Canadian Private Equity: The Trajectory is Upwards...

Posted By: Karen Fisman

In our 2016 review of Canadian Private Equity (PE), we reported sluggish results.  But according to the latest CVCA PE report, that’s history; Canadian PE has definitively reversed its trajectory. The second quarter yielded $8.9 billion in deal value invested over 170 transactions, an increase of 79% over the previous quarter, and 164% over Q2, 2016. 

These results are particularly interesting in the face of today’s challenging deal environment (described so often in such similar terms, it’s achieving cliché status).  We’ve written recently, however, about how PE firms are evolving to address current challenges, and perhaps we’re starting to see the impact - although obviously, one strong quarter doesn’t constitute a trend.

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