Singapore's GIC, others invest $885m in XPO Logistics

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's sovereign fund GIC is joining PSP Investments and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in together investing US$700 million (S$885 million) in XPO Logistics, the US company said, adding it plans to use proceeds for unspecified acquisitions.

In a statement released in the United States, XPO said the deal will be carried out through the sale of newly issued common stock and preferred stock to the investors, who will hold about 22 per cent of XPO after conversion. Greenwich, Connecticut-based XPO, a provider of freight transportation services, has a market value of US$1.8 billion.

GIC itself is investing US$250 million and will have a 7.5 per cent stake, a person familiar with the matter said.

In the statement, Lim Kee Chong, GIC's deputy group chief investment officer, described XPO as set to become "one of the long-term winners in the industry".

PSP Investments is one of Canada's largest pension investment managers and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is the largest single-profession plan in Canada.

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