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Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies and Sikorsky to create JV to Develop Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center in UAE

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According to the press release, “Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) and Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the launch of a joint venture to provide world class military aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces and other military operators internationally, including in the wider Middle East and North Africa region.

ADAT is wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, the strategic investment arm of the Abu Dhabi Government, in the United Arab Emirates. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The joint venture, known as AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center), brings together ADAT’s military track record of high quality and reliable maintenance services, and Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) expertise.

With the combined strength of the joint venture parties and an aggregate investment that exceeds US$800 million, AMMROC will draw on decades of experience and expertise in aerospace engineering, material support, logistics, maintenance, component repair, overhaul and training to deliver a fully integrated MRO support program by a single provider. This will enable AMMROC to provide innovative platform solutions for all fixed and rotary wing aircraft, to ensure guaranteed aircraft readiness, deployability, improved safety and self reliance.

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APG, QIC, and Swiss Life Buys MIRA Stake in Brussels Airport

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APG Asset Management, QIC (Queensland Investment Corporation), and Zurich-based Swiss Life Group, spent about €2 billion for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets’ (MIRA) 36% stake in Brussels Airport. APG and QIC will each have a stake of 16.8% in the airport asset with Swiss Life having a 2.4% ownership stake. QIC will hold its airport stake in its Global Infrastructure Fund, which has third-party investors. Since 2011, the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) still holds a 39% stake in the airport, while the Belgian government retains a 25% ownership stake.

APG Asset Management manages assets for a number of investors including Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP.

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CIC Seeks Allies for Belt and Road Cooperation Fund

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The China Investment Corporation (CIC), which indirectly controls China’s largest banks, is seeking allies to form a cross-border investment vehicle to support One-Belt, One-Road projects – also known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The CIC is calling it the Belt and Road Cooperation Fund. The fund’s size and specific investment methods are in the preliminary phase. The BRI has been underway for the last five years.

The multi-lateral fund will be another way to funnel capital into specific belt and road projects. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Fidelity National Information Services to Acquire Worldpay

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Jacksonville, Florida-based Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., better known by the abbreviation FIS, agreed to acquire payments processor Worldpay, Inc. for approximately US$ 35 billion (not including debt) in cash and stock, or US$ 112.12 per share. Around 19 months ago, Cincinnati-based credit card processor Vantiv, Inc. acquired Worldpay for just under US$ 10 billion, while FIS agreed to acquire First Data for US$ 22 billion in January 2019.

The combined company will keep the name FIS and be headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The transaction is subject to receipt of required regulatory and shareholder approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second half of 2019.

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