Air Canada

Air Canada

Air Canada

Date Founded



Air Canada Centre,7373, Côte-Vertu Boulevard West,Saint-Laurent, QC H4S 1Z3

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Shipping & Delivery
Other Transportation
Consumer Services
Aerospace & Defense

Company Description

Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners, Air Canada serves close to 35 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

General Manager-Cargo Division

President, Air Canada Rouge

Executive Vice President-Operations


Senior Vice President, People, Culture & Communications

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at Logistec Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada

President at 3900 WA Associates LLC

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at NRstor, Inc.

Director-National Academic at Institute of Corporate Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at Nu-West Industries, Inc.

Partner at Stikeman Elliott

Co-Founder at Tenex Capital Management LLC

Member-North American Group at The Trilateral Commission

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LBA provides investment management services using an approach based on fundamental analysis, broad diversification, an international perspective, careful stock selection and low turnover. Their style is conservative. LBA does not short securities, nor do they trade in options or derivatives. Types of mandates offered to US investors include: Global Balanced, Foreign (non-Canadian) Balanced, Canadian Balanced, Canadian Equities, Global Equity (Canadian and foreign equities), Canadian Equity Plus (with up to 40% foreign equity component), Foreign Equities (only non-Canadian equities), and Fixed Income. LBA's investment style is essentially the same for Canadian equities, US equities and other international equities. The firm doesn't use external managers. LBA employs an enterprise value approach and they must be able to justify the price they pay using standard financial principles. Longer investment horizons are stressed. LBA tends to avoid securities with a lot of valuation risk or those that are too dependent on extraordinary future growth or improvements in profitability. LBA's portfolios typically have lower P/E ratios, have higher current yields, trade at lower P/CF, and have higher EBITDA/TMV and REVENUES/TMV ratios.

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Kingwest & Co. is a value manager that employs a dynamic investment approach designed to identify securities that may be mispriced due to a change that is taking place. Then, they perform the due diligence necessary to confirm that the security is under- or over-valued. Finally, they look for something that will cause the market to change its expectations about the security.The Kingwest Avenue Portfolio seeks to provides superior absolute returns by investing in undervalued companies of all market-caps that are publicly traded on major Canadian and U.S. markets. It is available in pooled form.The Kingwest High Income Portfolio seeks to achieve a balance of current income, stability and long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying preferred and common shares, income trusts, royalty trusts, REITs, convertible debentures and fixed-income securities. Equities are selected for current yield and to provide capital appreciation along with a rising income stream as dividend yields increase. Kingwest actively changes the asset mix based on relative asset valuations. The current target mix is 60% Equities, 40% Fixed-Income (30% short to mid-term preferred shares and 10% short to mid-term bonds).The Kingwest U.S. Equity Portfolio seeks to provide superior absolute returns by investing in undervalued companies of all market-caps that are publicly traded on major U.S. markets. It is available in pooled or segregated form.The Kingwest Canadian Equity Portfolio seeks to provide superior absolute returns by investing in undervalued companies that are publicly traded on major Canadian markets.It is available in pooled or segregated form.Kingwest Balanced Portfolio seeks to provide superior absolute returns by investing in undervalued companies that are publicly traded on major Canadian markets. It is available in pooled or segregated form.

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PCJ Investment Management focuses exclusively on building growth-oriented Canadian equity portfolios to meet each client's specific return and risk objectives. This approach combines PCJ's stock-picking skills with dynamic risk allocation to construct high quality portfolios designed to reduce risk and add value over time. The firm's investment process begins with an evaluation of global economic conditions, with the objective of determining which areas of the market have the potential to deliver the strongest medium-term performance. Securities are then selected on the basis of relative value within each sector, with a focus on growth characteristics such as earnings momentum, ROE and EPS revision. The portfolio is concentrated in a limited number of highly liquid holdings and uses dynamic risk allocation to lock in profits and reduce risk.The PCJ Canadian Large Cap Equity strategy typically includes 40-50 securities with market-caps greater than $1 billion. This strategy is offered through both segregated accounts and pooled funds and is suitable for clients seeking to achieve style diversification as part of a multi-manager structure.The PCJ Canadian Small Cap Equity strategy focuses on companies with market-caps of $100 million to $1.5 billion. The strategy includes between 60-70 securities.The PCJ Absolute Return Strategy is a fundamental equity-focused market neutral strategy that invests in long and short positions in listed securities. The strategy, diversified across sectors and market-caps, utilizes a bottom-up process that focuses on high-conviction ideas which individually seek to isolate and extract alpha.

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Air Canada issued Class A Voting Common Stock

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Air Canada issued Units

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Air Canada issued Class A Variable Voting Stock

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Transaction Advisors

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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP


General Manager, Civilian Government & Nonprofits at Amazon Web Services, Inc.


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Aimia Inc. operates as a data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company. It operates through the following segments: Coalitions, Insights & Loyalty Solutions, and Other Businesses. The Coalition segment owns and operates the Aeroplane Program, a premier coalition loyalty program in Canada, and the firm's Canadian rewards business. The Insights & Loyalty Solutions segment provides clients with loyalty strategy, program design, implementation, campaign, analytics and rewards fulfilment, as well as deploys loyalty platforms. The Other Businesses segment include the results of the Enhancement Services business, the U.S. Channel and Employee Loyalty business, the New Zealand business, the U.K. card-linked business and the royalty revenue related to the Canadian Air Miles trademarks. The company was founded on January 1, 2002 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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