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Tech companies shopping for a private equity partner must be ready to perform due diligence, as not all PE firms are alike. That's the message from Scott Munro, a venture partner at Inovia Capital, in a PE Hub Canada feature article. Munro argues that only a handful of North American tech PE firms make suitable partners to tech companies in growth mode. He outlines the criteria the best PE firms use to evaluate opportunities and the situations in which they can create optionality for a company's management team and its investors.
Earlier than what has been typical in other years, on December 20, 2019, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released its examination priorities for 2019 showing its continuing focus on the private funds industry. The topic is crucial for North American investors and private fund sponsors alike. In a PE Hub Canada feature article, Torys LLP Partner Venera Ziegler, Counsel Christopher Caparelli and Partner Andrew Beck discuss key highlights of OCIE 2019 examination priorities and other notable areas of SEC focus. Additionally, they provide some reminders of annual reporting obligations applicable to private fund sponsors.
Torys LLP has released its latest and much-anticipated M&A Top Trends 2016 report. It explores how deal-makers will work to find new M&A opportunities and close deals in the months ahead. Torys has identified five key trends that will be of particular interest to buyout, private equity and venture capital professionals, and to other readers of PE Hub Canada.

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