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Mayer Brown advised La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), an institutional investor, on its acquisition of a 27% stake in Hilco Global, an independent financial services group.

Through this new long-term partnership, CDPQ will support the strategy and continued growth of Hilco Trading, LLC (d/b/a "Hilco Global"). Additionally, CDPQ will target annual investments of approximately US$150 million, alongside Hilco Global, in distressed assets and other special situations.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Corporate & Securities lawyers Paul Crimmins and Valentine Bleicher in Chicago and included lawyers from the firm’s Corporate & Securities, Tax Transactions & Consulting, Employment & Benefits, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Government & Global Trade and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practices in Chicago, London and Washington DC.