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SWFI First Read, February 7, 2017

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CITIC Capital Partners Raises Third Japanese Buyout Fund

CITIC Capital Partners Limited, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, closed its third Japan buyout fund called CITIC Capital Japan Partners III. The fund had a hard cap of 30 billion JPY, attracting both Japanese and non-Japanese investors. The investor base included a sovereign fund, a pension, financial institutions and fund-of-funds. CITIC Capital Partners launched their first Japan buyout fund in 2004. CITIC Capital Japan Partners III embarked on its inaugural investment in MARK STYLER Co., Ltd., a young women’s apparel company that operates over 170 direct stores across Japan. In addition, the fund acquired Akakura Co., Ltd., a women’s footwear retailing company.

San Francisco State University Foundation Hires Cambridge Associates for OCIO

San Francisco State University Foundation, which has US$ 65 million in assets, hired Cambridge Associates to provide outsourced chief investment officer (CIO) services. Cambridge Associates will start their OCIO duties on March 1, 2017.

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners to Buy Majority Interest in Cologix

On February 2, 2017, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners signed a deal to acquire a majority interest in Cologix, a data center company with operations in the United States and Canada. The existing Cologix investors, including Grant van Rooyen, the van Rooyen Group, Cologix company management, Columbia Capital and Greenspring Associates will continue to hold a material interest in Cologix moving forward and has the option to participate in future growth equity investments.

Qatar Holding Slates Capital for Indian Affordable Housing

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CalPERS Commits $5 Billion Toward US Enhanced Equity Strategy

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) moved US$ 5 billion toward an internally-managed U.S. enhanced equity strategy. This falls under the global equity bucket at CalPERS.

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Chinese SAFE Investment Company Sells Off Stake in Ropemaker Place

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Singapore-listed property company Ho Bee Land, acquired a prime office at 25 Ropemaker Place, EC2, located in the City of London, for £650 million. The property went up for sale in December 2017.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norway SWF Adds to Existing Investment in Central London

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On June 15, 2018, Norges Bank Real Estate Management, the manager of Norway Government Pension Fund Global, acquired 25 percent of a long leasehold interest in 30 Warwick Street in central London, in joint venture with The Crown Estate. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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