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CIC’s Xie Says China’s Private Equity to Take ‘Different Path’

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Bloomberg reports, “China’s private equity industry is “unique” because it’s dominated by the state and will follow a “different path” from overseas peers, said Xie Ping, a vice president at the nation’s $300 billion sovereign wealth fund. Entities that manage private equity in China and those that invest in such funds are primarily state-owned institutions, China Investment Corp.’s Xie said today at an event held by China Development Bank Corp. in Beijing.

The briefing was organized by the nation’s largest policy bank for its introduction of a fund that will invest in private equity. By having government backing, China’s private equity funds can increase the value of Chinese companies in which they invest, Xie said. This is an aspect of the Chinese market that is different from other countries, he said.”

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PSP Investments and Blue Sky Alternative Investments End Strategic Partnership Agreement

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Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited informed Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) that it agreed to terminate its strategic agreement effective March 31, 2019. In December 2017, Blue Sky Alternative Investments forged an agreement with PSP Investments to assist in committing capital in a number of agricultural investments.

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Yield-Hungry Korean Insurance Capital Backs TSX Broadway

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Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd., the Seoul-based investment banking firm, has provided a US$ 375 million loan for a redevelopment in New York’s Times Square. It joins L & L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group who are bringing the development known as TSX Broadway to life. The building is at 1568 Broadway in Manhattan. TSX Broadway, a US$ 2.5 billion project when all equity financing is added in, will allow for renovations and expansion of the 46-storey building. An LED screen, which is not an uncommon sight in the Big Apple, will wrap around the corner of the tower. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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OFFICIALS: Saudi Crown Prince Denies Interest in Acquiring Manchester United

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The Saudi Arabian government dispelled rumors that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will acquire football club Manchester United. However, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) had talks regarding sponsorship with the football club. Manchester United signed a partnership deal with Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority in 2017.

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