M/22/014 – CPPIB/GIM/OCL/Origin/Octopus Energy/JV

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board of joint control of Octopus Energy Group Limited has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Tuesday March 22, 2022 Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Parties Involved Business activities
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ("CPPIB) is a professional investment management organisation that invests the funds transferred to it by the Canada Pension Plan. CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments and has offices around the world.

Generation Investment Management LLP

Generation Investment Management LLP ("GIM") is an investment management firm registered in the United Kingdom. GIM's principal activity is the provision of investment management services to institutional
clients and other investors.

Octopus Capital Limited

Octopus Capital Limited ("OCL") is the ultimate parent entity of the Octopus Group. The Octopus Group is active in various sectors through different business groups, including Octopus Energy, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Real Estate, Octopus Wealth, Octopus Moneycoach and Seccl.

Origin Energy International Holdings

Origin Energy International Holdings ("Origin") is an Australian listed public energy company with headquarters in Sydney, Australia. Origin is active across four main sectors: (i) supply of electricity, natural gas, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), and solar; (ii) development of renewable projects; (iii) gas exploration and production; and (iv)
power generation

Octopus Energy Group Limited

Octopus Energy Group Limited's ("Octopus Energy") primary activities are the retail supply of electricity and gas, management
of generation assets and supplying technology services.

Economic sector Media merger
Energy and Utilities No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, April 4, 2022
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Lewis O Shea


Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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