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Q1 2019: Canadian VC Experiences Billion‑Dollar First Quarter And The Fifth Billion‑Dollar Quarter In The Last Six Years; PE Experiences Sluggish Start To 2019

Jon Jackson

Canadian Venture Capital In the first three months of 2019, the Canadian venture capital (VC) industry invested CAD $1B across 142 deals. This is the fifth billion-dollar quarter since 2013 and is almost double (48% higher) the investments made in the same quarter in 2018. There were seven mega-deals ($50M+) in the first quarter which

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Q1 2019 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

Darrell Pinto

According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on May 28), the strong pace of VC investment continued its upward 5-year trend. $866M was invested over 129 deals, a 22% increase from the $708M invested over 150 deals in the first quarter of last year. The average deal size was $6.7M, 9%

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Q4 2018: Canadian VC Investment Propelled by Two $1B Quarters in 2018; Two PE Mega‑Deals in Q4 Brings 2018 Total to $22.3B

Canadian VC funded more new and later stage companies in 2018, indicating robust ecosystem; Private equity investors support four IPOs in 2018 Canadian Venture Capital Canadian venture capital investment continued its momentum in 2018 following years of steady investment growth across the entire spectrum of stages in the ecosystem. $1.3B was invested over 165 deals

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2018 Year‑In‑Review VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

Darrell Pinto

Canadian Venture Capital According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on March 11), Canadian venture capital investment crossed the $1B mark in the fourth quarter of 2018 with $1.1B invested in 164 deals bringing the year-end total to $3.6B over 609 deals. The 2018 total is just 6% shy of the

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Q3 2018 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

Darrell Pinto

According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on November 22), VC investment slowed from its record pace last year. $651M was invested over 126 deals, a 44% decline compared to the third quarter of 2017. The YTD 2018 investment totaled $2.4B over 437 deals, down 12% from the $2.7B in the

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Q1 2018: Single PE Mega‑Deal Dominates Quarter With All Other Segments Slowing; Robust VC Investment In Q1 Follows Two Back‑To‑Back $1B Quarters In 2017

The $5B buyout of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. accounted for three-quarters of total PE investment in Q1 2018 Canadian private equity investment activity experienced a slower quarter in Q1 2018 with $6.5B invested over 137 deals. $5B of that total was from the buyout of Husky Injection Molding Systems Limited with participation from CVCA

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Q1 2018 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

Darrell Pinto

The CVCA will be publishing its final Q1 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overviews later this month. According to preliminary Q1 2018 CVCA data (as of May 9, 2018), Canadian venture capital activity is just ahead of the same quarter last year. $690M was invested over 139 deals this quarter compared to $649M over 137 deals

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2017: Rebound Year for Canadian Private Equity; Increase In Mega Deals Drives Canadian VC

Canadian venture capital investment grew 11% in 2017 with $3.5B invested over 592 deals compared to the $3.2B invested over 534 deals in 2016. This is the latest increase, following years of steady investment growth for Canadian VC across the entire spectrum of stages in the ecosystem. Canadian venture capital investment is now approximately double