Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has acquired a stake in Datamars, a Swiss animal identification company.
Datamars provides RFID identification technology for livestock and pets, as well as textile identification services. It has offices in Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Uruguay, and the United States, with a further manufacturing facility in Slovakia.
CDPQ will be Datamars’s largest shareholder alongside the management team and Columna, which has backed the company since 2011.
Columna closed its debut fund at €95m earlier this week.