Database Coverage

CPE Media tracks all private and public financing since 2016 and provides statistics and analysis onward.

Data Sources

Our data is compiled directly from Angel, VC, PE investors, news releases, public filings, and numerous public sources.

Deal Funding Source by Jurisdictions

CPE Media is the only provider specifically tracking deal funding source breakdowns by provinces, states, and countries. Unlike only one other provider doing estimation by splitting deal size equally by the number of investors and geo-locations, we track and allocate sources specifically and accurately in a dedicated allocation database table.

Deal Funding Source by Investor Type

CPE Media is the only provider accurate tracking deal funding source breakdowns by investor type with a dedicated allocation database table.

Deal Funding Source by Exempt Type

CPE Media is the only provider accurate tracking deal funding source breakdowns by exempt type with a dedicated allocation database table.

Methodology

Angel Investments

Angel Deals include equity or quasi-equity investments by a small number of private individual credited investors.

Private Investments

Private Investment Deals include 1) private placements, equity or quasi-equity, by a large number of private individual credited investors; 2) private subordinate debt financing, 3) private senior debt financing; and 4) PE-Backed senior debt offering.

Venture Capital

Venture Capital (VC) Deals include equity and quasi-equity investments led by professionally managed funds, family offices, private investment firms, corporate strategic investment units, and mutual or hedge fund mangers. Excluded are 1) angel deals or angel deals in between venture rounds; 2) subordinate debt investments by federal/provincial governments or retail funds as ways of business or economic support with no equity components; 3) grants by federal/provincial economic development agencies and quasi-government agencies such as Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC); 4) pure pharmaceutical development deals; 5) growth equity (significant minority equity transactions); 6) so called acquisition for expansion deals.

Private Equity

Private Equity Deals include control, add-on acquisition, significant minority growth equity, and private equity debt deals. Excluded are subordinate debt investments, pure commercial debt, property acquisitions, and so called acquisition for expansion deals by venture-backed companies.

Public Financing

Public financing includes equity private placement or public offering, flow-through offering, rights offering, preferred share offering, public debt offering, public convertible debt offering, public REIT offering, public REIT debt offering.

IPO

IPO from all four Canadian exchanges, The CSE, TSX, TSX Venture and NEO, and Canadian domiciled issuers on foreign exchanges, such as NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.