Funds

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

ARC Energy Fund 9 final closes at $780M

ARC Financial hold final lose for its 9th energy fund, ARC Energy Fund Fund 9, a 2018-vintage fund, at $780M

Area One Farms Limited Partnership IV initial closes at $120M

Area One Farms holds $120 million initial close for its forth farm equity fund, Area One Farms Limited Partnership IV

OMERS to invest US $200M in Brookfield Business Partners’ $795M offering

Brookfield Business Partners to raised US $795M through bought deal ($345M), insider placement ($250M) and private placement with OMERS ($200M)

People

Jo Taylor named as Ontario Teachers’ fourth CEO

Jo Taylor is named as new President & CEO of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan effective Jan 1, 2020, succeeding retiring Ron Mock

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Analysis

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Owen Bird and Norton Rose Fulbright leading law firms in deal number and total deal value

92 law firms worked on 525 financings with total deal value of $14.76B in Q1. Owen Bird Law Corporation Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP led in deal numbers and total deal value

Canaccord and Greybrook leading Investment Dealer and EMD in exempt fees earned

Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Greybrook Securities Inc. the leading investment dealer and EMD respectively in Q1 exempt financing fees earned.

US investors leading Canadian venture capital investors in Q1 2019

Q1 2019 Canada VC Results highlight: US investors accounted for 53% of total disbursement, Ontario companies received lion’s share (63%) of disbursements