SWFI First Read, March 1, 2017

NeuStar Transaction to go Under CFIUS Purview

On February 3, 2017, the acquirors of NeuStar, Inc. (San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital and GIC Special Investments Pte. Ltd. – part of GIC ) filed a draft notification form with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS approval is necessary for the buyout deal to close since GIC has a foreign status and NeuStar provides U.S. telecommunication companies critical service infrastructure in relation to the dynamic routing of calls and text messages.

Maihuolang Gets Backing from Chinese Investors in Series A

Established in 2014, Maihuolang is a Chinese e-commerce platform for agriculture products focused on rural communities. Operating in 23 Chinese provinces, Maihuolang provides direct sales of pesticide, farm tools and seeds to farmers. Maihuolang raised US$ 150 million in Series A funding from Shenzhen New Industry Venture Capital, Shenzhen Weiji Investment & Development Co., Ltd., and Qianhai Great Wall Fund Administration.

CapitaLand Mall Asia Acquires 4 Properties in Tokyo Area

CapitaLand Mall Asia, a unit of CapitaLand Limited, acquired a portfolio of office and retail properties in greater Tokyo for 49.7 billion JPY. There are four properties in the portfolio – two office buildings in Yokohama (Yokohama Blue Avenue and Sun Hamada), one office building in Tokyo (Kokugikan Front), and a shopping mall in Saitama (Seiyu & Sundrug). CapitaLand’s largest shareholder is Temasek Holdings.

CDPQ and Logos Venture Acquire Woolworths Distribution Centre in Sydney

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