Private Equity

CDPQ is a major Québec and global private equity investor, with nearly 50 years of sector experience. Our teams have cutting-edge expertise, primarily as direct investors and as fund partners. We invest in a broad range of sectors worldwide.

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Key figures

Our exposure

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PRIVATE EQUITY BY GEOGRAPHY

As at December 31, 2018*

 
*Data as at December 31, 2019 will be available
when the annual report is published in April 2020.
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PRIVATE EQUITY BY SECTOR

As at December 31, 2018*

 
*Data as at December 31, 2019 will be available
when the annual report is published in April 2020.
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Our objective
Our objective

CDPQ’s long-term goal is for our private equity investment portfolio to outperform the stock markets. Our investments typically constitute minority equity stakes of between CAD 250 million and 1 billion.

Our investment approach

  • Create long-term value
  • Focus on quality partnerships
  • Be an active, not an activist, shareholder

Our value-added

Our commitment to the companies in our portfolio goes beyond financing. We can help them improve operational efficiency by:

  • Participating in their governance
  • Supporting the leadership teams in certain projects
  • Creating high-level development stratégies and supporting their implementation
  • Providing privileged access to our resources, networks and expertise
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Management team

Québec Investments

We are a leading stakeholder in Québec-based private equity. Our Québec investment team has developed unique expertise and a financing offer which includes strategic benefits for Québec companies.

For more information on our Québec investments

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Selected direct investments

Selected investment partners