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First half of 2019 sees record $2.15 billion in venture capital investment in Canada

Venture capital investing—which consisted of 42 per cent “megadeals” (those worth more than $50 million) totalling $895 million—beat last year’s H1 record of $1.7 billion, according to a report from the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. Average deal size was $9 million, up 22 per cent from the second quarter of 2018. Private equity investment fell to $4.9 billion, the lowest number since the first half of 2013, which is when the CVCA started collecting data. (The Logic)

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