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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec acquires majority stake in Énergir valued at C$1.141B

Date Announced

June 07, 2021

Lead Office



1.14 Billion CAD

On June 7, 2021, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ("CDPQ") announced a increase in its majority interest in Énergir through the acquisition of Enbridge’s 38.9% stake in Noverco Inc. by Trencap L.P. Following the C$1.141 billion transaction led by CDPQ, Trencap will own 100% of Noverco, which owns 100% of Énergir. CDPQ currently owns 64.74% of Trencap, alongside minority limited partners, including the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. 

Énergir Inc. is a diversified energy production company based in Montreal with assets in natural gas, wind, solar and LNG.

McCarthy Tétrault advised Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec with a team led by Patrick Boucher that includes Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Mathieu Dubord, Richard O'Doherty and Isabelle Nazon (Business), Dominic Thérien (Competition), Fred Purkey and Marie-Soleil Landry (Tax).