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SWFI First Read, June 26, 2016

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Sujoy Bose Named CEO of NIIF

Sujoy Bose was named chief executive officer of India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). He is the Director and Global Co-Head of Infrastructure and Natural Resources at International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank.

Starwood Capital Seeks Buyers for U.S. Mall Portfolio

Starwood Capital Group LLC is seeking to sell a portfolio of U.S. malls valued at approximately US$ 1.2 billion. These are the malls Starwood bought from Westfield Corporation. Starwood Capital hired Eastdil Secured LLC to find buyers.

OTPP and AEA Sell Dematic to KION GROUP

The KION GROUP AG, one of the largest suppliers of forklift trucks, warehouse equipment and related services, is buying Dematic from funds managed by AEA Investors and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). KION Group expects the purchase price for the shares to amount to approximately US $2.1 billion.

Future Fund Could Submit Offer on Port of Melbourne

Australia’s Future Fund is prepping an offer to purchase a 20% stake in Port of Melbourne. Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest shipping container terminal.

Chinese Central Bank to Analyze Shadow Banking Activities of Alibaba

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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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