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Friday SWFI News Roundup, March 20, 2015

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Libya Sovereign Wealth Fund Convenes Board Meeting in Malta

The Board of Directors of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) had its first 2015 meeting in Malta this week. The meeting was held to discuss LIA’s global investments, as well as pending litigation against Goldman Sachs and other banks regarding derivative transactions. The LIA opened up a Malta office due to the current conflict and violence occurring in Libya.

Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Fund Contemplates Investment in Capillary Technologies

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings is looking to invest in an US$ 80 million round in Bangalore-based Capillary Technologies Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based CRM solutions provider. In July 2014, the company raised US$ 14 million in Series B led by existing investor Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. Capillary Technologies was founded by Aneesh Reddy, Krishna Mehra and Ajay Modani.

RBC Investor & Treasury Hires JP Morgan’s EMEA Investor Services Executive

Francis Jackson is joining RBC Investor & Treasury Services, replacing Antony (Tony) Jackson, who went to RBC Wealth Management. Jackson will be in a senior sales role. He was head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa sales, investor services, at J.P. Morgan Chase.

Mubadala Petroleum to Explore Moroccan Offshore

Mubadala Petroleum, a sovereign wealth enterprise (SWE) of Mubadala Development Co., has reached a deal with Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) to perform a punctilious geological survey of the Mediterranee Ouest offshore area.

Commenting on the agreement from the press release, Musabbeh Al Kaabi, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum, said, “We are pleased to be able to build on the strong relationship between the U.A.E. and Morocco in this tangible way. We very much hope this agreement will pave the way for further co-operation with ONHYM both on the more detailed exploration of the Mediterranee Ouest area and in other projects.”

Ghana Looks to Spend SWF Money to Cover Budget Shortfall

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PSP Investments Nears Deal on Azelis

PSP Investments and EQT Partners (through fund EQT VIII) are in exclusive talks to acquire Belgium-based Azelis S.A. from funds managed by Apax Partners. Formed in 2001, Azelis is a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Oxford Properties Wins Rights on Barangaroo Office Development

Melbourne-based Grocon Pty Ltd selected Oxford Properties, the real estate unit of OMERS, as a preferred partner for it’s a A$ 2 billion, 5.2-hectare Barangaroo Central project development. This is an office tower development. Oxford Properties essentially won the rights toward the project (rumored at a price of A$ 100 million), freeing the developer from a high-cost finance deal with Maxcap, a lender.

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario Selects Jean Michel as CIO

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario named Jean Michel as chief investment officer. This role is effective July 3, 2018. Michel was executive vice president, advisory services to depositors and strategic analysis, at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Wil Warren Named President of Lexington Partners

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Large Public Asset Owners Commit to Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) unveiled plans to commit 500 million BRL (C$ 175 million) in equity for a 20% interest in the newly established Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership to invest in prime logistics and industrial assets in the key gateway cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mubadala Supports Two European Aquaculture Transactions

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Mubadala Investment Company is keen on growing exposure to agribusinesses whether in farming or aquaculture. With money from Mubadala and AMERRA Capital Management LLC, Andromeda Group acquired Nireus SA (at 74.34% stake) and Selonda SA at (79.62% stake), two European aquaculture companies that focus on sea bream and sea bass. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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