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Insights and analysis from Osler’s Deal Points Report (webinar)

Author(s): Chad Bayne, Michael Grantmyre, Ryan Unruch

Apr 26, 2023

Following the publication of Osler’s second annual Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings, Emerging and High Growth Companies partners Chad Bayne, Michael Grantmyre and Ryan Unruch hosted a webinar to delve deeper into the trends and context behind the numbers.

Canada’s emerging and high growth company ecosystem proved resilient amid economic headwinds — like higher interest rates, reduced consumer spending and a slowing rate in business investment growth — that affected financing throughout 2022.

The speakers provided insights on

  • how 2022 compared to a blockbuster 2021 and pre-pandemic activity
  • the effect of macroeconomic forces on financing structures
  • participation of women-founded companies in the EHG ecosystem
  • how higher interest rates may affect business models that rely on cheap capital to fuel growth
  • types of bridging activity in the market so far in 2023
  • industry and regional growth expectations

Watch the full webinar