Investments in Québec

CDPQ is a leading player in Québec. We have a profound understanding of this market where we play a structuring role that goes well beyond investment.

Every day we leverage our expertise, our teams’ know-how and our extensive Québec and international business networks to have a real impact and create lasting value to benefit millions of Quebecers.

See some examples of our investments and initiatives in Québec.

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Our objective
Our objective

Our goal is to invest in projects and companies that generate strong returns for CDPQ and its depositors and contribute to building a dynamic, competitive and sustainable Québec economy over the long term.

Our approach

We support Québec’s companies and economic players based on 4 priorities:

  • Growth
    Put our capital, networks and expertise to work to help Québec companies grow and develop the next generation
  • Internationalization
    Finance and support companies of all sizes as they expand into new markets
  • Technology
    Accelerate the technological turn required to stay competitive and grow the economy
  • Sustainable economy
    Invest in projects that produce a more sustainable economy and communities
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Partner with Québec companies

We work to develop and build strong companies that can compete on international markets.

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Our professions

Constructive capital, no matter your development stage

Do you head a mid-sized company that is well established and looking to grow and enhance its competitive positioning? Or are you the head of a large cap and you are looking for a solid partner to support your international expansion?

We offer solutions that meet your needs.

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Our financing solutions

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Equity investments

  • Common shares
  • Preferred shares
  • Participating debentures
  • Convertible debentures

Loan financing

  • High-yield loans
  • Short-term bridge loans
  • Term loans
  • Subordinated loans
  • Senior debt

Our value added 

We are more than an investor, we are a long-term partner in fostering your company’s growth and performance. 

We are with you at each stage of development, whether in interactions between our experts and your management team or through our representative on your Board of Directors. We seek to create value by supporting you in developing and implementing your strategies.

Our integrated approach leverages:

  • The expertise of our teams
  • Our understanding of your business reality 
  • The power of our network in Québec and around the world
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Team

Promising initiatives for the whole industry

CDPQ undertakes various initiatives to foster the Québec business environment by promoting:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Greater diversity in the business 
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espace cdpq logo.

Espace CDPQ accelerates the growth and globalization of Québec’s innovative companies with high potential. This entrepreneurial ecosystem brings together investors and organizations dedicated to financing and coaching companies. Partners and collaborators share their networks, expertise and financial means in support of entrepreneurs.

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Repères numériques logo.

Repères numériques is a training and support program created exclusively for Québec SMEs to help them adopt a digital business culture in their organization. Tangible and practical, this one-year program seeks to generate lasting changes in around fifty SMEs in various industries that will be selected from across Québec.

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Equity 25-3 logo.

This investment fund will deploy $250 million over four years to increase diversity and inclusion in companies in Québec and Canada. It is the largest Canadian fund ever created to target companies that leverage diversity as a vector of development and expansion.

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Logo Cheffes de File.

This initiative was launched in 2018 with the goal of accelerating the growth of companies owned by women with sales of $5–20 million. This community of practice, which now includes 76 entrepreneurs from 11 regions of Québec, foster co-development between women entrepreneurs who share their similar realities and objectives.

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Owner-operator of structuring projects

Our financial capacity, the expertise of our teams and our long track record in infrastructure and real estate means we can finance, manage and execute large-scale projects that benefit entire communities. 

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Infrastructure

We support numerous infrastructure projects across Québec.
 

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Our specialized subsidiary provides an innovative model to finance and execute public infrastructure projects. It is currently building the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) in Greater Montréal.

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Real Estate

Through our two real estate subsidiaries, we are a leader in Québec real estate.
 

Ivanhoé Cambridge Logo

This world-class company is one of the main owners and managers of office buildings and shopping centres in Québec.

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Otéra Capital Logo.

Our subsidiary provides a full range of commercial real estate financing products and services.

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