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Caisse partners with UAE firm to create $5-billion investment platform in ports

MONTREAL – The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec is partnering with United Arab Emirates firm DP World to create a $5-billion investment fund that will focus on global ports and terminals outside the Middle Eastern country.

DP World will hold a 55 per cent stake in the venture with the Quebec pension fund manager holding the remaining 45 per cent.

The first investments announced Friday are a pair of DP World container terminals located in Vancouver and Prince Rupert, B.C.

The Caisse’s share of the investment is worth $865 million.

Even though the partnership will mainly invest in existing assets, it could devote up to 25 per cent of its funds in new installations.