MONTREAL, April 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du
Québec today announced that it aims to make an additional $50 million
investment in Québec publicly traded micro-cap companies.
This new $50 million mandate involves investments in Québec companies
whose capitalization is less than $250 million.
"The Caisse already has a strong presence in the stocks of companies
with market capitalizations in excess of $250 million. The addition of
the micro caps complements our investment exposure to publicly traded
Québec companies — on top of adding to the Caisse's range of financial
products and investments with Québec companies," said Jean-Luc Gravel,
Executive Vice-President, Equity Markets at the Caisse.
"This is a great opportunity for the Caisse to enter a market segment
that it knows well, particularly from many years of developing
expertise in private equity. The Caisse will be able to seize more
investment opportunities in successful, promising Québec publicly
traded companies with good growth potential," said Cyril Vittecoq, Vice
ABOUT THE CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution
that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and
insurance plans. As at December 31, 2010, it held $151.7 billion in net
assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, the
Caisse invests in major financial markets, private equity and real
estate. For more information: www.lacaisse.com.
SOURCE CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC
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