Canada’s Blowout Year for PE


February 22, 2013

Canada set records for activity and high investment levels with CDN 11.6 billion of new investments via 313 transactions buyout PE deals in 2012. According to a statistical report released by CVCA- Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and research partner Thomson Reuters, the figures signal a rebound in activity post-financial crisis.


Mega-deals (those greater than one billion CDN dollars) drove the increase, including the Apax take private of Montréal’s Garda World Security Corp., and BCE-led buyout of Toronto’s Q9 Networks Inc., but mid-market deals actually played the “vital role”, according to the report. Canadian buyout-PE funds were alsom more active deal-makers on an international basis in 2012.  (Image source: CVCA)

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