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PE HUB First Read

First Read starts off your week with news that GE is close to selling its private equity lending unit to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Deutsche Bank co-CEOS quit and food delivery startup Delivery Hero snags funding that gives it a $3.1 billion valuation.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, CPPIB is reportedly in talks to buy GE’s private equity lending unit, a top U.S. court overturns a Pennsylvania man’s conviction for making threats on Facebook and Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, unveils herself on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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CPPIB announces two appointments and a departure

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has promoted Mark Jenkins to senior managing director and global head of private investments. Previously, Jenkins was managing director, head of principal investments. Also, CPPIB has named Pierre Lavallée as senior managing director and global head of investment partnerships. Lavallée will remain in his current position as senior managing director and chief talent officer until a replacement is found. These two appointments are effective immediately. And, André Bourbonnais, who most recently served as senior managing director and global head of private investments, will be leaving CPPIP to become CEO at the Montreal-based Public Sector Pension Investment Board, effective March 30, 2015.

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Onex and CPPIB sell Gates to Blackstone

Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have completed the sale of Gates Corporation, Tomkins‘ principal remaining business. Blackstone has acquired the business for $5.4 billion.

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PE-owned 99 Cents Only Stores hires interim CFO

Retailer chain 99 Cents Only Stores, which is owned by Ares Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has named Christopher A. Laurence as an interim chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary. Previously, Laurence worked at ThreeSixty Group, where he served as CEO for the past six years.

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