Canadian PSP Investments accelerates growth: launches European hub

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, has signalled its continued commitment to Europe with the launch of its European hub. This new London-based office solidifies PSP Investments as a truly global pension investment manager, uniquely positioned to seize new investment opportunities.
PSP Investments’ growing local team will focus on high-quality, long-term investments predominantly in the private equity, private debt, infrastructure and real estate asset classes. The team has deep industry knowledge and a diversified skill set. It will combine long-term capital, with financially oriented insight from our partners and management teams, to form strategic industry specialized investment platforms across Europe. In the last year alone, the team has made significant acquisitions, in line with its mandate to continue to increase PSP Investments’ exposure in the European market.
“PSP Investments’ vision is to be a leading global institutional investor that delivers on its risk-return objective by driving a total fund perspective,” said Andr√© Bourbonnais, President and CEO of PSP Investments. Establishing a European hub is a strategic milestone for us and demonstrates our confidence and commitment to the region.”
PSP Investments’ has seen numerous successful investments in Europe. These include: Cerba HealthCare, a leading European operator of clinical pathology laboratories (Private Equity); a joint venture with Aviva that includes 12 office buildings in Central London (Real Estate); and AviAlliance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSP Investments and one of the world’s leading private industrial airport platforms (Infrastructure).
In line with its investment strategy, PSP Investments has partnered with numerous top-tier organizations in the region, such as Partners Group, SEGRO European Logistics Partnership, BC Partners, Permira and CVC Capital Partners. The European hub will further enable PSP Investments to capitalize on opportunities while further developing strategic partnerships locally.
The European hub currently has a team of 28 professionals. It is located in a PSP Investments’ majority owned, newly constructed building located in Victoria at 10 Bressenden Place.