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CVCA Awards

CVCA EXCLUSIVE: Inside The Winning 2017 Private Equity Deal Of The Year – Clairvest Group and Cieslok Media


The CVCA was proud to award Clairvest Group with the 2017 Private Equity Deal of the Year Award on June 7th, during the Invest Canada ’17 conference in Montreal. Clairvest Group is a Toronto-based private equity management firm, which selects industries or segments within industries where there is an opportunity to create substantial equity value, generated CAD $125.3 million from

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Impressive Impact of The Vinetta Project


Convening at a table in Toronto’s OneEleven­, North America’s largest innovation Hub, the CVCA and Anna Mackenzie, Front-End Developer,, are discussing some of the interesting startups in the Silicon Valley-esque shared offices. OneEleven may be the workspace for companies like 360insights, Nudge and Hockeystick; but some of the folks working here are doing extraordinary

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Broadening the Investment Framework for Canadian Infrastructure


First proposed in the 2016 fall economic statement, Canada’s new infrastructure bank is a tool to help the federal government allocate $35 billion towards new, major infrastructure projects that will contribute to the country’s long-term economic growth while mobilizing additional investment from the private sector. Of this allocation, $15 billion will come from federal funds

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CVCA Member Profiles

Novacap Achieves Oversubscription For Latest TMT Fund, Eyes Future With Infrastructure Strategy


On July 20th, Quebec-based Novacap Management announced the closing of its latest technology, media and telecommunications private equity fund, Novacap TMT V. Not only did Novacap successfully close the fund, the firm surpassed the target size of the fund by 40 per cent; motivated by demand from new and existing investors. Pascal Tremblay, President and

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CVCA Intelligence

Q2 2017 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peak

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Venture capital activity in Canada continues to hum along at a steadily increasing pace. Based on preliminary data sourced from CVCA InfoBase, $1.6B was disbursed over 260 deals in H1 2017, which is almost equal to the pace for the same time last year. The top 10 VC deals in H1 totaled $665M—40% of total

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Data & Analysis

Private Equity Deal Making: The Psychology Behind the Deal


There’s no question there are certain predictors in any deal making process that can either enhance or erode the success of a deal. Generally speaking, that’s why the due diligence process is key—both for investors as well as the portfolio companies that they’re acquiring or investing in. And while the due diligence process is largely

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Giving Back: The “Upside” of Canadian Business


There’s plenty in the news about the success of Canadian startups, particularly Canada’s tech startups which are said to be “having a moment”, with more and more Silicon Valley VCs flocking to Canada to fund our homegrown startups. There’s no doubt that our startup ecosystem deserves recognition—we’re seeing an onslaught of new Canadian companies contribute

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Benefits of Outsourcing Fund Administration


Written by Justin Krieger, CommonWealth Fund Services Ltd. In the years since the financial market correction, the fund administration industry has experienced great change. From technology to valuation methodologies to reporting standards and even how administrators hold assets in custody for clients, the industry as a whole is perpetually shifting, morphing, and in many cases

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Data & Analysis

Canadian Agribusiness continues to gain momentum in Q1


Although not as flush as the first quarter last year, the Canadian venture capital industry is still looking strong. Based on final Q1 2017 CVCA data (Q2 2017 final data scheduled to be released on August 23rd), $905M was disbursed over 98 deals in the first quarter. This compares to $956M over 128 deals from

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Women‑In‑Tech Event to Bring Together 150 Female Investors & Founders Across Canada


Canadian female investors & founders to celebrate industry diversity for Canada’s 150th with series of events from coast-to-coast The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, BDC Capital and McRock Capital have joined forces to bring together 150 Canadian women-in-tech across the country for a Canada 150-themed celebration 150 Canadian-based female technology investors and founders