Canadian IPOs

How will relative valuation impact the performance of Canada’s latest tech IPO?

Over the course of his nine years as Chief Executive Officer of Waterloo’s Descartes Systems (DSG:TSX), Art Mesher would always remind Canadian institutional investors about the relative valuations of Canadian and U.S.-based software companies.  It galled him, circa 2010, that a Canadian small/m ...

Can you have too much “Cancon” in your TSX IPO?

As Bay Street investment bankers closed the books on the Real Matters IPO roadshow, it was clear that many good decisions were made along the way.  How else can one summarize a deal that was reportedly “seven times oversubscribed?” Depending on how you take the recent Globe and Mail covera ...

Reuters: Good roadshow momentum for Real Matters

With the NASDAQ hitting all-time highs, I suppose it should come as no surprise that our Fund III portfolio co. Real Matters is getting a good hearing as it meets with institutional accounts on the company’s recently-launched TSX IPO roadshow. According to Reuters’ Scott Deveau, Bay Street now ...

Canadian IPO market outlook brighter for 2017 (video)

Dean Braunsteiner, PwC's National IPO Leader, discusses the future of the Canadian IPO market and what it could mean for Canadian companies. As we approach 2017, we're seeing a shift in how Canadian companies – particularly those in the technology industry – are being valued and funded. Dean ...