On Target: 2020 Private Equity Outlook

The Canadian private equity market experienced a record year of activity, reaching $62 billion in deployed capital. Deal values in the upper market saw a significant increase in 2019, and our national private equity team was at the forefront, helping our clients achieve success on some of Canada’s most important buyout transactions, including:

  •  Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund, in the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
  • Rhône Capital Partners in its $US5.2 billion sale of a majority stake in GardaWorld to BC Partners
  • A consortium including TD Greystone Asset Management and IST3 Investment Foundation in its C$1.7 billion acquisition of up to 100% of Alberta PowerLine from Canadian Utilities Limited and Quanta Services Inc.
  • Cortland Partners, LLC in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Pure Multi-Family REIT LP
  • GI Partners in the acquisition of Insurity, Inc.  
  • Novacap in its acquisition Spectrum Health Care

To stay on target for 2020, learn more about trends to watch for in 2020 with our annual On Target: 2020 Private Equity Outlook.

On Target: PE Outlook 2020

On Target: 2020 Private Equity Outlook

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About McCarthy Tétrault’s National Private Equity Group

Our Private Equity Group combines the strengths of several practice areas, including corporate/securities, investment funds, tax, finance, infrastructure, real estate and restructuring, across the firm’s offices in Canada, New York and London. The team offers diverse experience in all facets of private equity, including M&A, fund formation, fund investments, debt financing and other specialty investments.

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