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A sport data intelligence and entertainment provider backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is seeing its stock price recover following a disastrous first day on the Nasdaq. Before making its debut on Sept. 14, Switzerland-based Sportradar Group expected to see its first public stocks trade between US$25 and US$27 — roughly in line […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 11:40

The University Pension Plan is appointing Aaron Bennett (pictured left) as its first chief investment officer. In his new role, Bennett will be responsible for establishing an innovative, risk-optimized investment strategy designed to offer retirement security to plan members and promote responsible investing, according to a press release. Read: UPP naming Christophe L’Ahelec director of external manager program […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 10:30

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in an Australian insurance distribution company. The pension fund acquired a 33.4 per cent stake in Greenstone and is now an investor alongside the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which first invested in the Australian company in 2016. Read: AIMCo investing in Australian agriculture firm, CPPIB in […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 14:16

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing entrepreneur and venture capitalist Avid Larizadeh-Duggan to serve as the managing director of its Teachers’ Innovation Platform in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the new role, Larizadeh-Duggan will lead efforts to focus the platform on late-stage venture and growth equity investments in leading-edge technology companies based […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 13:30

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Australian agricultural company. The AIMCo and Australian investment management firm New Forests Ltd. will co-own Lawson Grains. The company produces more than 200,000 tonnes of cereals and vegetable oils per year. It operates out of about 100,000 hectares of farmland spread across New South Wales and Western […]

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  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 13:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking a majority share in a California-based digital platform development company. The Caisse secured the shares in Wizeline Inc. through a transaction with the British private equity fund Apax Partners LLP. Wizeline, which was founded in 2014 as a cloud product development company, is also known […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2021 September 8, 2021
  • 09:21

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is taking majority stake in a Florida-based therapy provider for children with autism spectrum disorders. The exact terms of the deal with Acorn Health, which specializes in providing applied behavioural analysis therapy, weren’t disclosed. However, a significant minority stake will remain in the hands of several senior managers at the […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canada’s defined benefit plans are allocating more to alternative investments as a result of a two-decade period of low inflation, according to a new study from the Bank of Canada. It found sustained decreases in interest rates from 1998 to 2018 have threatened to erode private DB plan solvency surpluses. According to the authors — Bank […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 09:00
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying $450 million shares in an American drainage system provider. Following the investment, the pension fund controls about 4.6 per cent of the Ohio-based Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.’s total equity. ADS, which provides water management solutions to the industrial and agricultural sectors, operates a network of 60 manufacturing […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021
  • 09:30

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is acquiring a British power provider that specializes in the use of low-carbon technologies. Green Frog Power Ltd., which builds and operates power stations throughout the U.K., is working toward a long-term goal of bringing hydrogen gas into the country’s existing gas distribution network. The acquisition comes as GFP […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 9, 2021
  • 09:00