Celebrating half a century
2015 marks the year that Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec celebrates its 50th anniversary. It was on July 15, 1965 that this major financial institution was officially established to play an active role in the creation of a modern Québec. View our 50th anniversary video. For more information
The Caisse invests in successful Québec companies. Some recent examples include:
December 17, 2015 – Agropur Cooperative – Amount: $ 300 million
August 25, 2015 – WSP Global Group Inc. – Amount: $ 62.5 million
August 5, 2015 – Logistec Corporation – Amount: $ 69.1 million
August 5, 2015 – D-Box – Amount: $ 5 million
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Montreal, Quebec, May 20, 2016
Ivanhoé Cambridge announces today the appointment of Claude Sirois as President, Ivanhoé Cambridge Retail. Until very recently, Mr. Sirois served as Executive Vice President... More
Montreal, Quebec, May 18, 2016
Claridge and Ivanhoé Cambridge create a partnership to invest in real estate projects in the Greater Montreal region
Claridge and Ivanhoé Cambridge announce today the creation of a partnership that aims to invest alongside private property developers in mid-sized real estate projects... More
Montréal, April 22, 2016
CDPQ Infra proposes new integrated network linking downtown Montréal, South Shore, West Island, North Shore and the airport
CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, unveiled plans today for its Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM), an integrated, world-class public transportation project... More
Montréal, April 19, 2016
La Caisse invests in Spectra Premium to reorganize the share ownership, in partnership with Fondaction CSN and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ
As part of a purchase of certain shareholders’ stakes led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), la Caisse, Fondaction CSN and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ... More
Did you know?
Entrepreneurship – In 2014, by creating the Innover. Agir. initiative, la Caisse brought together about 50 industry players, including some 30 entrepreneurs, to identify tangible actions and set priorities to stimulate Québec’s entrepreneurial culture.
Absolute-return management – La Caisse’s investment strategy is based on an absolute-return approach; in other words, it aims to construct its investment portfolios on the basis of its own convictions, without taking the benchmark indexes into account.
Global footprint – Over the past four years, la Caisse has shifted 5% of its Canadian portfolio to other markets in order to diversify its portfolio and take further advantage of global growth.
Impact on Québec – The long-term growth of Québec SMEs is central to the strategy adopted by la Caisse, which has the ability to invest for the long run to facilitate acquisitions, modernizations and R&D by Québec companies.
Infrastructure – La Caisse continues geographical and sectoral diversification of its infrastructure portfolio, whose size has more than doubled in four years. In 2014, it carried out three major transactions: two in the United States (Indianapolis Power & Light Company and Invenergy) and one in the United Kingdom (London Array).