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Shell Summary for Feb. 1, 2019

2019-02-01 20:49 ET - Market Summary

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The TSX Venture Exchange gained a fraction to 622.86 Friday, ending the week up 18.30 points. Two capital pool shells have cancelled the marijuana deals they were working on. First, Larry Doan and David Smalley's Ponderous Panda Capital Corp. (PPCC: halted) called off its acquisition of Trait Biosciences Inc. Panda and Trait apparently failed to agree on terms for the deal. The other shell, Patrick Langlois's Angus Ventures Inc. (GUS: halted), dropped its acquisition of AAA Medic Montreal Inc. Angus provided no reason for the cancellation, which is not unusual. Now that Angus and Panda are no longer working on potential qualifying transactions, they should soon resume trading. Angus already has a resumption date, Feb. 5.

Out of 167 capital pool shells on the exchange, 52 are still working on potential QTs. Of the 52, 14 are working on marijuana or hemp QTs. Nine are working on mining or mining technology deals. Six are working on financial technology deals, for instance involving payment processing or a bill-payment management app. Four are working on real estate development or property management deals. Among the remaining QTs are deals involving advertising (two shells), security systems (two), blockchain (two), graphene (one), a medical device (one), infant formula (one), iced tea (one) and Mexican "dollar" stores called PesoRama (one).

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