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CPPIB Invests in Large Renewables Portfolio from Enbridge, Inks European JV Platform

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In a busy news day for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the pension giant inked agreements with listed company Enbridge Inc. and its related entities (Enbridge) to acquire 49% of Enbridge’s interests in select North American onshore renewable power assets, as well as 49% of Enbridge’s interests in two German offshore wind projects (Hohe See, and related expansion), for approximately C$1.75 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Crown Court Dismisses Charges on Barclays Qatar Loan Deal

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Barclays can breathe some fresh air for now over a high-profile corporate case. In February 2018, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had brought charges against Barclays and Barclays Bank in regard to the capital raising deals made in 2008. The bank could have lost its banking license, if found guilty of the charges. A number of bank executives were personally charged as well.

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Mubadala Participates in PLT Platform Expansion

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) corralled a number of Middle Eastern funds, including the Mubadala Investment Company, to augment investment exposure to a logistics infrastructure investment platform called Professional Logistics Technologies (PLT). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ireland Finance Minister Donohoe Reveals Rainy Day Fund Targeting €8 Billion

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On May 23, 2018, Ireland Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe revealed that Ireland is planning to create a new rainy day fund, setting aside approximately €8 billion in the medium-term to buffer the country from future economic shocks. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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