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Qatar sovereign wealth fund won’t invest for a time being

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The Guardian reports that, “Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, one of the world’s largest investors, has put buying on hold for the next six months and will then focus more on energy and commodities in a major strategic overhaul.

‘For the next six months we will do nothing,’ said Hussein al-Abdullah, executive director of the Qatar Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund with assets recently estimated to total $60 billion.

‘Beginning in the second half of the year, we will review our strategy. The sectors we will focus more on are commodities, food, energy and water because it is an important sector and the prices will pick up,’ he told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of a conference in Dubai. Sitting on up to $4 trillion in assets, much of it from selling oil and other raw materials, most SWFs have been conservative in their investment choices, holding dollars, treasuries and shares in large U.S. and European companies.”

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Antares Bain Capital Complete Financing Solution Backs symplr Deal

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On December 10, 2018, Antares Bain Capital Complete Financing Solution provided a senior secured unitranche credit facility for Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. to acquire symplr, a healthcare governance, risk, and compliance software-as-a-service platform from Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group. Golub Capital provided financing for the transaction as well.

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PSP Investments Exits Antelliq

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On December 14th, Private equity firm BC Partners, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), and other minority co-investors have signed a definitive agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, to sell Antelliq Corporation, a Vitré, France-based provider of digital animal identification, traceability, and monitoring solutions. Upon close, Antelliq will be a wholly owned and separately operated subsidiary within the Merck Animal Health Division. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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JPMorgan Edges Out Hamilton Lane on Florida SBA In-State Mandate

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The Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) manages a plethora of Florida state funds, including the state’s defined benefit plans. Florida’s SBA awarded a private equity portfolio mandate which targets high-technology businesses in Florida to J.P. Morgan Asset Management. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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