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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a unicorn firm behind a popular European tax app. The pension fund’s private equity subsidiary Teachers’ Venture Growth served as the lead investor in a US$220 million investment round for Taxfix. As a result of the capital infusion, the Berlin-based software provider’s valuation surpassed US$1 billion. Founded […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 13:30

The overwhelming majority (92 per cent) of British institutional investors and wealth managers are planning to increase their allocations to renewable energy in order to diversify their portfolios, according to a survey by London-based asset manager Downing LLP. The survey, which polled 100 professional investors including pension plan sponsors, institutional investors and asset managers, found […]

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  • April 26, 2022 April 20, 2022
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $31.25 million in a Toronto-based energy storage provider. Hydrostor Inc. provides utility integration services related to long-duration energy storage that enables grid operators to scale the renewable energy capacity of grids. The proceeds of the investment will be used to finance the development of compressed air energy […]

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  • April 21, 2022 April 20, 2022
  • 11:00

How often does today’s news present stories about environmental issues? Climate change, pollution, overpopulation, deforestation, biodiversity degradation — the list is endless and these long-term shifts are far from new. We’re failing our environment and our people. Our world is changing. Food, fresh water, other natural resources and clean energy are all under strain. Unfortunately, […]

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is renaming its venture capital and global private equity arm. Previously known as the Teachers’ Innovation Platform, the arm will now operate as Teachers’ Venture Growth. The change aims to make TVG’s purpose clearer to would-be investees, according to a press release. The platform launched in 2019, beginning with an […]

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  • April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022
  • 12:30

Last week’s federal budget proposed more borrowing flexibility for registered defined benefit plans. The proposal would replace the historical 90-day term limit on short-term borrowing with restrictions based on plan assets: additional borrowed money can’t exceed the lesser of 20 per cent of the plan’s assets and the amount by which 125 per cent of […]

The federal government’s 2022 budget, which set out $56 billion in new spending on Thursday, has a few offerings that could impact employers and employees. Dental-care program, pharmacare The budget confirmed the government’s commitment to rolling out a national dental-care program, which was announced in March, by specifying a $5.3-billion investment in its implementation. It also […]

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  • April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing US$425 million in an Indian content technology platform company. Following an initial equity investment of US$50 million in VerSe Innovation Private Ltd.’s previous funding round, the CPPIB was a lead investor in the latest round with a further US$375 million. Founded in 2007, the organization operates Dailyhunt, […]

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  • April 7, 2022 April 6, 2022
  • 09:00
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Assets under management by private infrastructure investors are forecast to reach a record $1.19 trillion in 2022, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group and EDHECinfra. Interest in the asset class is being fuelled by significant increases in government infrastructure spending in China, the European Union and the U.S. A few areas are […]

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  • March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022
  • 13:16
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec alongside several partners are participating in a US$120 million Series B funding round for a global job search platform. The new funding will allow Talent.com to further expand to further its platform by improving the relevancy and efficiency of the search experience for job seekers, according to a […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
  • 09:05