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Wealth Fund Had Invested in Series B for Emerging Pharma Company

Sovereign wealth funds continue to play a key part in the aggregate investor composition in emerging pharmaceutical companies in the United States, especially in the areas of cancer therapies and combating neurodegenerative diseases. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Follow the Money – Episode 18

In this brief episode, I focus on real estate, private equity and financial technology such as the Ripple protocol. I bring up some major news notes regarding Informatica’s planned IPO, German banks and shipping loans and wealth funds desiring to be more opportunistic. I also touch upon the latest private equity report on sovereign wealth […]


Canadian Pensions Compete with Private Equity on Indian Analytics

Brand-name private equity funds and other public asset owners, such as sovereign funds and pensions have rolled their sleeves up, eyeing potential technology deals in India within sub-industries such as enterprise software, e-commerce, outsourcing and big data. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


BRIEFING: Sovereign Funds Hold Steady on Private Equity Allocation

Sovereign wealth funds are major allocators to private equity in all forms, whether in private equity funds, co-investing or direct investing. As of June 2016, total sovereign wealth fund assets amounted to US$ 7.37 trillion. Sovereign Wealth Fund Private Equity Allocators – 2016 Sovereign Wealth Fund Private Equity Allocators – 2015 Traditionally, public pensions have […]


Gulf Sovereign Fund Invests in Water Treatment Company

The water treatment industry is at the intersection of infrastructure and water, two popular themes for long-term public assets owners. Quality water purification is a necessity in the Middle East for growing urban populations. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Backs Bay Area Pharma Company

Increasingly, Asian wealth funds continue to make larger inroads into the U.S. pharmaceutical industry by backing emerging companies. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


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Future Fund Led Venture Round in Hadoop Big Data Company

Australia’s Future Fund, getting its gigantic hands into Hadoop-based open source big-data technology, led a US$ 50 million investment round into San Jose-based MapR Technologies. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI – Movers and Shakers – August 8, 2016

HEDGE FUNDS: Agecroft Partners Names Doug Rothschild President Doug Rothschild is being named President of Agecroft Partners, a hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm. He will report to Don Steinbrugge, founder and CEO of the firm. He served six years on the executive committee of one of the largest hedge funds in the […]


Abu Dhabi Wealth Funds Prosper with Insurance Bet

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) have witnessed a rise in their investment in an insurance entity. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Avoiding the Pitfalls: Invest in Skills for Deal Evaluation

This article is sponsored by The Wharton School. Venture and private equity investment are important components of the portfolios of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). However, access to these asset classes has come with hefty management fees. For SWFs, there are several advantages to direct investment in venture and private equity deals. Direct investment allows more […]


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BC Partners and PSP Investments Acquire Majority Stake in Keter Group

BC Partners, a European private equity firm, and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) agreed to buy a majority 80% stake in Keter Group, an Israeli resin consumer products producer. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


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UTIMCO Could Lower Allocation to Hedge Funds

As annual returns are getting publicly posted by long-term institutional investors, many investment boards are frustrated with their hedge fund portfolios. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Temasek Leads Investor Round in Sprinklr

Sprinklr, an emerging company focused on enterprise social technology, raised US$ 105 million, valuing it at US$ 1.8 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Temasek Holdings Backs LiFi Technology Company

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings was the lead investor in a Series B round in PureLiFi, an Edinburgh-based startup that develops technology as an alternative to Wi-Fi. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


What Pokémon and Sovereign Funds Have in Common

Pokémon Go, a mobile game, has taken the world by storm. The popular mobile game is built on Unity Technologies’ game engine. Bellevue-based Unity Technologies which develops game engine software, tools that help people create video games faster, raised US$ 181 million. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe […]


SWFI First Read, July 14, 2016

Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Ink Aerospace Plans Rolls-Royce and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company are moving forwarding on building a new maintenance center. The maintenance center will target to service up to 150 engines a year in a new facility located at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park. This is the second approved maintenance center that […]


SWFI First Read, July 11, 2016

Deutsche AM Nabs Prudential Real Estate Executive for APAC Deutsche Asset Management hired Victoria Sharpe as managing director and head of real estate, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she will report to Pierre Cherki, Head of Alternatives at Deutsche Asset Management. Most recently, Sharpe was Head of the Global Client Capital Group at TH Real […]


Follow the Money – Episode 14

In this episode, I rekindle my interview with Don Steinbrugge, Managing Partner of Agecroft Partners LLC. I ask Don about his thoughts on Brexit and the long-term impact to asset owners and the hedge fund community. We also dive into where some hedge funds may enter or exit certain markets in Europe when it comes […]


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Sovereign Funds to Assist TPG in ICICI Home Finance Deal

Private equity giant TPG Capital has partnered with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, GIC Private Limited and Harbourvest Partners in a bid to acquire ICICI Home Finance Co. Limited for around US$ 320 million. Increasingly, limited partners whether public or private asset owners are keen on participating in co-investment opportunities. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund […]


GAMES: Tencent Attempts to Lure Asset Owners

On June 21, 2016, Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings Limited, China’s largest online gaming and social networking company, signed a definitive agreement to acquire up to an 84.3% stake in Supercell Oy, the maker of mobile game “Clash of Clans” for US$ 8.6 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe […]