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Forward-Looking Statements and Information
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Disputes and Severability
Global Dealing Restrictions
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The information contained herein is not investment advice. Any specific companies listed or discussed do not represent any or all companies purchased, sold or recommended since inception. One should not assume that all investments in the companies identified are or will be profitable or that the investment recommendations or decisions we make in the future will be profitable or will equal the investment performance of the securities discussed herein. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Third Party Website Disclaimer
Certain links in this website may link you to other websites on the World Wide Web. In providing such links, OPE does not represent to you that it has investigated the content of such third party websites. OPE does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any content included on third party websites nor does it endorse, credential or accredit any opinions, recommendations or information included on such third party websites. Your use of third party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
OMERS Private Equity Europe Limited (“OPE Europe”) Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity
In 2007, the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) asked Sir David Walker to perform a review of the adequacy of disclosure and transparency in private equity. This review resulted in the publication of a set of guidelines (the “Guidelines”) which require additional disclosure and communication to be made by private equity firms and their portfolio companies when certain criteria are met. The Guidelines Monitoring Group (now the “Private Equity Reporting Group”) was set up to monitor conformity with these Guidelines and to make recommendations to the BVCA for changes to the Guidelines if required. OPE Europe is a member of the BVCA and fully supports greater transparency and disclosure within the private equity industry, and will conform to the Guidelines on a “comply or explain” basis. OPE Europe encourages the same approach within OPE’s portfolio companies meeting the Guidelines’ criteria.
OMERS, OPE and OPE Europe
Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans with c. C$97 billion in net assets (as at December 31, 2018). With employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, OMERS invests and administers pensions for almost half a million active, deferred and retired employees of nearly 1,000 municipalities, school boards, libraries, police and fire departments and other local agencies in communities across Ontario. OPE has been making private equity investments since 1987 on behalf of OMERS.
OPE’s core private equity approach is to acquire significant direct ownership interests in private companies (usually majority), primarily headquartered in North America and Europe, often with a global reach and with the objective of generating strong capital returns, while appropriately managing risk. OPE takes a thoughtful approach to capital deployment and invests in market-leading companies with resilient business models, strong financial performance, proven management teams, and multiple levers for growth. In addition, the private equity asset class includes an increasingly small and focused externally managed funds program to gain access to strategic geographies and sectors; and an innovation-based program, including investments in high potential start-up technology-based firms.
The OPE investment philosophy can be further described as follows:
OPE Europe has an experienced, growing and dedicated team of currently sixteen investment professionals with backgrounds in private equity, operations management, financial analysis and accounting, investment banking, consulting and law. Investment team biographies may be found here.
OPE Europe Limited Senior Management
OPE Europe is led by Senior Managing Director and Head of Europe, Jonathan Mussellwhite.
Conflicts of Interest
OPE Europe recognizes that from time to time conflicts of interest may arise in the course of conducting its business. OPE Europe therefore has established internal procedures to identify, manage and resolve these conflicts in a consistent and effective manner.
OPE Europe portfolio companies
The OPE Europe portfolio companies subject to the Guidelines are:
Further details about these portfolio companies may be found on their respective websites.
OPE is a captive Private Equity firm. Key stakeholders are the employees and members of OMERS, on whose behalf OPE manages private equity assets in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Financial Conduct Authority
OPE’s investments in Europe are sourced and arranged by OPE Europe which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (United Kingdom).
Further details concerning OPE Europe 's authorization may be found on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.