Continued robust VC investment and PE mega-deals take the spotlight in a review of the 2018 VC & PE Canadian market

A recent report released by the Canadian Venture Capital Private Equity Association (CVCA) entitled “VC & PE Canadian Market Overview 2018” (the Report) reviews the current strength of Canadian venture capital (VC) investment and very recent mega-deal trend in Canadian private equity (PE). Highlights of the Report Total VC investment remains remarkably high: a total of CAD $3.7B in VC over 610 deals was invested in Canadian companies in 2018, representing only a 2% decline from 2017. Comparatively, an average of CAD $2.5B over 506 deals was invested each year between 2014 and 2016. VC sector investments align with past trends: information communication technology (ICT) continued to attract significantly more VC funding compared to the life sciences and Cleantech sectors. In 2018, more than two-thirds (CAD $2.6B over 386 deals) of the total amount of VC invested in Canadian companies went to those in the ICT space. VC investment in later-stage companies continues…

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