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Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Invests US$300m in Avolon

According to the press release, “Avolon, the international aircraft leasing group, today announces that it has successfully secured a third round of equity capital with a US$300 million equity commitment from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (‘GIC’), subject to customary regulatory approval.”

The press release further states, “Avolon announces a US$300 million equity capital commitment from GIC, a leading sovereign wealth fund, subject to customary regulatory approval. Avolon has now secured a total of US$1.4 billion in equity capital from GIC and leading private equity firms, Cinven, CVC Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital Partners. The equity commitment from GIC adds geographic diversity to Avolon’s capital base and enhances its ownership structure. GIC joins leading private equity firms Cinven, CVC Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital Partners as equity investors in Avolon with each bringing significant experience and complementary strengths to the Avolon business.”

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Mubadala Inches Closer to Invepar Ownership

Since the beginning of the year, Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company has been looking at owning the distressed Brazilian infrastructure company Invepar SA for quite some time. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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KDC’s Latest Acquisition a Breath of Fresh Air

Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC) has made its latest acquisition with the purchase of Aromair Fine Fragrance Company Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Aromair Group that specializes in air care products, from London-based Strategic Value Partners. The terms of the transaction, which was completed on November 8, were not disclosed. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norges Bank Recommends Dropping Oil Stocks for Sovereign Fund

Norges Bank penned a letter to its Ministry of Finance recommending the removal of oil and gas stocks from the GPFG’s benchmark index. At the moment, oil and gas stocks make up roughly 6% of the wealth fund’s benchmark index, or just around 300 billion NOK. Norway’s wealth fund is a major holder of oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell. Oil and gas stocks were a major driver of positive equity returns in previous quarters.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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