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Chesapeake Energy Corporation Announces Private Placement of $600 Million of 5.75% Cumulative Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock with Two Investors in Asia

According to the Press Release, “Chesapeake Energy Corporation today announced a private placement of convertible preferred stock. The company has entered into securities purchase agreements with Maju Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd, an affiliate of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, and Hampton Asset Holding Ltd., an affiliate of Hopu Investment Management Co, Ltd., under which they have collectively agreed to buy $600 million of a new series of Chesapeake 5.75% cumulative non-voting convertible preferred stock with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share. The closing of the preferred stock placement is scheduled for May 17, 2010 and is subject to customary conditions.

The company has also granted a 30-day option to the two purchasers to place up to $500 million in additional preferred stock of the same series with investors in Asia. Chesapeake intends to use the net proceeds from the placements to repay senior indebtedness.”

read more: Chesapeake Energy Corporation Press Release

SouthGobi’s CEO Arrested, CIC Struggles with Investment

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) has long struggled with its investments in coal assets, specifically in globally-listed coal miner SouthGobi Resources Ltd, which operates its flagship coal mine in Mongolia. In November 2009, CIC and SouthGobi Resources inked a convertible debenture deal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Qatar Central Bank Deals with MSCI

MSCI, a stock index company whose benchmarks influence investor behavior, has tremendous indirect power impacting the stock markets of smaller economies. In 1988, MSCI released its emerging markets index, a now-widely-used benchmark for many institutional investors wanting access to growth markets. China and South Korea make up the majority of the benchmark, but smaller economies such as Poland, Chile and even Qatar make up other pieces of it.

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bcIMC Buys into Bottling Business with PAI in €1.623 Billion Takeover of Refresco

Dutch soft-drink bottler Refresco Group N.V. has agreed to a buyout offer for all 81.2 million of its shares from French private equity firm PAI Partners SAS (PAI) and Canadian pension manager British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) in exchange for €20 in cash per ordinary share for a total consideration of €1.623 billion. Refresco’s major shareholders, which includes 3i Group, and shareholding members of its boards, who represent 26.5% of outstanding shares, have said they stand behind the deal.

Refresco’s board rejected an initial offer from PAI in April 2017 of €1.4 billion, which they felt did not adequately capture the value added by their plans to bolster its presence in North America through the acquisition of Canadian bottler Cott TB, a deal that went through in July for US$ 1.25 billion.

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