Pitchbook Publishes Global League Tables

February 1, 2017

PitchBook has assembled the most comprehensive rankings of PE, VC, advisors and law firms in 2016. From the most active venture firms in the Great Lakes to the most prolific advisors on PE- or VC-backed IPOs, find out which firms are atop the lists. You can see the full report here on PitchBook´s website, or download it directly.

Below you can find a brief summary of info about rankings relevant to Canada. These organizations are either based in Canada or are also prominent in the Canadian investing ecosystem.

Private Equity Firms:

Canada Pension Plan
Placement: 17th (global)
Number of deals: 39
Other categories: 9th most active in “Financial Services”

Venture Capital Firms:

500 Startups
Placement: 1st (global)
Number of deals: 134
Other categories: 2nd most active at “Seed/Angel” stage, 1st most active in “Software”

Keiretsu Forum
Placement: 2nd (global)
Number of deals: 132
Other categories: 1st most active at “Seed/Angel” stage, 3rd most active in “Pharma and Biotech”

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Number of deals: 28
Other categories: 4th most active VC firm in “Rest of the World”


BMO Harris
Placement: 3rd (global)
Number of deals: 42
Other categories: 3rd most active in “Healthcare”

RBC Capital Markets:
Placement: 6th (global)
Number of deals: 28
Other categories: 2nd most active in “Energy” industry sector