VC Investment Activity in Canadian Life Sciences Companies: A Commentary

VC Investment Activity In Canadian Life Sciences Companies is a special contribution from David Kornacki, CVCA’s Associate, Research & Product With CVCA’s Q3 2019 report…

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CVCA’s Open Letter To Major Federal Party Leaders

Taking part in the federal election process, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is pleased to offer its views on priorities ahead of…

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Scarce Resource: Canadian Private Capital Investment School To Provide Pool Of Talent

Announced in September 2018, the Canadian Private Capital Investment School (CPCIS) is a highly specialized program that will prepare the next generation of private… Read More

CEO Perspectives: Where Private Equity Truly Adds Value

These insights were generated at an RSM-led panel discussion featuring CEOs, who have had involvement with PE firms, during the CVCA Invest Canada ’19 conference… Read More

H1 2019: Canadian Venture Capital Experiences Strongest First Half On Record At CAD $2.15B Invested; Private Equity Investment Up Over 50% Since Q1 – Lowest H1 Performance On Record

Canadian Venture Capital: CAD $1.28B invested over 143 deals in Q2; the largest quarter for VC dollars investment to date. A record CAD $1.28B was invested… Read More

H1 2019 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on August 27), Q2 VC investment hit $1.28B over 143 deals, the… Read More

How Explorance Took Advantage Of A National Partnership Between Espresso Capital And RBC To Fund A Strategic Acquisition

“How Explorance Took Advantage Of A National Partnership Between Espresso Capital And RBC To Fund A Strategic Acquisition” is a contribution from CVCA members Royal Bank… Read More

mnubo: Behind The Exit With White Star Capital and McRock Capital

Photo: mnubo Co-founders (left to right): Frédéric Bastien, Jean-Charles Beaudin, Jean-Christophe Cimino, Aditya Pendyala  On July 12, Montreal-based mnubo Inc. announced it had been acquired… Read More

Ready To Seize The Impact Investing Opportunity?

Impact investing is on the rise, as more and more private equity (PE) investors look to achieve solid financial returns while also helping to solve… Read More

#IC19 Spotlight: Takeaways From The Cannabis Investing Panel

At #IC19, CVCA’s 2019 conference in Vancouver June 4-6, delegates enjoyed a session dedicated to investment in the cannabis industry. Here are the takeaways from… Read More

Canadian Business Growth Fund: Closing The Gap

Why don’t more Canadian companies grow to become global industry leaders? How did we go from being home to 18 such companies in 1990, compared… Read More

#IC19 Spotlight: YPC Mentoring Is Critical For The Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry

At #IC19, CVCA’s 2019 conference in Vancouver June 4-6, delegates from the YPC enjoyed a brand new session dedicated to mentoring the next generation of… Read More

Meet Peter Dowse: Chair Of The Canadian Venture Capital And Private Equity Association For 2019-2021

Photo: Peter Dowse, Chief Financial Officer & Partner, Ironbridge Equity Partners and Chair, CVCA. When Peter Dowse first encountered an opportunity to work in the… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: TVM Life Sciences Winner Of 2019 VC Deal Of The Year Award For AurKa Pharma

Photo: (Left) Hans Knapp, Partner, Yaletown Partners and CVCA Awards Committee Chair and (Right) Dr. Luc Marengere, Managing Partner, TVM Life Sciences Venture capitalist Dr. Read More