According to a recent report from the CVCA Canadian buyout and private equity funds reported 72 transactions in Q2 2013 with a total deal value of $2.3 billion. For the first half of 2013, deal dollar volume totaled $4.6 billion. Greg Tooth, one of the three co-founders of Equicapita reports “One of the facets of the Equicapita investment premise is that the generational transfer of ownership of baby boomer private businesses far exceeds the amount of capital dedicated to this space. Estimates are that more than $1 trillion in assets may change hands. Seen in light of typical PE deals volumes in the Canadian market, this number begs the question if baby boomer entrepreneurs are planning to retire by selling their companies from where will the capital to fund the acquisitions come?”

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