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ADIA Expresses Interest in Cube Highways and Infrastructure

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has expressed some interest in possibly investing US$ 200 million in Cube Highways and Infrastructure Pte Ltd, an Indian toll roads platform. Cube Highways and Infrastructure was formed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and I Squared Capital. Cube Highways and Infrastructure owns, manages and operates four toll road projects in India, including toll roads through: Jaipur-Mahua Tollway Private Ltd, Mahua Bharatpur Expressways Ltd, Western UP Tollway Ltd and Andhra Pradesh Expressways Ltd.

Temasek Fund Participates in HRnetGroup IPO

SeaTown Master Fund, a fund managed by SeaTown Holdings (owned by Temasek Holdings), is investing in 3,000,000 shares in the initial public offering (IPO) of HRnetGroup Limied, Singapore’s largest recruitment firm. HRnetGroup is going public on the Singapore Exchange. The offering price is 0.90 SGD per share.

Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch is the sole issue manager to the offering.

The financial advisors for the IPO are Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited, Deutsche Bank AG – Singapore Branch, DBS Bank Ltd. and Nomura Singapore Limited.

ADIA Anchors Eris Lifesciences

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) was an anchor investor in Eris Lifesciences Ltd. ADIA bought about 1.17 million shares at Rs 603 per share. Axis Capital, Citibank and Credit Suisse are the financial advisers for the IPO.

QIA Eyes London’s Grosvenor House Hotel

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Altitude Infrastructure Gets Financing on Haute-Garonne Network Project

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Altitude Infrastructure SAS inked a 25-year concession agreement and closed a debt financing package for the deployment and maintenance of an ultra-high-speed broadband network in Haute-Garonne. Haute-Garonne is a department in the south of France.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Guggenheim Partners Agrees to Acquire Millstein & Co.

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On July 11, 2018, Guggenheim Partners inked a deal to acquire New York-based Millstein & Co., L.P., an advisory firm formed by Jim Millstein. Millstein will become co-Chairman of Guggenheim’s securities business. Millstein & Co. will become part of Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking division of the company. Ronen Bojmel will lead the combined Guggenheim restructuring team.

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GIC Holds Steady, Maintains Cautious Investment Stance

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Singapore’s GIC Private Limited returned a 5-year return of 6.6% ended March 31, 2018. At March 2018, GIC had increased cash and nominal bonds up 2% to 37% of the total portfolio, while lowering exposure to developed market equities from 27% to 23%.

GIC CEO Lim Chow Kiat commented in his annual letter in the FY 2017-2018 report that, “In view of the high asset valuations, the increased risk of monetary policy tightening across different jurisdictions and the elevated uncertainty, we maintain a cautious investment stance. Nevertheless, we remain ready to take advantage of potential dislocations. The jump in market volatility experienced in early 2018 offered an indication of potentially bigger market turbulence and opportunities in the future.”

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