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Singapore’s GIC RE Bids in Court for Club PGA West

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Since Paulson & Co and the Winthrop Realty Trust missed a debt interest payment, it triggered the auction in the Fall of 2012 for Club PGA West. The only known bidder so far for Club PGA West is GIC RE, the sovereign wealth enterprise of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). If there is more than one bidder the auction date will start on December 6, 2012. The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation has been a major creditor to a portfolio of luxury properties including Club PGA West.

The resorts are generating far less income then back in 2007.

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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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