2017 Canadian IPO Market Review

A robust year for Canadian IPOs

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 about the key themes and observations in our report.

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