Home Canada

Canada

Whitehorse debut fund 50% invested

The preferred equity specialist, led by former CPPIB secondaries head Yann Robard, closed its debut fund in May.

PSP Investments CIO departs

Daniel Garant left the Canadian pension plan, which is planning to launch an in-house secondaries team, to pursue other career aspirations.

Northleaf adds to Toronto team

The private equity and infrastructure investment firm has hired Michael Bowen to focus on direct secondaries and co-investments.

CPPIB makes raft of senior appointments

The C$287bn pension fund is losing global head of private investments Mark Jenkins, who is leaving to join Carlyle.

Yann Robard launches secondaries firm – exclusive

Robard recently established Whitehorse Liquidity Partners with another partner from a Canadian pension fund.

Northleaf reaches C$264m for VC FoF

The Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund can invest up to 10 percent of its total commitments in secondaries.

Northleaf buys Charterhouse stakes off Paul Capital

Charterhouse currently has 12 portfolio companies, including Italian cheese company Nuova Castelli and e-learning content provider Skillsoft, both of which were acquired last year.

HarbourVest expands into Canada

Senia Rapisarda has joined as a principal to lead the Toronto office.

Royal Bank of Canada exits Rockspring RE fund

The Royal Bank of Canada Trust Corporation has sold its stake in The Rockspring Pan-European Property Fund to a group of secondaries buyers.

CPPIB paid 2.5% premium for Apax stake

Apax Europe VII recently exited Swiss mobile operator Orange Communications for $3bn.