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Innovations in medical technology in the next 10 years could unlock a new dawn of health investments that will make the last decade look slow in comparison, said Daniel Kraft, a Stanford University and Harvard University trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and investor, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2023 Investment Innovation Conference […]

North American institutional investors raised $749.7 billion, nearly half (49 per cent) of the $1.53 trillion total private capital raised globally between the second half of 2022 and the end of May 2023, according to a report by Preqin. It found the weakest period for deal activity since the start of the coronavirus pandemic was […]

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  • September 15, 2023 September 15, 2023
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The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System venture capital arm is appointing Michael Yang as managing partner and head of ventures. Yang joined OMERS Ventures in 2019 to launch its Silicon Valley office and more recently took on the role of leading ventures efforts across North America. In the new role, he’ll be responsible for leading […]

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  • September 7, 2023 September 6, 2023
  • 11:23
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Marlene Puffer as chief investment officer, effective Jan. 30, 2023. In the role, she’ll serve as head of both public and private investments, including responsibilities for economics and fund strategy, fixed income, infrastructure, public and private equity, private debt and loan, private mortgages and real estate. Read: AIMCo […]

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  • December 14, 2022 December 14, 2022
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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
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Fondaction are committing $4.5 million to a Canadian venture capital fund dedicated to Black-led businesses. BKR Capital, formerly known as Black Innovation Capital, is opening an office in Montreal at Espace CDPQ, a venture capital hub created by the Caisse. Launched in 2021, the fund aims to invest […]

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  • February 2, 2022 February 2, 2022
  • 15:00
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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • September 1, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:00