Ontario Teachers’, PSP increase stakes in sustainable investment firm

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Section Pension Investment Board will buy out Banco Santander’s interest in Cubico Sustainable Investments. The three firms launched the London-based renewable energy and water infrastructure company in May 2015.

After the acquisition, PSP Investments and Ontario Teachers’ will each own 50 per cent of Cubico’s shares.

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Cubico’s initial portfolio included 18 water, wind and solar infrastructure assets with a net capacity of 1.2 gigawatts. The company has since acquired four new assets, bringing its net capacity to 1.62 gigawatts. Cubico’s 22 assets are in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and Uruguay.

“Our increased participation in Cubico is aligned with PSP Investments’ long-term investment approach and strategy to leverage industry-specific platforms and develop strong partnerships with liked-minded investors and skilled operators,” Guthrie Stewart, senior vice-president and global head of private investments at PSP Investments, said in a release.

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“Cubico’s flexible investment and acquisition approach fits well with Ontario Teachers’ approach to private investments,” Andrew Claerhout, senior vice-president of infrastructure at Ontario Teachers’ said in the release.