TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy GE Capital’s private equity lending portfolio for $12 billion, in a deal that will greatly expand the largest Canadian pension fund’s lending business.
GE’s Chicago-based Antares unit is the leading lender to middle market private equity-backed transactions in the United States. Over the past five years, Antares has provided more than $120 billion in financing.
TORONTO, June 4 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse is
building a specialized team in Canada to take advantage of an
increase in interest from big energy and financial players in
oil and gas assets that have been put on the block by companies
weakened by lower oil prices.
Senior Credit Suisse executives said on Thursday the bank is
putting together an acquisition and divestiture (A&D) team that
will initially be comprised of two or three members, and that is
likely to be expanded in time.
TORONTO, May 29 (Reuters) – TMAC Resources, which is
currently developing the Hope Bay gold project in Canada’s far
north, has begun paperwork on an initial public offering and
plans to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange soon, a person
familiar with the matter said on Friday.
The offering would be the first pure IPO on the TSX in over
a year, as the pullback in metal prices has sharply dented
investor confidence in the mining industry and led to a major
slowdown in new mining listings on the resource-heavy TSX and
TSX Venture Exchange.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Bank of Nova Scotia, an official partner of the governing body of soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, said on Thursday it would review sponsorship ties following the indictment of several soccer officials on corruption charges.
The Toronto-based bank stressed that it does not plan to sever sponsorships imminently with the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) but was closely monitoring developments after charges were brought by prosecutors in the United States on Wednesday.
TORONTO, May 26 (Reuters) – Air Canada said on
Tuesday it plans to redeploy capital toward share buybacks, debt
repayment and increased investment in new aircraft, as its once
huge pension fund deficit has now been wiped out much earlier
Its pension fund deficit stood at C$4.2 billion in 2012, and
Air Canada struck a deal with the government in 2013 that gave
it more time to fix the funding gap.
VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) – Barrick Gold Corp’s first step to long-promised partnerships with China, as well as progress in reaching an ambitious debt-cutting goal, are turning skeptical investors warmer toward the world’s biggest gold miner.
Barrick said on Tuesday it would sell a stake in its Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea mine to China’s Zijin Mining Group, and form a strategic partnership with Zijin. The moves marked an initial push in Executive Chairman John Thornton’s plan to forge closer ties with China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of gold.
VANCOUVER/TORONTO, May 21 (Reuters) – The successful initial
public offering of Shopify could prompt
Hootsuite, another promising Canadian tech startup, to tap
public markets sooner rather than later, its chief executive
said on Thursday.
And a raft of other promising technology compatriots could
quickly join them, executives and backers say, in a revival of
public capital-raising that would boost a commodity-heavy equity
market pummeled by plunging oil and metal prices.
VANCOUVER, May 21 (Reuters) – Hootsuite, a provider of
software to manage social media on a global scale and one of
Canada’s most valuable tech startups, hinted on Thursday it may
move up its timeline on a initial public offering in light of
the success of fellow Canadian startup Shopify.
Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify Inc’s
shares rose as much as 69 percent in their U.S. debut on
Thursday, valuing the company at about $2.14
FRANKFURT/TORONTO (Reuters) – Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is aiming to sell a 20- to 30-percent stake in its rail unit via an initial public offering in Frankfurt as early as October, said three sources familiar with the matter on Friday.
The planes and trains maker unveiled broad plans to list a minority stake in Bombardier Transportation (BT) a day earlier but gave few details.
TORONTO, May 6 (Reuters) – Brookfield Asset Management Inc
, one of Canada’s top investment management firms, is
actively scouting for oil assets in the oil-rich Western
Canadian province of Alberta, said Chief Executive Bruce Flatt
“Our main investment objective is to put money where money
is scarce,” Flatt told media on the sidelines of Brookfield’s
annual shareholder meeting in Toronto. “And oil and gas, and
especially oil in Alberta, is a sector that is under more stress
than it has been in a long time.”