2013: The Year of the Holding Pattern

Despite optimistic projections, B.C.’s biggest companies showed only modest growth in 2012. And that’s concerning for many


73 Shakeout in Mining Falling commodity prices squeezed cash flows and spurred acquisitions.

89 Out with the Old

Former biotech giants dropped off the list, making way for a new generation of clean-tech startups.

95 The Big Get Bigger

With organic growth stalling, mergers and acquisitions spiked with B.C. companies on the acquisition trail.

98 Reading the Tea Leaves

Falling revenues among the Top 100 suggest a future at odds with optimistic growth projections.


78 The Top 100: B.C.’s biggest companies

84 Biggest public companies

93 Sector highlights

103 Performance highlights

107 Top 100 Index