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August 02, 2015 1:04 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Company Overview

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to pension funds, insurance plans and other organizations. It also provides advisory services to its clients. The firm primarily invests in public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It also invests in real estate, infrastructure, and hedge funds. The firm's private equity activities specialize in direct and fund of fund investments. It invests in leveraged buyout, growth capital, venture capital, distressed debt, mezzanine debt, and restructuring opportunities in privately held companies and may also invest in public companies. The firm seeks to invest in de...

65, rue Sainte-Anne

14e étage

Quebec, QC G1R 3X5


Founded in 1965

2,634 Employees





Key Executives for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice-President and Member of Executive Committee
Executive Vice-President of Depositors and Strategy, Chief Operations Officer, and Member of Executive Committee
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Member of Executive Committee
Senior Vice President, Investments – Financial Services, Director, and Member of Risk Management Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Key Developments

Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec Reports Establishment of its New Subsidiary, CDPQ Infra; Announces Executive Appointments of CDPQ Infra

Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec reported the establishment of its new subsidiary, CDPQ Infra. The launch of this new operational subsidiary marks the starting point of the evaluation process of the two projects entrusted to CDPQ Infra: a public transit system on the new Champlain Bridge and a public transit system linking downtown Montreal to the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport and the West Island. Michael Sabia, president and chief executive officer of la Caisse, will serve as chairman of the board of CDPQ Infra. Christian Dube, Executive Vice-President, Quebec, and Macky Tall, Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure, will also represent la Caisse on the board of CDPQ Infra, which will include five members in total. Two international experts will be appointed as external directors over the coming months. Tall will serve as president and managing director of CDPQ Infra. Jean-Marc Arbaud will serve as Deputy Managing Director and will work to form the teams required to run the new subsidiary.

Deutsche Australia & UBS To Call EOI For TransGrid

NSW government, Deutsche Australia Limited and UBS AG, Australia Branch are preparing to call formal expressions of interest for TransGrid. There are eight known bidding camps, out of which only four or five expected to be taken through to TransGrid's auction. The biggest concern is engineers and each of the consortiums have either lined up or will line up technical engineering advisers, whose diligence will form the base of the eventual offer. The decision to choose four or five bidders is a difficult one. WorleyParsons Limited (ASX:WOR), sell-side advisor will release a report to bidders once confidentiality agreements are signed and the auction gets serious. A consortium including Hastings Funds Management Limited, Spark Infrastructure Group (ASX:SKI), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Wren House Infrastructure is expected to be approved for the auction. QIC Limited, IFM Investors Pty Ltd along with Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:1038) are expected to present a strong case. This most likely leaves only one spot for a China-backed consortium which could be- State Grid Corporation of China along with MIRA or China Southern Power Grid Co.,Ltd. with Global Infrastructure Partners or Singapore Power Ltd along with AusNet Services (ASX:AST).

Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. and CDPQ Announce Completion of the Transaction to Create an Operational Platform

Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. and CDPQ announced the completion of the transaction to create an operational platform that owns the concessions for four of ICA’s operational toll roads and highways. The operational platform, ICA Operadora de Vías Terrestres is a newly formed joint venture company. ICA transferred its ownership interest in the concessionaires for the four projects to ICA OVT. Under the terms of the transaction, ICA owns 51% of the platform and CDPQ 49%. For its equity interest, CDPQ is paying ICA MXN 3,014 million which will in turn be principally used to prepay ICA’s short term corporate debt. ICA and CDPQ will operate the joint venture with a focus on participating in the operation and acquisition of highway and toll-road infrastructure assets in Mexico. ICA will continue to be responsible for the operation of the highways and for all maintenance requirements. The four highways and tollroads included in the initial transaction are, Mayab tollroad, Rioverde – Ciudad Valles highway, La Piedad Bypass and the Acapulco Tunnel.

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