Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise.
Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise
Worldwide VC investment volume slid again by just over 7% between Q1 and Q2 2017. However, thanks to a surge of mega-rounds, the quarter-over-quarter increase in total venture capital invested was a staggering 55.3%. US Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity continued to make a turnaround during the quarter, with a number of technology companies achieving successful exits. In tandem with solid merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, this renewal is a positive sign for the market.
This edition of the report seeks to answer a number of key questions, including:
A Canadian perspective included in the Q2’17 report:
Canada seems poised to have a strong, but more subdued 2017 from a VC perspective.
VC investors are taking longer through the due diligence process and focusing on finding a smaller number of bigger investments. As due diligence timelines lengthen, we are likely to see a roller coaster effect in Canadian VC investment, where larger deals boost investment totals in a given quarter, followed by a quarter or two of relative calm.
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