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SWFI First Read, June 1, 2016

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Vista Equity Partners to Acquire Marketo

Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire San Mateo-based Marketo Inc., a provider of cloud-based engagement marketing software and solutions, for approximately US$ 1.79 billion. Marketo shareholders will receive $35.25 in cash per share, representing a 64% premium to the unaffected closing price as of May 9, 2016. Marketo was advised by Morgan Stanley who was hired to explore strategic options. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is serving as legal advisor to Marketo. Kirkland & Ellis LLP was the legal advisor for Vista Equity Partners. Vista Equity Partners was an existing shareholder of Marketo, holding around a 1.88% ownership stake before the deal.

Korea’s NPS Plans to Allocate More to Overseas PE

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Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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