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SWFI First Read, March 1, 2017

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NeuStar Transaction to go Under CFIUS Purview

On February 3, 2017, the acquirors of NeuStar, Inc. (San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital and GIC Special Investments Pte. Ltd. – part of GIC ) filed a draft notification form with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS approval is necessary for the buyout deal to close since GIC has a foreign status and NeuStar provides U.S. telecommunication companies critical service infrastructure in relation to the dynamic routing of calls and text messages.

Maihuolang Gets Backing from Chinese Investors in Series A

Established in 2014, Maihuolang is a Chinese e-commerce platform for agriculture products focused on rural communities. Operating in 23 Chinese provinces, Maihuolang provides direct sales of pesticide, farm tools and seeds to farmers. Maihuolang raised US$ 150 million in Series A funding from Shenzhen New Industry Venture Capital, Shenzhen Weiji Investment & Development Co., Ltd., and Qianhai Great Wall Fund Administration.

CapitaLand Mall Asia Acquires 4 Properties in Tokyo Area

CapitaLand Mall Asia, a unit of CapitaLand Limited, acquired a portfolio of office and retail properties in greater Tokyo for 49.7 billion JPY. There are four properties in the portfolio – two office buildings in Yokohama (Yokohama Blue Avenue and Sun Hamada), one office building in Tokyo (Kokugikan Front), and a shopping mall in Saitama (Seiyu & Sundrug). CapitaLand’s largest shareholder is Temasek Holdings.

CDPQ and Logos Venture Acquire Woolworths Distribution Centre in Sydney

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ADIA Seeks to Sell KIC Headquarters

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is seeking to sell the building that houses the headquarters of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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BMO and OTPP Test Blockchain Canadian Dollar Debt Deal

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The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) participated in a landmark blockchain Canadian-dollar debt transaction. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Just Group Acquires Corinthian Pension Consulting

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Just Group plc acquired a 75% ownership stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting Limited (Corinthian Pension Consulting). Operating in the institutional world for over 12 years, Corinthian Pension Consulting provides advisory services to defined-benefit pension scheme trustees and scheme sponsors undertaking bulk scheme exercises. The remaining 25% will be retained by current shareholders of Corinthian Pension Consulting. Robert MacGregor will continue to lead Corinthian Pension Consulting, as its Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Corinthian Benefits Consulting Limited and Corinthian Affinity Solutions Limited will continue to operate as before, becoming part of a newly formed holding company, Corinthian Group Holdings Limited.

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