SWFI First Read, November 1, 2015

AGAIN: Nigeria Looks to Form Bigger Infrastructure Fund

Shifting economic tactics, the government of Nigeria has plans to form a US$ 25 billion infrastructure fund to navigate capital into the energy and transportation sectors. The fund could attract institutional investors both locally and internationally, even from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Nigerian domestic pensions. This infrastructure fund could also attract the attention of other sovereign funds looking to gain access to sub-Saharan African infrastructure with government support.

KIC and NICNBK Signed MoU

Earlier in the Fall, the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) met with the National Investment Corporation of the National Bank of Kazakhstan (NICNBK). The two sovereign wealth funds signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

OMERS Explores Options for Marketwired

OMERS Private Equity is looking to sell Toronto-based Marketwired LP, a company that distributes press releases. OMERS hired Bank of Montreal (BMO) to assist in the sale. Marketwired could fetch around US$ 200 million.

NEVER SURRENDER: Gassled Investors Appeal

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