Funds

MaRS Catalyst Fund spins out as Amplify Capital with second fund

Kathryn Wortsman led Amplify Capital, formerly MaRS Catalyst Fund, launched $30 targetted second fund

Georgian Partners commences fundraising for US $750M fund V

One year following the closing of its fourth fund, Georgian Partners is back fundraising for US $750M targetted fifth fund, Georgian Partners Growth Fund V

Panache Ventures Investment Fund 2018 final closes at $58M

Panache Ventures Investment Fund 2018 held final close at $58M with commitments from Fonds de solidarité, Investissement Québec, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Yukon First Nations and others

ArcTern Ventures holds $105M 2nd close for Fund II, brings fund size to $165M

ArcTern Ventures secured additional $105M for ArcTern Fund II, bringing fund size to $165M. TD, Suncor, BDC, The Ivey Foundation, unnamed Canadian pension fund, join OMERS and Equinor as LPs.

Deals

Voilà! secures $3M first round of financing

Voilà! raised close to $3M in first round of financing from Investissement Québec, Panache Ventures, Telegraph Hill Capital, and private investors.

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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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.