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Cyril Cabanes, CDPQ’s head of infrastructure in Asia-Pacific, explains why the pension fund prefers to go direct, the risks in the region and how APAC markets are evolving.
The C$153bn Canadian pension will open its first office in Asia next year and plans to build a broader portfolio of managers in the region.
Patrick Samson, the Canadian pension's head of infrastructure, tells us he doesn't exclude some 'bumps related to Brexit', but is bullish on the long term, as GLIL Infrastructure, First State Super and Cbus join the deal.
The Canadian pension has teamed with Generation Investment Management and will target companies with strong ESG attributes.
The firm has already announced two deals in the power and transport sectors since being acquired by the Canadian bank.
The debt investment, which could reach $1bn, will support Tillman Infrastructure’s rollout of about 1,500 cell towers across the US.
The Canadian fund manager has agreed to buy Enbridge’s Western Canadian natural gas gathering business for an enterprise value of $3.3bn, following its $1.1bn acquisition of AT&T’s data centres.
Krishnan Iyer joins the Canadian company, which received backing from InstarAGF Asset Management in February to expand its district energy system business across North America.
The John Hancock Infrastructure Fund will allow the Canadian insurance giant to 'invest in larger sizes and an even larger amount of the transactio'.
An unsolicited offer from NZ Super Fund, which has teamed up with CDPQ Infra, has led the government to formally launch a DBFO procurement process for the $830m scheme.
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