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Creative Energy: Behind the Deal with InstarAGF Asset Management

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On Feb. 13, 2018, Vancouver-based Creative Energy announced a new partnership with InstarAGF Asset Management, an independent alternative asset management firm focused on North American middle-market opportunities. Through an investment by the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund, InstarAGF now owns a 50% interest in the energy solutions company, creating a district energy platform positioned for growth

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Dialogue: Behind The Deal With White Star Capital

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On Feb. 13, 2018, Montreal-based Dialogue announced it had secured CAD $12M in Series A funding. The round was led by White Star Capital and included participation from CVCA members National Bank and Portag3 Ventures as well as HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and Walter Financial. Dialogue provides virtual health and telemedicine services to employers who are

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Mnubo: Behind The Deal With White Star Capital and McRock Capital

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(Photo: Mnubo’s Founders). On Jan. 30, Montreal-based Mnubo announced that it had raised $16.5 million in Series B financing. The round was led by HSB Group, part of Munich Re and included participation by its existing investors: White Star Capital and McRock Capital, as well as other value-added investors. Mnubo was founded in 2012 and

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BusBud: Behind The Deal With Plaza Ventures & iNovia Capital

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Photo (Credit) Daphné-Caron: BusBud Founders. On Jan. 30, 2018, Montreal-based BusBud announced it had secured CAD $14M in Series B funding. The round was led by iNovia Capital and included participation from a syndicate of new investors including Plaza Ventures, Teralys Capital, Real Ventures, as well as Claridge Investment Ltd. BudBud is an online marketplace

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SKYTRAC Systems Limited: Behind The Deal With Roynat Equity Partners

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On Oct. 24 2017, Roynat Equity Partners announced the sale of its equity ownership interest in SKYTRAC Systems Limited to Drew Marine, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company. Roynat Equity Partners acquired its equity stake in SKYTRAC in 2012 in support of a management buyout. SKYTRAC is Kelowna, British Columbia-based developer and manufacturer of

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Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund: Behind The Fundraise With Cycle Capital Management

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On December 12, Montreal-based Cycle Capital Management announced the first closing of The Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund a joint CAD $116M fund between Qingdao City Construction Investment Group and the firm. The fundraising process began in 2013 in collaboration between the Qingdao City Construction Investment Group and Cycle Capital Management which will target growth-stage industrial

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Energy Storage System: Behind The Deal With Pangaea Ventures

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On December 12, 2017, Portland, Oregon-based Energy Storage System (ESS) announced it had secured US $13 M in Series B funding. The round included original investors and CVCA members, Pangaea Ventures as well as Cycle Capital Management. Presidio Partners Investment Management, InfraPartners Management and BASF Venture Capital also participated in the deal. ESS is a developer of

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International Powerhouse Investors Bet Big On Canadian Tech

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Why Asian Investors are Seeking Better Access to Canada’s Tech Market When most startups and their investors talk about attracting outside capital, the U.S. usually comes to mind, or sometimes Europe or the U.K. Lately though, Canada’s technology startup ecosystem has been attracting investment from a new, emerging region of the world: Asia. The geographical

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CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Digging Into Canada’s Mining & Resources Investment

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This article is part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. This series provides an analysis of the CVCA’s most recently published VC & PE Canadian Market Overview through expert commentary and perspectives. Forty-four private equity deals closed in the first three quarters of 2017 in

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CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Banking On Canadian FinTech

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This article is part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. This series provides an analysis of the CVCA’s most recently published VC & PE Canadian Market Overview through expert commentary and perspectives. Canada is sitting at the table in the global financial