SWFI First Read, July 6, 2017

Qatar Sovereign Wealth: $26 Billion in U.S., Since 2015

Revealed at a business roundtable meeting held by the US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) in Washington, D.C., is that the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has invested roughly US$ 26 billion into the United States since 2015. The QIA is looking to open a San Francisco office to get exposure to biotech and the high-tech sector of Silicon Valley.

Temasek Holdings Subscribes to Capital Increase in Axereal Group

On July 5, 2017, French cooperative Axereal Group, a major European cereal collector and the fifth biggest maltster in the world, raised €150 million to finance its growth projects. Investing in the stock subscription were Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, French farmer-controlled investment fund Unigrains and minority shareholder Tereos.

SoftBank Group Seeks to Raise Billions in Debt

In a natural move to acquire more financial firepower, Japan’s Softbank Group Corporation, is seeking to raise around US$ 3 to US$ 5 billion in a debt raise in U.S. dollar bonds. SoftBank is meeting fixed income investors in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. Joint global coordinators on the bond offering include Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Ardian Infrastructure Acquires 44% Stake in Société du Pipeline Méditerranée Rhône

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