OMERS Private Equity is the private equity investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds, and has $9.7 billion of capital invested in 13 direct control buyouts. OMERS Private Equity has a team of 40 investment professionals based in offices in London, New York and Toronto. OPE seeks to use its significant and differentiated capital base to partner with management teams of industry leading businesses across North America and Europe to support their growth strategies.
The London office of OMERS Private Equity opened in September 2009 with a strategy to build a mid-market private equity presence in Europe, and has since completed six acquisitions, investing $2.2bn of capital. V.Group was the second investment made by OMERS Private Equity in Europe and its sale represents the first realisation by the European team. OPE’s other investments in Europe comprise: Vue Cinemas (£935m buy-out in 2013 in equal partnership with AIMCo); Environmental Resources Management (US$1.7 billion buy-out in 2015 in partnership with AIMCo); Civica (£390m buy-out in 2013); Lifeways (£207m buy-out in 2012); and Haymarket Financial ($700m start-up investment in 2009).
OMERS Private Markets (Borealis Infrastructure and OMERS Private Equity, “OPM”) manages approximately CAN$27 billion in equity through investments in the infrastructure and private equity asset classes on behalf of the OMERS pension plan. Its investments are aimed at generating strong returns to help deliver secure and sustainable pensions to OMERS members. OMERS Private Markets has offices in Toronto, New York, London and Sydney. OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with net assets of CAD$77 billion. For more information, please visit www.omerspe.com or www.omersprivatemarkets.com.