CPPIB buys equity stake in Peruvian natural gas transporter for $200 million

TORONTO – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it has paid $200 million for a 10.4 per cent equity stake in the largest natural gas transporter in Peru.

The pension fund purchased the stake of Transportadora de Gas del Perú SA (TGP) from engineering and construction firm Grana y Montero.

TGP is also Peru’s largest gas exporter, and one of the largest in Latin America.

The CPPIB, one of Canada’s biggest pension funds, invests money not needed by the Canada Pension Plan to pay benefits for some 18 million current and retired contributors.

CPPIB had net assets of $192.8 billion as of Sept. 30, up from $188.9 billion at the end of the previous quarter.