Caisse launches $125M Fonds agroalimentaire CDPQ

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By Ted Liu

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec today announced the formation of Fonds agroalimentaire CDPQ, a $125 million fund to invest in every segment of Québec agri-food sector value chain, targeting both companies seeking to accelerate their growth and farmers who operate family businesses, and their successors.

Fonds agroalimentaire CDPQ will make direct investments (between $1 million and $30 million) with farmers and in projects and SMEs. The fund will also make investments, between $5 million and $30 million, in agri-sector funds.

Fonds agroalimentaire will target investments meeting certain criteria, including:

  • A well-structured business plan;
  • A well-established management team to provide farmers and entrepreneurs with proper support and structure;
    A transition and succession plan;
  • A solid performance track record and growth strategy;
  • An investment structure positioning la Caisse as a long-term partner for sustainable businesses and projects.

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