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Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association


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Published quarterly, and free to CVCA members, 
PRIVATE CAPITAL is the official publication of
CVCA - Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.

Q1 2014 issue is now available.
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May 3, 2013 - Today the Government of Canada launched the selection processes for General Partners to manage funds of funds and for high-performing venture capital funds interested in securing investments from the Government. The news release is posted here: http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-067-eng.asp . Members may access more detailed information on the selection processes at http://www.fin.gc.ca/vcap-pacr/selection-eng.asp .

April 1, 2013 - Canada's Startup Visa Program

January 14, 2013 - The federal government made a major announcement about venture capital today. Please see link to Prime Minister's statement and to the CVCA media release.

Link to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement to strengthen venture capital investment in Canada.

Link to CVCA’s Media Release ‘CVCA PRAISES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S “VENTURE CAPITAL ACTION PLAN”’

Key Facts about CVCA

* Established in 1974, the CVCA is dedicated to pursing growth opportunities for the Canadian venture capital and private equity industry.

* Over 2000 members comprised of venture capitalists, and institutional investors, corporate investors, private equity investors, angel investors, and advisory members which provide services such as law, finance, executive search, investment bank, insurance, consultants, advisors, government and academia.

* Canada's venture capital and private equity industry represents over $105 billion in capital under management.
* CVCA has over 160 Full Members (investors) and the breakdown is as follows: venture funds (44%), buyout & mezz funds (40%), LPs (10%), corporate (6%). VIEW MEMBER DIRECTORY

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SPONSORSHIP & MEDIA INQUIRIES
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All media inquires and interview requests, please contact llinton@cvca.ca 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW 

WINNERS!

Marzio Pozzuoli of RuggedCom Inc. Awarded CVCA’s 2013 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award   LINK TO VIDEO OF MARZIO'S INSPIRATIONAL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

CVCA Events

Calgary Networking Event
April 23, 2014
Please join CVCA's new CEO, Mike Woollatt, and President, Peter van der Velden, and other members of Alberta’s private capital community at this networking reception from 5-7pm in the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 – 3rd Ave S W, Calgary. No charge

LINK TO ON LINE REGISTRATION
 


Professional Development Lunch and Learn 'Multiples, leverage, and discount rates – getting to the right fair value'
May 5, 2014

This event will take place in the Toronto offices of KPMG 11:30-1:30 pm. 

Assessing the fair value of investments has become a critical role for private equity players. This session will address common pitfalls and contentious issues that often arise when assessing the fair value of private equity and infrastructure investments. We will also delve into related audit issues impacting your portfolio investments.

Specific topics to be addressed include:
1) Understanding the value-driver formula and how it can guide the selection of an appropriate multiple
2) Selecting an appropriate leverage approach and avoiding common application errors
3) Identifying issues when valuing foreign investments
4) Recognizing how fair value might differ from price, along with the role of market participants
5) Addressing audit issues and increasing audit efficiency

Link to details and registration


2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
May 20, 2014
May 20-22, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Register today for CVCA's 2014 Annual Conference, Canada's largest and most popular private capital conference. The best opportunity for CVCA members and non members from across the country and around the world to network, learn about issues and industry trends, and hear from prominent industry leaders. CVCA's awards (Entreprenuer of the Year, Deal of the Year for VC and PE and Community Leadership) plus BDC's new Innovation Award will be presented at the conference.

LINK TO CONFERENCE WEB SITE     LINK TO ON-LINE REGISTRATION

Canadian Women in Private Equity (CWPE) and Women in Capital Markets Reception and Dinner
June 5, 2014
Save the date for this reception, keynote speaker and dinner taking place in Toronto. 6 pm-9 pm

Professional Development Lunch and Learn 'Maximize Your Investment By Evolving Your Brand: How Cineplex is redesigning entertainment in Canada'
July 23, 2014

This event was originally scheduled for April 30th. Please note new date.

Join your colleagues at this lunch and learn featuring keynote speakers Jean-Pierre Lacroix, president of Shikatani Lacroix, and Ellis Jacob, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cineplex Inc.

Much has been written about the potential demise of the movie theatre industry as home entertainment, large screen TVs, on-demand movies and a wide range of mobile apps threaten to disrupt the industry and its place as a hub for family entertainment. Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex Entertainment and 2013’s Most Innovative CEO of the Year - according to Canadian Business Magazine - and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President of Shikatani Lacroix, will discuss how brands can remain relevant in these disruptive times by innovating and focusing on the needs of its customers.

Free for CVCA Members, $15 for non members. REGISTER NOW    


CVCA's Annual Charity Golf Classic
August 27, 2014
Save the date for CVCA's popular golf tournament which takes place at Angus Glen Golf and Country Club. This is Canada's private capital industry's only national golf tournament and sells out event year. An excellent day of networking, golf and fun!!

LINK TO WEB SITE AND REGISTRATION

CVCA News

CANADA’S BUYOUT MARKET IN 2013: MODERATE GROWTH, RECORD BREAKING FUNDRAISING
March 4, 2014
TORONTO: Deal-making activity in Canada’s buyout and related private equity (PE) market showed moderate growth in 2013 with disclosed values of transactions totaling $12.3 billion as of December 31st...

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CANADA’S VENTURE CAPITAL MARKET IN 2013: VC Investments at $2 billion; Highest Since 2007
February 27, 2014
TORONTO: A key highlight for 2013 includes $2 billion of new venture capital investment up 31% invested in 2012, while fundraising dropped 24%. These were among the findings of a statistical report...

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CVCA Appoints Chief Executive Officer
February 25, 2014
TORONTO – Peter van der Velden, President of the CVCA- Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Woollatt as Chief Executive Officer. Mr....

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