Timber investments from the $139bn Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan began in 2002, later complemented by an agricultural program launched in 2014. Portfolio manager Stephen McLennan tells Agri Investor about inflation, size requirements and the advantages of a direct investment approach.
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Former PSP Investments managing director Antoine Bisson-McLernon says establishing multiple partnerships with local operators is the key to scaling up in a very fragmented global agriculture market.
Bob Saul has joined the Montreal-headquartered firm led by PSP Investments alumni, which recently announced a C$200m close on its debut vehicle.
The C$130m vehicle, which closed last month, targets low double-digit returns through an innovative strategy focused on partnering with family farms. We talked to co-founder and president Joelle Faulkner to bring you all you need to know.
Riverside Lobster International president David Deveau tells Agri Investor that the he expects Champlain will use the company as its platform to build a larger position in the Canadian seafood industry.
The Canadian pension plan has named a new executive to the role less than a year after announcing the formation of the real assets group and its first global head.
Equity Group Investments has acquired a stake in ILTA Grain, a Canadian processor and exporter of pulse crops backed by Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners.
The cannabis-focused investor has closed it first vehicle early after an IPO from an investment produced profits sooner than expected.
The new funding will help boost the company’s Canadian operations with equipment upgrades allowing for year-round production and support the construction of new facilities in Ohio.
Chief executive of the largest US lumber producer welcomed the Trump Administration’s trade action against Canadian lumber imports while reporting $157m in Q1 net earnings.