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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is reporting a net investment return of negative 0.4 per cent — or a loss of $500 million — for the first half of 2022. During the period, the OMERS earned a net investment return of six per cent — or a gain of $6.7 billion — after reporting […]

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  • August 22, 2022 August 21, 2022
  • 09:00

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is investing in an Arizona-based solar energy business. In a deal reached with Clairvest Group Inc., the institutional investor secured a minority stake in NovaSource Power Services, which provides solar panel servicing for industrial and residential customers and manages 20 gigawatts of solar assets. Following the transaction, Clairvest will […]

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  • August 16, 2022 August 16, 2022
  • 12:32
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is leading a funding round for a customer engagement software provider. During a US$105 million investment round for CleverTap, a California-based company providing a subscription-based online marketing platform to 1,200 digital consumer brands, the investment organization provided US$75 million. According to a press release, the funds will […]

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  • August 11, 2022 August 10, 2022
  • 12:00

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is selling a portion of its stake in a talent agency expanding into the marketing advisory sector. Controlling interest in the United Talent Agency Inc., which represents film and television actors, musicians, athletes and podcasters, will pass to the EQT Group’s private equity fund. A portion of the equity […]

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  • July 21, 2022 July 21, 2022
  • 12:30

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is part of a joint venture acquiring a portfolio of U.K.-based residential apartment assets under construction. In a deal reached with Angelo, Gordon and Co., the joint venture, which also includes Ridgeback Capital Management, will secure five under-construction apartment complex properties. The portfolio includes properties in Birmingham, Cardiff and Sheffield, […]

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  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • 12:30
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An expert panel about the impact of environmental, social and governance-focused target-date funds on capital accumulation plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: Expert panel: How ESG-focused TDFs could impact workplace CAPs CPPIB investing in discount grocery chain, OMERS acquiring infrastructure […]

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  • July 15, 2022 July 15, 2022
  • 09:00

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing in a Colombian discount grocery chain. The US$335 million investment in D1, which is owned by the Koba International Group, secures a 19.3 per cent stake for the CPPIB. The transaction is its first direct private equity investment in Colombia. According to a press release, the CPPIB […]

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  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
  • 11:00

An article about Hootsuite providing employees with an extra week off this summer was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Hootsuite giving employees additional week off to support mental health, work-life balance 2. Younger employees more likely to switch jobs for better benefits: […]

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  • July 8, 2022 July 8, 2022
  • 09:00
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is acquiring the parent company of a Canadian reverse mortgage provider. The pension fund is buying HomeQ Corp., which owns the HomeEquity Bank, from Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. and several minor shareholders. While the financial details of the acquisition weren’t disclosed, a press release noted it’s part of the […]

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  • July 5, 2022 July 5, 2022
  • 12:45

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an Australian developer owner and operator of telecommunications towers. Following the acquisition, the OMERS will consolidate the Stilmark Group with another telecommunications tower business it bought from TPG Telecom Ltd. in May. The assets will be managed by OMERS Infrastructure, which also manages a number of Australian assets, […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
  • 11:00