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The Caisse publishes its 2013 Annual Report
In addition to the detailed analysis of financial results published on February 26, 2014, this annual report includes sections on key elements to better understand the Caisse’s activities.
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CRCD invest nearly $200 million in 186 Québec companies
In less than three years, close to $200 million has been invested in 186 companies across Québec in the first phase of the Capital croissance PME (CCPME) fund, according to its sponsors, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).
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New investments and commitments
$10.3B over four years
$11.9B since 2009
- Investments of $200 million in the Québec Manufacturing Fund
- Creation of Sodémex Développement, a $250-million fund intended to support mining companies in the development stage
- First phase of the Capital-Croissance PME fund: investments totalling $192 million made in 186 businesses in all regions of Québec
Growth in assets in Québec over four years
Total Québec assets in Québec as at December 31, 2013
The Caisse invests in successful Québec companies. Some recent examples include:
March 12, 2014 – WSP – Amount: $ 40 million
March 11, 2014 – BFL CANADA – Amount: $ 8 million
January 31, 2014 – McInnis Cement – Amount: $ 100 million
December 20, 2013 – Sunchef Foods Inc. – Amount: $ 10 million
December 12, 2013 – CAD Railway Industries Ltd. – Amount: $ 4 million
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Toronto, Ontario, September 30, 2014
Ivanhoé Cambridge and Metrolinx working together for a large-scale transit-oriented real estate project in heart of Toronto’s financial core
Real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge, and Metrolinx, the Province of Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, announced today an agreement that sets the stage for a forward-looking... More
Montreal, Quebec, September 19, 2014
Ivanhoé Cambridge announced today the appointment of Jonathan H. Pearce to the position of Senior Vice President, Office Leasing – Toronto... More
Montréal, September 16, 2014
Groupe V Média is proud to announce that the acquisition of specialty channels MusiquePlus and MusiMax from Bell Media has been finalized and that new financial partners... More
Montréal, September 3, 2014
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec annonce aujourd’hui un investissement de 500 M$ en capital-actions dans la Corporation Financière Manuvie pour contribuer au financement... More
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Additional $230 million for Québec small caps – La Caisse and Desjardins Group launched Phase II of the Capital Croissance PME fund, injecting an additional $230 million into the fund to foster the development and growth of companies throughout Québec.
Strengthening the next generation of financial technology leaders – La Caisse awarded a $10,000 bursary to the recipient of the Relève universitaire award for his innovative financial technology project. The prize was awarded at the first Forum FinTech, organized by Finance Montréal in May 2013.
Plan Montréal – In 2013, Ivanhoé Cambridge, one of La Caisse’s real estate subsidiaries, became the sole owner of Place Ville Marie, downtown Montréal’s landmark property. This investment is the first step in a comprehensive, ambitious plan to enhance the vitality of downtown Montréal.
Creation of Sodémex Développement – In 2013, La Caisse created this $250-million fund to invest amounts of $5 million to $20 million in mining companies in the development stage. This is in addition to the $75 million earmarked by Sodémex Exploration. La Caisse is now involved in all the stages of growth of Québec natural resource companies.
Development of entrepreneurship – As partner of the 15th Concours québécois en entrepreneuriat, in 2013 La Caisse awarded a bursary of $1,500 to winning companies in each of Québec’s regions.
Carrefour de stages – In 2013, La Caisse hired 12 interns as part of a pilot project by Finance Montréal to provide finance students with practical training that meets market needs. The project facilitates collaboration between companies and universities.
New commitment in the Québec manufacturing sector – In 2013, La Caisse injected an additional $100 million into the Québec Manufacturing Fund, which will continue to support the development and growth of Québec’s manufacturing companies.
Annual conference on responsible investment – Organized by La Caisse in 2013, this second annual conference addressed the theme of water. A series of specialists discussed this strategic resource and shared their expertise and experience in the management of water-related issues.
Bénévolat d'affaires – In partnership with Bénévoles d’affaires, twelve matches were made in 2013 to allow La Caisse employees to serve on boards of directors or in work committees and thereby share their expertise with community organizations.
Financial engineering – Each year, several professionals from La Caisse make a presentation on their professional discipline to students enrolled in the post-graduate financial engineering program at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). Offered in collaboration with La Caisse since 2011, this program gives graduates the technical education they need to better grasp the inner workings of financial markets.