IBK Capital is an independent and privately-owned investment banking firm which offers a full range of financial advisory services to the mining and technology sectors.  Such services include private placements of equity and debt, going public by way of reverse take-over, merger, acquisition and divestiture advisory services, valuations, fairness opinions and take-over defence planning. Since its inception in February 1989, IBK Capital has established an enviable track record as an independent Canadian financial advisory firm, having played a role in transactions with a combined value of $5.6 billion.  IBK Capital was founded by a group of experienced professionals who had previously worked for many years as investment bankers with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.