DEFINITION of 'Capital Pool Company (TSX Venture)'
A new, fledgling company trading on Canada's TSX Venture exchange that has no commercial operations and no assets except for cash. A capital pool company (CPC) uses its cash holdings to evaluate promising businesses or assets that it would acquire in a qualifying transaction, which it has to complete within 24 months of listing. Companies trading as a CPC have a "P" after their ticker symbol. The completion of the qualifying transaction would enable the CPC to list as a standard Tier 1 or Tier 2 issuer on the TSX Venture exchange.
BREAKING DOWN 'Capital Pool Company (TSX Venture)'
A CPC that cannot complete its qualifying transaction within the prescribed time limit of 24 months of listing may be at risk of a trading suspension or delisting from the TSX Venture exchange. A CPC trading on the TSX Venture exchange can be identified by the ".P" added to its trading symbol.
The TSX Venture exchange's CPC program is a unique offering that connects individuals who have financing and directorial experience with entrepreneurs whose early-stage companies need capital and management expertise.