ACCESS GROWTH CAPITAL THROUGH THE PUBLIC MARKETS

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are unique growth platforms for international high growth companies.

Dani Lipkin

Dani Lipkin

Director, Global Business Development
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange

Technology Sector Updates

A collection of videos focused on insights for accessing growth capital through the public markets with industry experts.

KEY BENEFITS FOR TECH COMPANIES

  • 1
    Access To Capital And Future Financing Opportunities
    Going public can provide your company with financing opportunities to grow your business while expanding and diversifying your investor base by giving you access to pools of capital in Canada, the U.S. and globally.
  • 2
    Facilitate Growth
    As a public company, your shares can be used as a currency substitute to acquire target companies, instead of a direct cash offering.
  • 3
    Increase Visibility And Prestige
    Going public enhances your company’s visibility which can provide your company with a higher profile and greater credibility.
  • 4
    Provide Liquidity For Shareholders
    Becoming a public company establishes a market for your company’s shares, providing your investors with an efficient and regulated vehicle in which to trade their shares.
  • 5
    Create Employee Incentive Mechanisms
    Your employees can participate in the ownership of your company and benefit from being shareholders. This can serve to ensure stronger employee commitment to your company’s performance and success.

$8B

Equity Capital Raised in 2020

220

Listed Issuers, $331B Mkt Cap

$17B

raised the last 5 years
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WHY GO PUBLIC?

CAPITAL SOLUTIONS

For early-stage companies looking to gain access to public venture capital - or larger, established companies looking to take their business to the next level, going public may be the right fit for your company. Our two-tiered market offers financing and liquidity solutions that can be as unique as the businesses it serves.

GO PUBLIC - WAYS TO GET LISTED

There are multiple pathways to listing on TSX and TSXV.

TSX and TSXV Listed company initiatives

TSX30

The TSX30 is a ranking of the top 30 performers on the Toronto Stock Exchange, over a three-year period based on dividend-adjusted share price appreciation.

As an annual flagship recognition program for TSX’s top performers to provide insights into the broad market trends that have been driving the best returns for investors, the TSX30 tells an important story; there is value in looking at the performance of small and mid-cap companies across TSX.

TSX VENTURE 50

The TSX Venture 50 is a ranking of the top ten performers on the TSX Venture Exchange over the last year, comprising of 10 companies from five industry sectors.

This annual program showcases the top performing listed companies from five industry sectors, including: Clean Technology and Life Sciences, Diversified Industries, Energy, Mining, and Technology. Selection is based on 3 equally weighted criteria: share price appreciation, trading volume, and market capitalization growth.

The key benefit of this two-tiered market (TSX Venture and TSX) is the potential for early-stage growth companies to list on TSXV, grow and when ready, graduate to TSX. Nearly 36% of current TSX-listed technology companies started on TSXV.

Technology Statistics

$7.3B

Equity Capital Raised by Tech Companies
In Q1 2021

220

Technology Companies from Startups to Global Leaders

$154B

Value Traded
in 2020

All data as of December 31, 2020 unless otherwise noted.

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Provides year-to-date data on listings, financings and trading activity across Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, broken down by sector and region.

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WHAT INDUSTRY EXPERTS ARE SAYING
TMX POV - The Growing Importance of Ecommerce; A Blessing in Disguise for Retail
In 2004, an Ottawa-based ecommerce startup launched a website called Snowdevils to sell snowboards. It then quickly became a platform where folks like you and I can create our own websites to sell stuff. Ten years later, the platform had 140,000 active stores, $3.5 billion in sales and became one of Canada’s most innovative companies.
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TMX POV - Bitcoin in a familiar package
We all can only imagine what it is like to be Stefan Thomas. It’s gut wrenching to imagine what he is experiencing. So close but yet so far.
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TMX POV - How Canada Arrived at The Biggest Technology IPO Window in History (and where we go from here)
Canadian markets are experiencing the biggest tech IPO window in Canadian history with investor appetite for quality new technology companies on TSX and TSX Venture Exchange at an all-time high. Year to date (as of Oct. 31, 2020), technology companies on our exchanges have raised a record $6.53 billion.
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TMX POV - How Canadian Tech is Facilitating the Global Transition to Digital
37.8%. That was the return on the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index ("TSX Tech Index") for the first six months of 2020. This comes after a return of 61.7% for the entirety of 2019.
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TMX POV - Physical Security Technology: A Trend for Investors to Watch
Watching new technologies evolve is one of the most rewarding parts of working at the intersection of capital investment and entrepreneurs.
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