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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Completes Purchase of Portable Storage Company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has completed its acquisition of PODS, a portable storage company that the pension plan bought for over $1 billion. OTPP announced the acquisition in December, but the sale wasn’t finalized until Monday. More from a release: Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry and ...
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Canada Pensions Team With Spanish Bank on Energy Investment

Two Canadian pension funds – the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board – have teamed up with Spanish bank Banco Santandar S.A. to manage a $2 billion portfolio of renewable energy assets. From the Financial Post: Santandar, which already owned the portfolio, will transfer it to a new company owned ...
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Ontario Teachers Pension Buys Storage Company

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has announced it will buy PODS, a moving and portable storage company. Ontario Teachers’ will purchase the entire company; the sale will be finalized in early 2015. From the Tampa Bay Business Journal: “We are excited about our new ownership by Teachers’ and are also appreciative of the support we ...
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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Chief Explains Why Fund Looks Outside of Canada For Direct Investment Opportunities

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) is among the growing number of pension funds making large direct investments in companies – buying stakes in companies directly as opposed to working with private equity firms. But the vast majority of the OTPP’s direct investments are made in foreign companies, not Canada. Why is that? OTPP chief executive ...
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Lessons In Infrastructure Investing From Canada’s Pensions

Canada’s pension plans were among the first in the world to invest in infrastructure, and they remain the most prominent investors in the asset class. Are there any lessons to be learned from Canada when it comes to infrastructure investing? Georg Inderst, Principal of Inderst Advisory, thinks so. In a recent paper in the Rotman International Journal ...
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