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Friday SWFI News Roundup, April 25, 2014

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Korea Investment Corporation Considers Beijing Office

The Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) is considering opening up a Beijing office, joining other sovereign wealth funds like the Kuwait Investment Authority, Qatar Investment Authority and GIC Private Limited. The sovereign wealth fund has a US$ 400 million quota under China’s QFII program.

Temasek Holdings’ Offer for Olam is Unconditional

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, through its sovereign wealth enterprise, Breeden Investments, has made its offer to buy Olam fully unconditional. In March, Breedens offered to acquire the remaining shares of Olam at S$ 2.23 per share.

On April 24, Temasek and its investor group control 57.4% of the total issued share capital of Olam. In addition, Breedens received all necessary regulatory approvals for the Olam transaction.

Yatra.com Gets Funding from Vertex Venture and Other VCs

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HKMA and TRS Participates in Investment in Kakao Mobility

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Private equity firm TPG led a group of investors to acquire a minority ownership stake in Kakao Mobility Corporation, a South Korean taxi hailing service provider. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Meraas Holding Names Former KIO Executive as CEO

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Osama Al-Ayoub, the former CEO and President of the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), was hired by property firm Meraas Holding to be its chief executive officer. KIO is a London-based unit of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Contemplates Investing in SoftBank Vision Fund

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Bahrain-based Mumtalakat Holdings is interested in joining a chorus of sovereign funds committing capital to Japan-based SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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