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  • Canadian PE & Foreign Investment, 2014

    Posted By: Ari Cuperfain

    In each of the last nine years, more than half of PE investments in Canadian businesses have been by funds outside of Canada. In 2014, the percentage of foreign PE investors was at an all-time high of 62%. Moreover, foreign investment in Canadian businesses has been growing steadily over the past decade, outpacing investments by Canadian-based PE firms.

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  • PE Investment: Canadian Businesses, 2014

    Posted By: Ari Cuperfain

    In Canada, business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) are the most active industries for private equity investment. The commodity sector has been growing steadily over the past several years. Healthcare, information technology and financial services make up less of overall investment.

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  • Canadian PE, 2014: Historical Context

    Posted By: Ari Cuperfain

    Private equity activity in Canada far exceeds pre-crisis levels, suggesting a full recovery of Canadian PE activity. Median Canadian deal size has been quite variable post-crisis. Over the past five years, hundreds of PE firms have moved down-market and are executing comparatively smaller deals.

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  • Canadian PE, 2014: Global Context

    Posted By: Ari Cuperfain

    Following the financial crisis of late 2008, private equity (“PE”) activity came back more quickly in Canada than in other geographic regions. From 2010 through 2014, PE capital invested in Canadian businesses increased from US$4.5 billion to US$13.1 billion, implying an average compounded rate of 30%. By comparison, in the U.S., PE capital invested from 2010 through 2014 grew at an average annual rate of 10%, and hasn’t yet recovered to pre-crisis levels.

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