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Friday SWFI News Roundup, April 22, 2016

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Volkswagen Doubles Provisions to Pay for Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG, which is backed by many institutional investors such as the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has doubled provisions to pay for the emissions-cheating scandal. The new amount is €16.2 billion compared to the older amount of €6.7 billion.

CIC Hungers for Fried Chicken

An investment group backed by the China Investment Corporation (CIC), which includes, Baring Private Equity Asia and KKR & Co., is interested in acquiring a majority stake in Yum! Brands Inc.’s China business. Other bidders for the business unit include Temasek Holdings and Primavera Capital Ltd.

Norway SWF Sells Off Two Spanish Logistics Properties

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Alibaba Invests in Series C in 1919 Wines

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On October 18, 2018, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through Alibaba (China) Network Technology Co., Ltd, invested some 2,000,000,065.08 RMB (US$ 288,447,000) for 39,277,299 shares in a Series C round into 1919 Wines & Spirits Platform Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese alcohol beverage e-commerce retailer. Post-deal, Alibaba owns about 29% of the company shares and became the second largest shareholder of 1919 Wines. The transaction values 1919 Wines at 7 billion RMB.

GF Securities Co., Ltd. advised 1919 Wines on the transaction.

Formed in 2010, 1919 Wines is based in Chengdu. 1919 Wines owns retail portals, phone apps, and offline stores.

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Nomura and CIC Contemplate Joint Investment Fund

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Japan-based Nomura Holdings is in talks with the China Investment Corporation (CIC) on forming a new investment fund. The fund could be receive commitments up to US$ 1 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek Holdings Dumps More of Celltrion

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On October 22, 2018, Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, through its sovereign wealth enterprise (SWE) Ion Investments, entered into its second block deal in selling shares in Celltrion, a South Korean bio-pharmaceutical company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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