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Canadian IPO Survey - Q4, 2015 and 2015 Year in Review

2015 Q4 IPO

Canadian IPO Survey - Q4, 2015 and 2015 Year in Review: $3.9 billion 2015 IPO market thrived on diversity

The largest single initial public offering of 2015 more than doubled the value of new equity issued in the final quarter compared to the same period of 2014 and helped push the total value of all new issues to $3.9 billion for the year, the annual PwC survey of Canadian equity markets shows.

The $1.6 billion Hydro One Limited IPO on the TSX in the last quarter of the year dominated both the quarter and the calendar year 2015, the PwC survey reveals. It was the only issue on the TSX in the quarter and dwarfed the $810 million raised in the same quarter of 2014.

Read more findings from the Canadian IPO survey on our Deals blog!



Private Partners




Are you struggling to grow your private company? Find out how small and midsize Canadian private companies are teaming up with private equity firms to achieve business growth.


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Retail Valuations Q3 2015: What goes up must come down


Does what go up have to come down?

The latest issue of our Retail Valuations Newsletter reveals TEV/EBITDA multiples for the North American retail sector in Q3 2015 once again decreased, from an average multiple of 9.0x last quarter to 8.5x. The TEV/EBITDA multiples for the Canadian retail sector also followed the same trend decreasing to 9.9x from 10.5x last quarter.

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Tax Insights: Alert for private corporations – Some tax rates to increase

Tax Insights


Do you know how the new tax changes will affect you?

A Notice of Ways and Means Motion (NWMM) released by the Department of Finance on December 7, 2015, includes several tax changes that were not previously mentioned. Find out what the corporate tax rate changes mean for individuals who earn investment income through a holding company.

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Canada’s CFO of the Year Award

Nominate a CFO today!
Know a deserving CFO?

Nominate them for Canada's CFO the Year for 2016

Honouring the men and women who are Canada's leaders, the CFO of the Year™ Award is presented to a senior financial leader who has made a contribution to business in Canada with quality, insight and direction.

Nominate today!


PwC Up front Magazine


Looking for business inspiration?

Check out the latest edition Up front , PwC Canada's thought leadership magazine. Up front was created to bring leading executives together to discuss the important issues facing Canadian business. In the current issue we explore how to build your core capabilities and competitive position.

Click here to learn more about Up font!  


Investing in tomorrow’s technology today

  Learn more about adapting to disruption here!

 What does disruption mean for your business?

Disruption is now commonplace. Start-ups are continuing to challenge status quo of traditional business models, today’s CEOs doesn’t just need to be aware of this new and often unexpected competition, but be able to retain or gain an edge amongst the chaos.

Learn more about adapting to disruption here!


2016 Vision to Reality Awards


Do you know someone who is a pioneer?

Do you know a leaders who  inspires change?

The Vision to Reality Awards program celebrates innovation across the Canadian, awarding Innovator of the Year awards to companies who have shown exceptional growth or established new benchmarks that are reshaping their industry. Together, we celebrate their dedication to innovation!

Learn more and nominate here!




Power of balance: data security vs. employee mobility

Power of balance

Are you concerned about data breaches?

Does your company have a mobility policy?

As information sharing has flourished, so have the risks to personal and professional privacy. How can companies foster innovative and mobile environments for their employees without exposing themselves to security risks?

Read about the steps your company can take here!



What is BEPS and how does it impact global mobility?

Read about BEPS now

Wondering how you should prepare for the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) changes that will affect the way your organisation reports and manages their globally mobile workforce? 

Learn more about BEPS and how it relates to global mobility here!