October 17, 2017 1:58 PM 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
Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Age: 58
Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist
Age: 55
Managing Director and Head of Information Technology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Key Developments

Rio Tinto plc (LSE:RIO) Receives Bid Approach From XCoal Energy & Resources, LLC, Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE : APO) and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

A sale put up by Rio Tinto plc (LSE:RIO) for coal assets could fetch $2 billion. Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE : APO), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board along with XCoal Energy & Resources, LLC and a former Glencore executive have made a bid for the coal assets.

Investors Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Indus Towers And Bharti Infratel

A consortium led by KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) and comprising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, GIC Pte. Ltd. is in discussions to acquire Indus Towers Limited and Bharti Infratel Limited for $11 billion, multiple people in the know told ET. As the first step, Bharti Infratel will buy out either all or almost the entire 58% shareholding of other partners Vodafone Group Plc (LSE:VOD), Idea Cellular Limited (NSEI:IDEA) and Providence Equity Partners LLC in Indus Towers. Bharti Infratel currently owns 42% in Indus Towers, which has a portfolio of 1,23,000 towers. Vodafone is likely to retain 8-10% stake to enjoy any future upside. Infratel has the right of first refusal on Vodafone and Idea’s stakes in Indus Towers. Spokespersons for Bharti, Vodafone Plc, KKR, Aditya Birla Group, CPPIB and ADIA declined to comment. GIC had not responded to ET’s questionnaire till press time.

Blackstone Group, Brookfield Asset Management Reportedly Eye Kotak Realty Assets

Kotak Realty Fund is reportedly in talks with The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) and two Canadian entities, regarding the sale of assets from two real estate funds raised in 2007. The Canadian entities are reportedly Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Reportedly, Kotak has hired Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) India to advise it on the sale process. The projects that are on the block include residential township project Astaire Gardens in Gurugram, developed by BPTP Ltd, where Kotak India Realty Fund invested about INR 1.7 billion.

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