Over recent years, the Canadian private equity and venture capital industries followed much the same pattern as worldwide markets.
The Canadian PE and VC industries have shown continued strength through the first three quarters of 2017. While deal counts for both asset classes have tapered from 2015 highs, larger deal sizes have supported robust deal value levels.
- Through end of September, C$47 billion was invested across 203 PE deals, thus already exceeding the full-year deal value of 2016
- Early-stage venture financing hits 41 completed transactions, the highest observed since 1Q 2015
- Cross-border transactions approach highs for the decade