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Follow the Money – Episode 26

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Rachel gives a detailed low down on what happened at a recent Bloomberg event in the United Arab Emirates. I discuss updates with SoftBank and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Rachel and I discuss the Rosneft deal and how emerging markets may react to a new investment paradigm. I talk about our recent asset manager’s guide and how external fund managers are going to be impacted in 2017. I explain the concept of a “wall of equity”. Rachel talks about the Scooter Index and how Vietnam is luring institutional investors. I bring up the DP World deal with CDPQ and the large sell off from National Grid to a pool of long-term institutional investors.

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CONTENTS
1:05 Abu Dhabi, Oil Prices, Trump, SoftBank and more
4:00 Emerging Markets
5:40 Rosneft and Glencore
8:10 Deep Dive into SWFI’s Asset Manager Guide
15:00 The Appeal of Southeast Asia and the Scooter Index
20:30 Analyzing the CDPQ and DP World Transaction

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KIC to Manage a Portion of Korea Post Assets

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In late February, the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) inked an agreement to manage some of Korea Post’s global assets. KIC also seeks to provide investment training and research to Korea Post.

“As part of effort for Korea Post to allocate part of global investment assets to KIC, both agencies agreed to discuss details during the first half of this year, including the manner in which joint investment and asset allocation will be made,” KIC said in a statement.

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Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Capital Participates in DoorDash Series F Round

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San Francisco-based DoorDash Inc., a food delivery company, raised US$ 400 million in a Series F investment round. The investment round was led by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and San Francisco-based Dragoneer Investment Group, LLC. Post-raise, DoorDash has raised US$ 1.4 billion in equity capital. This gives DoorDash a post-money valuation of US$ 7.1 billion. DoorDash competes against publicly-traded company Grubhub, Postmates, and UberEats, a service of Uber Technologies.

Other investors in the Series F round include SoftBank Vision Fund (managed by SoftBank Group), DST Global, Coatue Management, Singapore’s GIC Private Limited, Sequoia Capital, and Y Combinator.

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CPPIB and Sterling Partners Exit Livingston International

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and U.S. private equity firm Sterling Partners are exiting their investment in Livingston International Inc., an international trade-services firm based in Toronto, Ontario, which specializes in customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and trade consulting. Livingston International is Canada’s largest customs broker and third-largest entry filer in the United States.

U.S. private equity firm Platinum Equity is buying Livingston International from CPPIB and Sterling Partners. Platinum Equity is a private equity firm founded by Tom Gores in 1995.

Livingston International was founded in 1945 by Gerry Livingston. In 2002, the company went public after backing from CAI Capital Partners. In 2010, CPPIB and Sterling Partners acquired the company for US$ 324 million. On May 8, 2012, Livingston International acquired New Orleans, Louisiana-based M.G. Maher & Company, Inc. and MCLX, Inc. Maher is an international freight forwarder, customs broker and logistics provider. In 2013, the owners of Livingston International refinanced debt raising US$ 555 million in senior secured credit facilities.

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