ExecTuesday is a networking/presentation evening we host on the second Tuesday of each month for senior members of our technology community. If you would like to be added to our invite list, please contact us. Regards, Terry Matthews.

What is the Deal?

Experts Insights on VC, Growth Equity and M&A in Canada

A “year of headwinds” characterized 2022 for Canada’s emerging and high-growth company ecosystem. The Canadian market has continued to flourish with a thriving pipeline of strong, early-stage companies, thanks to the support of incredible investors across the country.

The second annual Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings, conducted by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Emerging and High Growth (EHG) Companies Group, provides valuable insights into the state of the market. The report analyzed 353 anonymized venture capital and growth equity preferred share financings completed from 2020 to 2022, amounting to over US$6 billion in total transaction value.

To delve deeper into the report’s findings and shed light on the state of the mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and growth equity market in Canada, a distinguished panel of experts will participate in a discussion moderated by Leo Lax, Executive Managing Director of L-SPARK.

  • Ryan Unruch – Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies Group, Osler
  • Mary O’Neil – Former VP, Analytics Business Unit, Nokia
  • Ed Bryant – CEO, Sampford Advisors

This month’s discussion aims to offer valuable information on the trends and developments in Canada’s investment landscape and to provide insights into the opportunities and challenges faced by emerging and high-growth companies in Canada. Whether you are a founder, entrepreneur, investor, acquirer, or advisor, join us for this informed panel.

In my view, if Canada is to be more than a branch economy in the tech sector, experienced C-Level Leaders – even those who are semi-retired – need to come together regularly to share their experiences, best practices, ideas and more. They need to share their network, and help identify business opportunities for our next generation of industry leaders and participants.
Terry Matthews
Terry Matthews