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SWFI First Read, June 9, 2018

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GIC Invests in More Shares of Godrej Properties

GAMNAT Pte. Ltd., a sovereign wealth enterprise of GIC Private Limited, invested Rs 1,000 crore (US$ 147 million) in India-based Godrej Properties Ltd. The investment was made through the issuance of preferential shares. GAMNAT received 12,765,000 equity shares on a preferential basis at a price of Rs 783.50 per share.

Mark Anson Named President of Commonfund as Catherine Keating Exits for BNY Mellon

Mark J.P. Anson, a former Chief Investment Officer of CalPERS, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonfund. Anson will continue to serve as Chief Investment Officer of Commonfund. He replaces Catherine Keating who is heading over to BNY Mellon. Commonfund’s Board of Trustees also appointed Deborah Spalding and Kristofer Kwait as Deputy Chief Investment Officers.

AP1 Awards Global High-Yield Mandate to Nomura Asset Management

Swedish buffer fund AP1 awarded a mandate in global high-yield credit to Nomura Asset Management. The mandate is worth US$ 300 million. AP1 will allocate the money to an Ireland-domiciled fund called the Global High-Yield Bond Fund. In 2017, AP1 made a US$ 400 million allocation to Hermes Investment Management, which was geared toward a global high-yield bond strategy.

GSAM Hires Peter Thompson for European ETF Business

Goldman Sachs Asset Management hired Peter Thompson to run the firm’s European exchange-traded funds business. Peter Thompson was a founder of Source ETF, an independent provider. Before that role, Peter Thompson spent roughly 10 years in various roles in Goldman Sachs’ securities division.

Ascendas-Singbridge and Temasek Holdings to Commit 20 billion INR toward Indian Logistics Development

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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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