SNCF and DWS begin exclusive negotiations with CDPQ on the proposed sale of Akiem
At CDPQ, we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public retirement and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at December 31, 2021, CDPQ’s net assets totalled CAD 419.8 billion. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.
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ABOUT SNCF GROUP
SNCF is a global leader in passenger and freight transport services, including management of the French rail network, with revenue of EUR 34.8 billion in 2021, of which one third on international markets. The Group does business in 120 countries and has 270,000 employees, with 208,000 in France and over half in its core rail business. The new Group, a public limited company that began operating on January 1, 2020, consists of a parent (SNCF) and five subsidiaries: SNCF Réseau (management, operation and maintenance of the French rail network, plus railway engineering) with its own subsidiary SNCF Gares & Connexions (station management and development); SNCF Voyageurs (Transilien, TER and Intercités; INOUI, OUIGO, Eurostar, Thalys, Alleo, Lyria and distribution with SNCF Connect); Keolis (a French and global operator of urban, suburban and regional mass transit systems); RAIL LOGISTICS EUROPE (rail freight); and Geodis (freight transport and logistics solutions). SNCF Group works closely with its customers—passengers, local authorities, shippers and railway operators using SNCF Réseau services—and with regional communities, building on its expertise in all aspects of rail and all types of transport to deliver simple, seamless, sustainable solutions for every mobility need. To learn more, sncf.com.
DWS Group (DWS) with EUR 833bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2022) aspires to be one of the world’s leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.
We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.
DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. With approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors—entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future.
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