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Opinion

Looking Ahead: 2021 Trends for Foreign Direct Investment in Canada

Ian McKay

Looking Ahead: 2021 Trends for Foreign Direct Investment in Canada is a contribution to CVCA Central from Invest In Canada. As the CEO of Invest in Canada, I am constantly in contact with international executives—assessing and addressing their most pressing business challenges while presenting investment opportunities all across Canada. Like the rest of us, global

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Opinion

Insuring a Transaction – More Than Just Representations & Warranties Insurance

Roger Hacala
PE

Insuring a Transaction – More Than Just Representations & Warranties Insurance is a contribution to CVCA Central from BFL Canada. The number of M&A deals continue to increase at a rapid pace despite COVID-19. As these acquisitions or sales bring opportunity, it can raise complex issues that are insurable. Insurance is often an after-thought that

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Top 8 CVCA Central Articles of 2020

Jon Jackson

2020 was a difficult year. While the year was certainly trying, when we took a look back at what was published on CVCA Central over the past year, it was encouraging to see how our industry had demonstrated its agility while weathering all the variables the pandemic threw at us. To help wrap up 2020,

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Opinion

Canada’s Tech Ecosystem Shows Resilience Amid Pandemic

Silicon Valley Bank
VC

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is the bank of the world’s most innovative companies. For more than 35 years, SVB has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centres around the world. With commercial, international, and private banking services, SVB

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Opinion

Toronto’s Flourishing Tech Scene Attracts Investors

Ludovic André
VC

Toronto’s Flourishing Tech Scene Attracts Investors is a contribution to CVCA Central from Crédit Mutuel Equity. Toronto’s flourishing tech hub continues to grow rapidly and to shine around the globe. The recent inauguration and opening of La French Tech Toronto is just another example of the city’s growing power of attraction as one of the

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CVCA Is Transforming the 2021 Invest Canada Conference Into an Inspiring Virtual Experience and National Showcase

Jon Jackson

Ce message est disponible en anglais et en français. The CVCA is pleased to announce the Invest Canada ‘21 conference, originally scheduled to take place in-person in Montreal, will be conducted as a coast-to-coast virtual experience on June 8 and 9, 2021. Invest Canada in its traditional face-to-face format attracts more than 600 private capital

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Opinion

Digital Transformation Through COVID‑19 and How Venture Capitalists Can Be Catalysts for Change

Rich Osborn
VC

While still relatively recent in all of our lives, COVID-19 represents one of the most significant global events to fundamentally influence global economic and social conditions since the Second World War. As a result of this ever-worsening pandemic and the social upheaval it continues to engender, there is a growing requirement to accelerate the introduction

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Moving Combat from M to L: Private Equity at Work

By 2015, Finucan decided it was time to recapitalize the company he bootstrapped and grew organically from the ground up. He now needed a partner to help him, and the company, take on more risk.

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CVCA Member Profiles

New Member Profile: Builders VC

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo: (starting from front left): Angela Lee, Mark Blackwell, Jim Kim, Jocelyn Doe + (starting from front right): Rouhin Ghosh, Mark Goldstein, Isaac Dinner, Mike Rosengarten. Courtesy: Builders VC. We’re continuing our series on CVCA Central; profiling our new members and providing insight on these invaluable organizations in our community. The latest new member we

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Reflecting on CPCIS One Year Later

Jon Jackson

The career journey of the private capital professional can vary significantly from person to person. But if you ask why they pursued a path in the industry, you will inevitably discover the common thread that bonds them, and it is not just about making money. From the opportunity to meet smart people and hearing their