August 11, 2010 / 3:32 PM / 7 years ago

FACTBOX-CPPIB charts growth with swathe of acquisitions

Aug 11 (Reuters) - Here are major investments from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages the national pension fund and has some C$130 billion ($124 billion) under management.

The CPPIB is leading Canada’s deep-pocketed pension fund administrators. It has 17 million contributors and beneficiaries, and emerged almost unscathed from the global economic crisis, shielded by its long-term investment horizons.

Aug 4 -Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) teams up with Hammerson HMSO.L to buy 10 Gresham Street for 183 million pounds ($283 million) as investors chase prime London property with good rental growth prospects.

July 27 - Tomkins Plc TOMK.L, the British maker of car parts, industrial hoses and bath tubs, backs a 2.9 billion pound ($4.50 billion) takeover offer from Canadian investors including CPPIB that would be the year’s largest leveraged buyout. [ID:nLDE66Q0B4]

July 15 - CPPIB offers to buy Australian toll-road operator Intoll Group ITO.AX with a C$3.5 billion ($3.4 billion) bid. [ID:nSGE66E00R] The offer comes just months after the collapse of a previous joint bid for another Australian toll-road group Transurban TCL.AX. [ID:nSGE64A0MW]

July 6 - CPPIB extends its foray into Canada’s oil and gas sector, buying a 17.1 percent stake in closely-held Calgary oil sands company Laricina Energy Ltd for C$250 million. [ID:nN06103359]

May 10 - CPPIB buys into the Manhattan real estate market for the first time, taking stakes in skyscrapers valued at more than $1.45 billion. That includes a 45 percent stake in 1221 Avenue of the Americas, the McGraw-Hill building, from SL Green Realty Corp SLG.N for $576 million. [ID:nN10249446]

April 15 - CPPIB announces plans to invest in its first India-focused fund, committing up to $100 million. CPPIB says it committed to a fund that will invest across corporate sectors, called Multiples Alternate Asset Management. [ID:nN15102538]

2009

Nov 5 - Private equity firm TPG [TPG.UL] and the CPPIB strike the biggest leveraged buyout deal of the year, worth $4 billion, to buy prescription drug sales data provider IMS Health Inc. The deal shows how much the markets have improved after private equity firms were shut off from traditional LBOs after the credit crisis limited access to cheap debt. [ID:nN05111965]

Oct 8 - Canadian logistics services provider Livingston International Income Fund LIV_u.TO agrees to be taken private by CPPIB and Sterling Partners in a deal valued at about C$225.3 million ($213.6 million). [ID:nBNG465071]

Sept 1 - EBay Inc EBAY.O announces plans to sell a 65 percent stake in its online phone unit Skype for $1.9 billion to private investors including Silver Lake, the CPPIB and a venture firm run by Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen. [ID:nL1304276]

June 30 - Shareholders in Australian investment firm Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group vote in favor of a $1.3 billion takeover offer from CPPIB, one of the largest deals of the year to date. [ID:nSYD397051]

Reporting by Pav Jordan; editing by Janet Guttsman

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