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Deal values in the Canadian buyout and private equity market were especially strong in Q3 2019, according to final data released by Refinitiv, with a total of $21.1 billion invested across 136 transactions. That result brought total deployments for the first nine months of the year to $35.3 billion in 377 deals. Values at the end of September were up 41 percent compared to the same time in 2018, while transaction volumes increased 23 percent. Canadian investors participated in global deals worth $118 billion in the first nine months, the largest amount ever recorded.
Venture capital investment in Canadian technology companies increased its pace in Q3 2019, with $2.8 billion deployed across 151 rounds, bringing total investment for the first nine months of the year to $5.6 billion. This marked the most active first three quarters in a year in dollar terms on record, according to final data released by Refinitiv. The number of financings in the third quarter was also up 34 percent year over year, while volumes in the first nine months rose 11 percent. Late-stage companies accounted for 29 percent of all rounds at the end of September, the third largest share ever.
Deal values in Canada’s buyout and private equity (PE) market regained steam in Q2 2019 following a slow first quarter, according to final data released by Refinitiv. PE investing reflected values of $9.3 billion in the second quarter, up 66 percent from Q1 2019 and up 9 percent from Q2 2018. Dollar flows backed some 103 deals. On balance, PE investment stood at $14.9 billion in the first half of 2019. While this is down 19 percent from a year earlier, H1 2019 was the second most dollars-intensive first half on record. Transportation sectors captured the largest share of disbursements in the first half, while manufacturing and software sectors tied for the largest share of deals.
Venture capital (VC) investment in Canadian technology companies sustained a robust pace in the second quarter of 2019, with $1.4 billion deployed across 153 financings, according to final data released by Refinitiv. This marked the most active April-through-June period in dollar terms since 2000. The number of rounds, however, were down slightly year over year. As a result, VC investment in the first half of the year hit $2.8 billion, up 12 percent from $2.5 billion invested at the same time in 2018. Life sciences sectors secured $587 million in the first half, more than the entire 2018 amount. In contrast, information technology sectors captured a relatively flat $1.7 billion.
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