US VCs invested $439M, 2.7 times of the $162M invested by Canadian VCs. International CVCs invested $120M, ranking 3rd behind US VCs and Canadian VCs.
Every VC dollar raised by Canadian companies, 55 cents from foreign sources with almost 40 cents from USA alone, only 45 cents from Canadian sources.
CPE Media released its inaugural and ground-breaking report into venture capital (VC) activity in Canada for first half (H1) of 2017.
Bain Capital backed Canada Goose and CCMP backed Jamieson led all VC/PE backed IPOs with 40% and 17% gain. Zymeworks, Freshii, Source Energy and STEP Energy lost stock value.
US VCs and Corporate Venturing led all VC disbursements in Canadian startups - CPE Media preliminary 1st Half 2017 results
Biotech, Oil & Gas and Mining led $30.8B public financing in Q1 2017, accounting for 71% of the total amount.
Driven by debt financing, Canadian public market financing started 2017 on a very positive note.
CPE Media reports 307 completed private equity deals with disclosed value of $19.24 billion in 2016.
42 venture capital funds raised $1.5 billion in 2016. 24 private venture funds raised $1.17 billion and 4 private debt/royalty funds raised $68 million.
Internet, Communication and Telecom (ICT) and Biotech/Life Sciences attracted 87% of all VC dollars in 2016
Series A and B dominates venture capital investments while growth stage becomes increasingly important in Canada.
Early stage venture capital (VC) type of investments attracted $1.86 billion or 62% of all venture capital dollars in 2016.