Ian Collins

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Collins

Ian Collins is the founder and CEO of The Collins Group and the TCG Team's quarterback. He has been active in investment banking, mergers & acquisitions, project financing, and capital market consulting for 40 years after graduating with a BA (Honors) in Economics & Political Science
Montreal, Canada
Ian is the quarterback of the TCG Team and has an extensive background in:

• Arranging corporate financings and financing for acquisitions.

• Sourcing US and European venture capital and private equity investors for technology companies.

• Capital market advisory services to private and public companies.

• Initiating M&A transactions.

• Preparing project business plans and arranging project financing.

In the early years of TCG, Ian was involved in a number of “firsts” in the investment business:

• Conceived and initiated Canada’s first public issue of an off-shore investment fund. The fund, sponsored and managed by the Bank of Bermuda was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange after its IPO.

• Arranged all financing aspects for nine full length motion pictures, including the first and second nationally filed movie IPO’s in Canada.

• Through the Montreal Stock Exchange, initiated the effort that resulted in the formation of the Trans Canada Options Exchange – the first medium in Canada for exchanged traded options.

• Ian acted as chief consultant to the Canadian stock exchanges, and was Secretary General of “Committee for a Canada Wide Securities Market System”, the attempt by the Canadian stock exchanges and the Investment dealers Association of Canada to create a single Canada-wide integrated market for all Canadian stocks and bonds.

• Prior to founding The Collins Group Inc. in 1975, Ian held senior positions with a Canadian investment bank where he was responsible for block trading, investment research, asset management, and equity underwriting.