CPP Investment Board Completes Acquisition of 24.1% Stake in Gassled Alongside Two Consortium Partners

The press release states, “CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) announced today that a consortium including CPPIB has completed the acquisition of a 24.1% stake in the Gassled Joint Venture (Gassled) from Statoil ASA. The consortium entered into an agreement to acquire this stake in June 2011.

The buyer is Solveig Gas Norway AS, a holding company that is approximately 40% owned by CPPIB, 30% by Allianz Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Allianz SE, and 30% by Infinity Investments SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. The total value of the transaction as announced on June 6, 2011 is NOK 17.35 billion or approximately C$3.18 billion.

André Bourbonnais, Senior Vice-President, Private Investments for CPPIB, said, “We are pleased to close this significant transaction alongside our consortium partners. Gassled is a good fit with CPPIB’s infrastructure portfolio and long-term investment strategy, and we look forward to becoming an important strategic partner in the future development of the Gassled network.”

Established in 2003, Gassled is an unincorporated joint venture which owns the majority of the gas transport infrastructure on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. It is a core infrastructure asset and a strategic asset in the Northwestern Europe energy landscape. Gassled is expected to benefit from the growth in European gas demand and Norway’s long term position as a key supplier of gas to Europe.”

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