Just five IPOs in Q3 brought this year’s total value within reach of all activity in 2013, PwC says.
Survey reveals 78% of of emerging companies are looking at some sort of exit strategy, up from last year’s 44%.
Three of top 10 deals by value were in energy, making it the strongest sector of the quarter for the first time since 2012.
PwC says the explanation is that bigger firms pay as much in other forms of taxation, such as EI and property taxes.
Report suggests the manufacturing giant has avoided paying $2.4B in taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to an affiliate in Switzerland.
PwC report suggests Canadian manufacturers have benefitted from a weakening Canadian dollar.
Asset misappropriation and procurement fraud are most common crimes encountered by Canadian businesses.
Strength in other sectors can’t fill gap left by a slow year in natural resources.
Canadian businesses allocate just 7.8% of their revenue to innovation, compared to 9.64% globally, innovation survey suggests.
PwC’s Energy Visions Forum and report says we have the potential.
Focusing on non-traditional business models for sustainability and growth: PWC.
They identify operations effectiveness, innovation and new business models as top priorities for growth.
Reductions to federal and provincial corporate tax rates and reduced rep tape have improved Canada’s standing.
Most SME’s expecting growth of 4% or more.
Roadblocks still leading to lacking capital investments, updated hiring practices