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On Target: 2022 Private Equity Outlook  

What’s on the horizon for the Canadian private equity market in 2022? After a year of feverish activity spurred by continued economic recovery, cheap debt and a combination of ample dry powder on the buy-side, and attractive multiples on the sell-side, all relevant indicators point to a strong start to 2022.  

McCarthy Tétrault’s National Private Equity Group has released its On Target: 2022 Private Equity Outlook to help market participants take stock of the last 12 months and gain insights on what lies ahead for the PE industry in 2022 and beyond, including what factors could influence growth and deal activity. 

From an overview of the effects of labour shortages and potential new tax policies to the increasing pressure by both limited partners and potential sellers on private equity firms to have – and to disclose – their ESG policies and track records, our report gives you practical insights on trends and topics that could affect your business decisions in 2022:  

  • Canadian IPO market in 2021 and trends for 2022 
  • “Sectorization” of private equity  
  • Technology as a growth engine for private equity funds
  • ESG considerations in private equity 
  • Private equity investors and merger control in Canada 
  • U.S. final regulations affecting the taxation of carried interest 
On Target: 2022 Private Equity Outlook  

On Target: 2022 Private Equity Outlook  

Download On Target: 2022 Private Equity Outlook  

Our clients include large and mid-market private equity firms, as well as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and other institutional investors, based in Canada and elsewhere. With offices across Canada’s major commercial centres and in New York and London, our national private equity team has substantial presence and capabilities to help our clients successfully complete transactions nationwide and across borders. We take an active interest in our clients’ businesses so that we can deliver best-in-class legal advice. As active participants in the private equity industry, we advise our clients on key trends and issues, mitigate risk and apply innovative strategies to acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other transactions. Find out how we can help advance your business interests. 

About McCarthy Tétrault 

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The Firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York and London. 

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them. 

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