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SWFI First Read, June 11, 2018

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UK FCA Courts Saudi Aramco Listing with Possible New Category

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) signaled it was moving forward to develop a new category for premium listings of state-controlled enterprises. Finance experts see this as a move to entice Saudi Aramco to list in London.

BlackRock Forms First Onshore Equity Fund in Mainland China

BlackRock, through its unit BlackRock Investment Management (Shanghai) Co Ltd, formed its first onshore equity fund in China. The fund is called the BlackRock China A-Share Opportunities Private Fund 1 and is aimed at institutional investors and high-net-worth investors. BlackRock participates in the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Schroders Hires Michelle Han

Schroders plc hired Michelle Han as head of marketing for the Asia-Pacific region. Han is based in Singapore. Before this role, she worked at the Capital Group, a U.S.-based asset management company.

Workers’ Compensation Fund Set for Logan Circle Mandate

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board oversees a number of funds, including the Common School Permanent Land Fund and Permanent Mineral Trust. The investment board awarded an approximate US$ 300 million mandate to Logan Circle Partners for a long-duration credit fixed income for the Workers’ Compensation Fund.

Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey Converts Foreign Currency Portfolio to Turkish Lira

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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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