Deals

SWFI First Read, August 24, 2016

Informatica Aims to go Public, CPPIB and Permira Should be Happy [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, August 18, 2016

Goldman Sachs Takes Minority Stake in Littlejohn Goldman Sachs Alternative Investments, part of Goldman Sachs, has purchased a non-voting minority stake in private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, August 16, 2016

CPPIB-Backed Crestone Peak Resources Names Buchanon As CEO Crestone Peak Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that is 95% owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), named Tony Buchanon as chief executive officer. Buchanon was also named to Crestone Peak’s board of directors. He recently worked as Executive Vice President, […]


SWFI First Read, August 14, 2016

Euroclear Wins Mandate for ICBC ETF Listing ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management, the asset management joint venture between ICBC and Credit Suisse formed in 2005, picked Euroclear to clear and settle its first internationally listed China equity exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF called ICBC CS WisdomTree S&P China 500 UCITS ETF will be traded on […]


SWFI First Read, August 9, 2016

MENDING: RDIF Aims to Embark on Turkish-Russian Joint Investment Fund The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is seeking to embark on a Turkish-Russian joint investment fund. In December 2014, RDIF inked a US$ 400 million joint investment for the building of centers of trade, commercial real estate and health facilities with Renaissance Holdings A.S., a […]


Sovereign Funds Maintain Resilient Pose in European Deals

Sovereign wealth funds are not dialing back from large European deals whether in Germany, the United Kingdom or even Southern Europe. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, August 1, 2016

Fosun to Buy Rio Bravo Investimentos Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group has agreed to acquire Brazilian fund manager Rio Bravo Investimentos. Rio Bravo Investimentos has around 10 billion BRL (US$ 3 billion) in assets under management. Dilip Buildcon Gets Anchor Backing from ADIA and Others [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. […]


Mumtalakat Gets Exposure to KOS Group from F2i

Bahrain’s Mumtalakat Holdings acquired an equity stake in Milan-based KOS Group, a European healthcare group focused on long-term care and rehabilitation services. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Temasek Invests Indirectly into Moncler

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings acquired a stake in Italian/French luxury company Moncler through an equity stake in a newly incorporated investment company from Ruffini Partecipazioni. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Mubadala to Buy 20% of Investcorp

Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company plans to take a 20% stake in Investcorp Bank BSC, a Bahrain-based alternative investment firm. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


KIC and CDC International Capital Back French Pharmaceutical

CDC International Capital, the multi-asset class investment company of the Caisse des Dépôts Group, along with the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has embarked on its first co-investment deal since signing a partnership agreement on June 3, 2016. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Pension-Backed Insurance Buyer Acquires $1 Billion of Assets from Hartford Financial

U.S. insurer Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has agreed to sell its operations in the United Kingdom with US$ 1.023 billion in assets. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


OMERS PE and Harvest Partners to Acquire Epiq Systems

OMERS Private Equity, the private equity arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, and funds managed by Harvest Partners, LP signed a definitive agreement to acquire Epiq Systems, Inc., a company that provides technology and services for the legal profession. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to […]


Temasek to Poach South China Morning Post’s CEO

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings plans to hire the Chief Executive Officer of South China Morning Post Group. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Gulf Wealth Fund Invests in Advanced Enzyme Technologies

Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd., based in Thane, India, allocated shares to cornerstone investors before its initial public offering (IPO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Hapag-Lloyd to Merge with United Arab Shipping Company

Hapag-Lloyd AG and United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. have signed a deal to merge amid increased volatility in the shipping industry. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


HNA Aviation to Buy 80% Stake in SR Technics

Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company sold an 80% stake in Zurich-based SR Technics, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the aviation sector, to HNA Aviation Group Co. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Maduell on CNBC: How Brexit Impacted the Sovereign Wealth Fund Universe

This is an interview with Michael Maduell on Squawk Box via CNBC Asia. To play the VIDEO, go to CNBC Asia here CNBC interview: “Investments during the first half of 2016 dropped 42 percent on-year to $73 billion, says Michael Maduell of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute,” says Michael Maduell from SWFI. Date: July 8, […]


COMEBACK: Goldman Sachs Tops SWFI Financial Advisory League Table for H1 2016

Sovereign wealth funds are significant actors when it comes to the world of direct investing. Since the 2000s, the number of wealth funds has blossomed. However, over the past year, there has been a recognizable slowdown in the dollar amount of cross-border SWF investment as deal making activity considerably subsided. For the first half of […]


CIC and CDPQ Participate in Acquisition of Foncia

Private markets investor Partners Group, on behalf of its clients, is leading a group of investors in the acquisition of Foncia, a Paris-based provider of residential property management services. The deal plans to be completed before September 2016. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]