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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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Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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