The 1H 2018 Canadian PE & VC FactBook presents a deep, data-driven review of the latest trends characterizing the Canadian private equity and venture capital landscapes, ranging from dealmaking to fundraising. With a rich array of datasets featured, our analysts have presented incisive insights to accompany each section, teasing out whatever is most notable, such as:
- Healthcare services & systems are attracting more VC interest, growing from 2% of volume in 2017 to 7% in 2018.
- Thus far in 2018, venture-backed exits have slumped.
- Also on the liquidity event front, PE-backed exit volume has trended downward as of late.
- PE activity in IT is burgeoning, however, exceeding 25% of Canadian PE activity by count in 2018 to date.