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OTPP to Boost Birmingham Airport Holding

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Toronto-based Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) plans to augment its interest in Birmingham Airport (United Kingdom) to 48.25%. OTPP acquired a 19.25% stake in the airport from Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC), a superannuation funds manager. A long-term investor indeed, OTPP made its initial investment in the airport in 2001. The pension investor boosted its stake in 2007.

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In addition, OTPP is the sole owner of Bristol International Airport in England and holds a 39% stake in Brussels Airport Co. OTPP owns a 30% stake in Copenhagen Airport. Andrew Claerhout leads the infrastructure team at OTPP.

Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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