CDPQ invests $150M in La Capitale Financial Group

pcJ News Breiefs – Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has made a $150 million investment in La Capitale Financial Group, a large Québec insurance mutual.

This transaction will provide La Capitale with additional capital to continue to grow and support its strategic development plan.

photo credit: La Capitale Financial Group

News Release

La Capitale obtains $150M in financing from la Caisse

FIXED INCOME
MONTRÉAL, DECEMBER 21, 2017

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announces the closing of $150 million in financing to La Capitale Financial Group, a large Québec insurance mutual.

This transaction will provide La Capitale with additional capital to continue to grow and support its strategic development plan.

La Capital operates across Canada in the insurance of persons and property and casualty insurance sectors. In addition to offering products to the public, La Capitale is the dedicated insurer of thousands of workers in the Québec public service.

“La Caisse is delighted to partner with La Capitale, a Québec insurance leader,” says Marc Cormier, Executive Vice-President, Fixed Income at la Caisse. “Because of its resilience to economic cycles and the stable, long-term-oriented returns it generates, the insurance sector is perfectly in line with the investment profile sought by la Caisse.”

La Capitale has some 2,700 employees and assets of $6.4 billion.

In addition to its interests in certain Québec insurers, la Caisse recently carried out major transactions in this sector abroad. Over the past two years, it has supported Greenstone in Australia, USI and Sedgwick in the United States, and U.K.-based Hyperion Insurance Group.

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