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About Future

Future is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).

Future Headquarter Location

Quay House The Ambury

Bath, England, BA1 1UA,

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+44 (0)1225 442244

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Stu Cowan: Cayden Primeau offers hope for Canadiens' goaltending future

May 25, 2022

The 22-year-old has a 5-1-0 during AHL playoffs with Laval Rocket, along with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage. Author of the article: Article content Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes gave a very honest answer this month when asked about the team’s goaltending situation moving forward. Advertisement 2 Article content Try refreshing your browser, or Stu Cowan: Cayden Primeau offers hope for Canadiens' goaltending future Back to video “There is nobody in our organization that has shown, year over year, that they can be a No. 1 goaltender in the NHL,” Hughes said during a radio interview with 91.9 Sports. Carey Price’s future remains in doubt because of a knee injury that required surgery for a torn meniscus last summer and limited him to five games this season. When asked after playing in the final game of the regular season — a 10-2 win over the Florida Panthers — if he thought he could play 55-60 games next season the way his knee was feeling, Price said: “My honest opinion is no. I don’t believe that the current state would be sustainable for a whole season. In that regard I got a lot of question marks. Fortunately for me, I’ve got a lot of time over the summer to prepare. So we’ll see.” Advertisement 3 Article content Hughes won’t be able to come up with a concrete plan for the Canadiens’ goaltending situation next season until he gets more clarity on the 34-year-old Price, who admitted he might have played his last game in the NHL and that another knee surgery could be a possibility. Price still has four seasons remaining on his contract with a salary-cap hit of $10.5 million. Jake Allen has proven to be a very reliable backup the last two seasons, but his game suffers when he gets overused — as has been the case the last two years because of injuries to Price. “I’m not sure I’d choose the words ‘overused,’ but that was a lot of games in a short period of time,” Allen’s agent, Allain Roy, told RDS after the 31-year-old goaltender’s season came to an end with a lower-body injury suffered during a game on April 9 in Toronto. “Maybe if (Sam) Montembeault had been inserted into the lineup after three or four games (instead of five starts in a row for Allen), it could have saved things, but it’s too late now. It’s a shame, but that was a lot of very active games for him.” Advertisement 4 Article content Montembeault was inconsistent with the Canadiens and had wrist surgery after the season ended. The 25-year-old can become a restricted free agent this summer. Which brings us to Cayden Primeau, who has been shining with the Laval Rocket during the AHL playoffs. The 22-year-old stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced Monday night as the Rocket beat the Rochester Americans 3-1 at Place Bell to take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five North Division final. Game 3 is Wednesday night in Rochester. Primeau has a 5-1-0 record during the playoffs with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage. Primeau has struggled during limited NHL action over the last three seasons, posting a 3-10-2 record in 18 games, along with a 4.21 GAA and a .874 save percentage. This season, he was 1-7-1 with a 4.62 GAA and an .868 save percentage. Advertisement 5 Article content The Canadiens acquired a seventh-round pick (199th overall) from the Philadelphia Flyers at the 2017 NHL Draft in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2018 when they saw that Primeau was still available. “We had him ranked higher on our list, and when he was still available, we made a move to acquire a pick,” former Canadiens assistant general manager Trevor Timmins said after the draft. Primeau had helped the United States win a gold medal at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka under-18 tournament and was projected to be a third-or fourth-round pick, but his stock dropped after some negative comments from Clay Adams, his goaltending coach with the USHL’s Lincoln Stars. During the 2016-17 season, Primeau had a 14-11-1 record with the Stars, along with a 3.16 GAA and a .895 save percentage. Adams believed Primeau was “emotionally disengaged at times” and “not fully receptive to coaching.” Advertisement 6 Article content Primeau’s father, Keith, played 15 seasons in the NHL as a rugged, 6-foot-5, 220-pound centreman with the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and the Flyers. The Canadiens took a chance on the 6-foot-3 Primeau and he responded by winning the Mike Richter Award for the 2018-19 season as the best goalie in NCAA Division I hockey after posting a 25-10-1 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .933 save percentage with Northeastern University. He also helped Team USA win a silver medal at the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship. Since turning pro, Primeau has had success in the AHL but has struggled in the NHL, looking a bit like a deer in the headlights. “You got to put everything behind you,” Primeau said after making 31 saves in a 6-1 win over the Americans in Game 1 Sunday at Place Bell. “I’ve tried to over the last couple of years to just focus on the here and now, not look too far in the future or behind. Obviously, it’s lots of fun right now, so just going to focus on right now.” Primeau is still young and it’s too early to give up on him as the possible goalie of the future for the Canadiens. His play during the AHL playoffs is showing that. Share this Story: Stu Cowan: Cayden Primeau offers hope for Canadiens' goaltending future

Future Investments

2 Investments

Future has made 2 investments. Their latest investment was in Yappa World as part of their Series A on April 4, 2021.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/13/2021

Series A

Yappa World

$3.5M

Yes

2

1/24/2014

Corporate Minority

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Date

4/13/2021

1/24/2014

Round

Series A

Corporate Minority

Company

Yappa World

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Amount

$3.5M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

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Future Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Future has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Future US Music Division on January 16, 2012.

Date

Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

1/16/2012

Divestiture

1

Date

1/16/2012

Exit

Divestiture

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

1

Future Acquisitions

16 Acquisitions

Future acquired 16 companies. Their latest acquisition was Who What Wear on May 10, 2022.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

5/10/2022

$99M

Acquired

4

3/24/2022

$99M

Acquired

2

3/24/2022

$99M

Acquired

2

8/16/2021

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10

5/11/2021

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Date

5/10/2022

3/24/2022

3/24/2022

8/16/2021

5/11/2021

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Sources

4

2

2

10

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Future Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Future has 10 strategic partners and customers. Future recently partnered with Marie Claire on November 11, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

11/9/2021

Partner

Canada

1

10/20/2021

Vendor

France

Future Plc Pens Global Deal With Teads

The comprehensive partnership will enable Future Plc 240 + titles , including TechRadar , Marie Claire , Cycling News , to leverage Teads ' array of monetization solutions .

1

12/16/2020

Vendor

United States

How Winmo Launches Publishing Giant Into New Verticals: Q&A with Future's Jason Webby Agency New Business

With even more ambitious plans for 2021 , Wilkie and Webby discussed Future 's growth momentum , new business philosophy , and powerful partnership with Winmo .

1

11/12/2020

Vendor

Canada

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11/12/2020

Licensee

Canada

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Date

11/9/2021

10/20/2021

12/16/2020

11/12/2020

11/12/2020

Type

Partner

Vendor

Vendor

Vendor

Licensee

Business Partner

Country

Canada

France

United States

Canada

Canada

News Snippet

Future Plc Pens Global Deal With Teads

The comprehensive partnership will enable Future Plc 240 + titles , including TechRadar , Marie Claire , Cycling News , to leverage Teads ' array of monetization solutions .

How Winmo Launches Publishing Giant Into New Verticals: Q&A with Future's Jason Webby Agency New Business

With even more ambitious plans for 2021 , Wilkie and Webby discussed Future 's growth momentum , new business philosophy , and powerful partnership with Winmo .

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Sources

1

1

1

10

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Future Team

5 Team Members

Future has 5 team members, including former Chief Executive Officer, Mark Wood.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Mark Wood

Chief Executive Officer

Former

John Sutton

Twitch, and BDO USA

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Simon Wear

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Chris Convey

Mobetize, Uniserve Communications, and Wantsa

Senior Vice President

Former

Mark Burton

Managing Director

Former

Name

Mark Wood

John Sutton

Simon Wear

Chris Convey

Mark Burton

Work History

Twitch, and BDO USA

Mobetize, Uniserve Communications, and Wantsa

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President

Managing Director

Status

Former

Former

Former

Former

Former

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