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Venture capital investment once again shows strong year-over-year growth in H1 2019

The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (the CVCA) recently published its 2019 first half (H1 2019) report on Canadian venture capital (VC) and Canadian private equity (PE) investment. Over the past year, Canadian VC investment has continued its ascent, reaching unprecedented heights and experiencing its strongest first half performance on record. Conversely, Canadian PE investment remains feeble, posting its lowest first half performance since the CVCA began collecting data in 2013.

A review of the increasing trends in the Canadian market reveals that VC investment in Canada is very robust and … Continue Reading

A healthy dose of deal-making: M&A trends in the US and Canadian healthcare sector

In the first quarter of 2018, M&A activity across the world hit a 17 year record high according to Mergermarket’s Q1 2018 Global M&A Report. This is an 18 percent increase in value compared to the first quarter of 2017. This increase was affected by the surge in deal-making seen at the end of 2017 which carried over into 2018 as the US experienced mega US healthcare deals. In fact, US M&A activity during Q1 2018 was reported to represent 44.2% of the total global share. According to data from Bloomberg, the healthcare sector has already reported $156 billion … Continue Reading

Workshop: Doing deals in difficult jurisdictions

You are invited to join us for a half day workshop looking at the key issues that need to be considered when entering into an emerging market transaction. Doing deals in emerging market jurisdictions can involve a unique range of risks and complex issues, from legislative and regime change risk to dealing with difficult “local partner” issues, governments and state-owned entities. As a result, understanding the local operating environment as well as the legal and political regime is key, as is re-examining many of the assumptions you may normally make in the context of M&A or joint venture transactions.

Through … Continue Reading

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