are positioned to service the growing demand for disposal sites in the Athabasca oil sands region.

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  • New study by Yaletown Partners highlights Canada's opportunity to enhance tech growth by closing investment gaps

    Date Posted: July 06, 2016

    A report released today by Yaletown Partners said late-stage tech companies often lack the capital to leverage initial commercial success and pursue emerging-growth strategies.

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    Creating Value in Private Companies: Spotlight on Prodomax Automation

    Date Posted: June 06, 2016

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  • Kensington leads funding round for Bit Stew Systems to Drive the Future of the IIOT Ecosystem

    Date Posted: May 19, 2016

    Bit Stew Systems, developer of the premier platform that solves the data integration challenge in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced the initial closing of Series C funding to help advance the company’s global market growth and development plans.

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    Kensington co-leads funding round for Q4 Web Systems to Fuel Product and Sales Expansion

    Date Posted: May 17, 2016

    Toronto, ON – May 17, 2016 - Q4 Inc., a global leader in SaaS investor relations and capital market solutions, announced today the closing of a $22 million Series B financing, bringing the Company’s total amount raised to $30 million.

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  • Small Step Toward Diversifying Alberta's Economy: The Low Price of Oil Allows You To See the Bigger Picture

    Date Posted: May 11, 2015

    Alberta’s economy isn’t about to change over night, no matter how quickly oil prices fall, but Kensington Capital Partners hopes its new Calgary office will be a small step toward diversifying the province’s economy.

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    Kensington Hedge Fund Invests in Alternative Lending Money Manager Productivity Media

    Date Posted: March 21, 2016

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  • Kensington Welcomes Greg Cochrane to Advisory Board

    Date Posted: March 18, 2016

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    How Kensington Capital Partners Aims To Diversify Alberta's Economy

    Date Posted: March 07, 2016

    The Toronto-based alternative investment house recently opened a Calgary office that's focused on funding energy projects and green technology.

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  • Kensington MD Rick Nathan discusses trends in Canada's tech sector

    Date Posted: March 04, 2016

    Kensington Capital has closed its latest round of funding for its tech-focused venture capital fund, exceeding its target of $300 million in investment commitments. Kensington Capital's Managing Director Rick Nathan joins BNN to discuss why he's seeing opportunity in Alberta and other trends in Canada's tech sector.

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    Hubba raises $11-million in first round of financing

    Date Posted: October 08, 2015

    One of Toronto's hottest earlystage startups, Hubba, has attracted top-tier talent and bigtime customers and boasts bigleague ambitions.

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  • Kensington Venture Fund closes above target, invests in Vanedge II

    Date Posted: March 03, 2016

    Toronto-based investment firm Kensington Capital Partners has exceeded the $300 million target it set for Kensington Venture Fund (KVF) in the fund of funds’ final close.

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    Kensington Venture Fund is pleased to Partner with one of Canada's Best-In-Class Venture Capital Funds

    Date Posted: February 29, 2016

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  • Kensington Welcomes Dr. Gerri Sinclair to Advisory Board

    Date Posted: February 24, 2016

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    Brightspark Ventures Launches Differentiated Investment Model with Backing from Kensington Venture Fund

    Date Posted: February 16, 2016

    Brightspark Ventures, known for its successful track record of investing in early stage tech companies, has recently opened its doors to Canadian accredited investors.

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  • Kensington Hedge Fund 1 Adds Lumen Asset Management to Roster of Managers

    Date Posted: January 28, 2016

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    Kensington Venture Fund Makes a Commitment to Sierra Ventures

    Date Posted: January 25, 2016

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  • Rick Nathan, Co-Chair of the Canadian Innovation Exchange and Managing Director, Kensington Capital, joins BNN to reveal this year's top 20 CIX innovators

    Date Posted: October 14, 2015

    Rick Nathan, Co-Chair of the Canadian Innovation Exchange and Managing Director, Kensington Capital, joins BNN to reveal this year's top 20 CIX innovators.

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    PE Hub Canada spoke with Kensington Chairman and MD, Tom Kennedy, to discuss the firms history, its impact on Canadian investing and his philanthropic work

    Date Posted: June 19, 2015

    PE Hub Canada spoke with Kensington Chairman and MD, Tom Kennedy, to discuss the firms history, its impact on Canadian investing and his philanthropic work.

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  • Kensington MD Rick Nathan Discusses The Canadian IPO Pipeline

    Date Posted: June 15, 2015

    Rick Nathan, Managing Director of Kensington Capital Markets and Jim Orlando, Managing Director, OMERS Ventures discuss why there's been a rise in Canadian tech IPOs, how many other companies could be in the initial public offering pipeline and how Canadian can successfully compete with Silicon Valley.

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    TouchBistro Raises $6 Million, Now Transacting Over $1 Billion Annually

    Date Posted: April 15, 2015

    TouchBistro today announced that it has closed $6 million in Series A funding from Kensington Capital Partners, Relay Ventures, Difference Capital, and a new strategic investor JUST EAT.

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  • Kensington MD, Rick Nathan talks about what's driving the IPO market

    Date Posted: April 09, 2015

    Rick Nathan, Managing Director of Kensington Capital talks about what's driving the IPO market and why he thinks Shopify and Hootsuite may be next to file for an Initial Public Offering.

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    Kensington Private Equity Fund Announces New Distribution

    Date Posted: September 29, 2016

    Toronto, September 29, 2016 – Kensington Capital Advisors Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution to Unitholders of Kensington Private Equity Fund of $0.85 per Unit, for a total distribution of approximately $4.5 million, representing approximately 4.0% of the Fund’s current Net Asset Value (NAV).

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  • Kensington Private Equity Fund  Announces New Distribution

    Date Posted: June 07, 2016

    Toronto, June 7, 2016 – Kensington Capital Advisors Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution to Unitholders of Kensington Private Equity Fund of $1.10 per Unit, for a total distribution of $5.15 million, representing 5.0% of the Fund’s May 31st Net Asset Value (NAV).

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    Kensington Venture Fund Exceeds Target of $300 Million in Final Close

    Date Posted: March 03, 2016

    TORONTO – March 3, 2016 Kensington Capital Partners announced today the final closing of the Kensington Venture Fund after exceeding its target of $300 million in investor commitments. The Fund, which raised a total of $306 million, received its most recent commitments from a mix of wealth managers, private foundations, and individual investors.

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  • Kensington Private Equity Fund  Announces New Distribution

    Date Posted: October 01, 2015

    $1.32 Per Unit Takes Total 2015 Distributions to 11.6%

    Toronto, October 1, 2015 – Kensington Capital Advisors Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution to Unitholders of Kensington Private Equity Fund of $1.32 per Unit, for a total distribution of approximately $5.5 million,

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    Kensington Announces the Appointment of Harold Huber as Senior Vice-President

    Date Posted: September 17, 2015

    Mr. Huber comes from Torys LLP where he was a partner and acted as legal counsel for Kensington’s infrastructure business. He has been working in the acquisition and development of energy and infrastructure projects in North America

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  • Kensington Venture Fund Successfully Completes Third Closing Growing to $237 million

    Date Posted: July 29, 2015

    TORONTO, July 29, 2015 – Kensington Capital Partners (Kensington) is pleased to announce the third closing of the Kensington Venture Fund ("Fund") increasing total investor commitments to the Fund to $237 million.

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    Kensington Venture Fund Successfully Completes Second Closing Growing to $193 million

    Date Posted: June 04, 2015

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  • Alberta Poised to Become Global Leader in Energy Technology as Oil and Gas Sector Evolves

    Date Posted: April 28, 2015

    TORONTO, April 28, 2015 – While falling oil prices highlight the need for diversification in the Canadian economy, sectors that have long lived in the shadows of the oil and gas sector are starting to emerge. New technologies are revolutionizing the energy sector

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    Kensington Private Equity Fund Announces Distribution $1.30 Per Unit Payable On March 13, 2015

    Date Posted: March 10, 2015

    Toronto, March 10, 2015 – Kensington Capital Advisors Inc. is pleased to announce a distribution to Unitholders of Kensington Private Equity Fund of $1.30 per Unit, for a total distribution of approximately $4.6 million, representing approximately 6.0% of the Fund’s current Net Asset Value (NAV).

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  • Canadian Tech Sector Poised for Increase in IPO Activity in 2015

    Date Posted: January 19, 2015

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    Kensington Capital Partners Completes Investment Program For Its First Infrastructure Fund

    Date Posted: January 13, 2015

    For Immediate Release: TORONTO, JANAURY 13, 2015 — Kensington Capital Partners Limited is pleased to announce the successful closing of its final investment for the Kensington Power Income Fund, L.P. The Kensington Power Income Fund now owns equity interests in 10 electrical generating

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  • Kensington Launches New VC Fund Under Government’s Venture Capital Action Plan

    Date Posted: November 18, 2014

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    Record Payout for Kensington Private Equity Fund

    Date Posted: October 22, 2014

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Capital Partners Private Equity Income Fund II, L.P.

    Date Posted: February 17, 2014

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    Kensington Capital Partners Successfully Closes First Infrastructure Fund

    Date Posted: February 07, 2014

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Tricor Pacific Capital Partners (Fund V), L.P.

    Date Posted: December 18, 2013

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    Kensington Power Income Fund Completes Investment in Mistral Power

    Date Posted: December 10, 2013

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Georgian Partners Growth Fund II, L.P.

    Date Posted: November 29, 2013

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    Kensington Announces the Appointments of Eamonn McConnell and John H. Walker as Managing Directors

    Date Posted: November 22, 2013

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Walden Venture Capital VIII, SBIC, L.P.

    Date Posted: November 21, 2013

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    Kensington Power Income Fund Completes First Investment in Genalta Power Assets

    Date Posted: October 25, 2013

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in CGL Manufacturing Inc.

    Date Posted: June 11, 2013

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    Private equity rewards investors with time and patience – The Globe and Mail

    Date Posted: December 28, 2012

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  • Kensington More Than Doubles Private Equity Fund Payout

    Date Posted: September 18, 2012

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    Harvard Researchers Use D-Wave Quantum Computer to Fold Proteins

    Date Posted: August 14, 2012

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  • Rick Nathan discusses the Kensington Global Private Equity Fund – The Globe and Mail

    Date Posted: June 13, 2012

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    Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in 41st Parameter Inc.

    Date Posted: May 30, 2012

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  • Rick Nathan Appointed to OSC Small and Medium Enterprises Committee

    Date Posted: April 24, 2012

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    Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Whitecastle New Urban Fund II, L.P.

    Date Posted: March 13, 2012

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Blue Ant Media

    Date Posted: December 21, 2011

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    Rick Nathan, Co-Chair of CIX – The Canadian Innovation Exchange opens the Toronto Stock Exchange

    Date Posted: November 10, 2011

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  • Kensington Announces the Appointment of Jeffrey Pike as Senior Vice-President

    Date Posted: October 19, 2011

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    Kensington Acquires Manna Asset Management Inc.

    Date Posted: October 04, 2011

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Protenergy Natural Foods Corporation

    Date Posted: October 04, 2011

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    Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Declares First Distribution to Unitholders

    Date Posted: September 20, 2011

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Launches Distribution Re-Investment Plan

    Date Posted: September 19, 2011

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    Canadian Private Equity could see strong 2011 – Financial Post

    Date Posted: March 07, 2011

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Vanedge Capital Partners I LP

    Date Posted: February 03, 2011

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    Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in D-Wave Systems Inc.

    Date Posted: December 02, 2010

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund – Meeting Results

    Date Posted: September 15, 2010

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    Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in Georgian Partners Growth Fund I, L.P.

    Date Posted: July 07, 2010

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Acquires Investment in Forefront Innovative Technologies Inc.

    Date Posted: May 20, 2010

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    Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Acquires Additional Investments in Trivest Fund IV, L.P.

    Date Posted: April 01, 2010

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  • Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Acquires Additional Investments in Trivest Fund IV, L.P.

    Date Posted: January 08, 2010

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    Kensington Global Private Equity Fund Invests in New Wireless Company

    Date Posted: September 22, 2008

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  • Transitioning Ownership: Baby Boomer Businesses

    Date Posted: November 27, 2015

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    Kensington Hedge Fund 1 Invests in Emerging North American Equity Long/Short Manager

    Date Posted: October 26, 2015

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  • Tom Kennedy Joins Board of Alberta Innovates Center for Machine Learning

    Date Posted: September 21, 2015

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    New Study Confirms Kensington Hedge Fund Strategy

    Date Posted: August 21, 2015

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  • Westboro on Track for Growth

    Date Posted: August 17, 2015

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    Kensington's Power Income Funds See a Strong Pipeline of Opportunities

    Date Posted: August 14, 2015

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  • Kensington Completes Acquisition of Prodomax

    Date Posted: August 04, 2015

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    Kensington Funds See Strong IPO Activity

    Date Posted: May 08, 2015

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  • CVCA selects Tom Kennedy for its 2015 Ted Anderson Community Leader Award

    Date Posted: May 22, 2015

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    Practical and Profitable Applications of Energy Storage

    Date Posted: May 13, 2015

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  • Kensington Venture Fund Invests in Whitecap III

    Date Posted: May 06, 2015

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    Kensington Venture Fund Invests in McRock Capital

    Date Posted: April 23, 2015

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  • Is the Time Right to Invest in Energy Storage?

    Date Posted: April 21, 2015

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    The Architecture of Electricity is Evolving: What does this mean for investors?

    Date Posted: April 16, 2015

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  • Kensington and Genalta Power Partnership Developing Well

    Date Posted: April 02, 2015

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    Westboro MIC Assets Exceed $100 Million

    Date Posted: March 13, 2015

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  • Counter the Low-Yield Income Environment with Infrastructure Investments

    Date Posted: March 12, 2015

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    Why Infrastructure is a Good Investment

    Date Posted: February 27, 2015

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  • 2014 Canadian Venture Capital Market Overview

    Date Posted: February 13, 2015

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    Kensington Private Equity Fund Reaches a New High

    Date Posted: January 29, 2015

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  • Venture Capital Deal Volumes Up 12% Most Canadian Deals Since 2005

    Date Posted: February 20, 2015

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