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CBRE Caledon hires OTPP veteran Darrin Pickett

Pickett will report to Stephen Dowd, the firm’s global head of infrastructure, who also worked at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Northleaf’s Flood on finding inefficiencies in the mid-market

Northleaf ranked 21st in the latest SI 30, having raised $2.38bn between January 2014 and June 2019. Sister publication Secondaries Investor caught up with managing director Michael Flood to discuss the firm’s recent $1bn raise and competition in the mid-market.
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Northleaf secures $400m to invest in secondaries

A significant portion of the capital is part of an expanded secondaries-focused mandate with Canadian pension fund CDPQ.
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CDPQ’s big light-rail bet

One of the world’s most prominent direct investors is trying to prove it can do much more than back projects with capital by developing a C$6.3bn greenfield project in Montreal.
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CPPIB enters SE Asia with toll road deal in Indonesia

The Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure says there ‘is a great fit between growth supporting infrastructure and infrastructure supporting growth’ in the country.
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Competition and bad risk allocation threaten to implode PPPs

SNC-Lavalin and Skanska have decided to stop bidding for such projects. If other developers follow their example, the entire procurement model might be at risk.
Statino terminus in Mumbai, India.

OTPP, AustralianSuper to invest up to $2bn in India’s NIIF

The commitments from the Canadian pension and Australian superannuation fund bring NIIF’s Master Fund to its third close on more than $1.8bn.
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IndInfravit acquires nine Indian roads and a new investor

Indian road developer SIPL will own 10% of the infra investment trust alongside CPPIB, Allianz Capital Partners, OMERS and trust sponsor L&T IDPL.
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Brookfield Infra, GIC team up in $6.4bn railroad deal

The firms’ offer represents a 39.5% premium to Genesee & Wyoming’s 8 March stock price of $80.28.

‘A little bit of stress could be good’

Global head of infra debt Andrew Jones walks us through the deployment of AMP Capital’s $2.5bn third junior debt fund, now fully invested.
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