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)