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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

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Qvella: Behind The Deal with Whitecap Venture Partners

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“The deal was sourced through a strong existing relationship between Qvella’s founders and Whitecap Venture Partners” On December 4, Qvella, a Toronto-based molecular diagnostics company, announced it had raised CAD $25M in a series B co-led by an existing investor syndicate which included RA Capital, Hatteras Ventures, Sands Capital and CVCA member Whitecap Venture Partners.

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CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Yaletown’s Knockout 2017

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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. When Yaletown Partners was founded in 2001, it was to fill a

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CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Oil, Gas and Power – A Tale Of Two Bounces

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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. The momentum of private equity investment in Q3 continued the previously reported

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Nudge Rewards: Behind The Deal With Brightspark Ventures

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“Nudge Rewards’ founding team is one of the most dynamic, balanced and focused we’ve seen” On November 15, Nudge Rewards announced it had raised a $5 million CAD in Series A funding allowing for the company to expand across North America. Nudge Rewards allows retailers and hospitality companies to communicate with their frontline employees on