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Friday SWFI News Roundup, June 17, 2016

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RDIF Leads Investors in Russian Helicopters

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and a number of Middle Eastern funds have agreed to co-invest in Russian Helicopters. Under the agreement, the parties will invest up to US$ 600 million in the company. Upon completion of the transaction, the investor consortium will hold up to 25% of the share capital of Russian Helicopters. Russian Helicopters was formed in 2007 and is part of Rostec Corporation, a major Russian industrial company involved with the country’s military.

RDIF to Back Medical Robots

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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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