Top 8 CVCA Central Articles of 2020

December 28, 2020 | By: 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, CVCA looked for the most read articles from the memorable year on our industry publication, CVCA Central.

This year’s articles span a range of topics including private equity success stories, profiles of our member’s fundraising activities, new member spotlights, and other perspectives from various members.

We encourage those members who are interested in contributing to CVCA Central to reach out to us anytime.

After looking at the data and crunching numbers, we have put together a list of our top eight most popular articles, starting with the most read article of 2020:

1. Private Equity: The Engine that Fuels Canada’s Growth
When asked what had surprised her the most from her first year leading the CVCA, our CEO’s answer was how little had been said about the impact of private equity on Canada’s economy. Read the first-year observations from our CEO, Kim Furlong. Published on January 27.

2. Behind the Raise with Firepower Capital
The CVCA caught up with the Firepower Capital private equity team to find out more about their raise, the private equity division’s thesis, and their thoughts on the investment climate. Published on October 13.

3. PRELIMINARY LOOK: H1 2020 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview
Given the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a lot of interest in how the private markets were performing at the first half mark. The fear that Canadian VC and PE activity would drastically be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was not entirely realized in Q2. Published on July 31.

4. Perspectives from Private Equity Leaders… Who Just Happen to be Women
To mark International Women’s Day, we looked for insights from the leading women in our industry. Separated by asset class in the membership, we captured the perspectives from leaders in PE. Published March 5.

5. Perspectives from Venture Capital Leaders… Who Just Happen to be Women
As part of the series to mark International Women’s Day, we also captured the perspectives from leaders in VC. Published March 6.

6. Canada’s Life Sciences Sector: Driving Results
Our CEO, Kim Furlong teamed up with Andrew Casey, President, and CEO, BIOTECanada to write this argument for the investment opportunity in the life science sector in Canada. Published on September 24.

7. New CVCA Member Profile: Investissement Québec
The CVCA kicked off a brand new series on CVCA Central, which is profiling new CVCA members and providing insight on invaluable organizations in our community. The first of the series was Investissement Québec and we caught up with Alex Laverdière, Senior Director, Venture Capital, and Benoit M Leroux, Senior Director, Investment Funds at Investissement Quebec. Published on September 22.

8. Private Equity-backed Weatherhaven is helping communities combat COVID-19  
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Weatherhaven worked quickly to reconfigure its portable infrastructure solutions for use on the front lines of battling the disease. Find out how PE’s involvement brought the funds, experience, and strategic insight to help Weatherhaven cope with volatility, rethink their strategic plan and retool the business. Published on October 19.


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