November 22, 2020

November 22, 2020

It was a robust week for tech financing in Canada, as well as another high profile M&A exit. While, in the USA, there’s news of a few more high profile tech IPOs. Usually capital markets activity slows down markedly between the American Thanksgiving holiday...
November 15, 2020

November 15, 2020

This week, we learnt some more details on ANT Financial’s IPO delays, as well as planned IPOs for Airbnb, DoorDash and Instacart (all likely benefiting from the COVID trade). In Canada, it was relatively quiet week on the funding front, but we expected continued...
November 08, 2020

November 08, 2020

US elections dominated the news cycle this past week, with larger tech related questions pertaining to US antitrust & Section 230 regulations, as well as, US-China relations. The sudden change in ANT massive planned IPO was a very unexpected development for...
November 01, 2020

November 01, 2020

With the US elections looming in the coming days, capital markets newsflow in the USA this past week focused on M&A vs. new issues. Internationally, the imminent Ant Group IPO, seems very eagerly anticpated by investors. In Canada, as we expected a few weeks ago,...
October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

Most Canadian investors we spoke with this past week, seem as enthusiastic as ever on the telehealth space. We expect more activity in this sector. In the larger tech space, PayPal’s crypto move and the US Antitrust lawsuit against Google seem to be major...
October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

Canadian public market investors appear bullish on telehealth & health tech companies, as evidenced by their recent stock performance. We would expect increased capital allocated to this sector in the near term. The investment by a subsidiary of the investment arm...