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Public Fund-Backed Hayfin Up for Sale

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London-based Hayfin, also known as Haymarket Financial, is being sold off after TowerBrook Capital Partners decided to sell the business. Hayfin manages over €5.3 billion in a range of financial products such as collateralized loan obligation funds.

Hayfin is an entity that focuses on private debt and was created by TowerBrook, OMERS Private Equity, the Australian Future Fund and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada in 2009. The initial idea was to craft a commercial lending platform backed by public funds to serve mid-sized companies in Europe, especially in a time when European banks were severely hampered. In 2008, TowerBrook started Ladder Capital Finance Holdings LLC to serve the commercial real estate market.

UBS is advising on the sale of Hayfin.

QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Discloses Investment in Khairat Bahrain

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Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company disclosed an investment in Sudan called Khairat Bahrain. This is an agricultural investment in Sudan. The food and agriculture sector is key investment sector for many Gulf-based state investors. Khairat Bahrain is located in the world’s richest expanse of groundwater (the Nubian Sandstone Basin) occupying an area of approximately 100,000 feddans (400 square kilometers). The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system.

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Temasek Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Sygnia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings agreed to acquire Sygnia, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider. Unverified estimates of the deal amount are around US$ 250 million. Sygnia runs out of Tel Aviv, but has an office in New York. Sygnia assists companies respond to cyber threats.

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