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CDPQ grows Latin American footprint with Colombian partnership

Canadian pension manager CDPQ has partnered with the Colombian government to invest up to $1 billion in the Latin American country’s infrastructure. According to a statement, CDPQ will invest up to $510 million alongside a new $490 million fund launched by Colombia’s infrastructure development agency, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, and the country’s pension funds, which […]

CPPIB eyes GIP’s Gatwick Airport stake

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is looking at buying Global Infrastructure Partners’ stake in London’s Gatwick Airport, a source confirmed to Infrastructure Investor. Canada’s largest pension fund would join a consortium of other institutional investors and fund managers to purchase GIP’s 42 percent stake in Gatwick, the source said. Analysts estimate Gatwick could be […]

Three investors join PSP in ‘Brexit-insulated’ Forth Ports investment

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.

Mexico toll road deal underscores transport sector’s strong appeal

Two Canadian pensions funds have invested in Pacifico Sur, a 309-kilometer Mexican toll road that is poised to benefit from increased regional trade as well as tourism-driven light traffic, underscoring the attractiveness of transportation assets in growth markets  for long-term institutional investors. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan together purchased […]

First State Super secures Victoria land registry in $2.09bn deal

The Aussie superfund’s solo bid beat a joint offer from MIRA and Sunsuper, with Cbus dropping out of the process.

OMERS acquires Texas oil pipeline in $1.4bn deal

The move for BridgeTex marks the Canadian pension’s ‘re-entry’ into the US midstream sector and its third energy deal in the country this year.

GIC, ADIA back Indian renewable developer’s $1bn acquisition

The two sovereign wealth funds are investing an additional $395.4m in Greenko as the Indian renewables developer acquires a smaller rival.

ADIA steers clear of pricey auctions to access infra

In its annual report, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund says the outlook for infrastructure asset valuations will be less certain in 2018, given political factors and policy considerations.

OMERS airports sale gives Vinci exposure to US market

The French firm has acquired the Canadian pension’s Airports Worldwide platform, growing its European portfolio in the sector and entering the US air transport sector.

WATCH: ‘There are no cheap markets – infra is no longer the exception’

Jake Lee, head of infrastructure at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance, is still willing to take the lower returns that come with core infra, but currency headwinds are steering the Korean insurer away from US dollar assets.

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