This episode of the Middle Market Growth Conversations podcast features Jane Rowe, senior managing director and head of private capital for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of the pioneers of the Canadian private investing model.
Rowe oversees the plan’s $26.6 billion private equity portfolio, and she spoke with MMG Editor-in-Chief Deborah Cohen about the plan’s strategy, including backing private equity funds, plus direct investment alongside GPs and long-term equity holdings.
Ontario Teachers’ currently has ownership positions, both minority and majority, in nearly 60 companies, many of which are middle-market businesses, including Arterra Wines Canada and Serta Simmons Holdings. Ontario Teachers’ private equity activity began in 1991; by its 25th anniversary, it had generated a 20.2 percent return to the pension plan.
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