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Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings is a quarterly series covering observations in the Canadian private capital industry captured by Darrell Pinto, CVCA Research Director. Random Ramblings is a…

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Planning for an IPO in Canada

On April 18 (2018), the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) hosted its second annual CVCA Exchange event in Toronto. The event takes… Read More

Hockeystick Launches Open Database of Canada’s Innovation Economy

CVCA Infobase 2.0 Database On Hockeystick Platform On Track To Be Launched June 2018 Hockeystick has released the largest open database of Canadian startups and… Read More

Alberta Snapshot: IC18 Just Six Weeks Away

Invest Canada ’18 is a little over a month away. The lead up to the annual conference is an exciting time; the IC18 event… Read More

2018 Private Capital Trends: Insights From The Experts

On April 18, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) hosted its second annual CVCA Exchange event in Toronto. The event takes a… Read More

Canada’s Industry Leaders: 11 Ways To Champion Diversity & Inclusion In 2018

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressForProgress, a call to close the gender gap. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017… Read More

How PE Firms Can Effectively Link Talent Acquisition to Strategy

On March 7, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) hosted an event for private equity investors on pre-investment talent assessment, acquiring top… Read More

Practical Considerations for Raising Capital As A Startup Company

Raising money to get a new business off the ground is one of the most challenging obstacles an entrepreneur must overcome. Generally, initial capital is… Read More

How New IFRS Accounting Rules (IFRS 15) Can Turn A Good Deal Into A Bad One

Changes to the reporting standards for revenue from contracts took effect on Jan. 1, 2018, and they have the potential to change a good acquisition… Read More

Seven Key Trends Shaping ESG

From climate change to human rights, PEI’s Graeme Kerr highlights the issues driving the ESG agenda at private equity firms. There is a quiet… Read More

The Impact of ESG And Stakeholder Engagement in Private Capital Investing

The practice of considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investing has evolved significantly over the past two decades, reflecting greater public and stakeholder… Read More

Insights from the Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer

While the private equity industry is continuing to grow, its shape is starting to become fixed, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity… Read More

Hockeystick’s Taxonomy: Leveraging Standardized Data in Canada’s Private Capital Ecosystem

Hockeystick has been supporting financial reporting for private companies for many years. The company’s aim is to provide accurate data by drawing from a… Read More