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Calpine

Location: Houston, TX, United States
Investment:  US$900 million
Date of investment: 2017

Calpine is one of the largest independent power generators in the United States, with 80 power plants in operation or under construction with the capacity to generate approximately 26,000 megawatts of electricity from geothermal and natural gas resources – enough to power approximately 20 million homes. Calpine’s 13 geothermal geyser assets in northern California are one of the largest sources of renewable energy in the state. Calpine also sells electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers through the Calpine Solutions and Champion Energy retail platforms.

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Canterra Farmland Holdings LP (Canterra)

Location: Canada
CPPIB Ownership: 99%
Investment: C$260 million
Date of Investment: 2014

Created in 2005, Canterra’s diversified portfolio consists of approximately 175,000 acres of farmland, representing one of the largest investable farmland portfolios in Canada. The key crops produced by the portfolio are wheat, barley and canola. The Canterra management team will selectively consider further investments in both Canada and globally.

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ChargePoint

Location: United States
Date of investment: December 2019

ChargePoint has been committed to making it easy for businesses and drivers to go electric since 2007, with the largest EV charging network and most complete set of charging solutions available today. From workplaces to fleet, residential to retail, ChargePoint is creating the new fueling network to move all people and goods on electricity. The company offers a diverse portfolio of charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road, along with a suite of software and cloud services designed to optimize the user experience and make driving electric more seamless than ever. Hundreds of thousands of drivers and thousands of businesses and organizations around the world count on ChargePoint.

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Companhia Energética de São Paulo

Location: Brazil
CPPIB Ownership: 20%
Investment: R$975 million
Date of Investment: 2018

The consortium formed by the 50/50 joint venture between Votorantim Energia and CPPIB, acquired a controlling stake in Companhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP) in the privatization auction held on October 19th at the Brazilian Stock Exchange. CESP is one of the largest hydropower generators in Brazil, and owns and operates the Porto Primavera hydropower plant (1,540 MW installed capacity) through a concession expiring in 2028. Following the completion of the transaction, CESP will be granted a new 30 year concession for Porto Primavera in exchange for a payment of R$1.4 billion.

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Crestone Peak Resources

Location: Denver, CO, United States
CPPIB Ownership: 96%
Investment: US$813 million
Date of initial investment: 2016

Crestone Peak Resources is a Denver-based, private oil and gas company with assets in the core of the Wattenberg field in the DJ Basin.

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Cordelio Power

Location: Canada
CPPIB Ownership: 100%
Investment: C$740 million
Date of Investment: 2018

Cordelio is a renewable power producer managing over 1,000 MW of renewable generation assets across North America, including 396 MW of wind and solar projects in Ontario (51%-owned by Cordelio) plus a 656 MW (net) wind and solar portfolio stake owned by CPPIB. Cordelio also owns (wholly and through a joint venture) a growth pipeline of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and storage projects in the western and midwestern US.

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Enbridge Inc.

Location: North America and Europe
Commitment: C$2.25B
Date of investment: 2018

CPPIB acquired 49% of Enbridge’s interest in select North American onshore renewable power assets and two German offshore wind projects. The North American portfolio include 14 long-term fully contracted operating wind and solar assets in four Canadian markets and two operating assets in the U.S. (one wind and one solar), with a combined installed capacity of approximately 1.3 gigawatts. In addition, CPPIB and Enbridge entered into an agreement whereby the two parties will form a 50-50 joint venture to pursue future European offshore wind projects.

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Encino Acquisition Partners

Location: Houston, TX, United States
Commitment: US$1 billion

Encino Acquisition Partners is an investment vehicle founded by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Encino Energy LLC focused on acquiring large, high-quality assets with an established base of production in mature basins across the lower 48 states of the United States. The partnership closed its first transaction in October 2018 with the privately negotiated purchase of Chesapeake Energy’s Ohio Utica assets for US$2.0 billion.

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Maple Power

Location: Europe
CPPIB Ownership: 50%
Date of Investment: May 2019

Maple Power Ltd is a joint venture between Enbridge Inc. and CPP Investments, established in 2019 with the objective of investing in and managing offshore wind projects in Europe. The projects may be in the early development, late development, construction or operational phase. The joint venture is domiciled in the United Kingdom, with staff based in London and Paris.

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Ohio Valley Midstream JV

Partner: The Williams Companies, Inc.
Location: Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, United States
CPPIB Ownership: 35%
Investment: US$1.3 billion
Date of initial investment: 2019

Ohio Valley Midstream JV includes 100% of both the Utica East Ohio and Ohio Valley Midstream systems, which provide natural gas gathering, processing and fractionation services in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Williams is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams owns and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide and handles approximately 30 percent of U.S. natural gas.

Nephin Energy

Location: Ireland
CPPIB Ownership: 100%
Total investment: €840 million
Date of investment: November 2018

CPP Investments, through a strategic partnership with Vermilion Energy, led the acquisition of Shell’s 45% interest in the Corrib gas field through a newly established entity, Nephin Energy. Corrib is the largest producing gas field in Ireland. Located approximately 83km off the northwest coast, the field produces natural gas using six subsea wells, tied back via a 20-inch diameter gas pipeline to the onshore Bellanaboy gas terminal. Nephin Energy is now Ireland’s largest domestic producer of natural gas.

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Pattern Energy

Location: North America and Japan
Investment: US$2.8B
Date of Investment: 2020

Pattern Energy is a leading U.S.-based independent renewable energy company with 3.4GW of operating wind and solar projects in North America and Japan. Pattern owns, operates and develops renewables assets globally, selectively pursuing new development across wind, solar, transmission, storage and advanced energy technologies.

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Renewable Power Capital

Location: Europe
Date of investment: 2020

In 2020, CPP Investments established Renewable Power Capital Limited (RPC), a new renewables platform, to invest in solar, onshore wind and battery storage projects across Europe. The business is a majority-owned, independently-operated portfolio company. RPC announced its first investment in January 2021 to acquire a portfolio of onshore wind projects in Finland. It has also formed a JV in Spain to develop a portfolio of solar energy projects.

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Teine Energy

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Investment: C$1.3 billion
Date of initial investment: 2011

Teine Energy is a private company focused on acquiring and developing low cost, repeatable, long reserve life index, high netback oil and gas assets. The portfolio is focused in Saskatchewan, Western Canada.

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Viterra

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
CPPIB Ownership: 40%
Date of Investment: March 2016

Viterra is a leading fully integrated global agriculture network which connects producers to consumers with sustainable, traceable, and quality-controlled agricultural products. With more than 17,500 employees operating in 37 countries, the company’s strategic network of storage, processing and transport assets enables innovative solutions to deliver value-added products for their customers, creating successful partnerships that last.

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VTRM Energia

Location: Brazil
CPPIB Ownership: 50%
Investment: R$664 million
Date of Investment: 2018

VTRM Energia is a 50/50 joint venture formed between CPPIB and Votorantim Energia, a subsidiary of Votorantim Group. Votorantim Energia is the second-largest energy trading company in Brazil and operates 23 hydro power plants, and has partnerships in 9 consortiums, as well as the 2 wind farms that are in the JV, with total installed capacity of 2.2 GW. The Joint Venture already manages two wind parks in Northeastern Brazil: Ventos do Araripe III (Ventos III) and Ventos do Piauí I (Piauí I) with total installed capacity of 565MW, and is looking for expansion opportunities through the renewables sector in Brazil.

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Wolf Midstream

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
CPPIB Ownership: Approx. 99%
Investment: C$1.7 billion committed
Date of initial investment: September 2015

Wolf Midstream is an investment vehicle formed in September 2015 to invest in midstream energy infrastructure assets in Western Canada.

Wolf closed its first asset acquisition in October of 2016 with the purchase of a 50% interest in the Access pipeline at a valuation of $1.4 billion.

In February 2018, Wolf closed its acquisition of MEG Energy Corp.’s 50% ownership interest in Access Pipeline and a 100% ownership interest in the Stonefell Terminal for $1.52 billion plus capital commitments of approximately $90 million. This acquisition makes Wolf the 100% owner and operator of Access and allows management to continue to build a broader midstream business over time.

In October 2018, Wolf commenced construction on the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL). The ACTL is a pipeline for the capture and transportation of CO2 to mature oil fields, which will undergo CO2 enhanced oil recovery. The ACTL is expected to underpin an expandable network capable of facilitating other carbon reduction solutions. CPPIB has committed up to $305 million to Wolf to fund the ACTL project.

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Arco Norte

Location: Mexico
CPP Investments ownership: 29%
Investment: C$748 million
Date of investment: 2016

Arco Norte is one of the largest federal toll road concessions in Mexico and has a remaining concession length of c. 50 years. It is a 223-kilometre toll road that bypasses Mexico City connecting the states of Mexico, Puebla, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala and Queretaro, providing a critical link with major trade corridors.

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Arqiva

Location: United Kingdom
CPPIB ownership: 48%
Date of investment: 2009

Arqiva is the owner and operator of the national infrastructure that supports television, radio and wireless communications in the UK

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Associated British Ports

Location: United Kingdom
CPPIB ownership: 34%
Investment: £1.62 billion
Date of investment: 2015

Associated British Ports is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Ports include Immingham, the UKs busiest port, and Southampton, the nation’s second largest and Europe’s most efficient container port, as well as the UK’s number one for cars and cruise.

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Autopista Guadalajara Tepic

Location: Mexico 
Date of investment: May 15, 2019

Autopista Guadalajara-Tepic is a 309km toll road, connecting Mexico’s central valley with the country’s northwest region, acting as a critical link between the cities of Guadalajara and Tepic for both commercial transport vehicles and tourism-driven light vehicle traffic. The road is composed of 3 segments: (i) 168km connecting Guadalajara (Mexico’s 2nd largest metropolitan area) and Tepic, which has been in operation for more than 20 years, (ii) 111km that bypass the city of Guadalajara, and (iii) 30km that bypass the city of Tepic. The concession has 22 years remaining, with the possibility of an extension of up to 30 additional years.

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AWG Plc

Location: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
CPPIB ownership: 32%
Investment: C$1.05 billion
Date of investment: 2006

AWG owns 100% of Anglian Water Services, the 4th largest UK water & sewerage business. It supplies 1.2 billion litres of drinking water to 4.4 million customers, addition to wastewater services to 6.1 million customers throughout the east of England.

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BAI Communications

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
CPPIB ownership: 86%
Date of Investment: 2009

BAI Communications is a global provider of neutral host communications infrastructure to governments, transit authorities, broadcasters and mobile network operators that allows them to deliver content, new applications and superior cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. BAI is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and also operates in Canada, Hong Kong, UK and the USA.

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Chicago Skyway

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
CPPIB ownership: 33.33%
Investment: Approximately US$560 million
Date of investment: 2016

Chicago Skyway is a 12.5 kilometer toll road that forms a critical link between downtown Chicago and its south-eastern suburbs. As an essential part of the Chicago road network, it delivers reliability and time savings for its users in one of the busiest corridors in the United States.

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Grupo Costanera

Location: Chile
CPPIB ownership: 49.99%
Investment: C$1.14 billion
Date of investment: 2012

Grupo Costanera is the largest urban toll road owner and operator in Chile with a portfolio of five toll roads in and around the Santiago region. Four of the urban roads (Costanera Norte, Noroiente, AMB, and Vespucio Sur) serve the densely populated Santiago Metropolitan region, where limited transportation alternatives exist. The remaining road, Litoral Central, connects Santiago to the west coast of the country.

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Highway 407

Location: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
CPPIB ownership: 50%
Investment: C$7.1 billion
Date of investment: 2010

Highway 407 is the first all-electronic open-access toll highway in the world. It traverses the Greater Toronto Area (the “GTA”), the largest urban centre in Canada. As part of the integral transportation network of Toronto, Highway 407 currently stretches 108 km from the west to the east of the GTA and directly connects to seven other large freeways – Queen Elizabeth Way (“QEW”), 403, 401, 410, 427, 400 and 404.

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Larsen & Toubro India Development Projects Limited

Investment: US$332 million
Date of investment: 2014
Location: Chennai, India

L&T IDPL is one of the largest Infrastructure development companies in India and operates the country’s largest private toll road concession portfolio, spanning more than 2,000km. In addition to roads, the IDPL portfolio consists of a metro rail asset and an electricity transmission project. IDPL’s assets connect some of the most important cities, ports, and economic corridors in India.

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Nedgia

Location: Spain
CPPIB (Indirect) Ownership: 12%
Investment: €900 million
Date of Investment: 2018

Nedgia is the largest gas distribution company in Spain, and manages a 53,000 km network that delivers natural gas to over 5.3 million connection points in over 1,100 municipalities. It serves a geographically diversified residential and industrial customer base across Spain, providing its customers with access to a cost-efficient, reliable and environmentally-friendly source of energy. Nedgia also owns and operates a 1,255 km natural gas transmission network and 2,250 km LPG network that serves an additional 244,000 LPG connection points.

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NorthConnex

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
CPPIB ownership: 25%
Investment: AUS$525 million
Date of investment: 2015

NorthConnex is a nine kilometre twin tunnel which provides a direct connection from north to western and southern roads as part of the wider Sydney, Australia. NorthConnex allows motorists to bypass 21 traffic lights on a congested suburban surface road (Pennant Hills Road), resulting in reduced heavy vehicle traffic and noise in local communities and more efficient movement of state and national freight. The tunnel opened to traffic in October 2020.

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Pacific National

Location: Australia
CPPIB ownership: 33%
Date of investment: 2016

Pacific National is Australia’s largest private rail freight operator, transporting bulk commodities and containerised freight across all mainland States and Territories. CPP Investments is the largest shareholder in Pacific National, acquiring a 33% stake as part of the A$12 billion take-private of formerly ASX-listed Asciano Limited in 2016.

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PT Lintas Marga Sedaya (LMS)

Location: West Java, Indonesia 
CPPIB Ownership: 45%
Investment: C$550 million
Date of investment: 2019

LMS is the concession holder and operator of the Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali) toll road. At 117km, the Cipali toll road is one of the longest operational toll roads in Indonesia and a critical link in the transportation network of the island of Java, as part of the Trans Java Toll Road network. It serves as a thoroughfare within West Java, which is Java’s most populous and fastest growing province, and it also connects West Java and suburbs of Jakarta with the rest of Java. CPP Investments’ partner in LMS is PT Astra Tol Nusantara (Astra Infra), a subsidiary of PT Astra International Tbk (IDX:ASII).

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Puget Sound Energy

Location: Bellevue, WA, United States
CPPIB ownership: 32%
Date of investment: 2007

Puget Sound Energy is Washington state’s oldest and largest energy utility, with a 6,000-square-mile service area stretching across 11 Washington counties, primarily in the Puget Sound region. PSE serves more than 1 million electric customers and nearly 750,000 natural gas customers.

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Transelec S.A.

Location: Chile
CPPIB ownership: 28%
Investment: US$383 million
Date of investment: 2006

Transelec S.A. is the leading electrical transmission company in Chile, serving more than 98% of the population across two interconnected networks.

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Transportadora de Gas del Peru (TgP)

Location: Peru
CPP Investments ownership: 49.9%
Investment: US$1.4 billion
Date of investment: 2013

TgP is the largest transporter of natural gas and natural gas liquids in Peru. TgP’s customers include the largest power generators, natural gas distributors and industrial companies in Peru.

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Transurban Chesapeake

Location: Greater Washington Area, DC, United States
CPPIB Ownership: 15%
Total Investments: US$624 million
Date of investment: 2021

Transurban Chesapeake is a toll-road business currently comprising the Interstate Highways 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes, located in the Greater Washington Area in the United States, and including exclusive access to future development projects alongside Transurban. The 495 Express Lanes (22 kilometres) opened in 2012 and operate on a portion of the Capital Beltway. The 95 Express Lanes (50 kilometres) opened in 2014 and are reversible lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia. The 395 Express Lanes (13 kilometres) opened in 2019 and are reversible lanes operating on Interstate 395 in Northern Virginia.

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West Connex

Location: Australia
CPPIB ownership: 20.5%
Investment: A$1.8B
Date of investment: 2018

WestConnex is a 33km toll road network in Sydney, Australia, comprising the M4, M5, and M8 motorways, and the M4-M5 Link Tunnels. This investment forms an integral part of Sydney’s orbital road network, connecting the growing communities and businesses in Western Sydney with key economic areas including the central business district, airport and port. CPP Investments holds a 20.5% interest in the Sydney Transport Partners consortium that acquired 51% of WestConnex from the New South Wales State Government in September 2018.

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Westlink M7

Location: NSW, Australia
CPPIB ownership: 25%
Date of investment: 2010

Westlink M7 is a fully electronic toll road which makes up 40 km of the Sydney, Australia 110 km orbital network and connects three of Sydney’s busiest radial motorways. Westlink M7 opened to traffic mid December 2005. Westlink M7 links major employment, industrial and residential growth areas in Sydney’s north-west, south-west and western regions.

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Bullring Shopping Centre

Location: Birmingham, UK
Operating Partner: Hammerson
Area: 1.3 million sq.ft.
CPPIB Ownership: 17%
Investment: £154.3 million
Date of investment: 2013

Located in Birmingham, Bullring is in the U.K.’s top ten retail destinations with over 160 tenants including high-quality fashion and catering brands. Anchored by Selfridges and Debenhams, it is over 98% leased and attracts some 36 million shoppers per year. It continues to attract leading domestic brands and expanding international retailers to Birmingham. Hammerson continues to have responsibility for asset management for the centre.

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CCP Corporate Office Portfolio

Location: Brazil
Operating Partner: Cyrela Commercial Properties
Area: 2.2 million sq.ft.
CPP Investments Ownership: 45%
Date of investment: 2017

The portfolio consists of 12 high-quality office properties, predominantly located in São Paulo’s Faria Lima neighborhood, the city’s most prime central business district. The district is served by the Faria Lima subway station and is positioned less than 2 miles away from two other major stations, Pinheiros and Vila Olimpia. The region also offers numerous dining options including high end shopping malls, such as Iguatemi SP and JK Iguatemi. The portfolio is over 95% leased, anchored by top-tier tenants from the technology, financial and legal services industries.

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DEXUS Office Trust Australia

Location: Australia
Area: 5.7 million sq.ft.
Portfolio: 19 office buildings
Operating Partner: DEXUS Property Group
CPPIB Ownership: 50%
Investment: A$2.6 billion
Date of investment: 2014

The portfolio consists of 19 high quality, prime-grade office properties located in all key Australian cities but weighted predominantly to Sydney and Melbourne. The portfolio has a diverse tenant base from a broad range of industries including financial and insurance services, information media and telecoms, professionals, mining and Government.

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GLP Japan

Location: Japan
Area: Approximately 13 million sq.ft.
Operating Partner: GLP
CPP Investments Ownership: 50%
Investment: US$1.6 billion
Date of investment: 2016

CPP Investments and GLP’s first venture to invest in modern logistics facilities in Japan was launched in 2011. Since inception, the venture has built one of the best portfolios of modern logistics assets in the country. The facilities feature highly efficient floorplate layouts, earthquake resistant design, security systems, and tenant amenities to service modern space users including e-commerce companies and third party logistics operators. In addition, the facilities are developed to high sustainability standards; there are currently nine LEED certified facilities in the portfolio (two Platinum and seven Gold).

At the end of August 2020, CPP Investments successfully exited the first venture and recommitted JPY 25 billion of proceeds into a newly established GLP Japan Income Fund. CPP Investments has committed to two other JVs with GLP in 2016 and 2018.

Greystar Life Science Venture

Location: United States
CPPIB Ownership: 90%
Total investment: US$1.1 billion
Date of investment: 2021

CPP Investments and Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC (Greystar), a global leader in the investment, development, and management of high-quality rental housing properties, have formed a new joint venture to pursue life science real estate development opportunities in target markets in the United States. CPP Investments and Greystar have allocated an initial US$1.2 billion in equity to the joint venture to develop Class-A life science office and lab buildings in leading U.S. life science markets. Greystar will develop and manage the portfolio on behalf of the joint venture. As part of the program, the joint venture has acquired 74M, an office and lab development project located in Somerville, Massachusetts. CPP Investments owns a 90% stake in the project and Greystar owns the remaining 10%.

IndoSpace Core

Location: India
Area: 14 million sq.ft.
Operating Partner: IndoSpace
CPPIB Ownership: 98%
Investment: US$500 million
Date of investment: 2017

CPPIB partnered with India’s largest developer of modern industrial and logistics real estate to create a joint venture that will focus on acquiring and developing modern logistics facilities in India. IndoSpace Core has committed to acquire 13 well-located industrial and logistics parks totalling approximately 14 million square feet, from current IndoSpace development funds. The joint venture will acquire the first nine facilities totalling approximately nine million square feet at closing, and the additional facilities within 24 months. The assets are prime industrial properties located in the top industrial and logistics hubs in India, including Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

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Interlink

Location: Tsing Yi, Hong Kong
Area: 2.4 million sq.ft.
Operating Partner: Goodman Group
CPPIB Ownership: 50%
Investment: HK$1,416.5 million
Date of investment: 2011

Interlink is a high quality industrial facility located in Tsing Yi, an island approximately 10km northwest of Hong Kong Island, and 20km east of the Hong Kong International Airport. The facility is comprised of 14 ramp floors, seven cargo floors, and one office floor at the top level. It is situated in a prime industrial location at the heart of the Hong Kong logistics hub. Hong Kong is Asia’s leading international transport/logistics hub and acts as an important gateway to mainland China, the world’s busiest international air cargo center and the third busiest container port.

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Lendlease International Towers Sydney Trust

Location: Barangaroo South, Sydney, Australia
Area: 1.93 million sq. ft..
Operating Partner: Lend Lease
CPP Investments Ownership: 36%
Investment: A$720 million
Date of investment: 2012

International Towers Sydney is our first office development in Australia, located at Barangaroo South, the new waterfront financial district on Sydney Harbour. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s investment consists of two commercial towers comprising 42 and 39 levels respectively and provides an aggregate area of commercial and retail space totalling 1.85 million sq. ft. Construction of the first tower (known as Tower 2) was completed in tranches from June 2015, while construction of the second tower (Tower 3) is scheduled for completion in May 2016. Over 77% of the leasable area has been pre-leased to major financial and professional services companies.

International Towers Sydney is part of a larger waterfront urban regeneration project at Barangaroo initiated by the NSW State Government comprising, commercial, residential, hotel, cultural, transport infrastructure and waterfront parks.

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Longfor Chengdu Mixed-use Development Project

Location: China
Operating Partner: Longfor Group Holdings Limited
CPP Investments Ownership: 49%
Investment: C$495 million
Date of investment: 2017

In 2017, CPP Investments committed to a fourth joint venture with Longfor Group Holdings Limited (“Longfor”) to invest in a mixed-use development project in eastern Chengdu, China with 740,000 sq.m. of developable GFA. Upon project completion in end of 2020, CPP Investments will hold a 49% interest in a 140,000 sq.m. regional shopping center, our fourth Paradise walk branded shopping center managed by Longfor and a 49,000 sq.m. rental housing property operated by Longfor’s subsidiary, Guanyu. The project will also develop and sell 440,000 sq.m. of residential and commercial properties, providing a captive catchment for the development. The shopping center opened in December 2019 and CPP Investments currently has a portfolio of four shopping malls that is well diversified covering the key cities of Yangtze River Delta region and Western China.

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Milton Park

Location: London, UK
Area: 2.9 million sq. ft.
Operating Partner: Hermes Investment Management
Asset Manager: MEPC 
CPPIB Ownership: 50%
Investment: £200 million
Date of investment: 2017

Located 45 miles west of London in the Thames Valley region of the U.K., Milton Park accommodates leading global science and technology companies as well as emerging businesses, including a number of spin-off organisations from the nearby University of Oxford. At 250 acres, Milton Park is one of Europe’s largest and most successful integrated business, science and technology parks and home to over 250 organisations employing over 9,000 people.  

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Phoenix Mills India Retail

Location: India
Area: 5.0 million sq.ft.
Operating Partner: The Phoenix Mills Ltd.
CPPIB Ownership: 49%
Commitment: INR 27 billion
Date of investment: 2017

CPPIB formed the first joint venture alongside Phoenix Mills Ltd. in 2017 to participate in a strategic investment platform, Island Star Mall Developers Pvt. Ltd (ISMDPL), to develop, own and operate retail-led mixed-use developments across India. At JV inception, ISMDPL owned Phoenix MarketCity Bangalore, one of the top performing shopping malls in the country. Opened in 2011, the mall has gross leasable area of approximately one million square feet and is centrally located in Whitefield, a prominent residential hub and amongst the largest commercial areas in Bengaluru. Since JV inception, CPPIB has committed INR 20.7 billion to the JV and JV has acquired three retail led mixed use developments across Bangalore, Pune and Indore.

CPPIB expanded the relationship by establishing second JV in 2021 and partnered with Phoenix Mills for development of a regional shopping centre in Kolkata by committing INR 5.6 billion to the JV. The Indian retail sector is forecast to see sustained growth over the long term, primarily due to favourable demographics and the rise of the middle class. At the same time, international retailers are increasingly attracted to India as a growth market, which is leading to strong demand for space in high-quality, well-located shopping malls.

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Richmond-Adelaide Centre

Location: Toronto, Canada
Area: 2.4 million sq.ft.
Operating Partner: Oxford Properties Group
CPPIB Ownership: 50%
Investment: $650 million
Date of investment: 2016

Richmond-Adelaide Centre is a high-quality office complex that includes five buildings located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core and is an integral part of the PATH pedestrian walkway linking to nearby attractions and the public transit system. EY Tower, the newest building addition completed in 2017, was built to LEED Platinum specifications and serves as the corporate headquarters of Ernst and Young, OMERS and TMX.

Richmond-Adelaide Centre was acquired as part of a portfolio of assets in Toronto and Calgary. 

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The Unite Group plc

Location: United Kingdom
CPP Investments Ownership: 18%
Total Investments: £900 million
Date of Investment: 2019

Unite Students is the largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation in the UK, operating over 70,000 beds across the country in the key university towns and cities. As part of the disposal of CPP Investments’ wholly-owned student accommodation platform (Liberty Living) to Unite in 2019, CPP Investments received a portion of the consideration in shares equivalent to ~20% of the combined group’s share capital. CPP Investments also have non-executive board representation.

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Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre

Location: London, United Kingdom
Area: 1.9 million sq.ft.
Operating Partner: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
CPP Investments Ownership: 25%
Commitment: £257 million
Date of investment: 2010

The largest urban shopping centre in Europe, Westfield Stratford City shopping centre is located adjacent to the site of the 2012 London Olympics in Stratford, East London. A major retail and entertainment destination, there are 250 shops, over 70 restaurants and bars, a 12 screen all digital state of the art cinema, a 14 lane All Star Lanes bowling, and a casino. This is the largest retail-led, mixed use urban regeneration project ever undertaken in the UK and is one of the last significant development sites in East London.

Major tenants include: John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose supermarket.

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