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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board generated returns of 6.8 per cent during its fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022. The institutional investor’s assets grew by $42 billion, rising from $497 billion to $539 billion. The $42 billion increase in net assets consisted of $34 billion in net income and $8 billion in net […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
  • 12:30

While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset allocation and derivatives teams at TD Asset Management Inc. In addition, its prominence as a factor usually rises and falls on a cycle, slipping easily off investors’ radar in times […]

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is providing US$150 million in financing to a U.S. fibre optic network company. Everstream Solutions operates a 43,000 kilometre fibre optic network and 63 data centres in the U.S. The capital, provided by the Caisse through its subsidiary CDPQ Revenu Fixe VIII Inc., will be used to increase […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
  • 11:45
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is securing a share in a holding company consolidating two European high-speed rail companies. Alongside a group of other institutional investors, the Caisse will own a 19.31 per cent share in the Eurostar Group, a holding company that will control both Eurostar Ltd and THI Factory, which […]

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  • May 3, 2022 May 2, 2022
  • 09:00

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 […]

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

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
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Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is part of a joint venture acquiring a heritage listed property in Melbourne, Australia. Alongside its partner, the Ironside Group, Ivanhoé Cambridge will create 56,000 square metres of office and retail space a building known as the Younghusband Woolstores, which […]

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  • March 31, 2022 March 31, 2022
  • 11:00

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is entering a consortium that’s buying a majority stake in a U.K. natural gas provider. The consortium, which also includes Macquarie Asset Management, will buy a 60 per cent stake in the National Grid’s 7,660-kilometre gas transmission system and metering business for £5.7 billion ($9.37 billion). As part of […]

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  • March 28, 2022 March 28, 2022
  • 15:00
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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 […]

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  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
  • 09:05
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The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is investing in a global corporate services provider. Through the agreement, which was reached with majority investor Corsair Capital, the institutional investor will secure a minority stake in the Zedra Group. Founded in 2016, Zedra offers its clientele, which includes individuals, pension plans and corporations, a range of financial services. […]

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  • March 3, 2022 March 3, 2022
  • 09:00