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Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest

Gravitas Securities

Vancouver, Mainland/Southwest


Gravitas Securities Inc. (GSI) is a leading full-service investment dealer providing independent, customized and tailored investment banking solutions with a specialization towards growth stage companies from offices in Toronto and Vancouver. The firm's dedication and expertise across multiple leading-edge industries (e.g. healthcare, technology) and offers clients unique market insight. GSI is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), a Participating Organization of the TSX Venture Exchange and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).


13 Employees

In Business Since 2008

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Business Impact Award


What motivated you to start your business? Why are you passionate about what you do?

Since joining the firm in 2016, he has played a pivotal role in establishing Gravitas Securities as one of the top boutique investment banks on Bay and Howe Street. At Gravitas Securities, his transactions have totaled in excess of $1 billion and in aggregate of more than $4 billion over the span of his career. Kia’s entrepreneurial ability and relationship management skills allow him to work closely with and support earlier stage companies. As such, he has personally invested in and helped grow hundreds of public and private companies.

Why do you deserve to win the Business Impact award?

Kia’s entrepreneurial ability and relationship management skills, community outreach and charitable contributions, along with leading by example for his team and clients makes him a strong candidate for the Business Impact award.

Premier's People's Choice


Kia is a leader in the industry and throughout his career at Gravitas has continuously demonstrated strong leadership and relationship management skills in all transactions that he has participated in, which include: leading advisory, restructuring, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Since 2017 Kia has closed transactions totaling over $150 million. In addition to this, Kia has lead his team with strength and by example. He is always available for mentoring and has helped many in their personal and professional growth. Kia plans to contribute and be more involved in community and charitable endeavors.

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