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May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019 – Private equity deals are key to fueling the growth of small firms, as well as the Canadian economy, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Growth Surge: How Private Equity Can Scale Up Firms and the Economy,” Daniel Schwanen, Jeremy Kronick and Farah Omran examine the role of private equity as a stepping stone for growth by home-grown firms and recommend governments implement measures that can help firms grow, or gain a more solid footing, beyond the initial venture stage.

Daniel Schwanen
Daniel Schwanen, Vice President, Research, Policy Expert

Daniel Schwanen is an award-winning economist with a passion for international economic policy. He is spearheading Institute programs focused on the link between Canada’s international trade and investment policy and Canadians’ standards of living.

Jeremy Kronick
Jeremy Kronick, Associate Director, Research, Policy Expert

Jeremy is Associate Director, Research at the C.D. Howe Institute, where he is in charge of the financial services and monetary policy research programs.  He has written on a range of topics including the link between demographics and monetary policy, how blockchain technology will impact the economy, and the importance of the financial services sector in trade negotiations. 

Farah Omran
Farah Omran, Junior Policy Analyst, Policy Expert

Farah Omran joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2017 and is currently a Junior Policy Analyst at the Institute. Prior to joining, Farah was completing her studies in Economics, while holding numerous research and teaching assistant positions.