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Khazanah and Temasek Announce Strategic Joint Investments in Real Estate

According to the press release, “Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) and Temasek  Holdings (Private) Limited (“Temasek”) are pleased to announce the establishment of M+S Pte Ltd (“M+S”) and Pulau Indah Ventures Sdn Bhd (“Pulau Indah”).  Owned 60:40 by Khazanah and Temasek respectively, M+S will develop land parcels in Marina South and Ophir-Rochor in Singapore. Pulau Indah, a 50:50 joint venture between Khazanah and Temasek, will develop projects in Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.  These joint developments were supported by the Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore in their Joint Statements of 24 May 2010, 22 June 2010, 20 September 2010 and 27 June 2011.

M+S develops two key sites in Singapore

M+S Pte Ltd will develop four land parcels in Marina South and two land parcels in Ophir Rochor, each as an integrated development.  An indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Land Holdings Berhad (“UEM Land”), a real estate company within Khazanah’s portfolio, and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree”), a Temasek portfolio company, have been appointed to oversee the marketing and development of the project at Marina South.  For the Ophir-Rochor site, UEM Land and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited (“CapitaLand”), another Temasek portfolio company, have been appointed to oversee the marketing and development.

Khazanah and Temasek are both committed to the successful commercialisation of these land parcels, which will include office, residential, hotel and retail components.

The gross development value of the project with a permitted gross floor area (“Permitted GFA”) of up to 501,020 sqm is estimated at approximately SGD11 billion (RM27 billion), subject to design and development plans.

Pulau Indah develops two new sites in Iskandar Malaysia

Khazanah and Temasek have worked together since last May to identify suitable sites in Iskandar Malaysia for joint commercial development. Two sites, one in Medini North and the other at the Heritage Cluster in Medini Central, have been confirmed.

Pulau Indah intends to develop serviced apartments, a corporate training centre, and commercial, retail, residential and wellness-related offerings on these sites. Khazanah and Temasek are currently in discussions and negotiations with potential partners and operators for the various components to maximize the commercial potential of the location.

The gross development value of the Iskandar project with a Permitted GFA of up to 1,365,675 sqm is estimated at approximately RM3 billion, subject to design and development plans.

Planning and design works for the projects had commenced in 1Q/2011.  With the signing of these agreements today, the projects will move towards design and further implementation and delivery of the initial phases over the next five years.

Khazanah’s Managing Director, Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hj Mokhtar, said: “We are honoured to be undertaking these exciting developments at these key sites in Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia with our counterparts from Singapore, Temasek Holdings.  The development in Iskandar with Temasek will be highly complementary and builds on the momentum of existing and planned projects in Iskandar Malaysia, in which Khazanah has been involved since 2006.  Both these projects mark our first joint development investment with Temasek, and we look forward to a strong and fruitful partnership in both Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia.”

Ms Ho Ching, Executive Director & CEO of Temasek, added: ‘Both the Khazanah and Temasek teams put in tremendous effort, working very closely together to develop the best ideas possible for our joint projects. We were also very fortunate to have the expert and highly professional support of leading real estate companies like UEM Land from Malaysia as well as Mapletree and CapitaLand from Singapore. I am also especially grateful for the guidance, advice and support of very experienced industry leaders who will guide the Singapore developments as key Board members of M+S.  I look forward to the successful development of the projects both in Johor as well as Singapore.'”

Source: Khazanah Nasional Press Release

Ardian Auctions Off €1 Billion in Infrastructure Assets to APG

French private equity giant Ardian has auctioned off an undisclosed stake in a portfolio of European infrastructure assets valued at €1 billion to Dutch asset owner manager APG Investments. APG, which first invested in the portfolio in 2006, plans on buying out partnership interests in the portfolio held by other investors. French multinational insurance firm AXA SA will retain its stake as a co-owner of the portfolio alongside APG, with Ardian staying on as asset manager and advisor. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval.

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Tribal Council Approves Cherokee Nation Sovereign Wealth Fund Act

Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the creation of the Cherokee Nation Sovereign Wealth Fund Act to establish a fund to ensure the continuation of tribal operations and the general welfare of tribal citizens.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek Participates in Series D Round in Chinese Mafengwo Travel Platform

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Chinese social travel platform Mafengwo has raised US$ 133 million in a Series D funding round with aid from new investors, including private equity investor General Atlantic, tourism-centric Ocean Link, the Yuantai Changqing venture capital fund, Hopu Investment Management, and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. Existing investors Capital Today, Qiming Venture Partners, and Hillhouse Capital also participated in the latest funding round.

Founded in 2010 by chief executive Gang Chen and chief operations officer Gang Lv in 2010, Mafengwo is popular among the Chinese millennial demographic, who use the app to look up travel information and booking services for nearly 60,000 destinations around the world. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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