January 29, 2015 5:50 AM ET

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Company Overview of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Company Overview

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a state owned pension fund sponsor. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets across the globe. It employs quantitative and fundamental analysis to create its portfolio. The firm also invests in private equity, real estate and infrastructure projects, and energy and natural resources. Under natural resource investments the firm focuses on oil and gas, mining and agricultural lands making investments in Canada as well as outside. It makes equity investments between $200 million and $1000 million and is flexible with respect to ownership interest. Within infrastructure investments the firm focuses upon global, private a...

One Queen Street East

Suite 2500

Toronto, ON M5C 2W5

Canada

Founded in 1997

Phone:

416-868-4075

Fax:

416-868-8689

Key Executives for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

President and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 43
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Managing Director
Senior Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Key Developments

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Announces Executive Changes

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced the following senior executive appointments. Mark Jenkins is promoted to Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Investments responsible for leading the direct private equity, infrastructure, principal credit investments, natural resources and portfolio value creation functions. Mr. Jenkins, who becomes a member of CPPIB's Senior Management Team, joined CPPIB in 2008 and most recently held the role of Managing Director, Head of Principal Investments. Pierre Lavallee is appointed to the new role of Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Investment Partnerships. Mr. Lavallee will lead this new investment department to focus on broadening relationships with CPPIB's external managers in private and public market funds, secondaries and co-investments, expanding direct private equity investments in Asia and further building thematic investing capabilities. Mr. Lavallee, who joined CPPIB in 2012, will continue in his current role as Senior Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer until a successor is appointed. These appointments are effective immediately. Mr. Wiseman also announced that Andre Bourbonnais will be leaving CPPIB to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in Montreal, effective March 30, 2015. Mr. Bourbonnais joined CPPIB in 2006 and was most recently Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Investments.

CRH In Discussions To Acquire Holcim And Lafarge Assets

CRH plc (ISE:CRG) is the leading bidder for the assets of Lafarge S.A. (ENXTPA:LG) and Holcim Ltd. (SWX:HOLN), according to people familiar with the matter. CRH submitted the best offer so far of about €6 billion, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are not public. CRH confirmed in a statement that is in talks with Lafarge and Holcim about a potential purchase of assets, adding it would probably use cash, debt and an equity placing to fund such as deal. Representatives for Lafarge, Holcim and declined to comment. A deal would allow Dublin-based CRH to move into new markets and expand its presence in existing ones. CRH said today that there’s no certainty that the current discussions will lead to any transaction. Holcim and Lafarge are seeking to divest businesses with revenue of about €5 billion to ensure regulatory approval for the deal. CRH has been competing with bidders including a group led by The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). CRH took the lead after being shortlisted with the Blackstone team that included Cinven Limited and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

State Grid Corporation of China Reportedly Retains HSBC For Acquisition Of Electricity Assets

State Grid Corporation of China has retained HSBC to advise it on the acquisition of up to $50 billion worth of electricity assets earmarked for sale by the Queensland and NSW governments. State Grid will rival three consortiums and other possible buyers, likely to include Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:1038), advised by Credit Suisse and potentially Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). So far, consortiums in place are Australian Super, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Borealis Capital Corporation advised by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, and IFM Investors Pty Ltd and QIC limited, which may be representing interests of the Future Fund and could be taking advice from Barclays. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is said to have joined the Hastings Funds Management Limited’s consortium with Spark Infrastructure Group (ASX:SKI), advised by JP-Morgan and Royal Bank of -Canada. Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority were in talks to join Hastings before Christmas and could be still searching for partnership opportunities. Singapore Power Ltd is still considering whether to enter the bidding. A decision on whether the Queensland government sells its electricity assets will depend on the outcome of the January 31, 2015 election. Macquarie and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are handling the Queensland sales. The sale will begin with Powerlink Transmission Services Pty Ltd. valued between $10 billion and $12 billion, followed by Energex Limited and Ergon Energy Queensland Pty Ltd. with all assets collectively worth about $30 billion. The government will also sell a lease for 100% of its electricity transmission network TransGrid, for between $7 billion and $8 billion. This will be followed by sale of 50% stakes in Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy. About $20 billion collectively is expected from the sell down.

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