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CLIENT FEATURE: QE2 Acquisition Corp. (QE: TSX-V) Revenue Generating Infrastructure Play Capitalizing on the Alberta Advantage

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:11 PM on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Why Invest in QE2 Acquisition Corp.?

  • Aggressive Growth by Acquisition
  • $100M 2018 Growth Objective
  • $1.9M in 2013 Normalized EBITDA
  • Experienced, Proven, Driven Management Team

  • Calgary founded firm that acquires, consolidates and grows well managed, profitable, asset backed, Alberta-based businesse in the Infrastructure and Utility Services sectors

  • Recruiting the best expertise in the industry to run day to day operations as well as drive strategic vision

Recent Highlights

  • Signed a letter of intent to acquire a privately-owned accredited electrical contractor located in the Edmonton area (Read Release)
  • Pillar Contracting Ltd. has successfully bid and been awarded a contract by the City Of Calgary to continue the installation phase of 1,000 new LED streetlight heads (Read Release).

Company Portfolio

In April 2014, QE2 Acquisition Corp. completed the acquisition of key assets of Candesto Enterprises Inc.


1450 Bearspaw Dam Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3L 0C3
p: 403-286-7922
About Candesto Enterprises Ltd.
Candesto is a leader in highway signage, guardrail installation services, and miscellaneous fencing with its services primarily engaged in the new construction of roads and highways. Candesto has operated for over 20 years and strategically concentrates its activities in southern Alberta, with the bulk of its customers acting as the project general contractor, working for 1 of the 4 levels of government.
Mihalis Belantis, CEO of QE2:
“This acquisition strengthens our portfolio and is aligned with QE2’s strategy: to buy and grow Alberta companies that keep Alberta growing.”
Chris Bokenfohr, GM of Candesto
“I’m excited that Candesto is now part of QE2, and I look forward to continuing to grow Candesto with the help and support of the QE2 team.”
Chris Bokenfohr, a civil engineer and owner of Candesto, will remain as General Manager of Candesto for 5 years and the existing staff is retained.
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In October 2013, QE2 Acquisition Corp. completed the acquisition of Pillar Contracting Ltd.

103A, 11129-83 Avenue, AB T8L 3T9
About Pillar Contracting Ltd.:
Pillar is an industry leader in specialized utilities services: maintenance of light post and street light standards, condition surveys including metal fatigue testing, flagging and traffic management. Pillar’s customers primarily consist of municipalities and utility companies. Pillar is an Alberta grown, cash flow positive business with a proven track record and a strong management team.

Mark Lacoursiere, Founder of Pillar Contracting Ltd.:
“QE2 believes in Alberta and the hardworking people that keep this province humming”, states Mark Lacoursiere. “QE2 shares my growth vision for Pillar and my belief in people and relationships. I am excited to see where Pillar will be over the next 3 years with the help of QE2. The future looks bright!”

Mihalis Belantis, CEO of QE2:
“We are proud to welcome Pillar into the QE2 family,” explains Mihalis Belantis. “Pillar’s founder, Mark Lacoursiere, and all Pillar employees are a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic and desire to succeed that is so prevalent in Alberta!”

Company History

Albertans created QE2 Acquisition Corp. with the true Alberta spirit of determination, and the desire to create opportunity within the local economy through innovative vision and hard work.

It was an idea six years in the making, formed while living and working within the province’s rural towns and urban centers.The relationships that were forged during this period would eventually culminate to form QE2 – from influential finance professionals to research analysts, salespeople and marketers, to business owners and families.

QE2 is a company forged by a group of organized, motivated and extraordinary people with a vision to do extraordinary things.



Capitalizing On Alberta’s Growth

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