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Perspectives from Private Equity Leaders…Who Just Happen to Be Women

Jon Jackson
PE

There are women in Canada that wield significant influence in our industry that oversee millions and billions in assets. These expert opinions are needed now more than ever. Strategies are looking to adjust for where markets are heading and to focus on the many variables that will spell future investment success or failure. Again, this

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Let’s Talk About Gratitude, Loneliness & Resilience

Brenda Irwin

Lying on the wickedly cold pavement on January 14, listening to first responders assess how they were going to transfer my body to a spinal board—not yet knowing if I fractured my pelvis, I recall darting thoughts of “I have the tools to get through this.” I was angry at the driver who hit me

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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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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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When Deals Stall: Turning Transaction Costs into Cash Flow

Bhavin Oza
PE

“When Deals Stall: Turning Transaction Costs into Cash Flow” is a contribution from CVCA members RSM Canada. As businesses weather an unprecedented global economic turmoil due to COVID-19, it is clear that much of the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) environment has seen significant disruption as many deals in the process have terminated or paused with

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ESG Factors Driving Change Across The Asset Management Landscape

Rosie Guest
PE

ESG Factors Driving Change Across The Asset Management Landscape is a contribution to CVCA Central from Apex Group Ltd. Sustainable Investing (SI), the over-arching category for ethically focused investment strategies, is not a new phenomenon. Faith based investing has been around since the 1800’s when religious communities such as Methodists and Quakers implemented socially responsible

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Cybersecurity for the Remote Workforce

Jeff Dawley

This article is a special contribution from Jeff Dawley, Founder, Cybersecurity Compliance Corporation. If you’re interested in contributing content to CVCA Central, please contact our editorial team. And there we all were, mid-March, sending our teams off to their homes with whatever devices were available. Everyone suddenly scrambling to set up confidential access, online communication standards

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How Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds can Weather the COVID‑19 Crisis

Myron Mallia-Dare

This article is a special contribution from Myron Mallia-Dare an Associate Lawyer at Miller Thomson. If you’re interested in contributing content to CVCA Central, please contact our editorial team. COVID-19 has caught the world off guard and the effect of the pandemic on businesses cannot be overemphasized. Private equity funds (“PEs”) and venture capital funds (“VCs”),