Funds

McRock holds $80M initial close of $100M second fund

McRock Capital’s second fund, McRock Fund II LP, secured capital commitments with over 80% of its targeted $100 million.

Renewal4 holds 3rd close

Renewal Funds held third close for its 4th fund, Renewal4, with capital commitments from Canadian and international investors.

DW Healthcare Partners V final closes at US $610M

DW Healthcare Partners held final close for DW Healthcare Partners V raising US $610M including 9% Canadian commitments

OMERS and BMO commit $42M to District Ventures CPG Fund

District Ventures Capital upsized its first consumer products and goods fund to $70M with additional $42M from OMERS and Bank of Montreal

Deals

Blackstone to acquire Dream Global REIT for $6.2B

Blackstone to acquire Dream Global REIT for $6.2B. Dream Asset Management, the asset manager, will receive $395.2M as part of the transaction

People

Fengate hires Jaime McKenna as Managing Director & Group Head of Real Estate

Fengate hired Jaime McKenna, former CIO of Minto Apartment REIT, as Managing Director and Group Head, Real Estate

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Open Banking: what’s really at stake – by Richard Remillard

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Analysis, Leaderboard, Commentary

First Half VC on torrid pace with 264 financings for $2.9B – CPE Media Analytics

First half of 2019 Canadian VC set a torrid pace, with 264 financings completed totaling $2.9 billion, on pace to pass $5B mark for first time since 2000

H1 2019 – Owen Bird and Torys leading law firms in exempt financing

H1 2019 exempt financing – top 5 law firms in # of deals: Owen Bird, Burstall, Clark Wilson, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, Dentons Canada; top 5 in deal values: Torys, McCarthy Tétrault, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Stikeman Elliott, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

H1 2019 – Canaccord and Greybrook leading Dealer and EMD financing fees earned

Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Greybrook Securities Inc. were leading investment dealer and EMD respectively in the first half of 2019 exempt financing fees earned.

First Half of 2019 IPO Results

CPE Media Analytics released comprehensive results for initial public offerings (IPOs) for the first half of 2019.