Stikeman Elliott partner Jared Bachynski recently spoke to Lexpert about the state of tech sector IPOs and M&A as the market heads into 2021. As a Vancouver-based corporate finance specialist with a focus on technology businesses, Jared has an up-close view of current trends and opportunities.

The Lexpert Q&A, which is accessible here, looks at the following questions:

  • How is the growing IPO market affecting the Canadian tech sector?
  • If a tech startup is looking at an IPO, how should it approach valuation?
  • Will tech M&A proceed mainly along traditional transactional avenues or will we be seeing more Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) deals?
  • How can Canadian tech companies attract foreign investment and what special issues does cross-border M&A raise?
  • Are there any special rules for firms in highly cyclical subsectors?
  • How should private equity firms that are new to the tech sector be positioning themselves?
  • What are the prospects for cryptocurrency in a potentially inflationary period coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic?

As we look ahead to a busy 2021 working with technology-focused clients from across Canada, the U.S. and overseas, we hope you find this overview useful.

Originally Published by Stikeman Elliott, March 2021

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