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The IPO Drought: What does it mean for private investors?

By Carolyn Goard, Senior Communications Manager, Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association There’s no doubt the private capital industry has witnessed a decrease in initial public offering (IPO) activity in Canada over the last few years. Pinpointing solid companies to acquire (that will ultimately lead to a listing on a stock exchange) is like

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What role should government play in FinTech innovation?

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By Christian Lassonde and Claudia Hepburn, Impression Ventures With FinTech innovation moving at a rapid pace around the world, it’s important that Canadian regulators understand that creative disruption in the financial services sector is critical to the ongoing strength of this pillar of the Canadian economy. But not everyone seems to agree. This past June,

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10 things your boss won’t tell you when you start your new VC/PE gig

By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Most of us starting out in private equity and venture capital have never invested in private companies before. We’re eager to start building transactional experience and quickly climb up the steep learning curve. Getting there, however, isn’t always an easy feat. We chatted with a few

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The next big thing: Why FinTech is becoming Canada’s most talked‑about industry

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Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By Information Venture Partners Move over, social media: Financial technology has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the world of start-ups. Finance has long been a category in need of disruption. The average consumer, until very recently, saw finance as monolithic: slow-moving,

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How advances in Data & Analytics are elevating the science of the deal

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Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By John Cho (National Practice Leader, Partner, Transaction Services) 
 and Eugene Chan (Data & Analytics Lead), KPMG LLP After several years of focus on organic growth and internal cost management strategies, corporations around the world are again embracing M&A — and more strongly

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The Innovation Agenda: What’s next for VCAP?

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By Mike Woollatt CEO, Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association What’s on the Horizon? Many of our members are wondering where the Government is at with the next Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP 2.0). First off, I am willing to bet the Liberal Government certainly won’t be calling anything “Action Plan” anytime soon. Names

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How the Digital Age presents huge investment opportunities — for those willing to embrace them

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*Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By Whitney Rockley Co-founder and Managing Partner, McRock Capital Disrupt or Be Disrupted. In the ever-accelerating world of technological advancement, this statement is not just a clever tweet, it’s a sober competitive reality. We live in a world where every company, industry, city and

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Northleaf Capital Partners welcomes Travis Isbister to the Infrastructure Team

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Northleaf Capital Partners is pleased to announce that Travis Isbister has joined the firm as an Associate on the Infrastructure team. Travis will be based in the Toronto, Canada office and will participate in all aspects of Northleaf’s infrastructure investment activities, with a primary focus on market research, transaction due diligence, execution and asset management.