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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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Montréal (Québec), April 23, 2014
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec today announced a CDN$42 million investment in the Parc des Moulins wind energy project operated by Invenergy Wind LLC (Invenergy)... More
Montréal, April 9, 2014
Funding from Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec allows Telecon Group to become a Canadian leader in telecom infrastructure solutions
Thanks to funding from Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (La Caisse), Groupe Telecon, headquartered in Trois-Rivières, has acquired... More
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As part of its initiatives to support Québec’s future business leaders, the Caisse is organizing various activities to give students from Québec universities an opportunity to interact with experts from the Caisse. In October 2012, a portfolio manager met with students enrolled in the M.A. in Finance program at Université Laval.
In 2012, the first cohort of students graduated from the short master's program in financial engineering offered by the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). Offered in collaboration with the Caisse, this new training program is intended to give university graduates a better understanding of how financial markets work.
On May 31, 2012, the Caisse announced a $1-billion investment in CGI, a global leader in information technology. It was the second largest investment ever made by the Caisse in a Québec company. More
As a partner of the 14th Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, the Caisse awarded $1,500 grants to the winning companies from each of the Québec regions. The regional galas will be held in the spring of 2012.
Each year, the Caisse recycles or reuses hundreds of telephones, computer and electronic equipment, office furniture and printer cartridges.
The Centre CDP Capital team uses seepage water from the parking lot (untreated water) to wash the sidewalks, water the plants on the terraces and wash the cars in the parking lot.
The Caisse was part of the first wave of institutional investors to endorse the United Nations (UN) Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). To date, more than 800 investors, managers, and experts have endorsed the principles for responsible investment.
The Caisse boasts one of the largest fund management teams in Canada and North America. It has close to 800 employees who practice over 40 different professions. More
In 2004, the Caisse was the first institution in Canada to adopt a responsible investment policy.
Each year, the Caisse awards four bursaries of $10,000 to students from the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce. An initiative in line with the Caisse’s commitment to support the new generation of entrepreneurs.
As at December 31, 2012
Plans administered by the Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d'assurances (CARRA)
- RREGOP 45.1 G$
- RPMP 7.8 G$
- RRPNECECM 219 M$
- Individual plans 190 M$
- PPEMO 173 M$
- SPMSQ - PF 173 M$
- RRCHCN 68 M$
- RRECSC 36 M$