CAE Capital - À propos

A partner in innovation

and performance

CAE Capital

CAE Capital provides financing solutions complementary to those of traditional financial institutions. Thanks to our specialization in bridge loans, we meet your short-term financing needs quickly and tangibly:

  • R&D tax credit financing
  • Order financing

CAE Capital is a member of the Réseau des SADC + CAE. The Réseau includes 57 CFDCs and 10 CBDCs working to make Québec’s regions more dynamic. This involves $250 million in assets for investing, both for business start-ups and local projects. As a member, CAE Capital has access to $75 million in assets through Capital Réseau, a financial vehicle that contains the liquidities of all CFDCs and CBDCs.

The flexibility you need

CAE Capital’s solutions are tailored to your particular situation so that you can achieve your specific growth objectives and develop your business’s innovation potential.

The support and guidance we provide leaders are flexible and personalized—this is the only approach that lets us be true partners to your success.

A key economic lever

CAE Capital was created in 1985 as the Centre d’aide aux entreprises de la Rive-Sud. Today, it is still a not-for-profit organization, but on a larger geographical scale, and it is still pursuing its original goal of providing key support to local businesses.

In collaboration with its partners Canada Economic Development (lead partner), Business Development Bank of Canada and Investissement Québec, CAE Capital is involved with companies to:

  • Contribute to the development of the regional economy
  • Invest in the development of businesses
  • Promote job creation and retention

Board of directors


Nathalie Berthiaume

Director, Change Management


Vice President

Louis Dagenais

Strategic Advisor and manager
Information technology, governance, project management and marketing


Édith Pion, CPA, CA, M. Fisc.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton



Jean-Pierre Hudon

RBC Royal Bank


Toby Gauld, BSc. MIng.

Optima Aero et Proprimmo

Eléane Côté, M.Sc.

Principal Advisor, Tax, R&D credits and tax incentives

Ronald P. Gagnon

BDO Canada LLP/s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L.

Mario Sévigny

Vice-president, founder
MSB – A subsidiary of Sogeclair



Rachel Auger, CPA-CGA

Corporate finance lecturer

Jacques Laliberté

Business consultant

Jean Matteau



Annual reports

2019-2020 report

Well before the pandemic outbreak at the end of the financial year ended on March 31, 2020, this implicit motto guided our actions, thoughts, and strategies. We anchored and stabilized our team in the face of a full-blown market storm and stayed the course together. Despite everything, in 2019-2020, working together our team distributed nearly $7.5 million in loans for 43 projects in which 484 jobs were maintained and/or created. Our actions generated investments in excess of $15 MILLION. Since its foundation, CAE has invested $136.3 million in businesses.

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