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2017 – A robust year for Canadian IPOs

Published on: Jan 31, 2018

We are happy to share our 2017 Canadian IPO Market Review. This review is the first of 2018 and will launch the beginning of our quarterly series with IPO updates, key themes, who went public, and the expected outlook of the IPO markets.

There was a resurgence of activity in the Canadian IPO markets in 2017 following an anemic year in 2016. The strong equity market backdrop combined with a sustained period of low market volatility emboldened many Canadian issuers to move forward with their plans to go public and private equity sponsors to take the first step towards monetizing one of their portfolio companies.

The outlook remains bright with many issuers having already accelerated their plans to get into a state of preparedness that makes going public in 2018 a viable option. This positions the Canadian IPO market to be on track to have another strong year in terms of new companies coming to the public markets.

Read more about key themes of 2017, who went public, and what we look forward to in the year ahead.


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