About us

Background:

The Diversification of Exploration Investment Partnership (SIDEX Limited Partnership) was established by the Government of Quebec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

Mission:

The mission of SIDEX is to invest in companies engaged in mineral exploration in Quebec in order to:

  • Diversify Quebec’s mineral base by promoting exploration for minerals with attractive market potential;
  • Stimulate investments for the exploration of existing mining districts that show strong potential for diversification;
  • Open new territories with strong discovery potential to exploration and attract new investments, thus generating a leverage effect
  • Promote new entrepreneurs and innovation.

Investment Strategy:

SIDEX is an institutional fund that mainly invests in the share capital of companies.

SIDEX started with a total investment budget of $50 million and has invested, to date, over $70 million in mineral exploration companies and their projects in Québec.