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SWFI First Read, August 16, 2016

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CPPIB-Backed Crestone Peak Resources Names Buchanon As CEO

Crestone Peak Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that is 95% owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), named Tony Buchanon as chief executive officer. Buchanon was also named to Crestone Peak’s board of directors. He recently worked as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Bonanza Creek Energy, and previously as Production Operations Manager for Noble Energy, Inc.

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Gets Green Light

China’s State Council approved the launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect. The program was expected to go live more than 1 year ago. In November 2014, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect Scheme was launched.

Keppel DC REIT Buys Data Center in Milan

Keppel DC REIT acquired a data center in Milan, Italy for S$ 57.3 million in a bid to expand operations in continental Europe. This is the real estate investment trust’s first investment in Italy. The sellers were Riaz Valani, Sebastiano Rizzo and Faizul Lalji. The data center is made up of three interconnected 4-storey buildings with a total leasable area of around 15,365 square meters. Keppel DC REIT is sponsored by Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Limited.

Vitol Wins Deal for KMG Kashagan Share

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CDPQ Boosts Stake in Azure Power

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Disclosed on October 17, 2018, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), through CDPQ Infrastructures Asia Pte Ltd., increased its stake in Azure Power Global Limited, a listed Indian solar power producer. CDPQ increased its ownership in Azure Power to 40.3% ownership by a US$ 100 million commitment in a recent capital raise. Post-deal, CDPQ has invested US$ 240 million in Azure Power.

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Invesco Lost a Big SWF Equity Mandate

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Invesco celebrated its landmark acquisition to acquire OppenheimerFunds from MassMutual. Invesco faced some outflows on its active management side of the business. In the third quarter of 2018, Invesco had outflows from two sovereign wealth funds, which totaled approximately US$ 2.5 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Sky News Reveals CPPIB Eyeing Gatwick Airport

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Mark Kleinman of Sky News revealed that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is seeking to purchase a stake in Gatwick airport. The transaction could be more than £3 billion GBP, as CPPIB seeks to acquire a 42% in the airport from Global Infrastructure Partners. Furthermore, CPPIB would invest more capital into the airport if the deal goes through.

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