Canada is about to have a lot of big technology companies go public, and Canada’s capital markets need them to go public here.
The stakes are high. Having the latest crop of large, successful Canadian technology companies shun this country’s public markets would be a telling blow. Complaints that domestic public markets are too thin on technology stocks are long-standing, but are of more concern now that tech is hugely in favour. Plus, what does it say about a nation when its emerging leaders choose to list and finance elsewhere? Nothing good.