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Canada's Largest Public Pension Fund Invests $115 Million In Delhivery

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Canada's Largest Public Pension Fund Invests $115 Million In Delhivery

The investment arm of the Canada Pension Plan has taken a US$115 million stake in the Indian logistics firm Delhivery

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) will get a seat on Delhivery's board as part of the deal, which was announced Sept. 9.

We have invested US$115 million in Delhivery Pvt Ltd, one of India's leading third-party logistics providers. Delhivery operates in over 2,000 cities and offers a full range of supply chain services. #CPPIB https://t.co/VwRzY07TE8 pic.twitter.com/zJ7nflswlE

— CPPIB (@cppib) September 9, 2019

The investment from CPPIB marks an important step for Delhivery, a third-party logistics provider that surpassed the $1 billion valuation mark earlier this year. CPPIB is one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, managing more than C$400 billion for Canada's largest public pension plan. 

While Delhivery represents a tiny portion of CPPIB's portfolio, including nearly C$10 billion in India alone, it exposes the fund to a rapidly growing sector.

"The continued strong growth of e-commerce has generated significant opportunities in India's express logistics space for long-term investors such as CPPIB, and we are pleased to partner with a market leader," Deborah Orida, senior managing director and global head of active equities for CPPIB, said in a statement. 

Delhivery provides logistics services across India, including parcel, truckload and less than truckload. The company said it completed its 500 millionth shipment recently. 
Indian regulators approved the deal in August.

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