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CVCA Announces Vancouver As Host City For 2019 Annual Conference

Invest Canada ‘19 to take place June 4-6 in Vancouver in 2019 The CVCA is excited to announce that Vancouver, British Columbia, has been selected…

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Q1 2018: Single PE Mega-Deal Dominates Quarter With All Other Segments Slowing; Robust VC Investment In Q1 Follows Two Back-To-Back $1B Quarters In 2017

The $5B buyout of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. accounted for three-quarters of total PE investment in Q1 2018 Canadian private equity investment activity… Read More

Miovision: Behind The Deal With McRock Capital

On May 7, Kitchener-based Miovision announced that McRock Capital led a CAD $15M in financing along with participation from existing investor, MacKinnon, Bennett… Read More

Q1 2018 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

The CVCA will be publishing its final Q1 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overviews later this month. According to preliminary Q1 2018 CVCA data (as of… Read More

Canada’s Growing Hotbed For Biotechnology Investing

“There is a reason Sanderling has a dominant portion of its portfolio companies located in Canada; all based on good technology, knowledgeable drug development 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

CryptoKitties: Behind The Deal With Version One Ventures

On Mar. 20, Vancouver and San Francisco-based Axiom Zen, the maker of CryptoKitties announced that it had raised CAD $12M in Seed/Series A… Read More

Investment In ICT Continues To Soar In Canada

On Mar. 6, CVCA released its 2017 Year-In-Review data which demonstrated the attractiveness of ICT investing in Canada. Canadian ICT companies received the majority (71%)… Read More

Mexico Diving In To Canada’s Hot Tech Market

It has almost been a year since the United States triggered NAFTA renegotiations. The historic free trade agreement was officially implemented on Jan. 1, 1994… Read More

The 2018 CVCA Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

CVCA Award Winners To Be Celebrated at Invest Canada ’18 This June With a record number of PE exits in 2017 and VC exits rebounding… Read More

2017: Rebound Year for Canadian Private Equity; Increase In Mega Deals Drives Canadian VC

Canadian venture capital investment grew 11% in 2017 with $3.5B invested over 592 deals compared to the $3.2B invested over 534 deals in 2016. This… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Golden Venture Partners – Winner of CVCA’s 2017 Private Capital Regional Impact Award for SkipTheDishes

The CVCA Private Capital Regional Impact Awards were introduced in 2017. The award recognizes CVCA member firms whose investment has positioned their portfolio company to… Read More

Enerkem: Behind The Deal With Cycle Capital Management

On Feb. 6, 2018, Montreal-headquartered Enerkem announced it had secured CAD $280M in its largest investment round to date. The syndicate included existing… Read More