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SWFI First Read, August 24, 2017

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Tom Meyers Leaves LGIM America for Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors, the asset management unit of Aviva Plc, hired Tom Meyers as executive director and head of Americas client solutions. This move is effective September 12, 2017. Tom Meyers will be based out of Chicago and report to Mike Craston, CEO of Aviva Investors Americas, and Louise Kay, global head of client solutions at the firm. Previously, Meyers was Senior Investment Director at Legal and General Investment Management, America.

Ontario Teachers’ Participated in Traeger Grills Recap

Private equity firm Trilantic Capital Management L.P. has recapitalized Salt Lake City-based Traeger Pellet Grills LLC, a wood pellet company. AEA Investors has become the new majority shareholder of Traeger Grills. Investing alongside AEA Investors is the Ontario Teachers (OTPP), Traeger Grills CEO Jeremy Andrus and Trilantic North America.

Ascendas-Singbridge Group Buys Land in Pune

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HKMA and TRS Participates in Investment in Kakao Mobility

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Private equity firm TPG led a group of investors to acquire a minority ownership stake in Kakao Mobility Corporation, a South Korean taxi hailing service provider. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Meraas Holding Names Former KIO Executive as CEO

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Osama Al-Ayoub, the former CEO and President of the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), was hired by property firm Meraas Holding to be its chief executive officer. KIO is a London-based unit of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Contemplates Investing in SoftBank Vision Fund

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Bahrain-based Mumtalakat Holdings is interested in joining a chorus of sovereign funds committing capital to Japan-based SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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