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Mubadala Eyes Investment in French Firms

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Khaleej Times reports that, “Mubadala Development Company, an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government, on Tuesday signed a deal to explore joint investment opportunities in French companies. The memorandum of understanding between Mubadala and France’s Fonds Strategique d’Investissement, or FSI, aims to set up a framework for investing in sectors that are of mutual interest to both the companies. Potential areas for investment in listed or private French companies include technology, health sciences, bio-technology and renewable energy. The MoU was signed during a visit by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the UAE capital.

‘This partnership fits into our strategy to work with leading international organisations across a range of industries to develop and operate businesses that not only generate outstanding financial returns but also contribute to the economic diversification of Abu Dhabi and bring real and lasting benefits to its people,’ said Mubadala CEO and Managing Director Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak.”

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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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Canadian Pension Giants Could Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Deal

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The British Columbian (B.C.) government and indigenous groups publicly oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project over a number of issues, which include environmental concerns (potential pipeline spills) and land protections. The threat of project derailment sent jitters to Houston-based Kinder Morgan, Inc., requiring the company to halt non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, which owns the pipeline, is a listed company that is 70% owned by Kinder Morgan and 30% owned by stock market investors (float). Kinder Morgan Canada hired TD Securities to explore options regarding the future of the pipeline.

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Goldman Sachs Poised to Name David Solomon as New CEO

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Goldman Sachs is poised to name David M. Solomon, the firm’s president, as its new CEO, replacing Lloyd C. Blankfein. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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