SWFI First Read, December 28, 2016
Actis Disposes Remaining Stake in Umeme
London-based Actis, through its holding entity Umeme Holdings Limited (UHL), disposed its entire 14.3% minority stake, some 232,214,521 shares, in Uganda-based Umeme Ltd, an electricity distribution and supply company. Actis sold an over-subscribed block of 12% in Umeme to institutional investors including the Uganda National Social Security Fund (NSSF) as well as a number of international funds; subsequently, the remaining 2.3% stake was offered to domestic retail investors and Umeme management. In 2005, Actis, through UHL, originally invested in Umeme. In November 2012, UHL sold 39.9% of its stake in Umeme through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Uganda Securities Exchange. As of June 30, 2014, the Uganda National Social Security Fund had 231,722,771 shares in Umeme, owning 14.27% of Umeme at the time.
QIA Seeks to Refinance Milan Porta Nuova Properties
The cash-rich Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has extensive exposure to a number of large properties in Milan. The QIA seeks to refinance its debts on two Milan properties in Porta Nuova, Milano Porta Garibaldi and Varesine. QIA has around a €1 billion in lines of credit from several banks including Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Popolare di Milano, BNP Paribas, and UniCredit. Mediobanca is the financial advisor for QIA regarding the refinancing.
Toshiba Corporation to Face Massive Write-Down on U.S. Nuclear Unit
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