Keyword: private capital

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Will institutional investors favour private equity in 2020?

Looking back on last year’s investment activity, institutional investors continued to pile into private equity. Globally, commitments to private equity funds jumped 27 per cent, or US$41 billion, in the third quarter, although there were only 201 final closes for the period, down seven per cent from the quarter prior, according to a report from […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:30
AIMCo purchasing equity interest in B.C. pipeline

The company behind the $6.2-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia has made a deal to sell a 65 per cent equity interest in the project. In a news release, TC Energy Corp. said it has entered into an agreement for the sale to KKR & Co. Inc. and the Alberta Investment Management Corp., on behalf of certain […]

Caisse participating in financing round for Quebec payment-tech provider

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is taking part in a $358-million round of equity financing by Montreal-based Nuvei, a global payment-technology provider. Nuvei offers omni-channel, end-to-end, payment-acceptance solutions, foreign-exchange services, streamlined payouts and more for clients in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. The Caisse is already a shareholder in Nuvei, which is currently […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 12, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00

Andrew Claerhout is joining Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. as a partner, where he’ll share responsibility for leading the firm’s infrastructure investments. Claerhout previously spent nearly 13 years at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he was most recently head of infrastructure and natural resources. During his time at Ontario Teachers’, he was also responsible for […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 09:53
Caisse boosts stake in Indian solar producer, CPPIB in Brazilian real estate joint venture

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing a further US$75 million in Azure Power Global Ltd., an independent solar power developer in India. Once the deal is approved by Azure shareholders, the investment will raise the Caisse’s stake in the company, from 41.4 per cent to 49.4 per cent. In October 2018, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 11, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 15:00
Caisse putting $50 million towards Quebec seed funds

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is committing $50 million towards Quebec seed funds and is charging venture capital firm Teralys Capital with supporting the funds it invests in. Seed funds are venture capital funds dedicated to supporting new startups with financing and ongoing support. “Without a rich and dynamic startup ecosystem, there is a risk of considerably fewer […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 18, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30
Many perspectives required when covering cancer drugs on benefits plans

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is acquiring a US$1.3 billion stake in LifeArc’s royalty interests on worldwide sales of immunotherapy drug Keytruda through its European credit group. The drug, which is intended to help the body fight certain forms of cancer, was developed by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and has been approved in 85 countries. […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 10:00

As allocations to alternative assets grow, private equity is the most popular, trailed closely by real estate according to data from Preqin for the first half of 2019. Currently 65 per cent of institutional investors hold private equity, 63 per cent own real estate and 51 per cent have hedge funds. Somewhat less popular are […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 9, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 08:05

More than half (61 per cent) of institutional investors think equities are peaking as 2019 gets rolling, according to research from Preqin. This number has been on the rise during the past 18 months, potentially hinting markets are due for a correction, the report noted. “It’s no surprise that this is throwing the role of […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 17, 2019 January 10, 2021
  • 06:58

Investment management firm Circulate Capital is adding to the diverse sets of guidelines emerging in recent years for institutional investors looking to deepen their considerations on impact investing. As an impact-focused firm specializing in infrastructure, Circulate Capital has taken on the mission of leveraging capital to stem the flow of plastic into the oceans. “We’ve […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 7, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 08:28