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Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec acquires Plenary Americas

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

On March 12, 2020, CDPQ acquired the operating business, as well as a controlling stake in the public-private partnership portfolio of Plenary Americas, a leading investor, developer, and operator of public infrastructure in North America.

Plenary Americas is a long-term investor, sponsor and operator of public infrastructure. It has become North America's leading specialized developer of long-term partnership projects, with a project portfolio of nearly CAD$20 billion across both Canada and the United States, including 36 projects in the health, transportation, defence, justice, education and government accommodation sectors.

CDPQ is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As at December 31, 2019, it held CA$340.1 billion in net assets. As one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt.

Fasken represented CDPQ with a team led by Jean-Pierre Chamberland, and including Constantinos Ragas, Sean S. Stevens, Elyse Velagic, Matthew Downer, Oleg Stratiev and Gurinder Gujral (M&A), Alain Ranger and Paul Cabana (Tax), Chris Margison (Competition), Jackie VanDerMeulen (Labour and Employment) and Brian Kelsall (Project Finance).


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