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Singapore Sovereign Wealth Centers on iParadigms LLC With Insight Venture Partners

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Increasingly, Asian sovereign wealth funds are centering on technology investments, partnering with private equity firms in the United States on buyout deals. Oakland-based iParadigms LLC, an anti-plagiarism software company, agreed to a transaction to sell to private equity firm Insight Venture Partners and GIC Private Limited, one of Singapore’s sovereign wealth funds, for US$ 752 million. This deal includes debt.

By April 2010, Turnitin was being used by all four major universities in Singapore.

“As a leading global investor, we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to partner with Insight and management to help iParadigms further expand its international footprint,” said Eric Wilmes in a iParadigms press release who is head of the North America Direct Investments Group, at GIC Special Investments. “The company, with its best-in-class education platform, is very well positioned for long-term success.”

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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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