With Canada’s reputation for being risk averse, perhaps it’s not surprising that while venture capital funds have struggled since the tech bust, private equity continues to grow hitting its highest level in four years in 2012 with 313 deals worth $11.6-billion and $60-billion under management.

In fact, the Canadian private equity industry has been incredibly successful and its returns over the past three, five and 10 years are among the best in the world, says Richard Remillard, executive director of Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.

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