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SWFI First Read, August 4, 2017

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U.S. Senate Confirms J. Christopher Giancarlo as CFTC Chairman

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed J. Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of the Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Giancarlo has been the interim CFTC chairman since January 2017. The last official CFTC chairman was Timothy Massad who had resigned. In addition, the U.S. Senate also confirmed Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam as CFTC commissioners. Brian Quintenz was Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Saeculum Capital Management. Quintenz was originally nominated by then U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016. He was also nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump in May 2017. Behnam was Senior Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Raine Group and Temasek Eye SoundCloud Investment

The Raine Group and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings are in talks regarding buying a stake in music streaming service SoundCloud Ltd. SoundCloud had closed offices in London and San Francisco.

Temasek Sells Aetos Holdings to Surbana Jurong

Temasek Holdings sold 100% ownership of Aetos Holdings, a licensed auxiliary police force company, to Surbana Jurong Private Limited, a Singaporean government-owned consultancy company focusing on infrastructure and urban development.

David Grim to Exit SEC

David W. Grim plans to exit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in September 2017. He is currently Director of the Investment Management (IM) division. Grim has been with the SEC since 1995, starting as a staff attorney. He was promoted to the director of the IM division in 2015.

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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