Brief Run Down on Direct Investing

peopleIncreasingly, sovereign wealth funds are embracing direct investing. Elephantine, aged public funds are the type of institutional investors that partake in these investment activities. Direct investors usually have massive amounts of capital that need to be put to work. On May 8, 2013, OMERS Private Equity, the private equity arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System finalized their purchase of Civica Group PLC from U.K buyout firm 3i Group for an enterprise value of £390 million. Public investors like OMERS Private Equity and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation are competing for companies just like other private equity managers.

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