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Japanese Conglomerate Mitsui Invests in Cotton Way

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) in 2013 formed the Russia-Japan Investment Platform with Vnesheconombank (VEB) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). The genesis of creating the platform was to promote investment of Japanese companies in Russia. The deal included the RDIF and the JBIC to each invest US$ 500 million in the platform. The signing took place during Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s visit to Russia in 2013.

On February 6, 2014, Japan-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. joined the RDIF as an investor in Cotton Way. This follows a major investment in Cotton Way by the RDIF and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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