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AustralianSuper Makes Landmark Investment in UK Retail Space

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AustralianSuper, Australia’s Melbourne-based superannuation fund, has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in thecentre:mk, a major regional shopping center from BT Pension Scheme for £270 million (US$ 442.5 million). Hermes Real Estate Investment Management acted on behalf of BTPS.

According to a news release issued by AustralianSuper, the purchase is in line with a strategy announced late last year to begin making more direct investments in certain asset classes. AustralianSuper estimates the new mandate should save its members hundreds of millions of dollars in fees as well as provide the superannuation fund with “more direct control over the management of its investments.”

Henderson Global Investors partnered with AustralianSuper as an advisor on the deal. “Since being appointed by AustralianSuper in June, we have worked collaboratively with Jack and his team to identify an optimum entry point into the UK retail market. thecentre:mk ticked the boxes across all criteria, from quality of asset, location and catchment through to opportunities for long term growth and asset management opportunities. We look forward to working with Hermes in driving value from this asset, on behalf of AustralianSuper,” said Myles White, Director of Property, Retail for Henderson.

“The purchase is AustralianSuper’s first direct investment for the property portfolio as part of its internal investment management strategy,” said AustralianSuper in a statement.

thecentre:mk in Milton Keynes, a city northwest of London, contains 1.3 million square feet and houses 220 retail units.

GIC Buys Large Stake in Nordic Aviation Capital

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Singapore’s GIC Private Limited, a yield-hungry sovereign investor, invested in Denmark-based Nordic Aviation Capital A/S, becoming a significant minority shareholder. Other shareholders in Nordic Aviation Capital include EQT VI Limited fund, KIRKBI Invest (wealth origins tied to Legos), and Martin Møller, the founder of Nordic Aviation Capital. EQT VI will remain the largest shareholder of Nordic Aviation Capital. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Trump Wants Pharma Companies to Disclose Drug Prices in Advertisements

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U.S. President Trump is progressing on plans to mandate pharmaceutical companies to reveal their prices in drug advertisements. “The drug industry remains resistant to providing real transparency around their prices, including the sky-high list prices that many patients pay,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “So while the pharmaceutical industry’s action today is a small step in the right direction, we will go further.”

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department would require pharmaceutical companies to include drugs’ sticker prices in their video advertisements. This would be similar to how drug companies disclose the laundry list of side effects.

Increasingly, sovereign funds like Temasek Holdings have backed mid-stage pharmaceutical companies and other therapies, while market investors like Norway’s GPFG have large holdings in listed pharmaceutical companies.

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Kazatomprom Treads Closer to IPO

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Kazatomprom is the world’s biggest uranium producer, accounting for around 20% of production market share. The company is moving forward on floating up to a 25% company stake for its planned initial public offering in London and Astana, Kazakhstan. Kazatomprom’s IPO plans are subject to market conditions. The global market price of uranium generated significant price gains year-to-date through almost three quarters. So far, during 2018, the uranium spot price has moved from US$ 20 per pound to US$ 27 per pound.

Kazatomprom’s sole shareholder is Samruk-Kazyna. Samruk-Kazyna would retain at least a 75% stake in the company.

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Credit Suisse and JPMorgan are joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners for the share offering. China International Capital Corporation, Halyk Finance, and Mizuho International plc were joint bookrunners.

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