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SWFI First Read, May 15, 2017

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Mubadala Reiterates Position on SoftBank Vision Fund

Mubadala reiterated its position on possibly investing US$ 15 billion into SoftBank’s Vision Fund. The investment would be made over a five-year term.

Korea’s NPS Anchors Healthcare Private Equity Fund

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) is a major backer of a roughly US$ 147 million healthcare private equity fund managed by Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, LP. In addition, the fund will be co-managed by Seoul-based Stonebridge Capital.

Highland Capital Management Korea Ltd. is the affiliate of Highland Capital Management.

White Unicorn Ventures Raises Money from Singaporean Sovereign Wealth

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SWFI First Read, September 19, 2018

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QIA Eyes Investment in Chinese Lender Lufax

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is in talks about a possible investment into Shanghai-based Lufax, one of China’s largest online lenders. The seller of the possible stake is China’s Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. Ltd. Lufax’s official name is Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange Co. Ltd.

Wealth Funds Back Hotpot Giant

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Japanese Government Capital Provides Initial Life for Texas Bullet Train

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Dallas-based Texas Central Partners, LLC is the developer of a proposed high-speed rail system, dubbed the Texas Bullet Train, between Dallas and Houston. Project costs are estimated between US$ 12 billion to US$ 15 billion. The developer secured US$ 300 million in project loans from Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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DOJ Investing Tesla Over Musk Comments

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting a fraud investigation over Tesla as its CEO Elon Musk made public statements on twitter. This is a criminal probe. In addition, earlier, SWFI reported the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is conducting a civil inquiry into Elon Musk regarding his statements.

This all surrounds Musk tweeting in August that he was thinking of taking Tesla private and had “funding secured” for the transaction. Both government authorities are seeing if Musk misled investors and violated federal securities laws with his public statements.

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