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Wallace is replacing Blake Hutcheson, as he transitions to chief executive of the C$97bn Canadian pension fund, according to an internal memo.
Sydney Metro NSW Australia
The change in ownership comes as the PPP consortium reached contractual close with the NSW state government on an extension of the project.
Solar panels
The Montreal-based firm has made its first investment through the fund, backing a Greek solar farm with a long-term off-take agreement.
Telecommunications
Andrew Claerhout is joining the NY-based private equity firm, which has exposure to telecoms and digital infrastructure, as it looks to launch a broader infra strategy.
Toronto
Pickett will report to Stephen Dowd, the firm’s global head of infrastructure, who also worked at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
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.
Canadian flag
A significant portion of the capital is part of an expanded secondaries-focused mandate with Canadian pension fund CDPQ.
REM - Light rail - Montreal
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.
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.
risk allocation
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.
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