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OMERS selling stake in Detroit rail tunnel

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s infrastructure arm is selling its interest in the Detroit River tunnel partnership to Canadian Pacific. The sale, which will give CP full ownership of the rail tunnel, is expected to generate approximately US$312 million for the OMERS. “We are very proud of the value we have created with this […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
Caisse investing in cyber security company, OMERS in cloud communications

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is among the investors raising $55 million in financing for Onapsis, an application cyber security and compliance company. The investment, alongside NightDragon Security and existing investors .406 Ventures, LLR Partners Inc. and Arsenal Venture Partners, will be used to significantly scale the company through expansion into the applications market, according to […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 6, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 15:20
OMERS leading funding round for cloud communications company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s private equity arm is leading a $100 million round of Series E funding for Dialpad Inc. Dialpad provides businesses with a mobile communications platform that covers phone systems, conferencing and call centre needs. Its technology allows it to provide real-time transcription services, automated note-taking and live sentiment and voice […]

  • October 6, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 10:04
Great-West Lifeco subsidiary buys MassMutual retirement services business

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has appointed Paul Brundage as deputy chair of investments, effective Oct. 1. Previously, he was executive vice-president of Europe and Asia at the pension fund’s real estate arm Oxford Properties Group. As part of the transition, Joanne McNamara and David Matheson are being promoted to executive vice-presidents of Europe […]

  • October 5, 2020 February 23, 2021
  • 08:17

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and multi-stage investment firm S2G Ventures are creating a co-investment partnership whereby the Caisse will invest up to US$125 million over the next three years in ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable and climate friendly. “By enabling investments in ventures and […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 16:21
Caisse invests in sustainability, OMERS and Ontario Teachers’ sell stake in utility

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and multi-stage investment firm S2G Ventures are creating a co-investment partnership whereby the Caisse will invest up to US$125 million over the next three years in ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable and climate friendly. “By enabling investments in ventures and growth equity companies […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 February 23, 2021
  • 15:15
OMERS participates in funding round for Canadian competitive intelligence company

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s venture capital arm, OMERS Ventures, is participating in a series-A funding round for Klue, a Vancouver-based competitive enablement company, which it also backed at the seed stage. Klue helps companies better understand their competition by collecting and curating competitive intelligence, combining information available on the Internet with knowledge from […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s venture capital arm has led a $9 million series-A funding round for automative intelligence firm Acerta Analytics Solutions Inc. OMERS Ventures was joined in the funding round, which recently closed, by Microsoft Corp.’s venture fund M12, StandUp Ventures, Radical Ventures Investments Inc., Export Development Canada and Techstars. Acerta is […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:27
BCI investing in Indian telecommunications, CPPIB in Brazilian real estate

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is investing in an Indian telecommunications tower company alongside Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and its institutional partners. The transaction totals an equity commitment of about US$3.4 billion, with the investors buying a 100 per cent stake in the company from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. “For BCI […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 1, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:00
OMERS Sponsors Corp. changing board structure

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system. After discussions on changes to the governance model that took place in 2019, the board voted unanimously to elect Frank Ramagnano and Barry Brown as its first chair and vice-chair, respectively, replacing its legacy arrangement, […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 21, 2020 December 5, 2020
  • 15:15