Issues Surrounding Venture Capital, Initial Public Offering (IPO) and Post-IPO Equity Financing for Canadian SMEs

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March, 2001

Prepared for Small Business Branch, Industry Canada by E. Wayne Clendenning & Associates

The purpose of this study is to develop the issues surrounding equity financing for SMEs in Canada through the venture capital, initial public offering (IPO) and post-IPO stages of development. These issues will then become the basis for the development of future research projects to be undertaken as part of the Industry Canada research program.