Aberdeen International Inc. is a Canada-based global investment and merchant banking company, focused on small capitalization companies in the resource sector. The Company’s strategy is to optimize the return on its investments over a 24 to 36 month investment time frame. It invests in securities of private issuers and also invests in illiquid securities of public issuers. The Company also makes direct investments in publicly-traded securities that have low trading volumes. It provides loans to junior resource companies both to support existing investments and to seed new investments. The Company’s investment portfolio consisted of 20 publicly-traded investments and 17 privately-held investments.