Archived — Foreign VC Investment In Canada: A Profile of Foreign Investors and Domestic Investees
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Industry Canada requested that PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC LLP), with the assistance of MacDonald & Associates, conduct a study of the foreign venture capital sector. The study was designed to provide a high-level profile of a small number of foreign VC investors, including both those that do and do not invest in Canada, and of Canadian firms financed by foreign and domestic VC funding, so as to contribute to the development of an understanding of the types of factors influencing foreign VC investment in Canada and the advantages and disadvantages associated with foreign, relative to domestic, VC financing.
The study was not designed to afford a detailed investigation into these issues, but rather provide a profile of the types of issues surrounding foreign VC investment based on a high-level review of published data and a survey of about 35 individuals in the industry and provide an indication of some of the key issues to be further investigated. It is also important to note that the interview findings are based on the perceptions of the individuals interviewed.
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