January 24, 2017 5:33 AM ET

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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

2,451 Employees





Key Executives for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 54
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, Co-Chairman of the Investment-Risk Committee, and Member of Executive Committee
Senior Vice President, Investments – Financial Services, Director, and Member of Risk Management Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Key Developments

KKR & Co Reportedly In Deal With TVS Promoters

KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) is understood to have invested close to INR 4 billion in a credit deal with promoter family of TVS Logistics Services Limited, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. TVS promoters, including R Dinesh, Managing Director of TVS Logistics, in turn, will use this capital to buy some shares from private equity investors, including a fund managed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) and KKR & Co. The transaction will also leave Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Tata Capital Limited as the sole external investors in the company other than TVS promoters. When contacted, KKR declined to comment, while a mail sent to TVS Group remained unanswered till the time of going to press.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Appoints Kim Thomassin as Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Effective from January 30, 2017

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced the appointment of Kim Thomassin as Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat. In her role, Me Thomassin will oversee all of la Caisse's legal and regulatory activities, including the legal and governance structures for all investments. Me Thomassin will also play a key role in supporting la Caisse as it expands globally by continuing to build the team's international expertise. Previously, Me Thomassin was National Client Leader and Managing Partner of the Québec Region for McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Over the 17 years she spent at the firm, Me Thomassin held various important positions, specializing particularly in project financing and acquisition transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Kim Thomassin will take up her position on January 30, 2017. She will be a member of la Caisse's Executive Committee and will report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Private Equity Firms Reportedly Eye Bankrupt Performance Sports

Multiple suitors are weighing bids to challenge the $575 million offer for Performance Sports Group Ltd. (TSX:PSG) made by a financial consortium in the bankruptcy court auction of the Bauer hockey gear maker, according to two people familiar with the matter. Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Bain Capital, LP, KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), KPS Capital Partners, LP, and Sycamore Partners have indicated their interest in the sporting goods company, the people said. The sources could not be named because the talks are private. The auction is scheduled for January 30, 2017. Sports Direct International plc (LSE:SPD) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec have also submitted letters of interest, the people said. Amer Sports Corp. (HLSE:AMEAS) is interested in acquiring Performance Sports' baseball business, the people said. Performance Sports filed for bankruptcy in the United States and Canada in October 2016 with a plan to sell itself. Performance Sports, Sycamore, Bain, Amer Sports, Caisse, Thomas H. Lee, KPS and KKR declined to comment and Sports Direct did not respond to a request for comment, Reuters reported.

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